For the past twenty five years I have worked as a freelance musician, actress, writer, director and animateur, in a wide range of settings. I trained as a harpist, singer and pianist before studying theatre at Dartington College of Arts, and then worked in professional theatre from repertory companies to major tours. I have extensive experience as a performer and workshop leader. I am happy to work with all ages and abilities creating performances and new work or sharing skills as needed. My work with schools has covered all styles and genres of music, drama and performing arts including site specific work with other artists. I also work as an assessor for Trinity Guildlhall speech and drama subjects, Senior Assessor for Artsmark Arts Council and an additional inspector for Tribal in Performing Arts and Music.
I have worked in professional theatre and music since my graduation in 1985 as well as working in schools and community settings regularly. I enjoy working with all ages and abilities, and am experienced in working with specific additional needs. Extensive work with Creative Partnerships in a range of primary and secondary schools, as well as my own projects. I can tailor projects in partnership with teachers to look at areas of the curriculum or alternatively devise projects which will develop specific skills or areas or school life. I have directed, composed and written shows with all ages, as well as co-ordinating other artists to work with me on projects. I have also worked on Anti Bullying schemes, Drug and Alcohol awareness, enterprise and young business projects both In schools and with local authorities and business organisations working with schools.
Jo Wight, Head Teacher Thompson Primary
Telephone number: 01953 483271
Steve Hales Head Teacher
Walsingham Community Primary School
NR22 6DU Tel 01328 820265
‘We are going to write songs about everything now so we can learn everything by singing!’ All Saints Primary, Newmarket
‘Thanks for helping us make our show, I never liked dancing before now I love it!’ Forest Primary, Brandon