Jenny Gridley

Jenny moved to Yorkshire from London 10 years ago to study the visual arts, after completing her degree she went on to work for Leeds City Council where she worked in communications and marketing, economic development and was a member of the team working on the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Jenny played a key role in establishing Leeds Culture Trust, the charity now responsible for programming the year of culture celebrations which will take place in Leeds in 2023. Jenny is also a member of the Sustainable Arts in Leeds steering group and is passionate about looking at ways the wider sector can tackle issues around climate change.

Jenny’s first introduction to Greentop was through attending the handstand masterclass short course, inspired by Greentop’s strong community outlook and through realising first-hand the many positive effects that circus training can bring, she applied to become a trustee. Jenny’s primary focus will be to support Greentop’s ambition to raise its profile as a national centre of circus excellence.