Dave Kelly is the National Training Office for the National Association for Youth Drama and Artstrain, NAYD’s full-time drama facilitation training programme. He has written a book called Laying the Foundations for NAYD an introductory workshop resource manual for Youth Theatre. David has also worked as an assistant Director on four National Youth Theatre Productions and on Dreamtime , the 2005 European Children’s Theatre Encounter hosted by NAYD in Cork. He is the Artistic Director of Dublin Youth Theatre. Dave has worked with many Irish theatre companies, including Calipo, Graffiti, Upstate and Team as well as the Abbey Theatre’s Outreach and Education Department. International work includes work with the Liege Comtoise D' Improvisation (Besancon France), the 8th Children's European Youth Theatre Encounter (Hanover, Germany) and Youth for Europe International Exchange (Moscow, Russia). He has a diploma in Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies from N.U.I Maynooth as well as a Fetac Level 6 certificate in Train the Trainer.