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Philippa Pearson

Durham, United Kingdom

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew, Stylist

www.philippapearsoncomposer.co.uk

Composer, Alternative model, Soprano vocalist, Violinist/fiddler, Pianist, DJ, Amateur Actress, Professional Stage Crew member, I can also play recorders and dance (contemporary dance is the style I am currently studying), HARD WORKER!

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Physical Details

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Hips:
101 cm / 40in
Weight:
64 kg / 140 lbs
Shoe size:
5.0 UK /6.5 US / 38.0 Euro
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Other
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Eye color:
Blue
Hair type:
Straight
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Dress Size:
10 - 12
Waist:
68 cm / 27in

Experience

2014
  • Tick : Composer, York, UK
  • Light : Composer, York, UK
  • Psyched : Composer, York, UK
  • Kinesis Dance : Beginners Contemporary Dance, York, UK
  • Psyched : Extra- Goth at a seance; Extra- theatre audience member, York, UK
  • I'm Here (A York Stars production) : Composer, York, UK
2013
  • Outlands : Composer, York, UK
  • Grandad and I : Jack's mother, York, UK
2012
  • Legend of the Seeker Episode 2: 'Jagang' : Ulicia, York, UK
  • The Rock Academy of Dancing : Contemporary Dance (beginners' class), York, UK
  • Access to Music : RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practioners (Digital Musician pathway) - Distinction, York, UK
2011
  • The York Barbican : Stage Crew (2011-present (2014)), York, UK
  • Tao of the Dead : Zombie Extra, Hull, UK
2010
  • Kentwell Hall Tudor Reenactment : Sith Reynolds (Tudor dyer), Long Melford, UK
  • Jellycat Media : Library footage shoot, Hull, UK
2009
  • Self-employed life model, York, UK
  • Self-employed photographic model, York, UK
  • Private Music Tutor : Violin, piano, music theory, York, UK
  • The Warren Young People's Project : Music Tutor - keyboard and theory, Hull, UK
2006
  • Event and Management Services : Site Crew - outdoor festivals, Cheltenham, UK
2002
  • St. Joseph's Convent School : A-level Music - A, Reading, UK
2000
  • St. Joseph's Convent School : GCSE Music - A*, Reading, UK
1997
  • The Allenova School of Dancing : Ballet, Reading, UK

Acting

Acting experience:
  Previous unpaid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
Accents spoken
  • UK English
I have done a number of extras and supporting roles. This year (2014) I was an extra in York film 'Psyched' (guest-starring Ricky Tomlinson aka Jim Royle in The Royle Family) playing a Goth at a seance, and also a theatre audience member. In November 2012 I played Ulicia (main speaking role) in episode 2 of a short fantasy web series 'Legend of the Seeker', and Jack's Mother (supporting speaking role) in York St. John's University student short film 'Grandad and I' (2013) trailer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151285599606132.

I acted as two different zombies in short film Tao of the Dead (2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecGQgaEMfo8 (and according to the director I was the best zombie actor!). I have done other short video work such as solo secret agent action scenes for a clothing business and dancing in an industrial dance video.

As a photographic model I sometimes play conceptual and 'character' roles (often dark characters) and am required to act for the camera. I have played many characters including: Joan of Arc, woman being chased through woods (once film noir style, once horror style), Steampunk jail breaker, mutilated animal, angel in love with another female angel, secret agent, vengeful doll, hillbilly waitress, hippy, wood nymph, sorceress...

I have done first person historical reenactment interacting with the public in role, including two weeks as a Tudor dyer at Kentwell Hall Tudor Reenactment talking with school parties and members of the public in role (the year 1538).

Prior to all the above I have been in two secondary school plays (including playing Ethel in The Burston Drum) and participated in short sketches whenever the opportunities happen to arise (socially and on stage),

Modeling

Website: www.modelmayhem.com/raevenirata

Modeling experience:
  Part-time model - paid commercial work
Over 4 years experience as an alternative model and life model (regular work).

