The Dublin Circus Project Team

Nathalie Clement – General Administrator

Nathalie is a Franco-Irish Actress, Director and Producer, as well as the Artistic Director for Purple Hare Theatre Company. She holds an Master of Science in International Marketing and a Master of Business Administration. She graduated from the prestigious Programme for Screen Acting at Bow Street in 2015, after studying under the direction of Gerry Grennell, Shimmy Marcus, Cathy Brady, Lance Daly, and Casting Director Maureen Hughes.

Nathalie worked in Marketing in France before moving to Ireland, where she worked as Project and Programme Manager for Google until 2015. She then became a professional actress and founded her own theatre company, Purple Hare. Nathalie is also a Voice-Over artist.

She joined the Dublin Circus Project as General Administrator in May 2018, a major milestone for the company, becoming it’s first ever contracted business administrator. She looks after their Marketing, Communications and Administration and supports the Management Committee on multiple projects and initiatives.



Angelica Santander  –  Artistic Director

Angelica is a clown, director and facilitator originally from Chile and has been living in Ireland since 2002. She studied acting in Chile and continued her development as an artist in Ireland completing a Technical Theatre course 2005 and a master’s degree in Theatre Studies in 2009. In 2013 Angelica started her clown training with the renowned clown teacher Sue Morrison, training that has continued through the years until now days.

Angelica is interested in the creation of original work that reveals the essence of our humanity in a genuine and abandoned way, creations that speak and deal with themes that are relevant to our times. I want to connect with an audience and bring my personal experience to the performance of universal themes.

Furthermore, utilising theatrical and clown techniques I want to investigate and develop the interconnection between theatre, clown and Circus arts. I believe that Circus arts are at the forefront of contemporaneous performance arts and that the general public is thirsty for more.
Her work is based on the ethos of hard work, commitment, respect, consistency, discipline, free expression and fun.


Aoife Raleigh  –  Youth & Social Outreach Coordinator

Aoife left a previous life as an Engineer in 2013, seeking a path that offered more fulfillment and freedom. She began practicing circus 8 years ago, and began full time circus work in 2015. She found a passion in the use of circus as a social development tool. She has been growing her knowledge and experience in the field attending courses and seminars both nationally and internationally; with Galway Community Circus, with Pii Poo of Finland, working with Rhythm Room as a facilitator for adults with special needs and working with disadvantaged children in both Ireland and France. She has been working to develop youth circus in Dublin since she joined Dublin Circus Project. Aoife specializes in acrobatics, hula hoop and strong woman performance and loves the circus life. 

Aoife is a member of the DCP Management Committee, the coordinator of DCP Youth Programmes and leads our Social Outreach initiatives. 



Ardan Preteau – Venue Manager



Boards Of Directors 2019

Laura Ivers, Richard Brennan, Zsofia Ruskai and Ebru Reilly.