Since graduating from drama school in 2002, Clary has steadily built a career in the Performing Arts and Theatre in Education. She developed this career further by gaining QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) as an adjunct in 2011.
Her background included 15 years as a professional actor/musician/singer/songwriter; touring with companies such as Theatre for Youth and Production Crew, as well as producer/director/facilitator/tutor with her own company, Forget-Me-Not-Productions Ltd.
After gaining her QTS and teaching & lecturing for four years, she came to realise that combining her two areas of expertise could lead to some exciting results. To that end, she began entry into outreach arts development.
Through her work with her own company and through her collaborations with organisations such as the Big Learning Company, Clary Saddler facilitates, directs and guides diverse communities who have been marginalised by society (disabled people, economically challenged communities, older people, the LGBT community) in finding their creative voices through inclusive arts.
Today, this innovative, inventive and skilled individual enjoys developing high quality inclusive arts projects and delivering workshops, both in and out of the education environment. She keeps abreast with best practices in order to create viable arts projects that challenge misconceptions while celebrating diversity.
She has facilitated several inter-generational projects which have appeared repeatedly in residential and nursing homes throughout the UK: Through the Decades & the Forties in Forty Nine Minutes; at primary and secondary schools throughout the UK, Play in the Day & Homophobia's so 'Gay' and at FE collages throughout South Wales, A Practical Approach to Practitioners & Exploring Body Learning: A course in Alexander Technique.
"Clary taught me dictation and speech techniques and Alexander Technique, which helped me speak more confidently. This has been beneficial for my work where I am expected to deliver presentations and speak authoritatively to large groups of people. Clary is an inspiring teacher and has developed my confidence which has had an impact in my personal and professional life."– Janet Sampson, Project Manager
"I really enjoy Clary's sessions as they are interesting and fun. I am impressed with the range and quality of her stimulas materials which are interesting and diverse - she always uses her ICT skills to great effect"– Chris Evans, Head of Drama, Rumney High School
"Clary is an extremely creative and imaginative individual, this is shown within the projects she plans and delivers. She has created an excellent working relationships with pupils and staff."– Leanne Watson, Teacher of Drama, Llantarnum High School
"Clary is extremely confidant with subject knowledge and this is very much respected by the students. She builds relaxed (yet formal) relationships with her students and is always pushing boundaries. Her use of ICT is outstanding - pupils are very engaged by her use of video clips and music. She is always extremely well prepared - organisation is an exemplar"– Julia Williams, Head of Drama, Porth County Community School
"I was inspired by Clary's talent and song writing skills to put my emotions onto paper and hum my pain into melody. She is patient, talented, modest, humble, generous, king, introspective, dramatic, funny and clever - A genuine star!"– Sali Curtis, Singer/Songwriter
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