ARTISTIC CV 

 CURRENT PROJEcTS 
  • BEAM2020 Finalist  - Composer for The Naughty Carriage on the Orphan Train. Musical part of the BEAM showcase, happening in March 2020 at Royal & Derngate Northampton.

  • Composer for A Boy Of No Emotions – a musical in the Camden Fringe program, August 2020.

  • Composer for HUSH – a musical R&D workshop, March 2020.

  • Resident Artist at the Museum of London (since 2019). Creating, composing and performing musical inspired programs for families, early years, elderly people living with dementia, and a combination of all three groups (intergenerational projects).

  • Resident Artist at the V&A Museum (since 2017). Composing and performing musical inspired pop-up performances at the museum aimed at 0- 11 year olds.

  • Community Choir Leader for Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar- two choirs designed to cater for elderly people living with dementia, Alzheimer's disease or experience loneliness.

  • Choir Director for Some Voices – Music leading weekly choir sessions to a non-audition pop choir for young adults with mixed singing abilities.

  • Choir Director for Singing for The Brain / The Alzheimer’s Society – Role includes musically leading a regular choir which welcomes people living with dementia and their carers. 

 selected credits 

Theatre and Music in Communities

Creator, Director and Composer

Musical Direction

Actor

Early  Years/ Children/ Youth/ Adult / SEN

CHICKENSHED THEATRE COMPANY

2016-2020

Project Manager, Musical Director, Writer, Composer Facilitator and Performer

Early Years/ Families

MUSEUM OF LONDON, DOCKLANDS

2019

Project Leader, Performer, Facilitator

Dementia Participants/ Early Years

MUSEUM OF LONDON, DOCKLANDS

2019

Project Leader, Performer, Facilitator

Early Years / Families

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

2017-2020

Musical Director, Writer, Composer Facilitator and Performer

SEN Adults / Adults struggling with Mental Health

FIND YOUR VOICE

2019

Project Leader, Musical Director, Admin

Child Victims of Grenfell Tower

CHICKENSHED THEATRE COMPANY

2017-2019

Project Leader, Tutor and Facilitator

Adults/ Young Adults

SOME VOICES

2019- 2020

Musical Leader

Elderly/ Adults living with Dementia

WYLLYOTTS THEATRE

2017-2020

Music Leader, Facilitator

Musical

DREAMS OF FREEDOM 

Royal Albert Hall/ Amnesty International

Assistant Musical Director / Co- Director

 

Musical

HUSH

National Theatre of Malta/ 2018 European City of Culture

Creator, Co-Director and Composer

Musical

THE INDISPENSABLE HERO

The Playground Theatre with Grenfell Tower Victims

Creator, Director and Composer

Children’s Performance

FUNICULI FUNICULA

The V&A Museum/ Sounds of Europe Festival

Creator, Director and Performer

Play

ERNEST & THE PALE MOON

Shrinking Violets/ Malta Society of Arts

Composer

Play

DARIO FO'S "TRUMPETS & RASPBERRIES"

Chickenshed Theatre London

Composer

 

Play

DEAR FUTURE ME

The Battersea Arts Centre

Composer

 

Play

NINU

Spazzju Kreattiv, Malta

Composer

 

Children’s Shows

TALES FROM THE SHED

The Old Vic, Hyde Park, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall

Creator and Composer

 

Musical

PIKUZI

National Theatre of Malta

Composer and Performer

Musical

THE THREE SUNSETS

National Theatre of Malta

Creator and Composer

 

 

Musical

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE V&A MUSEUM

V&A Museum

Musical Director and Performer

 

Musical

THE CHANGING ROOM 

National Theatre (UK) Connections Festival

Musical Director

Early Years Music

THE TRI-MUSIC TOGETHER PROJECT

Tri-Borough Early Years Music Consortium

Various

 

Community Choir

SING FOR YOUR LIFE

Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

Musical Director and Creator

 

Community Choir

POTTERS BAR COMMUNITY CHOIR

Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

Musical Director and Creator

 

Children’s Choir

FESTIVE VOICES

St. Stephen’s Church, Gloucster Road/ Chickenshed

Musical Director and Creator

 

Musical

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

Chickenshed Theatre London

Associate Musical Director

 

Musical

ADVENTURES TO OZ

Chickenshed Theatre London

Associate Musical Director

 

 

 

 

Musical

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE

The Museum of Childhood

Actor- Musician

Early Years Performances

BIG STORIES FROM THE LITTLE BOX

Early Years Nurseries/ Chickenshed Theatre

Director and Performer

Devised Play

POLES APART

The Playground Theatre

Composer and Performer

 

Devised Play

CLUB

National Theatre of Scotland

Actor

 

Play

POOL NO WATER

National Youth Theatre of Malta

Actor

 

Musical

THE GREAT BIG RADIO SHOW

National Theatre of Malta

Actor

 

Play

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MADC

Actor

 

Pantomime

THE WIZARD OF OZ

MADC

Actor

 

Musical

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Hoi Polloi

Actor

 Awards and Nominations 
 Training 
  • 2018             Tri-Borough Early Years Training

  • 2016 - 2017 Music and Inclusive Theatre Making Internship at Chickenshed Theatre

  • 2012 – 2016 Double Honors Degree from the University of Malta

  • 2013 – 2016 National Youth Theatre of Malta

  • 2013 – 2016 Private Vocal Training

  • 1999 – 2015 Private Piano/ Musicianship Training

Music Skills 

  • Singing: Tenor (Trinity College Qualified), Solo Singing, Chorus, Character Voices, Falsetto, Harmonies

  • Instruments: Piano (Advanced, ALCM Diploma, London College of Music Qualified), Ukulele (Foundation), Harmonica, Voice

  • Score Literacy:  Advanced (London College of Music Qualified)

other Skills 
  • Honours Degree in Mathematics

  • Honours Degree in Statistics & Operations Research

  • Development Officer for a London Housing Co-Operation (volunteer role)

  • Working with marginalized sections of society and communities in crisis

  • Advanced Computer Skills (ECDL Qualitifed)

  • Full Driving License

  • First Aid Qualified

  • Child Protection in Entertainment Qualified ( CPD Certified )

  • Safeguarding in Future Education Qualified 2019

  • Prevention for Practitioners Qualified 2019  

  • Working with Children (DBS certified)

  • Administration work

  • Organization and scheduling skills

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