ALETIA HEARST by Paige Birnie
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49 Greek Street, London, W1D 4EG
Phone: 020-7998 7618
Mobile: 07932 022635
Location:London, United Kingdom
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Playing Age:36 - 45 years
Appearance:Eastern European, Mediterranean, White
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Warm


Aletia received a 5 star review for her production, 'The Artist as Explorer' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Her album 'My Naam is Aletia' was launched in 2017. She is in her fourth year of a (part-time) PhD in Performing Arts.

Cabaret Site Specific Educational Rehearsed Reading Stage Television Musical Music Video Film Comedy
2018, Cabaret, The Diva, Coming Back as a Man, ZAWP at La Haceria, a collaboration with Miren De Miguel
2017, Cabaret, Professor Schadenfreude, Bilbao is not in Spain, Upstairs & Woof
2013, Cabaret, Mata Hari, Mata Hari, Upstairs Productions, Dean Stalham
2012, Cabaret, Snow White & Evil Stepmother, Kathakali Kabaret, Upstairs Productions, Anna Brownsted
2011, Cabaret, Miss Demeanour, In These Shoes, Upstairs Productions, Anna Brownsted
2009, Cabaret, Miss Demeanour, Miss Demeanour, Upstairs Productions, Jaclyn McLoughlin
Site Specific
2017, Site Specific, Performance Artist, The Artist as Explorer, Leeds Beckett, Richard Demarco Archive, Aletia Upstairs
2016, Site Specific, Macbeth and Musician, Emballage, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leeds Beckett, Richard Demarco Archive
2015, Site Specific, Performance Artist, Mementronome, Leeds Beckett, Richard Demarco Archive, Anna Brownsted
2013, Site Specific, Woman, Death Affair Polverigi, Central Saint Martins, Geraldine Pilgrim
2012, Site Specific, Blue Fairy, It All came out of An Egg, Central Saint Martins, Andrea Cosumano
2017, Educational, Mata Hari, The Legacy of Mata Hari: Women and Transgression symposium, City University, a collaboration with Julie Wheelwright
2017, Educational, Mata Hari, The Enduring Enigma of Mata Hari, City University, a collaboration with Julie Wheelwright
2001, Educational, Various, English Language Course, Lead-on Productions, Jennifer Ferrara
Rehearsed Reading
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Poeme Biserici: 14 Poeme De Iubire/ 14 Love Poems, International Theatre Festival Sibiu, Romania, Teresa Brayshaw
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Mata Hari, Mata Hari for Imagine-Asia, a South Asian New Art Festival, Samir Bhamra
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Snow White / Lola, the Evil Stepmother, Kathakali Kabaret for Imagine-Asia, a South Asian New Art Festival, Samir Bhamra
2006, Stage, Ophelia & Horatio, Hamlet, Cape Heart Theatre Company, Mark Hoeben
2004, Stage, Performer, The Blue House, Blah Blah Physical Theatre Company, Adrian Hughes
2005, Television, Merle Harris, Jozi Streets, Clive Morris Productions: E TV, Richard Nosworthy
2000, Television, Mrs Harrison, Damned Good Friends, Nollywood Productions, Obi Emelonye
2003, Musical, Woman, The Scrooge Project, The English Theatre of Rome, Gaby Ford
1999, Musical, Ferret, Hot, Mean and Green, Chameleon Productions, Sarah Gobran
1998, Musical, Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret, Chameleon Productions, Nic Meyers
Music Video
2012, Music Video, Character, Fall So Far, CSM, Cristina Espejo Vindel
2002, Music Video, Feature, Georgia’s I save the world, Ganga Productions, Francesco Cabras
2016, Film, Singer-Songwriter, Frosted Glass, Ben Cole
2015, Film, Swimming with Byron, New Eyes Films, Christopher Flynn
2003, Comedy, Mrs Rank, Take Ten, The English Theatre of Rome, Luca Dresden


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Italian, RP*, South African
(* = Native/Fluent)
Afrikaans*, Dutch, Flemish, Italian*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Belly Dancing, Cabaret Dancing, Cabaret Singing*, Classical Singing, Contralto, Folk Singing*, Guitar*, Harmonica, Indian Dance, Jazz Singing*, Keyboards, Mbira, Piano, Pitch Perfect, Recorder, Scat Singing*, Sight-Reading, Singer-Songwriter*, Ukulele, Xylophone
Performance:Actor-Singer, Compere, Immersive Performance, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Presenting, Professional Singer, Singer-Professional, Verbatim Theatre
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence, Motorcycle Licence
Other Skills:Artistic Director, Comedy Songwriting, Composer, Computer Literate, Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Face Painting, Improvisation, Journalist, Lyricist, Musical Theatre Workshop Leader, Narration, Painting, Puppetry, Puppetry-Hand, Story Telling, TEFL Tutor, Theatre Design, Translator, Vocal Workshop Leader, Writer
Vocal Range:D3 to F5


University of Cape Town , Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama, 3 years, 1995 - 1997

MA Performance Design and Practice, Central Saint Martins, 2011 - 2013