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Excellent physical comedian mime/clown and workshop tutor. Introduces and develops skills in Juggling, Diablo, Stilt walking, Plate & Ball Spinning, Cigar Boxes & Devil Sticks. Teaches Clowning & Mime to students of all ages. Theatre, Street theatre and cabaret acts. 

Equity member since 1995 No: M00138363

DBS Checked - Basic Disclosure - 200000006886374

£1,000,000 Public Liability through Equity

Full clean UK driving licence


Height:
 6'1 (186cm)    -   Weight: 12 1/2 stone (80kg) 

Build: Slim/Medium/Athletic (Detailed measurements available on request) 

Hair: Dark Brown/Black   -   Eyes: Hazel


 

Experience


2004  to Present - Owner/Manager of TRUNK CIRCUS 

Freelance circus Instructor. Creating and running Myles McDowell’s Trunk Circus Workshops - teaching Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Community groups & schools throughout the UK, sole responsibility for administration, publicity, booking & finances.

1998 to present - Actor  Robin Hood (2009)  New Tricks (2009)   EastEnders (2000), 

Clown House Written & Directed By Myles McDowell, (2000) 

Hallelujah show, Frasier Hooper director, Circus Space (1998).

1997 - 1998 Circus Clown for 'Cirque Perrier'

Traditional circus, performer, sound & lights technician & rigger, driver, and circus hand for this French family run circus.

1995 to present Street Entertainer in the UK.

Clients include: Covent Garden, Little Venice Cavalcade, Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Winchester Hatfair, Streets of Brighton and Corporate functions.

1994 - 1995 Butlins Redcoat Entertainer. Performing own act, taking part and organising all aspects of day and evening entertainment for all ages.


Employment

2013 to Present - Freelance circus instructor

Shooting Stars Circus Skills

Responsible for teaching a variety of skills and circus disciplines to children and adults of all ages in  community groups & schools throughout the UK.

2010 Teaching at National Centre for Circus Arts 

Formally 'The Circus Space' Hoxton, London,  

Teaching the diploma course students and adults in the corporate workshops.  

2000 to 2006  Theatre in Education Tutor - Managing resources, marketing & tour schedules. Teaching Clowning & giving circus workshops in schools, fields, church halls, theatres & and 'Legoland', Windsor. 

Creating a ‘Water safety show’ in partnership with British Waterways and the RNLI 

Giving Water Safety Talks & workshops in schools in the West London Area. 

Creating Theatre and street theatre shows.

October 1999 to 2007 Member – The Why Not Institute

Performing in and co-devising the Ha-Harmonics, assisting Brazilian clown, Angela De Castro.


Education


Diploma in Acting & The Performing Arts, Barnet College of FE, Hertfordshire, UK.

Diploma in Expressive and Illusionary Mime & Movement, Mime Centre, London.

Diploma in Street Entertainment & Circus, Brolly Entertainers UK



Professional Training undertaken with:

Avner Eisenberg (Ecole Jacques Lecoq Alumni): Exceptions to Gravity - Leeds University and in London

Angela De Castro (Lecoq Alumni): Contemporary Clown - Three Mills Island Studios.

Kevin Brooking (Lecoq Alumni); The Art of Accidents - White Lion Street, London.

Linda Kerr-Scott (Lecoq Alumni): Physical Clown & Physical Theatre at the Institute of Contemporary Clowning, London. 

Fraser Hooper: Clowning and Performance at Circus Space, London.

Gerry Flanagan: Red Nose Clown at The City Lit, London. 

Adam Darius: Mime at The Mime Centre London.

Rick Zoltowski: Bouffon Clown at The Battersea Arts Centre, London.

Nola Rae: Mime at The Holborn Art Centre, London.

Barry Grantham: Eccentric Dance & Vaudeville at The Institute of Contemporary Clowning, London.

Laka D: Voice training and singing. 


Skills

 

3 Scarf, 3, 4, 5 Balls, 3 Club/Club passing, 3 Hat Juggling, Object manipulation. Flower/Devil stick, Diabolo, Spinning plates, Free standing/hold on stilt walking, Slackline walking, Poi/Fire Poi, Staff/Fire staff swinging. Clowning/Mime/Mask performance and direction. Dance. Ukulele Player. African Djembe Drummer. Photographer/Videographer. Director. 

 

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