Karen Gallagher MBE

Full Name: Karen Gallagher MBE

Company: MDI

Position: Artistic Director

What does your organisation do: MDI is an organisation that develops transformational dance opportunities to local people, artists and audiences. An event producer it programmes a variety of dance festivals in the city and organisers dance events in its studio on Hope Street offering social dance classes and bespoke training.

We have developed a number of strategies that support our work such as Move on Up our dance and health strategy in partnership with English National Ballet, Alzheimer’s Society and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and RISE working to develop and celebrate diversity through African and Caribbean dance.

Company website address: www.mdi.org.uk

Football team: I’m a blue – EFC of course

Who would your ideal Prime Minister be: My mum, I think she could sort this country out

Favourite bar/restaurant: Host on Hope Street

What’s your tipple: Merlot

Which business person do you most admire: Karren Brady

Favourite band/artist: Luther Vandross

What is your all-time favourite tune: Stars shining

Favourite book: Never let me go

Favourite movie: Pretty Woman

Who would play you in a film: Whoopi Goldberg

Favourite TV programme: Greys Anatomy

Most visited website: MDI

What is your preferred Social Media platform: Facebook

Who is your celebrity crush: Denzel Washington and Idris Elba

Which four people would you most like to invite to a dinner party: Maya Angelou, Gordon Brown, Denzel Washington and Idris Elba

If you could choose one superpower what would it be: Invisibility

Interesting fact about you: Celebrating 30 years of the Unity Theatre in Liverpool I danced in a toilet!

What is your dream job: The one I have now

Downtown is… a door opener

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