Founded in 2017, ReachOut Arts offer dance, drama, music, art and wellbeing support and facilitation to schools, community and corporate groups with a strong focus on building self confidence.
ReachOut Arts aim is to offer high quality practitioners for your PPA cover, after school clubs, end of year performances, themed workshops, events or even show assemblies.
Creating tailored packages to suit your theme, time frame, budget and learning outcomes.
With over 30 years combined experience working in early years right through to adult education and training the ReachOut team are confident in creating and delivering programmes that match our ethos ‘BUILDING CONFIDENCE CREATIVELY’
ReachOut Arts are also pleased to announce that we will soon be able to include Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching and Mindfulness for children and adults within our sessions. To find out more, please get in touch.
About ReachOut Arts Directors – Saskia and Gem
ReachOut Arts UK
(BA Hons, PGDip)
Saskia has a vast range of experience in the performing arts, having trained at Europe’s leading contemporary vocal school “VocalTech” in London at the age of 18. She has performed up and down the country in a variety of venues including Shepherds Bush Empire and a variety of festivals. Saskia holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre Performance and Event design in which she worked with a variety of large festivals and event companies including Merlin Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome and the Birmingham Rep and holds a Postgraduate Certificate Diploma in Drama and Theatre in Education. During her degree training she worked with a wide variety of ages, but very much enjoys working with Teenagers and young adults. Saskia has a strong interest in SEN and Verbatim Theatre and its uses within an educational/PHSE setting. Having focused, the past few years on Outreach and young people she has worked with a variety of children and young adults, including for The National Citizen Service and working with Theatre Empowerment Companies in schools up and down the country. A performer herself she performs in plays, musicals and live music venues across the county. She has taught performing arts for many years to a variety of ages, and tutors in Singing and Drama. Saskia is currently studying the art of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in which she intends to utilise to create theatre and NLP programs to aid confidence in both an educational setting and will be Practitioner delivering these courses to our Corporate Clients. She is also studying Mindfulness with a sight to train teachers and practitioners to use Mindfulness in Schools within Curriculum time. It is with great joy and excitement she is launching ReachOut Arts UK with fellow Director Gem and looks forward to the future!
ReachOut Arts UK
(BA Hons, PGCE)
Gem has many years experience in performing arts ,teaching Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre whilst specialising in Early Years Theatre. Proud of her colourful CV Gem has had opportunity to to travel the world whilst working and performing. In 2005, Gem made the biggest move of her life to California, USA to train at the California Pacific College of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, making her a part of the prestigious group The Young Americans, her time here involved teaching and performing in music outreach tours in USA, Germany and UK. The ethos of The Young Americans was to promote music as a universal language particularly the importance of music in schools, this outlook is something that she feels very strongly about and continues to use as a focus in her work. Highlights of Gem’s career include representing England as a street dancer in competition in California and taking on the role of Head of Performing Arts on a summer camp in New York.
After returning to the UK to complete a BA Hons degree it wasn’t long before Gem got the urge to travel again and made the move to Singapore where she worked as a Performing Arts teacher, choreographing and directing various shows whilst maintaining a focus on theatre for Early Years.
As a fully qualified nursery nurse, She has years of experience working in childcare settings and a sound understanding of learning and development for this age group. Gem is currently studying mindfulness based stress reduction with the aim to promote this in a classroom setting.
Gem is extremely proud to be working alongside one of her oldest friends and making ReachOut Arts finally come alive after many years of dreaming about the possibility of running a company such as this.