My name is Ruth Ferguson, I am thrilled to have been appointed Treasurer for WTA, and to work long side a dynamic and likeminded team who are passionate to bring about change through the theatrical sector for young people who have lose their way in society.
I currently work as a Freelance Legal Accountant, which I have done for over 30 years. I am blessed to have 4 beautiful grown up children.
When I am not number crunching, I love to dance.
I am the Director of a dance company by the name of Salsa Naturally established in 2003. At Salsa Naturally we teach children and Adults the art of Latin dance. We raise their self-esteem; fitness level; confidents. Boys are taught the old fashion value of respecting girls. Recent studies have shown that salsa dance increases memory, delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s.
I am the Treasurer and Coach for the England Dance Squad training young people to compete on the world stage.
In 2011 I obtained funding from Sports England to teach salsa dance to 1000 young people between the ages of 12 to 25 years old, as studies showed they were the least active.
August 2017 sadly one of my former salsa student was murder at the hand of knife crime, which lead to the birth of Rejuvenate Community Enterprise (Starting Again), I am I also the Chair of this group. The RCE was set up to support people who have lost a loved one; divorce; lone parents. We are currently supporting The Jermaine Goupall Foundation for the Advocacy and Protection of Young people Against Knife Crime.
“We stand on the shoulders of GIANTS (The Windrush Generation) in perusing their legacy to elevate the Next Generation to higher heights.”
I sadly lost my mother on the 4th October 2019, following which I joined the Windrush Theatre Academy Group in her memory.