MEET THE DAZL BOARD
The Board of Trustees consists of a range of specialists from Health, Arts, Legal, PR and other backgrounds. They oversee the broader strategic direction of the organisation and the board meet quarterly each year or as required. The board can be recruited in numerous ways, via Arts & Business, through the DAZL Director and other board members. We provide potential new members with a Board Induction pack initially; they then follow our official procedures to be voted onto the board. We then support the DAZL board throughout their tenure, through training and away days.
The key roles and responsibilities of the DAZL board
- Set and maintain vision, mission and values
- Develop strategy and establish/ monitor policies
- Set up employment procedures
- Ensure compliance with governing document
- Ensure accountability and compliance with the law
- Maintain proper fiscal oversight
- Select, manage and support the Director
- Respect the role of staff
- Maintain effective board performance
- Promote the organisation
SUSAN RAUTENBERG - DAZL Board Chair
WYN KIDGER - DAZL Board Member
JANET MATTHEWS - DAZL Board
WAYNE SABLES - DAZL Board
Wayne works across several disciplines including digital technologies, film, photography and dance. He is passionate about the power of the arts to engage, inspire and enthuse both in an educational and professional context. Wayne continually combines art forms to devise new and interesting ways to create relationships with technology, art and environment. Graduating from Bretton Hall with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance in 2001 he began a career in dance teaching, performance and choreography. Over the next 14 years Wayne had a varied career both in the USA where In 2003 he became artist in residence at the Vermont Arts Exchange, and in the UK where he performed and choreographed for several companies before going on to form Wayne Sables Project (WSP) a multimedia company. He has made numerous works in both a professional, community and educational context, his film ‘The Immortals’ won the Marsh media award in 2014. Since its founding WSP has gone on to become one of Yorkshire’s premiere multi media companies specialising in combining the arts and technology within the professional, community and educational environments. Wayne regularly consults and collaborates with other professional artists and institutions across the UK.
Wayne has worked with numerous community and education groups, artists and corporate companies to devise and create small to large-scale performances, installations, exhibitions, films, projection mapping, animation and more recently aerial and 360 videos. Working with like minded people from across different sectors is at the heart of Wayne’s ethos and it underpins the entire companies foundations.
JEN WREN - DAZL Board
Jen Wren has been an active supporter of DAZL and delivered many artistic projects for the DAZL Families over the past 4 years. She brings to DAZL, knowledge and skills she has gained as a multi-skilled international dance artist and creative director with a passionate for communicating stories through dance and film. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance she has enjoyed an incredibly diverse career in dance. In 2004, she formed Slanjayvah Danza which creations are draw on stories from real life, to create art that resonates across cultures and generations whilst taking great pride in regularly working at a grass-roots organisations such as DAZL. engaging people across all ages and abilities, as well as mentoring others the DAZL dance leaders in their own practice.
EMMA CLAYTON - DAZL Board
I have been in support and respect for DAZL for many years firstly working on community projects as a freelance dance artist, then more recently joining the board and being a member for 4 years. I bring my knowledge and experience to the team and have taught many of the dance leaders during their HND education at Wakefield College. Leeds City College have strong links with the company the DAZL team attend our degree choreographic platforms and performances and past and current LCC students are employed as teachers in the community.
Lecturer in Dance Level 3/Foundation Degree and BA Hons students at Leeds City College – Current
Freelance Dance Artist / Choreographer UK – Current
Phoenix Dance Adult Contemporary Technique Teacher – Current
Adult Performance and Contemporary Dance Tutor NSCD 2005 -2012
Higher National Diploma Dance Lecturer of Contemporary Technique & Performance Wakefield College 2005-13
Artistic Director for Ascendance Rep Company 2000-2005