Task 1a: Professional Profile
This is the first draft of my new professional profile - I'd love to get some feedback and hear what you think.
Obviously the 'About Me' section of this blog shows whatever my Google+ profile says, which is not necessarily the most appropriate way to present myself professionally!
"My name is Dani; I am a professionally trained Actress, Dancer and Singer, having graduated with Distinction from Liverpool Theatre School and College. While training I also gained Distinctions in the three higher level LAMDA Acting examinations, and was nominated for an IDTA Scholarship Award in Ballet.
Since graduating I have worked freelance as a performer, specialising in Cabaret and Burlesque and I have performed all over the world in theatres, on television and for private or corporate events.
Some of my favourite performances include: Feature Soloist in the original cast of 'Burlesque On Ice', joining the cast of the world-famous 'Simon Drake's House Of Magic', touring and performing with the award winning shows 'The Burlesque Show', 'Circus Burlesque' and 'Another F**king Variety Show', and appearing in 'Coronation Street'!
As part of my ongoing training I have also learned Fire Performance, Figure Skating and Aerial Hoop! I enjoy challenging myself and learning new skills: next I want to learn some form of martial art.
Outside of performing I am the manager of a dance-wear store in the outskirts of London, which I love as it allows me to pass on my knowledge and expertise to the next generation of dancers and performers.
I am excited to start the BAPP Arts course: I am at a stage of my life where I am searching for the next step in my arts career – my dream job would be in a Creative Direction role within an exciting and forward-thinking theatre or cabaret production company, and I believe this course will help me achieve this goal."
Oh and I also have a proper workspace! I love quirky, vintage pieces (furniture, clothing, anything!) so when I spied this retro writing bureau in a charity store I knew I had to have it!
My little workspace!
During the induction, Adesola stressed the importance of having a specific work area, so I'm deliberately keeping my desk free of clutter and the the detritus of modern life. Although I can't guarantee I can keep it free of cats...