shine creative arts was established in 2009 by Hannah Williams in the belief that every age and ability can shine through Performing Arts.
In 8 years, Hannah is delighted to have been nominated for Awards for the work of shine creative arts
- South Wales Echo and Park Inn "They're the Business Award" Winner 2011
- Top 10 new activity for children in National What's on 4 Awards UK 2011
- Finalist Netmums Favourite Party Entertainers S E Wales 2013
- Highly Commended in the People's Autism Heroes Awards 2014 "in recognition of helping families with ASC and of your commitment and dedication to Autism"
Please do read our testimonial page for some lovely comments that shine has received.
shine creative arts runs throughout the Term for all ages to take part and also provides Workshops to Schools, Nurseries, Charities and other organisations.
"I have always loved to act, dance and sing. From a very early age I performed to friends and family, producing short plays and enrolling my sister and cousins! I attended a fantastic Theatre School in Nottingham from the age of 7-18 taking LAMDA examinations and performing in numerous productions with different groups. At 15 I began teaching at a Nottingham Theatre School and wrote, directed and produced my first show at age 20, during my final year of Cardiff University.
I have continued to perform myself to develop my skills - most recently in shine Productions: Nancy in Oliver and Aunt Em in Wizard of Oz but also for other groups, for example as Sybil Birling in the play "An Insepctor Calls" 2013, Miss Dorothy in Musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 2014, Pitti Sing in "Hot Mikado" 2015 and Lisa Hopkins in "Made in Dagenham" 2017 plus other events such as singing with the longest running Phantom of the Opera, Peter Karrie, during Radyr Festival 2014. I also work professionally as a Support Artist and Chaperone in TV and Film including Sherlock, Sky One's Lucky Man, The White Princess, Broadchurch, Dr Who, Ordinary Lives, Father Brown, Trollied, S4C Productions, Stella and more.
I believe strongly that the skills developed through Theatre are wide reaching and develop confidence and speaking in public both on stage and off. My professional background is as a Solicitor; a career that requires Presentation and Advocacy skills, elements that many people tend to avoid but skills we all need! My passion is to see all ages and ability shine through Performing Arts, whether your goal is to be a West End star or to build your confidence" - Hannah