Hi, I'm Elke, I graduated from university last year with a 2:1 BAHonours degree in Contemporary Theatre & Performance. In my 3 years there, I learnt so much about theatre as a whole, how to become a better performer, and also how to devise work from scratch, which I thoroughly enjoy doing. Devising theatre is a brilliant process, and I absolutely love the concept of creating a piece from a single idea, to watch it grow and blossom into a full performance, whether with a group of performers, or working solo.
Having worked on and devised both solo, small group and large group performances, I have good time management and organisation skills, and work well with others. I know that all sounds very stereotypical to put in the 'About' box, but it's true, I swear.
Although I'm a trained contemporary performer, my favourite thing to perform in is Musical Theatre, and whilst at university I was part of the Musical Theatre society on campus, we did 3 full shows and 2 showcases, all big hits with the university campus. I also loved musical theatre from a young age, and have been performing in musical theatre shows since I was 11.
I'm also a performance poet, I have performed at small events and I love every aspect of it, from the initial idea, to the first time you perform in front of an audience.
Contemporary Theatre & Performance - 2:1 BAHonours - Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire
Sep 2011 - May 2014
- Devising Contemporary Theatre
- Live Performance
- Musical Performer
- Musical Theatre
Poet/Performer/Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University
Community Engagement & Employability. Poet. Playwright. Experimental writer. Performer.