28 April 2017

Introducing Louise Holian - Child Protection and Welfare Officer at Youth Theatre Ireland

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of staff at Youth Theatre Ireland. Louise Holian has taken up her post as Child Protection and Welfare Officer on a part-time basis.

Louise will be responsible for managing all Child Protection and Welfare aspects of our work including acting as  the information point for our members on all matters welfare related and as Liaison Person for the Youth Theatre Ireland Garda Vetting Consortium. Louise’ background in theatre and as a Youth Worker gives her the ideal mix of experiences to bring to the role.

Louise started off her theatre life in Galway Youth Theatre and was part of our 2001 NYT Production of The Old Lady Says No. After two years of Theatre Studies with Inchicore College she crossed the water over to Dartington College of Arts in Devon where she graduated with a BA Degree in Theatre Devising with Choreographic Practices in 2007. Louise then went on to work with Crosscare as a Youth Development Officer with Dundrum Rathdown Youth Service working with 10-21 year olds for 5 years. Currently she is also working part time in her hometown in Co Galway as a Youth Worker with Involve and is also developing a creative arts space within the community.

Louise is hugely passionate about theatre, youth work and most of all working in a team which enables young people to be the best they can be in a supported,  encouraging environment. She is delighted to take up this position with Youth Theatre Ireland and looks forward to working with you all.

No doubt, Louise will be a familiar face (and voice!) to all our members before long. Welcome Louise!

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