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I am Louise Kavanagh, I am 25 years old and from Belfast. I have just graduated with a theatre degree from Queen’s University Belfast. I have a great passion in Drama and how it can be used to support and encourage individuals in the community in many different ways.
I am currently on placement as a Teaching Assistant in a local secondary school theatre department and have found that facilitating learning in this area exhilarating. In 2014/15, I had the opportunity to study International Business alongside Advanced Theatre Studies in an American University. This experience encouraged me to grow both personally and professionally.
It was during this year that my dream of bringing drama to life in the community was born. I lived in a Christian Campus with others fellow students and enjoyed it immensely. There was a strong community ethos and I enjoyed how we all contributed to an active social life. As well as studying and completing a placement, I work part-time in retail which enables me to develop my professional skills such as customer service and management skills.
This is my first time entering The Mary from Dungloe Festival and I am thoroughly looking forward to taking part and meeting faces from all over the world. I am honoured to be representing Belfast and humbled to be an ambassador for the City. I’m sure this will be an unforgettable experience.