Clare Clarkson

Evie Godfrey

Clare Clarkson

Board Member

Current role: Deputy Director, CAST Doncaster

Clare trained in Wakefield hoping to be a Stage Manager but when life had other ideas she found herself in arts administration and has never looked back.

Following some time supporting arts training, Clare became Co-Chief Executive at Yorkshire Dance, a regional dance agency delivering participation opportunities and supporting dance and movement artists working in Yorkshire.

After leaving Yorkshire Dance Clare returned to Wakefield as the Operations Director at Theatre Royal Wakefield, before switching back to Leeds for a short stint as General Manager at Opera North. Clare then became Deputy Director of Cast in Doncaster, which has played host to international artists, companies such as the National Theatre, Southbank Centre and a whole host of regional stars.

Quirky fact: Many years ago and as part of a photography project Clare ran naked over the Tyne Bridge - anything for art!