Who we are
UROCK Theatre Company delivers arts projects to schools, communities and businesses around the region, supporting & initiating the young people’s cultural offer.
The current project will enable the company to test its presence as the resident youth theatre and delivery of youth arts projects at Eastern Angles' current pop-up venue, The Undercroft, in the growing township of Hampton, Peterborough, enabling it to develop important new relationships with young people, schools and new audiences.
The youth theatre is an innovative and experimental company, drawing young people from across Peterborough. A youth theatre with artistic ambition, it has created a supported environment for a young person to move between the stages of school and higher education and beyond. Young people who work with UROCK are committed to a high standard of quality and that has contributed to the high level of success
I am founder and Artistic Director of UROCK Theatre which has been built upon my knowledge and expertise of working in both education and the creative industries developing new educational models of intervention.I am a Creative facilitator trained in Breakthrough Creativity Synectics UK with many examples of providing creative staff development. I am an associate Artist/Producer for The Map Consortium delivering for the last 6 years to the Peterborough City Leadership Forum. I have led in house staff creative training for: Sacrewell Farm, Green Backyard, City College, The Peterborough City Public health team and the initial shared sessions between teachers & artists that led to the development of PHACE.
I was an Advanced Skills Performing Arts teacher in Secondary Schools for 30 years, as a consequence my network in Peterborough Schools is exemplary. I was a Creative Agent that enabled 2 city schools to successfully apply as National schools of Creativity and work with investment ongoing for 3 years. Both schools, Fulbridge Academy and West Town primary school benefitted from my regional arts experience as a broker of training and artists.
I was contemporary dance trained at Laban Art of Movement studio Surrey as part of my B.E.D training as a teacher. I have participated in many National Dance Teacher Association Dance courses over multiple years & have staged residencies with national Dance/Theatre Companies including Motionhouse, Gecko, Union dance & Jiving Lindy Hoppers. I am a board member of Indepen-dance Glasgow where my relationship has flourished since writing their educational strategy