ARTISTIC STATEMENT

I'm a Scottish Actor, Theatre Maker and Facilitator based in Edinburgh, currently working in professional youth and community contexts. Alongside my work in theatre I also work as a freelance aerial instructor and performer.

I graduated from Edinburgh College in 2020 and remained as Artist in Residence there until 2021. I was the Trainee Artist at Lyra on the 'Where We Are Project' from 2021 to 2022 and have worked as a performer and theatre maker for SURGE, Framework Theatre Company, Strange Town and Scottish Youth Theatre.

 

Outside of working in traditional theatre spaces I have also created, performed and toured site specific and responsive work as well as street theatre, outdoor arts and circus.

As a facilitator, I currently work regularly as a Youth Arts Worker for Lyra and in the past have worked for Strange Town and the Lyceum Youth Theatre, leading workshops in school, college, community and youth theatre contexts.

I have trained as an Aerialist since 2017 and soon began performing Aerial Silks at Showcases and Cabaret evenings at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh. I started working as a trainee aerialist with All or Nothing, an aerial dance company in 2021, and have since completed the Paper Doll Militia teacher training course to become a qualified instructor. I now work for both All or Nothing and Aerial EdCo, leading classes for children, young people and adults.

BA (HONS) Dance and Drama - First Class - Edinburgh College

HND Acting and Performance

PDA in Teaching in Colleges in Scotland

PDM - Level 1 Silks Remote Teacher Training

Padraic Riddle