The first class I taught was a tap class for three year olds when I was fifteen years old. I'd volunteer and help out with the young ones before my class later that day. Since then, teaching has been something I've always done. I lead workshops. I work with people aged 3 to 103. The first time I really started making full productions with young people was with Solar Bear's Deaf Youth Theatre and from there it's grown and grown.
I love it.
Below are some of my favourites.
A day in the life of teachers and pupils at ACT SING DANCE SCHOOL in Dunfermline, Scotland.
The RE:LOCATION 2012 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT was conceived in 2010 and designed to celebrate excellence in youth theatre through exchange, collaboration and performance. Through a wide partnership engaging leading youth theatre organisations representing Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Scotland over 40 young people and 15 professional artists descended upon Stavanger, Norway over the Summer of 2012 to embark on a life changing youth theatre performance project.
I was asked to come in for a meeting. Let Me Play, a company in London, had been primarily been offering BTEC Sports courses to young people who were classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). They had seen me teach and thought I was the right person for the job. They had an idea that I could lead and provide a similar type of course but in Performing Arts. They wanted me to design, teach and manage the department. It was brilliant.
I offer 1:2:1 sessions for young people preparing for auditions into drama school, LAMDA exams or who would like to build on their confidence and presentation skills by using performance techniques.
Board of Trustees
I am proud to be on the board of this awesome company. Check out Streetz Ahead