February 2016

19 February 2016

We’re delighted to announce our new Director


Selina McGonagle, a former director at Northern Ballet and Northern School of Contemporary Dance is the new of Director of the Geraldine Connor Foundation.  Selina brings 15 years experience of producing and creating arts projects in the north, and will be taking us forward in to our next exciting phase of development.


Commenting on her new role Selina says, “ I thrive on developing creative opportunities that inspire and enthuse, artists, participants and audiences.  One of my proudest achievements at Northern Ballet is the creation of a series of Short Ballets for children which gave emerging choreographers their first opportunity to create new work and also engage new audiences with dance.  The productions have gone onto be broadcast through the BBC pre-school channel Cbeebies and win a few awards along the way including a BAFTA.  My new role at the Geraldine Connor Foundation enables me to create new fruitful partnerships and celebrate the diverse range of talent and skill we have in Yorkshire.”


Originally from Blackburn, Lancashire, Selina now lives near Skipton with her husband and two children.

Image credit: Anthony Farrimond