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My Creative Career - Sam Francis, CEO/Artistic Director of X7eaven Academy

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A live interview with CEO & Artistic Director of X7eaven Performing Arts Academy, Sam Francis, followed by moderated Q&A session on Zoom

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Sam is no stranger to the stage. As a dancer, choreographer, director and filmmaker she has worked with and for the very best in the industry.

This session will focus on Sam's career pathway and her current work. It will be a live interview with Sam by Sharon Trotter, Waltham Forest Cultural Education Partnership Lead. There will also be an opportunity to ask Sam questions via the moderated chat.

The session will also highlight why creativity is so important to employers and the importance of creative industries to the UK economy.

Who is this for?

This is aimed at children and young people in years 8 to13 (ages 12-18) but may also be of interest to children in years 6 and 7 (ages 9-12).

This session is free and we welcome children, young people, teachers, parents and carers to join us.

About Sam:

Sam trained at Urdang Academy and has been working in the music industry as a Performer, Choreographer and Writer/Director for many years. She has been lucky enough to have started her career as a Dancer, Actress, Singer and has had the opportunity to tour the world in colossal arenas with pop artists such as Sean Paul, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, East17, Boyzone, Styles and Breeze, Phixx, Mark Morrison, P Diddy, Worlds Apart and LL Cool J.

Choreographing and working on the Brits, MOBO Awards, Music Videos, as well as appearances on numerous international TV shows. Sam has written and directed several original productions that have been commissioned by the Barbican, Borough of Waltham Forest and also neighbouring boroughs and Theatres around London.

National Careers Week 1-5 March 2021

This event forms part of national careers week. There is also on demand creative careers tutorials premiering on our You Tube Channel at 9am on Tuesday 2nd March (part 1) and Thursday 4th March (part 2). Other creative careers events during the week are also on our website.

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