Adeline Pitu PERFORMING ARTIST (ACT, DANCE & MUSIC) Twitter: @MadameDynomite Instagram: @ADELINEPITU 1. When did you first start performing? My interest in performing arts began during high school when I was considering what subjects I most enjoyed and therefore wanted to study. After studying performing arts at high school, I continued my studies and completed a BTEC in Performing Arts: Acting, my Foundation degree and BA in Performance Practice at Leeds City College. Recently I completed my MA in Performance at Leeds Beckett University. 2. What are you currently doing? Currently, I would like to craft and work on my skills, while I still work with the GCF and taking part in a course at the Leeds Playhouse, and keeping an eye out for new opportunities. 3. How did you get involved with GCF? I first became involved in the Foundation through Leeds City College whilst I was still studying, through GCF Creative Associate, Christella Litras. I attended singing classes by Christella and also attended master classes by Anita Boone. She encouraged me to attend a GCF Creative Café session, beginning with Christella’s singing workshops before moving onto an ‘Introducing’ sessions where I engaged in a variety of art forms. Because of this, my interest in music began to grow more. Since then, I have participated in many GCF projects, events and activities. I have been involved in GCF’s Windrush: An Influential Force on British Culture project, took part in their Cultural Connections Pilot project, and also attended an Artistic Enterprise course. 4. What is your artistic ambition/plans for the future? Create work (performances), perform and taking part in other events/workshops/ performances. I would also like to work on my performing group to create work for future performances. 5. What barriers do you feel you need to overcome to become an artist? Mmmm… I would say on how to manage yourself as an artist more (e.g. planning, money, jobs, self-employed, freelance etc). 6. What is your plan to overcome these barriers? At the moment, finding a good job that can balance out, while working I can do other things that I want to work on. Taking small steps and not rushing into things. A great advocate and friend of GCF, Adeline has become an instrumental part of the fabric of the Foundation. We wish her the very best of luck developing her creative practise. To get in touch with Adeline, please email us at [email protected].