General Manager: Nathalie Clement
Youth & Outreach Director: Aoife Raleigh
Technical Manager: Tony Mahon
Head Tutor: Angelica Santander
Boards Of Directors 2021:
Richard Brennan, app. 2019, Temp. Chairman / Treasurer
Zsofia Ruskai, app. 2019, Director
Ebru Nuhoglu Reilly, app. 2019, Director
Alcarine Power, app. 2021, Director
Mary Weir, app. 2021, Director
Robert Kiernan, app. 2021, Director
Thank you to all of the generous and passionate people who have volunteered their time over the last 12 years on our committee, board, management team and supporting our circus centre and events: Laura Ivers, Niall Tuohy, Erika Brocca, James Mc Dermott, Ben Carpenter, Maria Corcoran, Niv Dufournet, Aubrey Marshall, Richard Kane, Caroline Toledo, Laura Rossi, Henrik Gard, Jonah McGreevy, Elaine McCague, Brendan Fahy and Merlin Stone among others.
Board of Directors 2021
Richard Brennan (Temporary Chair)
Richard Brennan is currently the Financial Controller at the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Over the past decade he has worked in finance management in the public sector and with various NGOs. Richard is a circus enthusiast, having been involved in juggling and circus for nearly two decades
Alcarine Power (appointed in 2021)
Actuary by day, aerialist by night, Alcarine joined the Board so that she could apply her experience and technical skills in service to the circus arts that she loves. With over 20 years of experience in applying actuarial techniques to risk, she works in financial risk with one of Ireland’s largest insurance companies.
Ebru Nuhoglu Reilly (appointed in 2019)
In the last 25 years, Ebru has worked in the financial services sector in diverse areas, from administration, operations, governance, risk, regulations and investor relations. While studying and working in finance, her heart has always been in philosophy, psychotherapy and the arts, and she has been drawn to art performances to feed her soul. Besides her financial training, she has also pursued ongoing education in health promotion, logotherapy and philosophy and is currently a student of psychotherapy. In her role as a Director of DCP, she aims to use her professional experience (especially governance, risk and project management) in the field of her dreams.
Mary Weir (appointed in 2021)
Mary has had a very diverse Public Service Career that included 20 years experience in Event Management, Public Realm Animation and roles in Arts and Culture. Mary has been an advocate for Dublin Circus Project since its formation. She is passionate about societal engagement in cultural and creative activities as a means to build stronger communities and provide life learning skills particularly for young people. Mary is a Co-Founder of the Event Industry Association of Ireland and is a member of the Cultural Advisory Panel of the Dublin City Council Cultural Company.
Zsófi Ruszkai (appointed in 2019)
Zsófi joined DCP in 2016, where she first began to take part in acroyoga and acrobatics workshops. She took up regular training in the venue but most importantly, with DCP she had found a community and friends with a passion for movement and the physical arts. Despite being a newcomer to the world of circus, she immediately felt accepted and valued as a member. In the following years, she eventually started to lead acroyoga classes and workshops in DCP and across Dublin. She volunteered to support the Management Committee in 2018 with her background in business administration, and subsequently joined the Board of Directors a year later. She works as a translator, yoga & acroyoga teacher, and as a mother to a sweet baby girl.
Robert Kiernan (appointed in 2021)
Having worked in arts management for over 10 years experience in both Ireland and Australia, Robert has successfully run the operations and commercial enterprises for several organisations such as Science Gallery, Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, White Rabbit Gallery and Russborough House. He is delighted to join the Dublin Circus Project to help it achieve its mission, grow participant numbers and revenue streams.