Company Registration Number: 302892
Tax Registration Number: 6322892P
Charities Section Reference Number: CHY17424
Rex Levitates Dance Company Limited T/A Liz Roche Company is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee. The company is approved for tax deductible sponsorship under current charitable legislation.
The Directors listed below are also members of the company.
Board of Directors
Chair - Sheila Meaney
Sheila Meaney Chairperson of Board - appointed to the board September 2012
Currently Head of Production with Screentime ShinAwil Ltd, an independent TV company based in Dublin. I have worked in the TV industry for 20 years across a number of genres in a production or floor managing capacity.
Production Credits include projects such as The Voice of Ireland, Bressies Teenage Kicks, Home of the Year, Masterchef Ireland, Dragons Den, Deal or No Deal, Fame The Musical & You’re A Star.
Floor Managing Credits include Childline, Meteor Awards, Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, IFTA’s, The Voice of Ireland & Ros na Rún.
Donal Shiels - - appointed to the board September 2012
Donal Shiels has worked in the arts and entertainment industry in Ireland and abroad for more than twenty years as a producer and promoter of theatre, opera, music and dance. Some of the leading Irish companies he has worked with include Opera Ireland, Druid, Gúna Nua Theatre Company, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Rex Levitates Dance Company, Second Age Theatre Company, The Gaiety Theatre and The Olympia Theatre. Outside of Ireland he has worked with Imagination London and Disney Theatrical.
In 2003-2004 he managed the China / Ireland Cultural Exchange on behalf of the Department of Arts, Sport & Tourism. This was the largest ever cultural exchange between Ireland and any other country and included all art forms.
In late 2004 he became Chief Executive of St Patrick’s Festival – the largest annual event in Ireland. He headed the festival for five years, introduced a new range of new arts and cultural events during that period.
From 2009 he was the Executive Producer with Lane Productions, producing the world premiere of The Shawshank Redemption (Dublin & West End), Stones in His Pockets (Dublin & Irish Tour), Haunted by Edna O’Brien (UK & Irish Tour) and The Field by John B Keane (Dublin & Irish Tour).
In 2011 he established Verdant Productions; the company produces and promotes a combination of theatre, music, events and comedy in Ireland and abroad. Productions include: 47 Roses by Peter Sheridan (Irish Tour & Waterloo East, London), The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down by Padraic McIntyre (Olympia Theatre), David McSavage Live (Irish Tour), Brighton by Jim Nolan (Irish Tour), Dear Frankie by Niamh Gleeson (Irish Tour & The Gaiety Theatre), Anglo The Musical by Paul Howard (Bord Gáis Theatre), Alone It Stands (Irish & UK tour), Guerilla Days in Ireland (Everyman Theatre & Olympia Theatre), Rebecca Storm Live (Bord Gáis Theatre), My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron (Irish Tour) Moll by John B Keane (Gaiety Theatre) and Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy (Gaiety Theatre).
Donal Shiels is a board member of, Gaiety School of Acting, Liz Roche Dance Company, Triskel Arts Centre and The James Joyce Centre.
Lisa Mc Loughlin - appointed to the board April 2014
Lisa McLoughlin trained at the Rambert School, London. On graduation she joined Daghdha Dance Company under the direction of Mary Nunan and later under the direction of Yoshiko Chuma. Lisa was a founding member of Rex Levitates Dance Company from 1999-2008 (Now Liz Roche Company), with whom she performed extensively. She was a regular dancer with CoisCéim Dance Company from 2005-2011. She has also been a regular dancer with many companies including IMDT,Ciotóg, Catapult, Marguerite Donlon and Dancers, and Opera Ireland. One of her choreographies, Tender hooks of honesty, was awarded the Jane Snow Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival. She co Produced and Choregraphed Fourtold in 2011, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2012 she choreographed and performed Below the Tide, a piece inspired by the book Stillness by Sr. Stan Kennedy, performed in Sanctuary, Meditation centre, also funded by the Arts council of Ireland. She was a member of the board of Directors of Dance Ireland for the past five years. She is currently writing her Master’s thesis which combines Dance and Psychology, examining dancers implicit attitude’s to dance and themselves as dancers. Lisa is currently working in the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in Dance on both the BA and MA programmes. She is a qualified STOTT Pilates instructor and a Yoga Alliance certified teacher.
Madeline Boughton - appointed to the board September 2014
From actress to publicist, from arts officer to international arts promoter, Madeline Boughton has been working professionally in the arts sector in Ireland for over twenty years.
She has worked in youth arts with Dublin Youth Theatre and the National Association for Youth Drama, in the contemporary performing arts as Press Officer at Project Arts Centre and Special Events and Talks Co-Ordinator for the Dublin Theatre Festival. She has also worked at national cultural institutions [Head of Marketing and Press at the Abbey Theatre], with a local arts centre (Draíocht Centre for the Arts, Blanchardstown) and with a State agency [Theatre Adviser to the Arts Council of Ireland]. Most recently, she has worked in the field of international cultural relations as the first local Arts Officer appointed to the British Council in Dublin and as the Director of Showcases and Communications with Culture Ireland.
Madeline has a Degree in Arts Administration [UCD] and an MA [Honours] in Intercultural Studies [DCU] and is currently taking a part-time course in International Development at Kimmage Development Centre. She served on the Irish Times Theatre Awards panel two years running and was chairperson of Pan Pan Theatre Company and an associate board member of Hatch Theatre Company. She is a founding director of MB Arts International, a specialist arts and project management consultancy. Clients include Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, the Irish Writers Centre, the Irish Architecture Foundation, Limerick City and County Council and The Royal Institute of Architect’s in Ireland.
Lisa Hallinan - appointed to the board April 2014
Lisa Hallinan is General Manager of Galway Dance Project and Project Director of Yeats2015, Ireland's National Celebration of WB Yeats.
Previously she has managed Step-Up: Dance Project at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, the Academy20Convocation, celebrating 20 years of the Irish World Academy, and Light Moves Festival of Screendance, as part of Limerick City of Culture.
Working in arts and festival management for over ten years, Lisa has previously worked with Galway Arts Festival, The Model, home of the Niland Collection, Galway Volvo Ocean Race, Galway Culture Night, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Sligo and Galway City Councils and as Arts Officer for IRD Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo.
Lisa has completed an MA in Arts Policy & Practice (1st Class Hons.) from NUI Galway and has been pursuing a PhD there.
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Artistic Director & Choreographer
Remuneration per annum €30,000 - €40,000 bracket
Remuneration per annum €20,000 - €30,000 bracket