Ailsa-Mary Gold

Artistic Director/Chief Executive

Ailsa-Mary became Artistic Director and Chief Executive for Dance House Glasgow in 2010. For full biography click here.


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Jill Smith

General Manager

Jill has worked for various arts venues, festivals and community arts initiatives over the past decade. As a co-producer for Feral she manages a portfolio of movement and performance artists including Al Seed, Sita Pieraccini, Oceanallover and Nic Green.  She has also worked for the likes of Solas Festival, Impact Arts and The Arches where she led the practical and logistical delivery of several festivals, exhibitions and events that nurture artistic development and multi-disciplinary art. 


julie wardlaw

Finance Manager

Julie joined Dance House Glasgow in April 2015.  Julie will be assisting Ailsa Mary with the management of Dance House focusing on financial matters. With a background in visual arts she has a keen interest in music, film and dance.



joan beattie

Programme Manager

Joan has been teaching for Dance House Glasgow since 2009 and joined the Dance House Glasgow Team in March 2016 as Programme Manager.  You can still find her teaching for us on Wednesday evenings at Scottish Youth Theatre, but she now also manages our adult class programme,  our marketing campaigns as well being the main contributor on our social networks.  Joan loves wearing vintage, browsing round charity shops and upcycling furniture.



lottie barker

Programme Producer

Lottie has enjoyed dance since before she could walk with her mother and grandmother both being dance teachers! Her four years at St Andrews studying Comparative and English Literature were accompanied by working part time for the Creative Learning team at Scottish Dance Theatre where she produced The Great Big Dance Show and SDT’s Commonwealth Games project - a youth company tour of Scotland. This led to a part time job as Producer for new company Joan Clevillé Dance and a full time position as Administrator for the British Ballet Organisation. Since February Lottie has worked part time as the Charity Administrator for Arts 4 Dementia, a charity that runs artistic workshop programmes for people with memory loss, alongside independently running dance classes in Greater London.