Pauline Mayers

“I consider myself to be an artistic revolutionist I protest by making art that enables people to connect with each other”

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Pauline is a writer, theatre maker, choreographer and facilitator based in Yorkshire. Originally from London, Pauline began her theatre and dance training at the Weekend Arts College and continued with dance at the Rambert School, London. After graduating, Pauline had a career spanning 15 years dancing, teaching and taking the role of rehearsal director for contemporary dance choreographers and companies across the UK including Janet Smith, Diversions Dance, Phoenix Dance Company, The Ensemble Group and Tees Dance Initiative.

In 2011, Pauline diversified her practice to include theatre and writing. This led her to collaborations with Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Promised Land and with Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Theatre to make her first children’s piece, Yummm! In 2013, Pauline was the lead artist on her first full evening work Burmantofts Stories, a site specific outdoor piece made with the Burmantofts community and produced with the Leeds Playhouse as part of their Transform season.

Now making her own shows, Pauline’s work has themes around identity, participation, intimacy and care. Her solo show, What If I Told You a co-production with the Leeds Playhouse, written and performed by Pauline and directed by Chris Goode toured across the UK and was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where it was a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

Pauline is an Associate Artist with the Leeds Playhouse. She is also an Associate Artist with Chris Goode and Company, where she choreographed and appeared in several productions, including ‘Wanted’, ’The Albermarle Sketchbook’ and ‘9’ at Leeds Playhouse and Open House at Bristol’s MayFest. Pauline is also one of 26 participants on the RTYDS Leaders of Tomorrow programme.

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Please contact Pauline if you would like to find out more.