A qualified ATCL Trinity and LAMDA teacher, Suzy trained under the Head Lecturer of Central School of Speech and Drama (Alan Allkins) and has been teaching for more than 10 years. Her experience includes working in primary and secondary schools, in both the public and private sector, for an international language school and for two renowned Drama schools.
Having recognised the enjoyment and therapeutic benefits that drama brought to her students, Suzy later became an activity club manager for adults with mild to moderate dementia running a fun packed programme of drama activities and games to promote wellbeing. Her varied schedule of activities and patient approach led her to win the ‘Engagement and Wellbeing Specialist of the Year’ at the Hertfordshire Care Awards.
An active member of a drama group since childhood, Suzy’s passion for the subject has seen her act in numerous plays, work backstage as a costume mistress and makeup artist, attend a wide range of theatre productions across the UK and read hundreds of scripts. Her interest in performing later extended to singing and she is currently a member of the award winning IDMC Gospel Choir.
By continuing to hone her drama teaching and acting skills (regularly taking part in courses at The Actors Centre and ad-hoc jobs within the industry) Suzy can offer practical insight and guidance to her students.
Having witnessed it’s positive effects first hand, Suzy runs Dramatis to bring the benefits of drama to the West Sussex community.