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Experience Summary

I am a professional actress and have completed training with the Actors Temple and also studied Performing Arts and drama. From 2003 I received Equity & Spotlight status as an actress and have appeared in numerous productions for screen, theatre, education & the corporate sector across Europe. For the same period of time I have also been working in the promotions industry. I have a broad spectrum of work experience from various promotional activities to admin, modelling, sales and entertainment work, working as a Project Advisor for a government organisation called Broadcasting Support Services. I am interested in the arts, food, learning new skills, nutrition, fitness activities, travel and film. I've successfully completed and passed the FieldStar Industry Induction course. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Produced short film, 'The Santa Lie'. Helped cast 2 short films; 'Vibration' & 'The Santa Lie'. Corporate Role Play with Theatre & Development and the Volkswagen Group. Conducting a drama based workshop with secondary school children. Entertaining and interacting with the elderly and those with special learning needs. One year working for the Palace Theatre Manchester as Front of House. Warehouse Assistant for Dior products (helping with new delivery). Managing shift/break rotas for Land Rover campaign. Admin Assistant for IGL Surveying (answering calls, helping with office move around, scanning/photocoping and postal duties). Pet minder/housekeeper. Children's Drama Assistant for Theatrebugs. Training and knowledge in Colour Insights.

Skills

Other Skills

Producer, Casting Assistant, Photography, Accents, Impersonation, Experience in children's entertainment, Fantastic people skills: I have a natural 'warmth with people', Active Listening Training, Have been a script Adjudicator. Dance styles: Modern Jive and Freestyle. Skilled in Physical Theatre, Body Pump, Boxercise.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Airport Passholder

    Had a Airport Pass for Manchester Aiport from 2002-2006. I have worked on various drink and beauty promotions airside.

  • Auditing

    May-Jan 13: Merchandiser. Auditing of magazines within Tesco Boots and M&S Stores. Feb-March 11: BHS Shoe Accessory stand stock counting and investigation. 2007: Beauty Advisor for Benefit. Conducting stock audits with hand held device.

  • Conferences

    2010: Creative Team Actor at a Anti Social Behavior Conference in Hackney. Portraying various characters in different scenarios.

  • Costume and Character

    Dec 2012 Jack & Synthia Skinflint in Mother Goose (Panto). Mar 12: Bumble Bee at Eddie Catz Kids Play Centre for Theatrebugs. Dec 2011: Bernard the Turkey, Ursula Wicked Stepmother, Fairy Godmother, & Prince Charming in Cinderella. 2009: Rat (acting and distribution role for Escape the Rat Race campaign) for STA Travel. 2008: Goldbug mascot for band, Rosie and the Goldbug. Apperances include, Latitude Music Festival, gigs across London and the 'Lover' music video.

  • Data Capture

    June 11: Brand Ambassador (asking public to enter a competition and capturing there name & email) for Music Week. March 11: Ambassador for Nuffield Health club. Collating contacts details from interested parties wishing to partake in a free gym pass (on the phone in office and face to face). 2008 - March 11: Caller for Elite Telesales. Recording information obtained from various outbound promotional calls onto an Excel Spreadsheet.

  • Demonstration

    May - June 10: Ambassador for the Acer TimelineX laptops. Demonstrating key features to customers of Currys, New Maldan 2008: Demonstrator for various Fuji cameras in Peter Jones, Sloanne Square. 2007: Live demostrations of the Kodak All in One printer at PCW Colliers Wood. 2006: Promotions Assistant, The Baileys Experience.

  • Exhibitions

    April 10: Advocate at the Teaching Awards stand for the UCAS Exhibition at Sandown Park Racecourse. Job involved encouraging people to nominate there favorite teacher and hand out chocolate to the nominators! 2010, 09 & 08: Model for Vivid Interface (encouraging visitors to enter online feedback about the exhibitions. Responsible for assisting with set up and break down of equipment).

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    2003-2005: Counter cover for various houses including, Chanel, YSL, Givency in all three terminals of Manchester Airport. 2008: Representative of PUIG frangrances, visiting stores across London. Xmas period 1999: Fragrance Consultant at Boots, Market Street, Manchester (assisting with sales and promotions in the fragrance department).

  • Hospitality

    2004: Offering free Champagne on Angels and Demons event, Wolverhampton. (Odd Job Productions). 1998-2000: Front of House Assistant for the Palace Theatre Manchester (taking tickets, showing patrons to seats, selling ice cream/merchandise, dealing with customers complaints/queries).

  • Installation

    March 10: Merchandiser for Samsung. Involved building and siting promotional stand. June 2009: Merchandiser for Wanchai Ferry (building and siting promotional stand). Merchandiser for Abbey. Siting new POS in various branches across London. 2008: Merchandiser for Nokia Sat Nav.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Store Approved for Selfridges, London (2007) and Manchester Airport tax free shops (2006).

