We've had two really successful events so far, with our latest being our Mastering Musical Theatre Workshop in collaboration with Dr. Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process. It was a day jam-packed with Musical Theatre teacher training, with some awesome demos and student-singers too! Absolutely brilliant. Gillyanne and Jeremy gave us their best exercises and performance tools coaching students, as well as practical techniques for performing and acting through song!
I want to work with everyone - pedagogues, researchers, educators, and industry professionals from all of the arts disciplines to deliver high quality expert training on a regular basis. So, if you're interested in offering some awesome courses, workshops, and/or events, get in touch!
About 8 years ago I knew I wanted to start some kind of theatre/performing arts company with the goal of making the arts more easily accessible to everyone. I was an undergraduate at university desperately trying to find my place in the world - I was studying psychology whilst also pursing acting and singing side courses. I remember one of our assignments lead me to stumble on some journal papers looking at the impact of music and the arts on the brain. It was awesome and mind-blowing stuff, and I just remember thinking how rewarding it'd be to give kids access to these kind of mind-boosting effects from something as simple as attending a singing or acting class.
Fast forward to 2018 - I completed my studies, got awesome results from my thesis research, was offered an academic researcher position at my university, won an award for outstanding singing teacher, and then I thought, "you know what, I have something to offer". I truly believe that performing arts education from a young age is a stepping stone to greater personal and social skills, as well as a significant contributing factor in cognitive development. So, I founded OB1 Theatre Company Ltd. with two goals in mind - to inspire students to reach their full potential so that they can excel in every aspect of life - not just the performing arts, and to enable access to performing arts education and opportunities, for everyone. All The World's A Stage.
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