Tilly studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, specialising in theatre management and facilitation for devised performance. After graduating in 2016 she worked as a freelance producer, stage manager and festival coordinator. Tilly worked primarily with Live Collision, an annual curated international festival of Live Art and year round creative producing house in Dublin, Ireland.
Other recent producing credits include Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis (Trans Live Art Salon, winners of the Spirit of Dublin Fringe Award); Outlying Islands (Sugarglass Theatre); Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady (Amanda Coogan and Live Collision) and the position of Assistant Producer at Create (National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts in Ireland). Tilly also co-founded Bombinate Theatre, an award-winning collective of theatre makers making work for families and young audiences.
Before joining Headlong Tilly interned at New York Live Arts, home to the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and TED Conferences.