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SARAH LYLE

Director

Sarah was born in Belfast and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. She comes from a performance background, and has worked with many theatre production companies in NI, such as; Waterfront Hall, Accidental Theatre, Theatre at the Mill, Ulster Theatre Company, Lyric Theatre, David Hull Productions, Red Lemon Productions, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Clinic Theatre Company, Bruiser Theatre Company and Replay Productions. Sarah has also worked in television; Charles Hurst Renault presenter, Power NI commercial, Moy Park commercial, Pajanimals (Jim Henson Company with Sixteen South), Sesame Tree (Sixteen South and Sesame Workshop), Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr (Green Inc.), The Dwelling (Stirling Television), Building Energy Rating commercial (RTE), No Vote No Voice commercial (BBC NI), Casualty and Down to Earth (BBC). Sarah now writes and produces established productions alongside her own material under Cre:8 Theatre. Sarah’s directing include: Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale (Braid Arts Centre), Chemo Express and Fast and Loose (Accidental Theatre) Annie Jr (TATM), Wonderful Wild West Musicals (TATM), Joseph (TATM), Buddy the Elf (New Lodge Arts), High School Musical Jr, Honk Jr, Fame Jr, Hairspray (Encore Arts), Hippos in the Shower (Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival) and The Girl on the Sofa (Primecut Productions). Sarah’s writing credits include:  Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale (Braid Arts Centre), Chemo Express (Accidental Theatre), Frozen Winter Wonderland (The Studio), Buddy (New Lodge Arts).

JENNIFER MILLIGAN

Choreography

Having been awarded a full scholarship, Jennifer trained at the prestigious Performers College on the Musical Theatre/Dance Theatre course, where she won the Acting Award in her graduate year. She also gained her dance teaching qualifications through the ISTD at Performers College and Inchicore College, Dublin. She returned to Northern Ireland to set up JMDA, The Studio Ballyclare in January 2011 and pursue her ambition of becoming a choreographer. Theatre credits include ‘Absolute Rhythm and Soul’ (featured soloist and dancer), ‘Smile the Musical’ (Carol), ’Vernon God Little’ (Prosecutor) and ‘The World Goes ’Round’ (featured soloist). Jennifer has also appeared onstage at the SSE Arena, Belfast as a dancer in ‘Night of 1000 Voices’ in aid of the Caron Keating Foundation, at the Millennium Forum, Derry in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and in ’Jack and The Beanstalk’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast as well as numerous hair and fashion shows for Toni and Guy, The Wedding Journal and Andrew Mulvenna. Jennifer’s television credits include ‘We Are Most Amused’ broadcast on ITV to celebrate Prince Charles 60th Birthday, and as a dancer in adverts for Sky One's ‘Got to Dance' and dancer/choreographer for adverts for Dale Farm and the Belfast Visitor Board. Choreographer and Artistic Vision credits include productions at Braid Arts Centre, Theatre At The Mill, The Courtyard Theatre and New Lodge Arts on shows such as ‘Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale’, ‘Annie Jr’, ‘Wonderful Wild West Musicals’, ‘Elf The Musical’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Fame’. Choreography credits include working with Cahoots NI, AV Browne and Street Monkey and choreographing shows such as Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Grease and Chicago to name but a few, as well as a performance including 24 Northern Irish dancers at Disneyland California on The Mickey Mouse Stage in April 2016. 

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