After completing a CertHE in Business Management at the University of Hertfordshire, Louise decided that she wanted to focus of the people side of business and commenced studying for her CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management alongside working for an HR Consultancy dealing with a wide range of clients across a number of industries including the Performing Arts.
Louise is now an associate member of the CIPD and has gained a wealth of knowledge in HR procedures and practices through her studies and roles within both internal and outsourced HR functions.
Louise was passionate about the Performing Arts from an early age, taking part in local productions and later joining the Theatre Workshop and performing on larger stages such as the Brighton Dome. This passion has also translated into music and Louise now plays guitar and has performed at local events and open mic nights.
If you were to establish your own venue, what would you call it?
If I were to establish my own venue, I would call it The Claddagh in order to celebrate my Irish heritage.
… and what would that venue specialize in? Dance, live music, theatre…?
The venue would specialise in live music. As much as I adore the theatre, there is a special place in my heart for live music and being able to enjoy it with friends and family is one of my favourite activities.
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
I think the key to a great performance space is it being an environment in which both the audience and the performers can fully immerse themselves in the performance. Being able to escape the world for a few hours is the beauty of live performances and a great performance space should facilitate this.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
My earliest memory of performing arts was taking part in a local production of Babes in the Wood at age 5. The thrill of being onstage was unlike anything else and truly sparked a passion for performing and everything it entails.