Richard Digby Day - Artistic Director
Richard Digby Day was Leverhulme Scholar at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and their first student of Direction.
He has been Director of five British regional theatres as well as the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park London.
His work has been seen in the West End and in Canada, Denmark and Ireland. From 1990 – 1998 he was Director of the National Theatre Institute at the O’Neill Centre in the USA.
He has directed many of the UK’s leading actors and is credited with giving Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Grant and Imelda Staunton their first professional work. He has been LDA’s Director since fall 2003.
Carol Moore - Executive Director
“London is a fantastic place for Americans to study abroad, as I found while studying here. It has a rich history that comes alive all over town.
London has attracted people from around the world, so the multicultural mix is evident every day in the many different villages that make up the London metropolis.”
Carol graduated from Fordham Law School in 1973 and has lived with her British husband in London since 1977.
Before Fordham, Carol studied international economics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and later completed an MBA at NYU, which included a semester at HEC in Paris and at London Business School.
She spent twenty-five years in international banking and has volunteered as a mentor for high school students and as a governor of a local state secondary school. Four years ago, she moved into educational administration.
Kate Stein - Programme Co-ordinator
“The experience of going abroad to study had a profound effect on me. The sense of adventure and independence in discovering London and other parts of England and Europe opened my mind and encouraged an interest in cultural exchanges.
I have watched London develop into a truly international city in my 30 years here, and have been thrilled to be included in that process.”
Originally from Washington D.C. Kate is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Cambridge University. During her junior year abroad at University College, London she met her English husband.
In 1979 she began her career in international student exchange working at the Fulbright Commission in London. She continued in this field while living back in the US for a couple of years, including working at the British Embassy in Washington D. C.
In recent years Kate has experienced even more of the UK education system through her two children and her own work at a local school.