Monday, 7 October 2013

My First Blog

My name is Ellie Baldwin and I’m just approaching my final year at the University of Greenwich on the drama degree. I don’t come from far, just an hour on the train from Euston station, which means whilst growing up I was fortunate enough to frequently visit the capital. As a child I’ve developed a great passion for theatre which includes both from the audience and from on the stage. Since the first time I watched a west end show (Jesus Christ Superstar) I knew that my life would lead me to the London and there I would stay. The University of Greenwich has been my first step on this lifelong journey. One day I hope to be a musical theatre performer in the West End and even though I am aware of the hurdles I most cross in this profession – nothing will stop me from continuing on this path. (I’m making this sound like a quest such as in Harry Potter) – Hopefully there won’t be any dark lords to cross along my journey.

Somehow I've managed to reference Harry Potter in the first paragraph about myself which probably says a lot about my character. I am a big reader which started when I first picked up Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone as a child. This led me into my interest of plays which combines both my love of reading and of theatre.

As a child I was also very involved in the skills of singing, dancing and musical instruments (piano, violin and guitar). I eventually gave up the violin after it had a violent collision with my bed – but that’s a story for another blog. The skills in these performance areas that I didn't fiercely abandon have carried me through to my current position as Vocal Coach for the Performing Arts Society.
This society, formally known as Glee, has given me extra opportunities to perform alongside my drama degree. Last year I attained the role of Vocal Coach but after a difficult year of gaining and maintaining members, as the committee, we decided to renovate the society giving it an entirely new image. Performing Arts society gives members opportunities to be involved in production both on the stage and off, meaning we are interested in both performers (with any ability) as well as theatre technicians, costume designers and stage managers etc.

I have always had a passion for writing and the opportunity to divulge all of my trials and tribulations in my final year is very exciting.

Blogging Begins

Ellie Baldwin

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