Angela Watkins

Angela completed a Certificate in Performance (Dance) at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Adelaide. As a young dancer she trained in RAD ballet, tap, acrobatics, jazz and singing and began her professional career at the age of six.

 

Angela toured with contemporary dance companies in Australia and worked professionally with choreographers including Paul Mercurio, Jason Coleman and Garry Stewart.  Following her dancing success she spent years working as an actress in subsidised, commercial and corporate theatre, television and film prior to her migration to the UK.

 

Once in England Angela completed a Post Graduate in Drama at the Oxford School of Drama and whilst there was chosen for The William Poel Festival at the Royal National Theatre.  Subsequently she worked in many areas of production including a 9 year stint with a West End theatre producer prior to having her family and moving to Chichester.  

 

Angela now teaches drama and dance, running her own classes as well as teaching on a freelance basis, most recently working as a Senior Youth Theatre Practitioner at Chichester Festival Theatre until stepping down to spend more time with family.  In 2016 she was appointed Creative Director for Spotlight on the Edge, a one-off charity event involving performances from over 200 local children held on the main stage at Chichester Festival Theatre, which raised in excess of £10,000. 

 

Angela prepares students for the Chichester Festival of Music, Dance & Speech each year and produces an annual fundraising Variety Show in Bosham for a local charity and is a qualified Wheelchair Dance Instructor.   She is currently completing a qualification with the British Theatre Dance Association and holds a WSCC Chaperone Licence and is fully DBS checked.