Trustees 

All of Dance Blast’s Trustees are a tremendous asset to the organisation and their experience and expertise in arts management, business, financial management,  personnel and legal issues ensures effective governance of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are all volunteers. 

 

Sue Weston: Chair 

Formerly a dancer, choreographer and movement teacher Sue has worked nationally and internationally in film, TV and theatre. Sue was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006 for her work over several years in Sri Lanka supporting humanitarian causes. Sue is the initiator of Relaxing The Mind activities providing Thai-Chi, Qigong and mindfulness courses, classes, workshops and retreats in Bargoed, Pontypool, Monmouth, Twickenham and Holy Isle, Scotland. Expertise include arts management, dance, health & wellbeing issues. 

 

Cath Barton: Trustee. Cath is a retired public and voluntary sector administrator. Cath is also a writer, writing regularly for Wales Arts Review. She works with various Charities in Monmouthshire including Zimele (supporting women in Africa to set up businesses and become self sufficient). Cath also lives in Abergavenny and is a regular user of the Dance Centre. Her expertise include local knowledge, administrative procedures and the arts sector across South Wales.  

 

Carol Brown: Trustee.

Carol was for over 30 years director of TAN Dance, the community dance organisation for Port Talbort, Neath and Swansea. Carol has over thirty years experience working in the dance sector in Wales and has a wide range of expertise including, arts management, pedagogy, strategic planning, finance and ACW strategies and policies. 

Sue Caswell: Trustee.

Sue works for Monmouthshire County Council in a senior Human Resources role and has over 30 years HR experience including recruitment, legal rights and responsibilities of an organisation, staff appraisals and disciplinary procedures.  Sue’s daughter attended the first Dance Blast project in 1998.