Aislinn Ryan

Aislinn Ryan, Project Manager, ITAC IMPACT: Climate
UK/ New Zealand

London-based Aislinn is the Project Manager for ITAC’s pioneering new initiative ‘ITAC IMPACT: Climate’.

Working alongside a climate expert, a curriculum designer, and partner networks, Aislinn coordinates the activities of the Climate Collective: an international cohort of teaching artists commissioned to design and deliver community-engagement projects that combat climate change. Prior to joining ITAC Aislinn worked in the Tours and Projects department at Askonas Holt, managing international tours for major orchestras and dance companies. She has worked for English Touring Opera, where she managed relationships with trusts and foundations, brokered creative partnerships, and expanded the membership scheme. Aislinn also previously served on the Board of OYAP (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership).  Aislinn is a former professional dancer; she toured the world as the Principal dancer of Riverdance and is a qualified Irish dance teacher. She has a BA(Hons) in English Literature and History from Victoria University in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.

Leadership Committee

Yonglun Liu

Singapore, ITAC Chair

Joan Parr

Scotland, Interim Director, Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland

Grace Gachocha Nakaka

Tanzania, Teaching Artist & Co- Director of Talanta Tano Organization

Eric Booth

USA, Teaching Artist Advocate and Author

María Claudia Parias

Colombia, Executive President of Fundación Nacional Batuta

Jean E. Taylor

USA, Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Education

Ines Sanguinetti

Argentina, Fundación Crear Vela La Pena

Chrissie Ruckley

Scotland, Creative Learning Officer for Creative Scotland

Marit Ulvund

Norway, Director of Seanse ArtCenter

Chen Alon

Israel, Theatre Activist, Director and Scholar

Brad Haseman


Jahyun Kim

Korea, KACES

Daniel Mora-Brito

Venezuela/ Switzerland, International Development Practitioner

Clothilde Cardinal

Canada, Head of Programming at Place des Arts

Simon Sharkey

Scotland, Director


Madeleine McGirk

ITAC Managing Director

Aislinn Ryan

Project Manager ITAC IMPACT: Climate

Laurel Toyofuku

Communications Manager

Caryn Cooper

Leadership Development Specialist


Jessica Howarth

Art Jewelry/Crafting, UK (Scotland)

Clara Bloomfield

Theatre, UK (Scotland)

Mary Schwarz

Artworks Alliance, UK

Jeannette Brossart

Mosaic Artist, USA

Peter Atsu Adaletey

Theatre/Dance/Poetry, Ghana

Lynne Pace Green

Theatre, USA

Amanda Acevedo

Theatre, USA

Carol Ponder

Art for Healing, USA

Sangeeta Isvaran

Dance/Storytelling, India (Chennai)

Victoria Ryle

Creative Learning, Australia (Tasmania)

Zdenka Brungot Svitekova

Dance/Theatre, Slovakia/Czech Republic

Jill Massie

Dialect/Theatre, USA

Christiana Afrikaner

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