Madeleine is a trained actor, who has spent most of the past 16 years working with children and young people. Madeleine graduated from accredited drama school; Drama Centre London, with a degree in Acting. She then spent several years working as an actor in central London theatres, and touring to studio theatres nationally. She also particularly enjoyed performing in TIE theatre for children of all ages. Most notable was her performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; "the young actors are vibrant....." The Scotsman.
Madeleine has been workshop-leading, directing and producing shows, and teaching drama and dance, to everyone from babies to adults, for 11 years. She has specialised in working with people with disabilities and learning difficulties, for organisations like; MENCAP and The Bury Met Arts Centre. Madeleine has also received training from Chickenshed Inclusive Theatre Company, among others, and the National Theatre. She is also trained in MAKATON signing levels 1-4. Madeleine has grade 7 RAD ballet training and has performed in many styles of dance, including Lancashire Clog! Madeleine also gained a PTLLS teaching qualification; "Madeleine is very smiley and approachable...giving lots of positive encouragement...perfect for teaching..." Course Tutor.
I grew up around music, dancing and the arts. I'm passionate about creativity, and love the fact that rhythm and imagination are a fundamental part of us all. I have played the piano and the guitar in the past, and am now picking the guitar back up; which is great fun! Over the last few years I have been developing unique sessions which involve music and song. I'm passionate about helping children to explore music, and about bringing it alive for them. I believe in KidsRocK and the way it brings families together, and enriches every child's development. I have always brought my own children to KidsRocK classes and recognise the importance of giving these experiences, and opportunities for expression to everyone. I am delighted to bring my range of skills, training and expertise together, to become part of the KidsRocK team. And I'm excited to be able to share KidsRocK with as many children as possible! Look out for more Drama popping up in future KidsRocK sessions....
I am also available for birthday parties.