Amelia Cavallo is an American born blind performer. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Amelia came to London to study acting and music theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since graduating with her MA Amelia has worked in multiple performance disciplines with companies such as Graeae Theatre, The New Wolsey Ipswich, Extant Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Amelia was also a sway pole performer in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and recently debuted her one woman show, I Breathe, with Flying Diplodocus which she is hoping to tour this coming summer. Amelia enjoys keeping many fingers in many pies by working as an actor, singer, musician, composer, dancer and circus aerialist. She is also a workshop facilitator, visiting lecturer, musical director and composer. When she is not on stage, behind a musical instrument and/or dangling from a height she can be found back at RCSSD as a part time Phd candidate researching performance and disability. Her thesis is entitled Cripping Acting: Troubling Ocularcentric Performance. For more information about Amelia’s research, visit her student page on Central’s website.
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