My love for theatre begun at the age of three when I took my first steps onto the stage as the youngest member of the cast of Peter Pan as one of “the cutest white rabbits seen on stage”. Whilst the other bunnies were in awe of the older ballerinas I was more interested in standing with the DSM backstage watching her magically control the show.
I continued to dance learning Tap, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, National, Contemporary and Greek and achieved Pre-Elementary in Ballet, Advanced in Tap and also gained a LAMDA Gold Medal for Drama.
However my interest in backstage work remained and at 14 years of age I chose to do my work experience at the Jersey Arts Centre with the Stage Management team. I knew then this is what I wanted to do and at 17 I persuaded them to take me on for a year as an Apprentice Stage Manager and train me in all aspects of technical theatre as well as the day to day running of the building. As a result they now employ an apprentice each year.
I went on to study Drama at Bristol University and in 2001 worked my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Assembly Rooms - I was hooked. I worked nine consecutive Festivals and have taken shows to Germany, Corfu, Dubai, Qatar, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Palestine and round the UK; several times. I am based in the North West of England, but I love to travel and enjoy working in new and exciting places.
When not running round, mending props, or keeping actors in line, I can be found living my alternative life - baking, knitting and sewing.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2001 - 2004 Bristol University, Department of Theatre, Film & Television
2000 - 2001 Apprentice Stage Manager at The Jersey Arts Centre
1987 - 2000 Jersey College For Girls
Lighting, sound and projection set-up and operation
Qlab - sound & projection
Computer literate - Mac/PC, MS Office
Experienced van driver with a clean licence
Excellent sewing and prop maintenance skills
Trained dancer to RAD Pre-Elementary Ballet and ISTD Advanced Tap
Member of Equity and The Stage Management Association
Associate Company Manager for The Faction
Nominated for the 2006 Stage Management Association Individual Award for Secret Weapons
Nominated for the 2015 Stage Management Association Individual Award for The Faction Rep Season 2015
Nominated for the 2017 Stage Management Team Award for The Storyhouse Rep Season 2017
Received a Highly Commended for the 2018 Stage Management Association Individual Award for Sleeping Beauty