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I grew up in the North West of England, female and working class, when men-only clubs proliferated the town. Anxious to leave, I auditioned and obtained a place at the prestigious National Council for Drama Training accredited Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. After battling for funding with the local council, I trained for three years from 1987-1990 and I am proud to call myself an accomplished performer.
My life has seen me in many roles: static trapeze artiste (Spain, France, Southern Ireland and England), dramatherapist (1997-1999 University of York Postgraduate training), workshop facilitator, teacher (UK and China), script-writer/director, storyteller and belly-dancer... My clients are diverse and eclectic. I am comfortable in an academic institution, delivering formal education, and equally happy in a field with a mixed audience, especially if there is a lovely camp fire.
I am currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing and English Literary Studies to help develop my writing portfolio. I am married and have two grown-up children, two geese and a cat.