  • Leafleting

    Mar 12: Leafleting for Theatrebugs Easter Workshops at Eddie Catz. Jan 12: Hand to Hand & Door to Door Distributor for Lidl in Whitton. March 11: Event Staff for NSPCC Campaign. Targeting shops, asking them to display 'concern' cards. Ambassador for Nuffield Health Club. Distributing gym passes. Feb-March 11: Leafleter for Go Gym, promoting a new club.

  • Merchandising

    Aug 12: Auditing Darksiders II in Game (Guildford). Involved liaising with store staff to ask several questions and taking photos. July 12: Equipment compliance checks within M&S stores. Feb 12: Merchandiser, removing floor graphic for Galaxy in Tesco. May 10: Merchandiser for Luxottica Sunglasses in Debenhams, Oxford St. Role involved counting slots and sales.

  • Modelling

    2008-09: Model/Actress for Photographic shoot (Fernando Varadi and Francesca Ballard) , London. Photographic work for Chic, charity catwalk show in Oldham, catwalk show De Vere in Blackpool.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Sept 11: Mystery Shopper for Inside Tracks, Aldi. Checking Glossop stores offers, Milk, Trolleys, tills and staff. July 11: Mystery Shopper for Vogue Perle cigarettes in various bars. Role involved revealing myself at the end of check and delivering information regarding pass criteria. Also required to take photos and upload results online. June 11: Mystery Shopper for Stella 5% (activity involved ordering the drink, observing and asking the server subtle, assessing questions).

  • Roadshows

    July 11: Make Up Artist for Briton & Irelands Next Top Model (Sky Living) competition. In association with Miss Selfridge & Revlon. Duties involving touching up Shoppers Make Up with Revlon cosmetics, taking photos of competition entrants on iPad and uploading onto the Miss Selfridge application on Facebook. 2008: Sampling, leafleting for Kobra Beer (in and around bars in Widnes). 2008: Preparing and sampling toast for Warbutons 'Love To Toast' campaign.

  • Sales

    Jul 12: BA for Animee (encouraging sales through promotions) Feb 12: Promotions/Sales for the Sun On Sunday Launch at Co Op. Jan 12: Promoter for Ruby Blue Restaurant and Bar offer. Enticing passer by's of Leicester Square to the offer and taking interested parties into the venue. Sept 11: Support BA for The Health Lottery (visiting retailers in the North West area to get them signed up and to order POS). Aug 11: Olay Rep for range in Boots Macclesfield (focusing on sales for Regenerist range).

  • Sampling

    April-Dec 12: BA for new Co-op store openings which involves sampling a range of Co-op produce. Jul 12: BA, Sampling various Animee beers. Sampling snacks and drink. Feb 12: Sampler for new Pret store opening in Ealing. Distribution of bars and coupons to the public. May/June 11: Brand Ambassador (O2 International Calling card & Favorites), Distribution of sample calling cards & pay & go sims. May 10: Promo staff from Pretzel at Sex and the City 2 Premiere.

  • Technology

    June 12: Staff member for Samsung Hope Relay campaign which involved taking people through the process of downloading and using the Hope Relay Ap on a range of smart phones. Sep 2009: Advocate for Blackberry. Trained on 8900 and 8520 devices. Talking to customers about the the brand.

  • Acting

    I have appeared in numerous stage & screen productions across Europe. Recent credits include; The Santa Lie film, Mother Goose with Eva Long Productions, Nola in Match Point, appearing in two shorts for 33 Films; 'Normale' & 'La Gazza', as Nellie, a traveller in 'In Their Own Words', Judy in Musical Drama 'Shades Of Diva', Understudy of lead character for a production at the Lowry 'How I Helped End Communism', Saskia in play, 'How to relax in Andalucia, Cassandra in Sexdate.com (at the Preston Frog & Bucket), Barbara Buttrick in 'The House' film, Lead role in 'Phone Lover' (a short sonnet film), TV training with ACT4TV Manchester, 24 Hour Plays at Black Lion Salford & Hyde Festival Theatre, working with cinematographer, Bjorn Wilde in several scenes for film, Natasha in the Three Sisters with the salon:collective, Angie in the Bridge (Liverpool Actors Studio), Rita (Foundation Year Doctor) in a film for the NHS

  • Car Driving License

    Full clean UK driving license.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Good typing/data entry speed (results from tests). Also good in Email, Word, Internet explorer, Abode and experience operating various company internal databases. Also own/familiar with the Mac OS X Operating System and iMovie application.

  • CRB

    Current Enhanced CRB (issued Feb 2012). Worked as a Children's Entertainer and Storyteller for Cadburys and as a Drama Assistant for Theatrebugs.

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Holder of Sainsburys Health and Hygiene Certificate.

  • Make Up Artist

    Make Up Artist for Revlon (2011) which involved touching up and enhancing customers faces.

  • Own Transport

    Own Renault Clio (kept at my north west address).

  • Public Speaking

    Storytelling for Cadburys and Ribena campaigns, Baileys live demonstration cocktail making (with microphone). Plus various other campaigns which has involved vocally informing a group of people about a place/product.

  • Qualifications

    BTEC National Diploma and HNC in Drama obtained via City College Manchester. 7 GCSE's (A* in Drama)

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