Maria Tolly

My background includes that of dancer, guitarist, songwriter, and lead singer with Ballet Rambert’s production “Cruel garden” performed throughout the UK and Europe.

In the ‘80’s I produced five albums of original songs, performing them worldwide. In the ‘90’s I wrote and performed in the dance drama “About Time”, and the musical play “Mrs Columbus Speaks Out”, touring them widely throughout the UK and Ireland. I was Musical Director for Banner Theatre and Telling Tales Theatre Co, and composed the music for Conundrum Dance Company’s “Women Unbound”. I was tutor at Lumb Bank and ran workshops at several British universities.

In 2000-2007 I gave concerts of my work at Morley College and other theatre venues; I composed the music for an oral history exhibition for Hounslow Community Services and was commissioned by The London Borough of Enfield to compose music based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be used throughout schools in Enfield. I composed and recorded the music for the Creative Partnerships’ project ‘Joseph’s Story’ and for 9 creative dance/drama projects under the umbrella of “Dancing Stories” used in Primary Schools in North London and Hertfordshire.

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