CEO & Artistic Director
Clara Cowen graduated with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018. She is a past member of the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland – with whom she toured both nationally and internationally – affirming her passion for high quality youth dance. During her time at Laban, her interest in arts administration was sparked by a placement she undertook with the Learning & Participation team. After joining the Impact Dance team in early 2019 as an Administration Assistant, she was given the opportunity to work as Academy Manager (maternity cover). In 2020, her aptitude and enthusiasm for design work and social media management saw her appointed the role of Marketing & Communications Officer. Clara is so pleased to have been part of the organisation’s essential work with young people in a number of capacities, particularly in her exciting new position.