"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" - Geroge Bernard Shaw
Founder & Director
~ Actor, creative workshop weaver, facilitator and movement director ~
Dani has been focusing her work towards SEN (special education needs) - ‘learning through play’ since July 2017 and has become increasingly fascinated how play; a true sense of being is limited in todays society.
"Theres a weird law that says at 18 adulating must begin and for some that means play must end, or so we’re taught.
Most adults know ‘play’ because it’s innately with us. Those wild moments when we allow ourselves to be free of any worries or concerns other than to play. It’s part of our human spirit but somewhere along the winding path of adulthood play gets lost.
Where do we release and express our inner child without relying on unhealthy vices? As adults it becomes more and more difficult to access the play portal, life gets serious and we forget to tend to our inner child.
I create safe spaces for people from all walks of life to connect with the paradox of play; not taking yourself too seriously yet serious shifts happen".
Dani has been a professional actor, facilitator & creative director for 10 years. Prior to training with East 15 Acting School (BA Acting) in 2013 Dani has been a visiting rehearsal director and workshop facilitator for Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester) and The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), Without Theatre, and has devised and performed shows with the collective CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company).
Dani has worked extensively across film, theatre, radio and TV with both private productions and the BBC. She has also toured self devised work within a range of disciplines including storytelling, physical theatre and clowning
Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre
Rose Bruford College
Jon Davis Clowning School
The Comedy School - Mick Barnfather
The British Youth Filming Academy
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Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’