Jo Billingham

Jo Billingham

Freelance Dance and Drama Specialist

  • Location: London/Midlands
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am dance and drama specialist from the Midlands. I have extensive experience working in education with participants of all ages, from child-led explorations in the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Creative Professional Development programmes with adults. I have commitment to improving learning through the arts and hold a professional United Kingdom Alliance Performing Arts teaching qualification and a BA Honours degree in Performing Arts for the Community and Education. In addition to this I completed an MA in Acting in order to further develop my personal practice and understanding of my art form.

My work includes teaching regular classes in educational settings, delivering workshops, projects, creative outreach programmes, creative residencies and large scale consultancy programmes. I have worked with many national creative enterprises such as Creative Partnerships, Bright Space, Telford Culture Zone, Birmingham Stage Company, Language Alive, and Workshops for Schools.

It have just completed a choreography and directing commission for a dance on film project in assosciation with In Harmony Telford and Stoke, in response to the BBC's Ten Pieces initiative.

Work History

Workshop Leader - Birmingham Stage Company

2011 - Present

Workshop Leader - Workshops for Schools (WFS)

Jan 2009 - Present

Freelancer (present) and Teacher/Actor (2007-2008) - The PlayHouse

Sep 2007 - Present

Freelance Dance and Drama Specialist - Self-employed

2006 - Present

Artis Specialist - Artis Education

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014

Creative Partner - Creative Partnerships and Bright Space Birmingham

2007 - 2011

Education

Acting - Master's degree - Birmingham School of Acting

2010 - 2011

Performing Arts for the Community and Education with English - BA Honours - Oxford Brookes University

2003 - 2006

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