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My name is Gabrielle, and my truest love (other than books) has always been for the performing arts. I work predominantly as an actor, but also like to dabble in writing and production from time to time, and I’m currently working with Avant Cymru to bring artistic opportunities to the Valleys. I’ve performed in local theatre productions from childhood, being a part of a variety of productions over the years, such as Billy Elliot, Starlight Express, Grease, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Barnum, Les Miserables, Singin’ In The Rain, 13 The Musical, and Beauty and the Beast, and have been lucky enough to have performed in Blackout at the National Theatre in London in 2016. More recently, I’ve been privileged enough to have performed as Juliet in Avant Cymru’s Romeo and Juliet, Maria in Twelfth Night, and Alice in Henry V.

As a performer from a small town, working class background, I understand how difficult it can be to come by opportunities in this industry, particularly coming from a poorer area; I hope that going forward, we can begin to create more equal means and opportunities across the board, allowing everyone a seat at the table, as I believe that art and creativity is a birthright that we are all meant to enjoy.

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