Louise is a successful project manager with 17 years’ experience working as a project manager and producer for a range North East arts and cultural organisations, including Sage Gateshead, Flo-culture, Opera Sunderland and Creative Case NORTH.

Louise has particular expertise in building and leading successful cross-sector collaborations and community engagement initiatives. She passionately believes in the ability of the arts to inspire, nurture and motivate individuals and communities, and thrives on enabling this to happen.

Louise has a BA Hons and Music and History, and a MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental African Studies; specialising in Klezmer music, the traditional instrumental music of Ashkenazi Eastern European Jews. She teaches violin and leads instrumental workshops in Klezmer.