Erin has been involved with Dance City since the age of thirteen, firstly as a student on the CAT programme. At eighteen, she moved to London and began her formal training at Trinity Laban and achieved a First Class Honours degree in 2019. In order to further her training, she then moved back to the North-East to join the first cohort of Dance City’s MA company ‘The Collective’. Working with industry professionals including David Lloyd, Lost Dog and Gecko Theatre, she gained valuable industry experience and opportunities.
Alongside her role with the Communications team, Erin is actively applying for auditions and is in the process of creating her own works, alongside friends and fellow creatives Lily Dooks and Maria Giacchetto.
Aside from dancing, Erin is a keen writer and posts monthly on her arts blog Artistic Wanderers. She has also been published in the Independent in August 2020, with an article highlighting the detrimental effects that the pandemic has had on the dance industry.
She is thrilled to be a part of the Dance City team and looks forward to working with the fantastic people involved with the organisation.
Charlotte is a specialist property litigation lawyer, heading the team at Muckle LLP: the proudly north east based commercial law firm. She has over 25 years of experience in her field and has been working with many of her clients for over 20 as a trusted advisor. Her practice spans commercial, landlord and tenant lease renewals, rent reviews, dilapidations; residential ASB problems, access injunctions and possessions; long leasehold cladding remediation work, service charge disputes and management strategy for right to manage companies and enfranchisement; together with general land issues such as rights of way disputes, trespass and nuisance.
In addition to the technical legal work, Charlotte is part of the management team at Muckle LLP. She is jointly responsible with the managing partner for employee engagement and strategy at Muckle LLP. The wellbeing of Muckle’s people is very important to Charlotte and she is closely involved in trying to make the Muckle employee experience a good one.
Much of Charlotte’s career to date has been working with the social housing sector and she has a keen interest in this area. Charlotte is Chair of Tyne Housing Association (https://www.tynehousing.org.uk/) , a Board member for Prosper (https://prosper.uk.com/)
and a founding Board member of WISH (northeast) https://www.wishgb.co.uk/our-regions/north-east all of which are organisations in and around the housing sector.
Outside of this world, Charlotte has always loved dance. She danced as a child and discovered Dance City as an adult, taking adult beginners lessons to see if any of those movements learned in childhood had been retained in muscle memory. Sadly, the answer was no but great fun was had in trying to capture them again!
Through that experience Charlotte believes that access to the arts is an enriching experience and one that should be available to all. The ambition of Dance City to ensure that this becomes possible was part of the attraction to the role of Trustee.
Sarah Dewar is passionate about our amazing charity sector here in the North East and all of the brilliant people that work within it. As a Board Member of Dance City, Sarah wants bring her experience of employee engagement, culture and wellbeing to help people to thrive in the work that they do.
Sarah is a HR professional with over 15 years experience of working in the North East working currently at a national not for profit mental health organisation.