Kia Gates

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Kia Gates

 Actor  Musician  Dancer  Entertainer  Extra

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    Location: Birmingham
    Gender: Female

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About Me

I am a 20 year old actor in training at The Lir Academy. I am currently looking to extend my experience before I continue to study. I am hard working, vigilant and a great team player. I have previously worked on professional and amateur films and music videos, including co-writing/directing and acting in a full length horror film. I have a lot of stage experience from plays to musicals and wish to venture more into screen.


Showreels

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Losing No Sleep - Music Video

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The Thornton Heath Poltergeist - Trailer

Pictures For A Man (original song)

Acting


Experience

 -  Film (Student)
 -  Music Videos
 -  Musicals
 -  Panto
 -  Radio
 -  Teaching
 -  Theatre (Touring)


Accents

 -  Birmingham
 -  Black Country
 -  Cockney
 -  Essex
 -  London
 -  Northern England
 -  Northern Irish
 -  Scottish
 -  Somerset
 -  Yorkshire
 -  General American
 -  Southern American
 -  Irish
 -  RP


Employment History & Experience

Professional work:

- Gabz official music video ‘losing no sleep’
- Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Poppy in short film ‘Hostel’
- Aimee in ‘The Humans’
- Tilly in ‘Untamed’

Experience:

- Annie in ‘All My Sons’
- Nora in ‘A Doll’s House’
- Judith in ‘Hay Fever’
- Actor (Alison Edwards) co-director and writer of full length horror film ‘The Thornton Heath Poltergeist’
- Cleopatra in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’
- Macbeth in reversed ‘Macbeth’
- Mrs Cratchit in ‘A Christmas Carol’
- Lead actor in ‘Pictures for a man’ music video
- Lead actor in ‘Asleep’ music video
- Enid in ‘Legally Blonde’
- Gabriella in ‘High School Musical’
- Vi in ‘Footloose’
- Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ pantomime
- Evil Queen in ‘Snow White’ pantomime
- Physical Theatre workshops with Bryan Burroughs’
- Movement workshops with ‘Sue Mythen’
- Writing, devising and monologue workshops with ‘Dylan Coburn Gray’


Music


Experience

 -  Band/ Group
 -  Competition
 -  Composer
 -  Solo
 -  Teacher


Vocal Skills

 -  Alto
 -  Mezzo-Soprano
 -  Soprano


Instruments Played

 -  Banjo
 -  Guitar
 -  Keyboard
 -  Piano


Employment History & Experience

Professional work:

- Paid competitions (Finalist for Search For a Star)
- Music Theatre paid gigs
- Solo paid gigs (guitar/vocals)
- Duo paid gigs (guitar/vocals/piano with my Dad)
Experience:

- Songwriter
- Composer for amateur music videos
- Composer for full length film
- Gigs with my Dad (vocals/guitar/piano)
- Singing in musicals/theatre
- Singing lessons for 4 years


Dancing


Experience

 -  Musicals
 -  Panto
 -  Show Dancing


Dance Skills

 -  Jazz
 -  Modern Jazz


Employment History & Experience

- 2 years dance experience/training in musical theatre, jazz, lyrical and ballet
- Dance in musicals


Entertainment


Experience

 -  Busking


Employment History & Experience

- Busking (guitar/vocals)
- Paid gigs and shows (musical theatre and otherwise)


Extras Work, Partipant, Contestant


Experience

 -  Film (Student)
 -  Music Videos
 -  Panto
 -  Theatre


Employment History & Experience

- Chorus roles in musicals
- Extras in short films
- Background roles in theatre
- Roles in music videos


Physical Details

Ethnicity:
White/ Caucasian
Skin Colour:
white
Height:
5 ft 7 in
Weight:
12 st 0 lb
Build:
n/a
Dress Size:
14 to 12
Bust:
n/a
Waist:
n/a
Hips:
n/a
Shoe Size:
6 UK
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Colour:
Auburn
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Style:
Wavy

Languages Spoken


 -  English

Experience & Qualifications


General Experience

- Lead actor in Gabz official ‘Losing No Sleep’ music video

- Poppy in short film ‘Hostel’ (Vinnie Murphy)

- Co-writer/director and actor (role of Alison Edwards) in full length horror film ‘The Thornton Heath Poltergeist

- Annie in ‘All My Sons’ (The Lir)

- Aimee in ‘The Humans’ (The Lir)

- Titania in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (The Lir)

- Nora in ‘A Doll’s House’ (The Abbey)

- Veronica in ‘God of Carnage’ (The Lir)

- Judith in ‘Hay Fever’ (The Abbey)

- Tilly in ‘Untamed’ (The Old Jointstock and women in comedy festival)

- Gabriella in ‘High School Musical’ (The Old Rep)

- Enid in ‘Legally Blonde’ (The Old Rep)

- Evil Queen in ‘Snow White’ pantomime (Dovehouse Theatre)

- Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ pantomime (Dovehouse Theatre)

- Vi in ‘Footloose’ (Dovehouse Theatre)



Qualifications & Training

- BA hons in Acting (currently training)
- Foundation Diploma in Acting (distinction)
- Grade 8 (distinction) in Music Theatre
- A Level Drama and Theatre (A)
- GCSE Drama and Theatre (A)
- 4 years as a member of Youth Onstage


Other Information

Relevant Skills

- Improvisation Skills
- Script work skills
- Movement skills
- Physical Theatre Skills
- Screen work skills
- Reliable
- Resilient
- Hard working
- Punctual
- Dedicated
- Adaptable
- Friendly/bubbly

Interests & Hobbies

- Tae Kwon-Do (Second Dan black belt/ training for 8 years)
- Piano
- Guitar
- Songwriting
- Dancing
- Singing
- Acting
- Baking
- Brownie Girl Guide Leader
- Photography
- Travelling

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