The Current staff team are:

Ruth Gould CEO

"Deaf and Disability Arts are important because they allow us to make others think in a different way, breaking through perceptions and stereotypes in order to affirm our place in society."

Ruth trained in performance arts, speech & drama, dance and mime at Liverpool Theatre School. Ruth has led workshops in Mime, Movement and Drama, and developed full-scale theatre productions.

From 1992 Ruth has worked in arts administration and management including; business development for artists in the Creative Industries sector, managing start-up funds for artists, developing Disability Arts projects, and now, CEO of DaDa.

Ruth is passionate about Disability and Deaf arts being celebrated as cultural diversities in their own right.

Ruth is also a board member of Liverpool 2008 Culture Company, Vice Chair of The Bluecoat Arts Centre, a council member with Arts Council England North West and co-opted Member of National Liverpool Museums Public Services Committee.

Pam Peel - PA to Chief Executive Officer

Mark Wilcox - Operations Director

Barry Avison -  Bookkeeper and Administrator

"Deaf and Disability Arts is important because we are simply Artists who want to show our work"

A true Geordie, born within the sound of the Armstrong Factory Hooter but being Deaf, never heard it! While working in Information Technology for the NHS, he devoted much of his spare time within Newcastle Deaf Community. He set up a Deaf Theatre Group that became a feature on Channel 4 TV and won awards. He acted as an Extra on Brookside! He volunteered for redundancy to head off to London to work as an Outreach Worker with Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre. He ended up co-managing the company. Barry is also developing opportunities for Deaf Artists. He is Co-Chair of the Sign Dance Theatre Trust, Treasurer of Merseyside Society for Deaf People and a member of MerseySign Deaf Theatre

Ruth Adams -  Marketing Officer

Sam Wade - Art Officer Young People and DaDaLive Coordinator

Sam Twidale - Assistant Producer

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