ADAYA HENRY by Tenisha White
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18 Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry CV5 6DT
Phone: 024 7669 1900
Mobile: 07941 133812
West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Playing Age:16 - 33 years
Actual Age:26 years
Appearance:Mixed Race, Black-Caribbean, Black-African
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Cool
Voice Quality:Husky


"To return to the character of Joanne, I felt that Adaya Henry delivered a performance that was staggering in its emotional poignance." (Review of Little Baby Jesus, Frankie Rhodes, 'Jay Droch and Adaya Henry stand out as particularly impressive JUMPROV members – mastering the ability to pluck a character, accent or scenario from nowhere, even when confronted with some rather strange suggestions from audience members...' (Review - Love Midlands Theatre - Improv)

Stage Television Improvisation Workshop Short Film Corporate Further Credits
2019, Stage, Melanie, Shot Girl by Adaya Henry, Apples and Snakes / Birmingham REP, Madeleine Kludje
2019, Stage, Kerry, Phyllis (Tour), Women and Theatre, Jo Gleave / Janice Connolly
2018, Stage, Joanne, Little Baby Jesus, Birmingham REP, Jay Crutchley
2018, Stage, Yvonne and Remi, Meet me in the Ruins (Site specific), Belgrade Theatre and Coventry Cathedral, Nick Walker
2018, Stage, Spoken word artist, TYPT:18 Run it back, TALAWA
2018, Stage, Narrator, Echoes of the Estate (Site Specific), Birmingham REP, Jay Crutchley
2018, Stage, Spoken word artist, Slam Minutes does SEX at The Pleasance, Slamkings
2018, Stage, Lisa Turtle, Bayside! the Musical, The Other Palace, Micheal Neri Ltd, Micheal Neri
2018, Stage, Kerry, Phyllis, Women and Theatre, Janice Connolly
2018, Stage, Chief Weasel and various roles, The Wind in the Willows, The Albany Theatre Trust, Claudette Bryanston
2017, Stage, Emma, Contractions, Here to There Productions, Hereford Courtyard Theatre, Andrew Whittle
2017, Stage, Dr Abdullah, Holding Baby, Roaring Theatre Company, Jan Watts
2017, Stage, Bourbon / Fenella, An Evening of Jan Watts - Icarus and Second Coming, Rag City Productions, Ashleigh Aston
2017, Stage, Kay, Pigweed, Reindeer, Highwayman, The Snow Queen, Jars of Clay, Mike Bower
2016, Stage, Monologue Slam Overall winner, Monologue Slam Birmingham, Tri Force Creative, Adaya Henry
2016, Stage, Hippolyta Head Fairy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Here to There Productions, Carl Walker
2012, Stage, Cheshire Cat / Singer, Mooky's Adventures in Circus Wonderland, Black Pool Tower Circus, Laci Endresz Jr
2018, Television, Stacey Winwood, Doctors, BBC, Jennie Paddon
2015, Television, BOOMF Various Campaigns (Commercial), Gate Films, Tom Shrapnel
2019, Improvisation, Improviser, HOOPLA UK & Ireland Improv Festival, JUMPROV
2019, Improvisation, Improviser, Jumprov @ TEDx Wolverhampton, JUMPROV
2018, Improvisation, Improviser, Birmingham Improv Festival, JUMPROV
2018, Improvisation, Improviser, Jumprov: Comedy Island, JUMPROV
2018, Improvisation, Improviser, Jumprov @ That Friday Feeling, COBO Events (Comedy of Black Origin)
2017, Improvisation, Improviser, JUMPROV'S Debut The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Jumprov
2019, Workshop, Angel, Confessions of a Job Seeker (Rehearsed reading), Paven Virk, Craig Conway
2019, Workshop, Bernadette, Lemons lemons lemons lemons lemons, Ramps on the moon, Birmingham REP, Lucy MacDonald
2019, Workshop, Lesley, Her Big Chance (R&D), New Vic Theatre and RTYDS, Chloe Bond
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Jasmine, Graycon, CarmaFilm, Duaine Roberts
2016, Short Film, Lou, The story of Peter Pendragon, 6 O's Studios, Colin Cooper
2014, Short Film, Harriet Breakwell, The Reality Box, Templar Films, Christopher Sloan
2019, Corporate, Sarah - Employee, Training video, Sainsbury's, Kevin Gayle
2019, Corporate, Sue - Manager, Training video, Sainsbury's, Kevin Gale
Further Credits
2018, Site Specific, Spoken word artist, Slaminutes goes mental at The Crypt Gallery, Slamkings
2018, Viral, Spoken Word Artist, Brum poem as part of the #WMGeneration campaign, Adaya Henry
2018, Role Play, Actor/facilitator young Mental Health patient, The Milestone Project, STAMP, Claudette Bryanston


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, Barbadian, Birmingham*, Black Country, Caribbean, Cockney, Jamaican, Liverpool, Manchester, Midlands-West, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto*, Blues, Mezzo, R & B Singing*, Rap, Reggae Singing*
Performance:Actor-Singer, APC Basic Single Sword
Other Skills:DBS (CRB) clearance, Director, Drama Coach (professional)


Arden School of Theatre, Musical Theatre BA Honours, 2011 - 2014

Stratford Upon Avon College, Btec Level 3 National Diploma, Musical theatre, 2009-2011