David Gillett - Performing Arts BA (Hons) graduate

David graduated from DMU in 2013, after taking modules including Dance Artists in Education and Community; Promoting Dance; Live Art; Teaching and Leading Dance. Dave’s initial idea was to go into teaching, but he chose to do it through establishing a portfolio career.  

Dave says: "The course instilled a sense that, though finding work in the arts may be difficult, building a portfolio career can be key, and that is essentially what I have done. The opportunity to explore community arts through my option modules opened my eyes to the instrumental use of arts.  

"I currently teach drama at three branches of the Centre Stage Theatre Academy.  I also run four, afterschool dance and drama clubs and intervention groups in primary schools for pupils with social/behavioral problems. The Performing Arts staff are great at passing on opportunities to students, and it was through our graduates’ page on Facebook that I saw the job at the Centre Stage Theatre Academy."

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