Drama teacher and coordinator
Chloe’s love of performing began at a very young age as she considered all public and private spaces to be the perfect spot to command an audience. Chloe started dancing with the Midlands school of dance at age 5, fueling her love of performing through shows and examinations. At age 7 she attended a weekend performing arts school where she expanded her performing arts horizons and began classes in drama and singing as well as dance. Chloe attended this school for 8 years, for the entirety of this time she was taught by Rob and for the last 4 of those years she was also taught by Ian, before she left and commenced one to one dance training with Ian in contemporary and ballet, finding particular interest in Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon and Martha Graham and release based techniques.
When Chloe left secondary school, having attained an A* in Drama at GCSE, prepared vocally by Rob and conditioned physical for dance by Ian, she applied to a full time performing arts school to embark on a BTEC level 3 higher national diploma in performing arts and musical theatre and was offered an unconditional place on the spot at audition. Chloe then studied singing, drama and dance where techniques included theory about the voice from teachers trained in the Estill model of vocal functions in singing, mask work, context, improvisation and theatre for children in drama and ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary in dance, achieving triple grade (D*DD) Distinction Star, Distinction, Distinction; enabling her to be offered a place at every university she applied to.
Chloe then chose to study a degree in Theatre and Drama at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries of the University of South Wales, where she studied script writing, physical theatre, clowning, mask work, acting for radio and audio books, improvisation and devise work and explored the most influential practitioners in theatre, including Berkoff and his use of physical theatre, Stanislavski and his practice of naturalism, Grotowski’s poor theatre using theatre as a safe space for exploration and Brecht using drama to be the social activist. Though studying drama and having graduated with a BA Hons degree in July of 2015, Chloe has never lost her love of music, singing and dance and continues to train herself at adult classes and in her own time, even now. For her final scholarly dissertation, Chloe chose to specialize in the impact and use of drama and performance as an educational and therapeutic devise, particularly for children and young people; something Chloe continues to have a deep interest in exploring and a drive to expand her knowledge in.
BTEC level 3 extended Diploma in Performing arts and musical theatre: 2012
Distinction grade Diploma in Counselling children and adolescents (O.A.Dip); 2014
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) degree; 2015
Course attended for the management of, actual or potential, aggression; 2015
Emotion coaching training programme for pupils, parents and professionals; 2016
Mengage AQA unit award in mentoring boys and young men; 2017
Boys Don’t Cry workshop attended; 2017
Chloe has worked with young people in many different capacities over the last 7 years.
Before qualifying, Chloe had assisted at a performing arts school with drama, music and dance with students aged 3-7 and 7-18.
While studying, Chloe was assisting at theSchool
Chloe was a Teacher of Drama for Bristol school of performing arts.
Chloe initially taught the YoungSchool, before becoming the Drama Teacher at theSchool.
- On Stage
Performed in an Ellen Kent Opera ‘Tosca’ at the Bristol hippodrome
Performed in an Ellen Kent Ballet ‘Alice In Wonderland’ at the Bristol hippodrome
Performed as Audrey in Dennis Potters ‘Blue remembered hills’
Performed as Abigail in Arthur Millers ‘The Crucible’
Performed as Maureen in the musical ‘Honk’
Performed as Muzzy in the musical ‘Thoroughly modern Millie’
Performed as Aladdin in the pantomime of ‘Aladdin’
Performed as Princess Marigold in the pantomime of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’
Performed as Anna in Patrick Marbers play ‘Closer’ as part of Chloe’s degree
Voice performance in a short horror audio play, ‘Grave Romance’, broadcast on Dragon Radio as part of Chloe’s degree.
- Directing & Writing
Co-wrote and co-directed a short horror audio play, ‘Grave Romance’, broadcast on Dragon Radio as part of Chloe’s degree
Directed ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ on stage, as part of Chloe’s degree
Supported a GCSE production while on work experience at a secondary school in Bristol
Chloe wrote a 90-minute film script that contributed to her degree.