Selina Cartmell is Artistic Director of award winning company, Siren Productions. In 2006/7 Selina was chosen as a Protégé in the third cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, an international philanthropic programme that pairs rising young artists with master artists for a year of mentoring. Selina’s mentor was world-renowned director and designer Julie Taymor. She was also a finalist in the Opera Europa / Camerata Nuova Europaische Opernregie-Preis (International Directors Opera Award Wiesbaden, Germany). Selina holds an MA (Distinction) from Central School of Speech & Drama in Advanced Theatre Practice in Directing and a First Class MA in History of Art and Drama from Trinity College Dublin and Glasgow University.