Hi I’m Anna!
I’m a qualified Drama teacher. I gained a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts with English and have worked as a secondary Drama teacher for 12 years. I am also a mummy to 2 beautiful children. When my son began to show signs of creativity and imaginative play, i started to look for Drama classes to take him to. Many of the classes i took him to focused on singing rather than creativity and I began to play more imaginatively with him at home. We would read stories and act them out and play simple drama games. This is when Imagine Drama was dreamt up.
Every time I plan a class, i use the EYFS to structure learning and try to build classes focusing on what the imagineers will enjoy. The lessons are not as structured as some toddler classes as the children lead the activities using their imaginations which is challenging and fun for me as a drama practitioner. Often we go off on an amazing journey, the mind of a toddler is fascinating!
Drama is such a valuable tool for self expression, confidence and learning about the world we live in. To be able to listen to the wonderful ideas the children come up with each week, watch them smile and laugh and develop in confidence is a dream job
…and I’m Gabi!
I’m ecstatic to join the Imagine Drama Team! I’ve recently completed a Creative Performance BA (Hons) at UCC, working in various performance models for different types of theatre. I wanted to join Imagine Drama as I found I loved story telling the most, especially because it can bring so much joy to little ones. I find working with kids opens up my own imagination and will mold me to be a better actor, theatre maker and leader. I hope I can encourage imagination and creation and let kids make fun memories!