Originally an actor and drama practitioner, Jacqui joined the RSC in 2003 and has been Director of Education since 2008. She is responsible for the strategic development of the RSC’s work with primary, secondary, special schools, universities and partner theatres.
Jacqui has an interest in research, particularly finding accessible ways to share and disseminate it to inform real world decision making. She has most recently been working on Time to Listen, a joint research project with Tate and the University of Nottingham funded by Arts Council England. She is on the Steering Group for the Midlands HE Culture Forum and a primary school governor. Jacqui is also a member of the Strategy Group for the Cultural Learning Alliance.
In 2018 she was appointed as a Commissioner for the Durham Commission into Creativity in Education.