My name is Joni and I'm a Freelance Creative.
After years of answering "So what do you do?" with a variety of answers I was still trying to figure out what I do.
It was my husband that first called me this and it seemed to encapsulate everything I do, I've done and will probably ever do. I work creatively with everything and anything I do.
I specialise in performing, theatre-making, puppetry, working with biography, workshops, research, using my hands... I tend to just give anything a go with an open mind and an open heart.
Most of my work focuses on mental health having lived with Generalise Anxiety Disorder since I was 11. I'm all about honesty, awareness, curiosity and starting conversation.
All I want is to make lives easier, tell stories seldom told and maybe find something beautiful amongst it.
Workshop Leader - Harrow Arts Centre
Feb 2015 - Present
Co-Founder & Performer - BearDog
Sep 2014 - Present
Performing Arts & Development Co-Ordinator - The Woodoaks Association
Apr 2013 - Present
Co-Founder & Performer - Sort Of Theatre
Jan 2013 - Present
Craft Workshop Leader - Compass Theatre
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
Associate Artist - Indomitable Productions
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Advance Theatre Practice - M.A - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Modern Drama Studies - B.A - Brunel University
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
- artistic development
- Editing Video
- Live Performance
- marketing design
- Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
- puppet making
- workshop leader
Artistic Director Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School - - - Freelance Director and Educator