Allanah Scully - Company Director and Founder

Each of the Three Degrees of Creative Connections have been huge parts of my life ever since I was a child. Having been involved in drama, singing and dancing from the age of 3, alongside being a total bookworm, literature, and the performing arts industry has moulded me into the person I am today. 
As an only child, I was always begging my parents to watch me perform singing and dancing routines or listen to stories I had made up in our living room, eager and ready to perform at the drop of a hat. From this, they decided to enrol me into stage school and ballet. While I was always a confident and outgoing child, it was my years in theatre school and performing on stage that really helped my confidence blossom. Fast forward 22 years and I had completed a Professional Diploma in Dance from The College of Dance, a BA in English and Drama from University College Dublin and an MA in Theatre Practice and Production from The National University of Ireland, Galway. 
During my time at college I was fortunate enough to volunteer and then work professionally as a Drama and Music activity leader for Barretstown, a charity organisation for children with serious illnesses. It was during my time at Barretstown that I really saw the positive impact that drama could have on children. No matter what age, external circumstances, level of confidence or experience level, I saw children flourish and grow each week.
It is from this experience that I wanted to set up Creative Connections, a space where children and young people could learn and grow, whilst having fun at the same time. Through the mediums of Drama and Creative Writing, both personally and professionally I have experienced the profound impact that immersion in these areas can have on children and young people.

Credentials 

Eduction and Training: 
  •  Master of Theatre Practice and Production - National University of Ireland, Galway 
    Dissertation: The Drama Curriculum in the Modern Irish Primary School Classroom: Debating pedagogical benefits and responsibilities in terms of Curriculum, Policy, Teacher and therefore ,Student.
  •  Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama - University College Dublin 
  • Professional Diploma in Dance - The College of Dance
  • Gold Medal LAMDA Certificate
  • Grade 9 Distinction in Royal Irish Academy Drama Exam 
  • All Ireland Quarter Finalist in Drama in the Leinster School of Music and Drama Excellence Awards 
  • Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Child Protection Training - Barnardos Ireland 
  • Children First Training - TUSLA