In September 2013 I won the 26+ age category in Alternative Model of the Year, a national UK alternative modelling contest (www.alternative-modelling.co.uk), and it is to be broadcast on National Geographic channel.

References, credits and portfolio: www.modelmayhem.com/raevenirata

I have no tattoos and 8 piercings, all of which are in my ears and can be removed. My hair is often dyed un-natural colours- please check colour before booking.

Music

Devil's Waltz

A dark waltz. Just one example of my classical composing. More: www.philippapearsoncomposer.co.uk

Keyboard ability:
  Intermediate
Composer ability:
  Expert
Violin ability:
  Intermediate
Producer ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal ability:
  Classically trained
D.J ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal range:
  Soprano
Singing styles
  • Rock
  • Classical
Favorite genres
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Influences: OpethNightwishDimmu BorgirTurisasHocicoQntalVnv Nation

First and foremost, I am a COMPOSER -
www.philippapearsoncomposer.co.uk

Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology) - Distinction
GCSE Music A*
A-Level Music A
4 years in Berkshire Youth Choir (past Choir of the Year winners)
6 years in a church choir (St. Peter's, Caversham)
RSCM Senior Bishop's Chorister
Grade 7 ABRSM classical singing (merit)
Grade 7 ABRSM piano (merit)
Grade 7 ABRSM violin
Grade 6 ABRSM classical singing (distinction)
Grade 5 Rock School rock/pop vocals (distinction)
Grade 5 ABRSM music theory (distinction)

Bands played in in the past include:
Ravenage (folk metal) - violin and backing vocals
Clown Corpse (metal) - keys
Kalidah (death metal) - keys and backing vocals
Prey for the Fallen (black metal) - violin, keys and backing vocals
Hekima and the Bongo Flava (reggae/Afrobeat) - keys and backing vocals
nChant (Medieval) - vocals and violin
Gleaning in Judah (folk) - vocals and violin

Session work for The Broken Orchestra (violin), Ravenage (vocals, after I left the band), Sawsound (violin) and composer Saj Ahmed Shahriar (vocals).

I was the leader of my school orchestra, string group and string quartet, and have been in various choirs and orchestras over the years.

TV & Reality

Recent appearances, yet to be shown (as far as I know):

- Appearance in National Geographic channel's 'Outsiders' with Darren McMullen: footage of me winning the 26+ age category in the Alternative Model of the Year 2013 catwalk final, plus being interviewed by presenter Darren McMullen. Broadcast on 13th June 2014.
- Footage of me having custom special FX fangs made for me by Father Sebastiaan, to be broadcast by Maelite Productions (2014)
- Participating in tea duelling and corset limbo at the Third Surrey Steampunk Convivial, to be shown on BBC Arabic TV's culture show (2014)


I have sung on television in choirs in:

- Return of the Zong (2007) - several television news broadcasts of a replica slave ship, where I was in the specially-formed choir singing on board the ship as it travelled down the Thames and under Tower Bridge. This was to mark the bi-centenary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
- Songs of Praise (with Berkshire Youth Choir, 2002)
- Choir of the Year (Berkshire Youth Choir, 2000 (won the contest), 2002)

Dancing

Dancing ability:
  Beginner
Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Bellydance
  • Bollywood
  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Latin American
  • Swing
Amateur. In the past I have studied Ballet (grade 2), Lindy Hop (swing), Bollywood and Salsa.

In 2012-2014 I studied beginners' Contemporary Dance in York, at the Rock School of Dance and Kinesis Dance.

I am intending to begin aeriel hoop in July 2014 in Durham, the city I have just moved to, at Tempest dance studio.

Film & Stage Crew

I have been a member of the local Stage Crew at The Barbican theatre, York (www.yorkbarbican.co.uk), since December 2011.

My job includes building and resetting the staging and tiered seating, hanging lighting and PA, operating the follow spot, get ins and get outs.

I have also worked on Wychwood and Greenbelt festivals (2006).

Stylist

Amateur. I have styled two themed group photo shoots (wood nymphs and 60s hippies) so far using my own wardrobe.
www.modelmayhem.com/raevensrags

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