Dani  Tougher

Dani Tougher

Theatre Creative

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry

I trained professionally in Musical Theatre and graduated with Distinction from Liverpool Theatre School and College. During my time training I also gained Distinctions in the three higher level LAMDA Acting Exams and was nominated for an IDTA Scholarship Award in Ballet.

Since graduating I have specialised in Variety and Cabaret Burlesque performance. Some of my favourite shows have included: joining the cast of the world-famous "Simon Drake's House of Magic," touring with the award-winning shows "The Burlesque Show," "Another F**king Variety Show" and "Circus Burlesque" and performing as Feature Soloist in the original cast of "Burlesque On Ice" for which I was also Creative Producer.

I am now studying for a BA(Hons) Degree in Performance Practise with Middlesex University. After graduation in early 2016 (hopefully!) I am hoping to begin an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies with a view to a career in Dramaturgy and Creative Practice. I work as Manager of a dance-wear store in Surrey and as Literary Assistant at the Finborough Theatre where I have also assisted in the production of several plays.

I am passionate about the arts, and want to use my skills and experience to work for a company with a charitable bias and ethos of using theatre and performance to empower disadvantaged children and young adults. Ideally I want to work in outreach and cross-cultural exchange within communities. I am involved with the charity MySmallHelp and have worked with those who are deemed disadvantaged, and have realised that I gain the most reward and satisfaction from helping those less fortunate than myself.