Mary grew up in Edinburgh where she studied Social Work at Moray House. After graduating she started her career working with families in the south of Glasgow. Over the next 10 years Mary spent time working in and managing child protection and family support teams in Pollok, Drumchapel and Paisley. In 2000 she left Local… Read more »
Fraser has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. Having created multiple rhythm based projects for schools around Scotland, he believes creativity is an innate quality found in everyone; it does not recognise the social divide or adhere to stereotypes. Creativity can be used to explore who we are and as a platform to… Read more »
Jennifer has been working in the arts for nearly 20 years, including roles at Woodend Barn, Citymoves Dance Agency and Aberdeen International Youth Festival and co-founder of MiniFest, a creative festival for young audiences across North East Scotland.
Nicola joined Starcatchers in December 2017 from Children in Scotland, where she had been working as Senior Communications Officer. She began her career as a journalist in London before moving to Scotland in 2003 and now has more than 15 years’ experience of communications and marketing in Scotland’s children’s sector.
Susannah spent 15 years working in arts management and administration. She started out at Goldsmiths College in London studying for an MA in Theatre Education. Her first job was with the writers theatre company Paines Plough managing tours and creating programmes of education work. After the birth of her first child she moved to Scotland… Read more »
Mhairi is Equality and Diversity Manager for the University of Glasgow and leads its work to comply with equalities legislation and develop as an exemplar of good practice within the higher education sector. Her key achievements include securing Athena SWAN accreditation for promoting female academic progression in STEMM (science-based) subject areas. Prior to taking on… Read more »
Matt Addicott is a performance maker and theatre director. He first worked with Starcatchers in 2007, performing in Little Light created by Andy Manley and Vanessa Rigg. He was Starcatchers Artist in Residence at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Whilst in post he created numerous new and original works for early years audiences including live performances The Incredible Swimming Choir, First Light, This Workshop Sucks, The Elf Experiment and The Cloud Factory.
Hazel has worked on several projects and residencies with Starcatchers as a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer. Most recently she has been co-leading a project called Expecting Something with parents under 25 and their babies, and also delivering workshops across Scotland for adults who work with Early Years as part of their Creative Skills Programme. She has created and performed several shows with Starcatchers including Hup, Too Many Cooks, the Forgotten Forest, the Attic and Round in Circles
Rhona has been working in children’s theatre/arts since 2002 when she joined Wee Stories. She began working with Starcatchers on the pilot project in 2006 and since then has been on an amazing journey with thousands of babies, toddlers, parents, carers, educators, artists and project partners.
Heather joined Starcatchers after eight years working with young people in Glasgow in some of the most deprived communities in Europe. She believes passionately in the power of the arts to transform lives and tackle inequalities, and working with our youngest members of society seems the best place to start