Tanya Felts


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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2017Theatre Technician
Student Support & Visiting CompaniesCoventry University
2015 - 2016Theatre Technician
The Lost GiftWarwick Arts Centre
2014 - 2015Theatre Technician
Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Blockbuster, Rock of Ages, 20th Century Boy, West Side Story, Ghost.New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
2012 - 2015Theatre Technician
Carmen, William Tell, Wicked, Show Boat, Happy Days, Evita, Singin’ In The Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Fame, Mathew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty & Swan Lake, Snow White and the Seven dwarves (Qdos Panto), Disney’s Lion King, War Horse UK Tour. WNO’s Cunning LiBirmingham Hippodrome
2015Wardrobe Technician
Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Carmina Burana, Checkmate, Cinderella, Concerto, Coppélia, Cyrano, Daphnis et Chloé, The Dream, Elite Syncopations, Enigma Variations, Far from the Madding Crowd, Faster, La Fille Mal Gardée, Giselle, Grand Tour, Grosse FugeBirmingham Royal Ballet
UK & International Touring
2013 - 2014Theatre Technician
Dirty Dancing, Brassed Off, Pricilla Queen of The Desert, Dreamboats and Petticoats.Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
2013Giraffe Props Track Dresser & Corset Beader
The Lion King UK TourDisney
Birmingham Hippodrome
2008 - 2011Wardrobe Technician/ ASM
George's Marvellous Medicine, Jungle Book, Firework Makers Daughter, Treasure Island, Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians.Birmingham Stage Company
UK & Touring
2008 - 2009Theatre Designer
The Memory of Water, The Farndale, The Handyman and The BFG.Hall Green Little Theatre
2007 - 2009Assistant to the Designer
Skellig, Elmer, Why The Whales Came, Jungle Book, Treasure Island, Horrible Histories of Nottingham, George's Marvelous Medicine and Treasure Island.Birmingham Stage Company
UK Touring
2006 - 2007Theatre Technician
The Snowman, Alice in Wonderland.Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2003 - 2006Theatre Technician
The Play What I Wrote, Annie, The Hollow, Jungle Book, La Traviata, Gang Show, Cinderella.Peterborough Key Theatre
  • Education

    2009BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance DesignBirmingham City University
    2008FDa Technical TheatreNottingham Trent University


    I own (and can operate):

    Additional Skills


    Stage electrics, including dry ice operation, show gel changes, focusing and pre-show checks.

    Large and small scene changes.

    Follow spot operation.

    Fly Operation (Trained at Hippodrome).

    Experience of sound, AV and lighting design, plans, rigging, focusing and plotting.

    Experienced in using access towers, tallesopes and scissor lifts.

    Competent in using both Windows and Mac

    Set Building & Resistant Materials

    Knowledge and professional experience in set building & props making using wood and metal work.

    Used machinery within a workshop including carving tools, lathe, Band Saw, Table Saw, Disk Sander, Drop Saw, Pedestal Drill, Tig Welding and Soldering. As well as a Polystyrene Thermocutter, and various other hand tools.

    Ground plan drafting using Auto Cad and Sketch up as well as professional hand drafting experience.

    Experienced in model making at scale 1:25 and 1:50.

    Knowledge of various painting techniques and scene painting.

    Knowledge and experience of theatre design using various mediums including Photoshop, InDesign

    Stage Management

    Professional pre-show production experience.

    Prompt marking and show calls.

    Rehearsal scheduling.

    Props sourcing & making from various materials.

    Stage marking.

    Confident, methodical and patient when delegating a team.

    Budgeting and administration.

    Health & safety conscious and experience of risk assessment documentation in theatre.

    Experience of working with various productions including professional dance.

    Knowledge of theatre history, political, playwrights and technical.

    Touring experience and knowledge of various UK venues and their locations.

    Textiles & Costume

    Experience of working with prop costumes and carnival costume construction.

    Extensive knowledge of fabrics and their properties, performance limitations as well as fashion history.

    Hand and sewing and darning.

    Experience of scenic drapery and prop materials.

    Competent in machine sewing and overlocking.

    Knowledge of printing and dyeing techniques, embroidery and embellishments.

    Measuring, fittings alterations and basic tailoring for costumes.

    Costume jewelry making and accessory repair

    Millinery , Knitting, Felt making.

    Costume design, pattern cutting and garment construction.

    Additional Information




    Contact information available upon request.

    About me

    Tanya has 12 years professional experience in the theatre industry and during this time she has worked on a varied of productions from, from small scale academic/, touring with children’s theatre for Birmingham Stage Company’s Horrible histories, to large scale touring with Birmingham Royal Ballet and visiting musicals such as Lion King and Wicked.

    She has recently obtained agency work in schools between theatre contracts in order broadened her knowledge, skills and understanding of a range of academic environments so she is able to establish a supportive relationship with not only students and fellow teachers. All with the aim of promoting and reinforcing a positive impact on the progress of student’s as well as their independence and self-esteem.

    Fundamentally she is committed to good practice and innovation as well as flexible and enjoys being a team player. She has always engaged in continuous learning and more than happy to attend a variety of courses in order to broaden her knowledge and experience.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard