SHAKERA LOUISE AHAD

SHAKERA LOUISE AHAD by David Michael
Photo: David Michael
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DIRECT PERSONAL MANAGEMENT
C/O Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter's Building, St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
Phone: 0113 266 4036 / 020 8694 1788
Fax: 0113 266 4036
E-mail: office@directpm.co.uk
WWW: www.directpm.co.uk
Location:Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:11st. 7lb. (73kg)
Playing Age:21 - 35 years
Appearance:Asian, Maori, Mixed Race
Nationality:British, Bangladeshi
Other:Equity
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Direct
Voice Quality:Warm

Credits:

Currently developing an original concept for screen through international collaboration, funded by ACE Artist's International Development Fund.

Television Stage Commercial Rehearsed Reading Video Workshop Site Specific Improvisation Further Credits
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Television
2017, Television, Puppeteer, Becca's Bunch, Factory Transmedia, Conor Finnegan
Stage
2017, Stage, Ameena, Come Closer - Memories of Partition, Manchester Royal Exchange & Manchester Museums, Amy Hailwood
2017, Stage, Sophia, MeetCute, Slung Low Shorts '17, Jim Rastall
2017, Stage, Ensemble - Actor Puppeteer, The Singing Mermaid, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, Little Angel Theatre, Samantha Lane
2016, Stage, Monologue Director, Beyond the Canon Experience: Monologues, Artistic Directors of the Future, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway
2016, Stage, One woman puppetry show, Let's Fly, Little Angel Theatre, Samantha Lane
2016, Stage, Movement Performer & Puppeteer, Research & Development, Little Angel Theatre, Samantha Lane
2016, Stage, Actor Puppeteer, The Invention of Shoes (Rabindranath Tagore), Jumble Abode Theatre, Jum Faruq
2016, Stage, Anastasia, Ugly, Effectus Theatre, Sara Jackson
2013, Stage, Mother/Puppeteer, Cloud Child, Dynamic New Animation, Rachel Riggs
2010, Stage, Director, For Queen & Country?, Albany Theatre & The White Bear, Shakera Louise Ahad
2010, Stage, Various Roles, New Writing Showcase, 17% Women's Writing Company, Sam Hall
2010, Stage, Storyteller & Puppeteer, Terry Jones' Fairy Tales, DNA Puppetry & Visual Theatre, Rachel Riggs
Commercial
2016, Commercial, Girlfriend, Heinz Beanz Song, Caviar Content, Sam Abrahams
Rehearsed Reading
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Jaswinder, The Bridge, Freedom Studios, Tom Wright
2011, Rehearsed Reading, Director, Various New Writing Platform, Red Ladder's Red Grit Training Company, Shakera Louise Ahad
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Cassandra, Oedipus Rex, City Lit College Directors Workshops, Various Directors
Video
2017, Video, Puppeteer, Let's Fly with Aziza - interactive online video, Little Angel Theatre, Samantha Lane
2017, Video, Selina Puppeteer & Voice, Pip & The Brain Explorers, King's College London, Hogarth
Workshop
2015, Workshop, Experimental Performance, Accelerated Intimacy, Nihaarika Negi
Site Specific
2016, Site Specific, Cordelia/Ensemble, King Lear, Theatre of the Dales, Jim Rastall
2015, Site Specific, Ensemble, After The Storm, John Britton
Improvisation
2015, Improvisation, Ensemble, Improvisation Performance, Collage Collective Mumbai
Further Credits
2014, Street Theatre, Devised Ensemble, Osmosis, Freedom Studios, Shakera Louise Ahad

Skills:

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Bradford, Yorkshire*
Languages:
(* = Native/Fluent)
Bengali
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Choral Singing, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Dance (general), Drums-Djembe, Kizomba
Performance:Children's Theatre, Immersive Performance, Interactive Performance, Laban Training, Mask, Meisner Technique, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Presenting, Promenade Theatre, Public Speaking, Repertory, Story Telling, Street Theatre, Verbatim Theatre
Sports:
(* = highly skilled)
Gymnastics, Horse-riding, Kayak, Netball, Pool, Resistance Training, Squash, Swimming, Volleyball, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Assistant Director (experienced), Blogger, Computer Literate, DBS (CRB) clearance, Devising, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Editing/Proof-Reading (experienced), Feldenkrais Method, Improvisation, Narration, Psychology, Puppetry, Spoken Word Artist, Story Telling, Workshop Leader, Workshop Leader (Acting), Workshop Leader (Puppetry)

Training:

Little Angel Theatre Foundation Puppetry Course & Masterclasses

Ensemble improvisation training residency with John Britton

Tamasha Intensive training week - Act/Direct

Improvisation training week with Improbable Theatre

Various workshops in Acting, Directing, Writing - Young Vic Genesis Director's Network, Dramaturg's Network, WYP, NAYT, Independent teachers

Central School of Speech and Drama - Directing Short Course (Inc. occasional attendance on the actor course)

University of Central Lancashire - Drama & Theatre Studies

Bretton Hall tutor - one-on-one acting classes

Singing lessons

Youth Theatre HYT - Music Theatre inc. dance