SNOW WHITE: Sometimes I work as a Disney Princess for Once Upon a Time Birthdays. During June we worked with Venture to promote the business and make little girls (and big girls) smile! This December we are having a Royal Tea Party at Ascot Racecourse for Mum’s and Daughters! http://www.onceuponatimebirthdays.co.uk/index.php
I did some work experience with Sylvia Young’s summer school. The experience was fantastic as they students at the school were extremely committed to learning and improving. I overlooked Bryn Williams’ (10th generation descendant of William Shakespeare’s sister Joan; pretty cool) classes. He was very quick to improvise his classes depending on the feel he got from the students. Quickly I realised that being adaptable and aware of your students’ abilities, learning styles and attention span is key in actor coaching. Bryn allowed me to take some classes and I tried to apply the same approach to the students I taught. I quickly decided on ‘Emotions’ as a class focus and started with individual warm ups which I then expanded to group warm ups. I quickly decided to go in to the Taxi improvisation game which was a hit with the students. You can find the game here: http://plays.about.com/od/improvgames/qt/taxicab.htm, and it involves high energy body and voice work from the actors. Sylvia Young has kept my CV on board and hopefully I’ll be able to learn and work with her team in the future because it was definitely in my Top 10 list for invaluable work experience! Thank you!
I GRADUATED WITH A FIRST CLASS HONOURS DEGREE IN DRAMA AND THEATRE FROM ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
I’m super excited about Channel 4’s new programme Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free! I am very big on upcycling and I recently painted and cushioned some chairs I found in a tip! Another really great way to upcycle things is to get some rusty older steamer trunks and spray paint them! Very Shabby Chic indeed.
I’d love my Costume and Creative blog to get some more recognition in the Industry, so I am applying to the StarNowBlogger competition! StarNow is a great place for industry professionals to seek new talent, and for new talent to find exciting opportunities! Check out my StarNow profile at http://www.starnow.co.uk/KayleighFrancesOConnor