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The beginning of Startopia Entertainment

Ever since I was a little girl, I had a love for the stage. I'm not too sure what it was exactly about the theatre that I loved so much, I just felt a sense of ease when I was up there interacting with the audience. I remember the excitement I'd get when my mum took me to London to watch Billy Elliott. I was only about ten but I there was something about it that made me think that's what I want to spend my life doing. After that day, there's never been a moment when I haven't wanted to perform. As I grew up I fell more in love with the art and decided to go to college to explore the different areas of arts. I was over the moon when I found out that I had gotten into the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. It was my first chance drama school and I felt so lucky to have been given such an amazing opportunity. Whilst at Central I discovered so much more in the arts than I could have ever imagined. The day that changed my life forever was when I along with five others students in my class went to India to teach a group of children in slums. We worked with a variety of different charities working with vulnerable individuals on topics such as gender orientation and domestic violence. This was the first time I had seen first hand the positive effects that drama can have in promoting social change and development. I realized how valuable this technique was and from that moment I knew that using drama with young people is what I wanted to keep close to me.

Central gave me skills and development to begin the process of opening up my own theatre and party company. I kept my idea safe until I would have the right means to create a successful company. In the meantime I was accepted to one of the most prestigious Drama Schools in America The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2015 I took my two suitcases and headed to Los Angeles for the next few years to start my new journey. Whilst studying I worked as a children's entertainer creating magical parties for children all over Los Angeles. It gave me such joy when I would see the children's faces at the end and knew that I had created someone magical for their special day.

After returning from the States I realized that now is the time to finally put my ideas into practice and create a dynamic and unique Children's Entertainment company. I didn't just want to create magical parties but I always wanted to use my skills from Central to create workshops and theatre in education performances for schools and touring purposes. In addition to this, I am excited to be introducing weekend theatre and dance classes in the coming year.

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Chantal x

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