Founder and teacher at Bananadrama
Growing up in Wales, performing in local and National festivals was all part of normal school life, so I was acting and singing from a young age.
I eventually graduated with a degree in Community Theatre Arts from Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and worked for the next 15 years in Theatre, Film and T.V.
As much as I enjoyed filming, nothing compared to the feeling of live performance. Once I had my first son, travelling around the country and long filming days no longer appealed and when Finn was 8 months old I filmed an episode of Casualty, my last job as an actress .
However, I soon discovered I could pass on the joy of performing by teaching music and drama to children. I have taught for the past 10 years, from babies to 11 year olds, in schools, nurseries and church halls. I have seen the skills and confidence grow in my students and truly believe in the benefits that drama can offer each and every child.
"TJ is, quite simply an amazing teacher. She is always full of enthusiasm which delights her young charges, excites their imagination and encourages their learning".