Katie Willmott-Andrews

LEAP Ambassador 2021/22
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Age: 23

From: Northamptonshire

I am currently: Training in aerial performance, and a student at the University of Wolverhampton studying a Masters degree in Contemporary Theatre and Performance. 

I am a LEAP Ambassador because: I have a passion for working within the performing arts and this programme provides a great opportunity to work for such a prestigious dance organisation, allowing me to continue with my own learning and development, while having an opportunity to meet new people and work alongside other creatives. 

What are you passionate about: As an artist I am passionate about exploring my creativity both in a theatrical setting and through other art forms, such as cross stitching and writing. I enjoy the process of creating and watching a tiny idea or piece of text become a beautiful performance or art piece to be enjoyed by everyone.

 Interesting fact about me: My love for Doctor Who is what inspired me as a young girl to pursue the performing arts as a career. 

First encounter with Birmingham Royal Ballet: When I was taken to see my first live ballet, The Nutcracker. I was 13 and it was truly inspiring, an experience that I will always treasure.