I'm a working-class LGBTQA+ Actor-Singer-Songwriter and Theatre-Maker. I trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London and have worked alongside West End performers, directors and musical directors. I sang for the Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Patty LuPone as well as performing as Eponine, for the Les Miserables composer, Claude Michel-Shönberg's public masterclass.
My influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Eva Cassidy. I have a jazzy, folky and unique tone, with a powerhouse vocal with a sprinkle of Mancunian charm.
I grew up in Manchester on a council estate in one of the most deprived areas in the country, attended a failing school but despite this was the first in my entire family to attend University; graduating with a First Class with Honours and Distinction from The University of Manchester in my BSc and MSc in Mathematics.
I'm the Creative Executive of Blue Balloon Theatre, a female-led Manchester based, and non-profit, theatre company. The company acts as a platform for creatives to develop and showcase their original work. We were nominated for the Saboteur Awards for Best Regular Open Mic in 2022 - our ethos is to Make It Happen!
As an Actor-Singer I have experience with musicals, R&D's, childrens theatre, site-specific theatre, verbatim theatre, puppetry, physical theatre, spoken word, motion capture, poetry, gigging and touring productions including Shakespeare. View my Spotlight.
As a songwriter I have collaborated with Under The Radar, a night for independent female artists; Soul Island with Rebel Records; Buzzin' Sounds and was commissioned by Malandra Jacks to write, "Harpurhey, the worst place in England?". which has been featured on BBC Radio Manchester
As a cabaret artist I have performed at the I Can Do That! A Miscast Cabaret, making a jazzy twist on a Phantom of the Opera classic; Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge as well as producing, directing and performing in "We Need To Talk: A Jazz Cabaret", as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe, 19-20th July at International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
☆☆☆☆ "Overall, the cabaret style show is just a lovely night out, filled with Mancunian charm, fantastic singing and an authentic story" - North West End
The cabaret explores the journey of a break-up through an honest, raw and unappetising lens, sharing the most vulnerable moments with a sprinkle of humour and Mancunian charm. This story is woven together with jazz classics featuring songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Eva Cassidy. Who is this mysterious lover? Is it a woman? Is it a man? Who cares! The cabaret embraces they/them pronouns, because love is not a gender.
Nominated for an OffFest award for the Best Theatre for Greater Manchester Fringe
"The amount of character and personality in the piece was fantastic. It was honest, personable and lively, effectively tackling an important subject matter, without overlabouring it’s message. " - Audience Member
See it, Say it, Sorted? Is an autobiographical theatre piece written by Jas Nisic that explores the themes of sexual assault; dating as a teenager and online dating. The piece is driven by storytelling through music, spoken word, comedy and original songs. We are excited to be partnered with Rape Crisis UK, a charity working to end sexual violence and abuse. We have taken real life situations including assaults on public transport to police procedure and comedic first date tales to generate important conversations about sexual violence. The piece has been featured at the Salford Arts Theatre, Cultivate Festival with Oldham Coliseum and Dare To Know Theatre.
"Truly took me on a rollercoaster of emotions from laughter to discomfort to sadness and real empathy" - Audience Member