Fi was responsible for initiating performing arts as an after-school club, within and attached to schools in Swindon and she loves that so many young people get to experience our unique approach to performing arts throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Fi is also responsible for delivering the Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver Arts Awards. 

Empowerment, nurturing and encouraging young people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality has always been important to Fi and she extends this within her family with her husband, Paul and two children.  Fi would have loved to experience an organisation like RPA when she was younger, and this drives her to reach and help as many young people as possible. She loves to read, holiday with her family and snuggle up with them for a family movie night. It’s often a noisy house having four creatives under the same roof! 

Fi started her training at Swindon Dance (then Thamesdown Dance Studios), initially as a community dancer and then onto the now legendary Foundation Course with Pete Purdy and Marie McCluskey.  After she graduated from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) degree in performing arts, she joined Sixth Sense Theatre Company (now Prime Theatre) as their General Manager and Youth Theatre Worker and continued to develop her love for young people in the arts. 

Fi has sung on the famous turning circle on the London Palladium stage; danced with Green Candle in Sadlers Wells and filmed in several TV dramas including Midsummer Murders; Casualty, Sky’s Dream Team and Ultimate Force. 

Fi loves her life developing young people and will keep going until she can’t move anymore! 

Fi’s inspirations are: 

The wonderful Martha Graham – 

DV8 – 

Candoco – 

Matthew Bourne of Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP) – 

and of course her truly inspirational family! 

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All elements of the sessions are child centered and there is no pressure to perform,
just to relax, enjoy and have a good time.