8 Creative people in total for Performance
Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.
Corina Bona has designed puppets, costumes and sets for stage plays, tours and a children's TV pilot. Her first job was as set designer for a circus company.
Open Theatre is based in Coventry and works right across the West Midlands region as well as nationally and internationally. It has been developing work with young people with learning disabilities through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years. Partnership Manager for the Midlands, Ruth Richardson, spoke to company director Richard Hayhow, to find out more about their work and how they employ young creatives.
Bob Christer designs and runs workshops with educational theatre company Speakeasy. He believes the key to getting into theatre is volunteering.
Actor Martin Delaney's career began in theatre in the West End. Since then, he has appeared in TV shows like 'The Promise' and in films like 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. He shares how he got started.
Tim Marston is a fire performer. With his company, Juggling Inferno, he performs at events all over the UK and worldwide.
After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.
Daniel Ainsleigh is an actor and acting coach. An interest in amateur dramatics led him to apply to drama school.
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