Training (outside degree)
I am a Freelance Theatre Director and Practitioner, working in Bristol, across the South West, and Wales, as well as internationally. It is here that I first embarked on both my training and my theatrical career.
Between the years of 2001 and 2004 I was a member of The Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre, under the leadership of Heather Williams and team.
From 2002 to 2004 I was also a company member with The National Youth Theatre of Wales, performing in several productions including as Natalia Trotsky in the national tour of Frida and Diego.
Directly after, 2004 to 2005, I was a founding member of what was then called Performers In Training (also at BOV), which later became Made In Bristol. At this time, with the encouragement of mentors Sally Cookson and David Farr, I also began seeking out alternative training opportunities.
All of this, followed by my training at RCSSD (BA Acting - Collaborative and Devised Theatre), has greatly informed both my approach to Theatre Making, and my belief in the importance of theatre training for young people.
In fact, my first foray into education work began when I was still a Youth Theatre member myself, assisting with sessions, and running an under 5s stay-and-play session for two terms.
I have always participated in outreach and education programs, throughout my career - This work is fundamental to my approach, a real keystone of the way I move through our industry.