Creative Awakenings believe that all adults, teenager and children have the potential to improve their lives, and we want to help. We are passionate about helping our communities and using our collective skills to give back. We are keen to share our knowledge with you to help each individual person to flourish and grow.
Our community projects are reasonably priced so that no adult or child may miss the opportunity to learn, share and grow.
Ann-marie Idiagbonya – Co-founder - Dramatherapist
Ann-marie was a professional actress who studied Drama at The Mountview Academy of Dramatic Arts, she worked in The West End, National Theatre and Broadway. She then completed a post-graduate diploma in Drama and Movement Therapy at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Teaching and Directing came about through facilitating drama classes at Muswell Hill’s youth center for Haringay Council, where she devised and created original productions. Ann-marie also worked for Hillingdon Youth Theatre, Bright Sparks Theatre School and Bigfoot Theatre Company working dramatically through the curriculum within the key stages. Ann-marie also completed Counselling Skill for Children in a school setting with Place2Be. She is a registered member of British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) & the Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC) You can view my private practice here: Ann-marie Idiagbonya
Dramatherapists are both clinicians and artists that draw on their knowledge of theatre and therapy to use as a medium for psychological therapy.
Sarah Quist - Co-Founder
Sarah Quist is a London born singer/ songwriter, actress and public speaking coach. As an actress Sarah trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and has worked at The National Theatre, RSC, The National Theatre of Scotland, Shakespeare Globe and Disney productions and many other companies. Sarah Also has a company that is for public speaking Quist Coaching
Sarah lived in Spain for many years whilst there she helped develop and run programs for all ages but mainly school aged children who were learning English as a second or third language. Before moving to Spain Sarah ran a successful drama club in Camden for children. She is currently working as a facilitator for The National Theatre and Phakama on their community projects and is a coach for TED TALK Speakers. She is TEFL qualified. Certificate in The science of Well Being (Yale) and Conflict Transformation (Emory University).