Ray Yeates is City Arts Officer for Dublin City Council. Ray Yeates began directing
and acting at UCD in the late 70’s. He started directing at the Abbey Theatre in 1983
and was appointed Deputy Artistic Director in 1985 at the age of 24. He emigrated to
New York in 1992 where he was a resident teacher at The Irish Arts Centre and The
American Academy of Dramatic Art, and was Artistic Director of The Shades of
Green Arts Festival in the Bronx. He was Artistic Director of Axis from 2004 – 2011.
In June 2008 Ray was awarded ‘Best Arts Champion’ at the Allianz Business to Arts
Awards and was appointed as director of Breaking Ground, the per cent for art
programme for Ballymun in October 2008.