Ottilia is the director of Beat Bazaar Projects, a non profit organisation providing a range of creative and cultural projects & experiences for young people and communities. She is also the producer of Gòbèfest, a festival of music, arts & culture from Transylvania, Eastern Europe and the Carpathian basin, taking place annually in Manchester City Centre, now in its seventh year.
Ottilia is the education programme leader of the Manchester Hip Hop Archive Education Programme working with Unity Radio 92.8FM. She has been working in the Manchester music industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Her journey started in the 90s promoting drum and bass events and working with local labels, DJs and producers.
Later she managed the music department at the popular youth arts centre Gorse Hill Studios and developed creative informal education programmes. She was a fellow of the Clore Cultural leadership programme in 2015. Ottilia is dedicated to supporting and nurturing emerging talent. She also organises international training projects in youth and cultural leadership. She is a member of the Greater Manchester Music Commission.