Course taken: Art & Design Level 3
Current Occupation: Director of Production at The Dolby Theatre, Hollywood
What did you do after College?
I travelled the world as a Technical Director on Cruise Ships. I then moved to Los Angeles and worked on movies, music videos and theatre. Following that, I relocated to Las Vegas and worked with Cirque du Soleil for 10 years. I then moved again to Los Angeles in 2010 and have been here ever since! I am currently the Director of Production for The Dolby Theatre; home of The Oscars! Current work includes working on high profile shows as well as multiple world premieres for movies.
How did you get into your career?
By using my artistic and design skills in theatre. This eventually led me to a theatre career that then expended into movie and television and beck to theatre again.
What were the best bits about your course?
I enjoyed the wide selection of activities before focusing on a couple of specific areas.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
I attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School and rather than stay on in their 6th form I felt the need to attend a more artistic class and L & M College offered that for me.
How did LMC help you get where you are today?
I believe it helped further my natural artistic abilities which I still use today.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the same course?
Highly recommend for anyone with artistic ability. I am sure the curriculum has changed drastically since I attended but I feel everyone should experience college at some point.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
I feel it is important for anyone to realize that if you dream big those dreams can come true.
Who would have thought a young kid from Lancaster could go on and play an important part in The Oscars and help in the global success of Cirque du Soleil!
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