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When I think of becoming an actress, it isn’t fame and fortune that motivates me, but an overwhelming desire to spend my life doing something that actually makes me happy…

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Chorus – South Pacific Joseph Rowntree Theatre, February 2007

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I was encouraged by my high school drama teacher to pursue acting when I left, which I did and was given a place at York College studying performing arts. Sadly, my family didn’t see that as a sensible option and I wasn’t allowed to begin the course…

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Noises Off Brooke Ashton/Vicki Joseph Rowntree Theatre, May 2007

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I missed acting desperately so I began looking for amateur groups that I could join and became involved with York Stage Musicals. This group, and the people in it, transformed my life…

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre, June 2007 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Chorus

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Over the last 2 years, I have gained valuable experience on stage, in acting, singing and dancing roles. I have had the opportunity to play a variety of characters, from an institutionalised lunatic in Sweeney Todd, to a 70 year old tap dancing woman in Last Tango in Whitby…

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E W W I L L U O Y R O C K B o h e m i a n / D o c t o r S e p t e m b e r Y o r k G r a n d O p e r a H o u s e 2 0 0 7

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I have become part of a strong production team for York Stage Musicals; inputting to stage design, building and loading sets into and out of the theatre and working backstage…

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Extra OCTOBER 2007 JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE BRASSED OFF

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When I’m working on a show, I am at my most content. I love seeing a production through from start to finish. To me, it’s not work if you love what you’re doing…

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Aladdin Aladdin Spirit of the Ring (Chav Fairy) Joseph Rowntree Theatre December 2007

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My involvement in theatre has given me the confidence to pursue the career I truly want…

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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Chorus / Beggar Woman understudy Joseph Rowntree Theatre - February 2008 Chorus / Beggar Woman understudy Joseph Rowntree Theatre - February 2008

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I auditioned for a place on a professional acting course at The Bridge Theatre Training Company in Camden. I was offered a place on their 2 year course, but couldn’t get any funding and had to defer my place. A year later I re-auditioned for The Bridge’s post grad/post experience course. Again, I was successful and again my funding application was rejected…

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THE CONCERT J o e h R w t n r e e t r ENSEMBLE / SOLOIST T Seussical the Musical Amazing Mayzie Legally Blonde Dear Elle You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Beethoven Day Avenue Q Fine Fine Line The Wild Party Old Fashioned Love Story

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The wonderful tutors at the school have saved my place again for me this year but I continue to face the same funding obstacles…

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I’m determined, passionate, hardworking, and I dare say talented. I believe that I have what it takes to become a successful actress within a fierce and unforgiving industry…

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Alice Last Tango in Whitby Joseph Rowntree Theatre - October 2008 Clare Sally Waitress

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What I have is raw and unusual but I need the training to prepare me for the professional world…

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre - February 2009 Company Amy

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My passion for acting is so great, I will never give up striving to achieve my goals.

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37 Crossfield CrescentFulfordYorkYO19 4QJ07842 777480 [email protected] hotmail.co.uk Leanne Levi Rivers Vocational Experience York Grand Opera House Stage Crew Patient Simulation for trainee doctors Life modelling since 2007 Singing lessons from 2008 Education Barlby High School 1998 7 GCSEs inc Drama - B Current Employment NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership) Administrator

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With thanks to Tim Clarke for the provision of photos from: We Will Rock You Brassed Off Sweeney Todd Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Tommy Nik Pikard for the provision of photos from: South Pacific How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying And Jeff Morris for the provision of photos from: Aladdin Music written & performed by: Leanne Rivers Chris Morton Gavin Cross

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