My names DeeDee. I’m 20 years old and grew up in the county of Somerset, England. I love the outdoors, having new experiences, meeting people and learning new skills. I’m very outgoing and bubbly. After I left college I solo travelled throughout Central America and most recently spent 4 months in British Columbia, Canada qualifying to become a level 2 snowboarding instructor. In my spare time I like to skateboard, surf and make clothes. I have 3 younger brothers aged 6, 10 and 17 who when I’m at home I love to skateboard with and teach them. From age 9-14 I was part of Wookey Hole Circus where I trained 9 hours a week and performed every weekend. An aspect of the circus was teaching the new member circus tricks that I had accomplished like juggling, uni cycle, Ariel hoop and silks. As part of my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award I taught Dance to age 5-9 for a 2 year period. Christmas 22 I worked as an elf at winter wonderland, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol where I guided children through Santa’s Grotto, ensuring a memorable and magical experience. Performed skits and entertained guests with enthusiasm, comedy and joy. I am a very well-rounded person who is enthusiastic about working hard. I’m always eager to expand and improve my skill set and learn new things, as I believe there is always something to be learned from every new experience. I enjoy challenging myself and like working with the attitude that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing to the best of your ability. I spend a lot of time outdoors in nature whenever possible, exercising or just enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. I have a passion for music, arts and culture. All of my work experience is people orientated. My Previous jobs have developed my understanding of working in a team under high pressure. Communication skills have been key to all of my jobs and have taught me a lot about the importance of time management and efficiency. Gaining my most recent qualification as a CASI Qualified level 2 Instructor consisted of 11 weeks of thorough analysation of my riding and teaching ability. I learned how to develop a lesson plan and engaging learning environment with a focus on safety and effective communication. Developed techniques to address specific riding problems and create engaging lessons for children.
2 consecutive years for the 6 week Christmas period I was a production assistant and performer with the BakeHouse Factory working with costume designers, actors and make up artists. Assisting the photographer, time management for actors and supervising performances for health and safety and crowd management. Working under pressure and time management skills.
Fruit picking, pruning, guiding and hosting wine tastings and parties.
Working on the art department at Boom Town alongside other artists and the production team.
Learning how to cut patterns, sew and insight into the operation of a high-end bespoke women’s tailors.