Company Director, Cheryl May Ndione, has a Post Graduate Degree in Applied Theatre: Facilitation for Young People from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She studied Drama: Theatre, Television and Film at The University of Bristol. Before setting up Purple Moon Drama, Cheryl worked with the National Theatre of Great Britain, Channel 5 and Almeida Theatre in Islington. Since then, Cheryl has written and directed for the Arcola Theatre, has been commissioned by Tamasha Theatre Company to write as part of the nationwide project ‘Come To Where I’m From’, and has recently mounted a sold out production of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses at The Brady Arts Centre in East London.
Cheryl directed the youth theatre at Arcola Theatre for 3 years. Other clients include Hoxton Hall, Angel Shed Theatre Company and The London Bubble. She has worked extensively in schools and regularly delivers GCSE Drama workshops within Tower Hamlets.
Cheryl is committed to personal and collective growth through the arts. She strives for artistic excellence, large scale impact and community development.