Development ActivitiesAcademic Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Drama and Education, Griffith College Dublin; B.A in Drama and Theatre Studies, Trinity College Dublin BiographyAoife Burke has an honours degree in Drama and Theatre studies from Trinity College Dublin. She successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Drama and Education in Griffith College, Dublin, with a special award for excellence in high achievers category. Aoife has been teaching drama to children and adults for over ten years. She began her work as a drama teacher for the Young People’s Theatre where she completed all of her Grade Examinations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Drama. Aoife has directed many amateur productions, most notably Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, which won First Place at the long-running St. Andrew’s Theatre Festival. As well as directing, Aoife has performed on stage and screen both in Ireland and abroad. Some short films include Circles directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and On Raftery’s Hill directed by Diarmaid McGrath. Her international stage productions include A Solo For Two Voices directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City; and Masses and Man directed by Nicholas Johnson, Volksbuhne State Theatre, Berlin. Aoife teaches in a number of primary schools in Dublin. She also runs her own drama school, The Aoife Burke School of Speech and Drama.