EdUCATION

With over 15 years experience of teaching both in schools and through outreach projects, I have continually evolved and developed my practice. My work is varied, stretching from directing musicals with a cast of 70 students aged 14-19, to acting as a mentor to young people beginning their own artistic career. 

 

 

Alongside more traditional schools based workshops and bespoke projects for specific classes, I have developed a range of projects that utilise one or a mixture of drama, film, animation, writing, and music to explore subjects and issues with students.  I have been privileged to travel to Qatar to talk with the Doha Film Institute about community engagement with young people, as well as being invited by the University of Leicester to offer insight from a performing arts perspective on their International Museums project.  You can find a brief description of some of my other work below and I'd be more than happy to chat with you about any edcuational needs you have.

  • Writing a directing a young cast for a multi-media touring production in partnership with the emergency services. 

 

  • Leading a project bringing together students ages 11-16 from different schools (including home schooled) to produce a film about the cultural heritage of their city.

 

  • Devising and co-delivering The Young Arts Entrepreneurs programme at Curve Theatre for young people aged 16-24 to develop their creative skills into a business.

 

  • Devising a theatrical performance with Science funding in partnership with a College, University of Leicester, and The National Space Centre.

 

  • Working the special Autism Centre at Shepshed High school to create a film with their students.

 

  • Devising and Leading a "Breakthrough" project with boys at a school designated as underachieving. 

 

  • Collaborating with Children's Centres and Council to devise arts projects with children in care and to also provide arts provision for those who had been excluded from school.