Ragnheiður Skúladóttir is currently the artistic director of LÓKAL - international Theatre Festival in Reykjavík. She is educated in the U.S and spent 13 years in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and New York (1987-2000). She was the artistic director of Akureyri Theatre Company (2012-2014) and dean of the department of performing arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2000-2011). Under her leadership the department broadened its scope with the addition of a contemporary dance program and a theory and practice program to the existing acting line. Ragnheiður is also one of the founders and artistic director of Reykjavík only international theatre festival, LÓKAL. In addition to this she has been the producing dramaturge to numerous Icelandic contemporary performance makers and projects. It has been her aim to strengthen the dialogue between art disciplines and to broaden the scope of the performing arts in Iceland in addition to forge the bond between Icelandic and international performing arts.