Ray Yeates

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.