CINZIA HARDY - Artistic Director

Born in Dublin. A graduate of the Guildford School of Acting & Dance (Musical Theatre), Surrey, Trinity Laban (MSc Dance Science, Hons) London, and trained with Monika Pagneux in Paris. Cinzia worked as an actor, dancer and movement director before founding European Players in London, a small English speaking theatre company that toured to Italy and France. Over the years the profile and purpose of the company has changed, reflecting Cinzia’s developing interest in creating site-specific performance, following a period of working with the London International Festival of Theatre in the mid-1990s.

On moving to North East England, and a short period with Arts Council North East, managing the Year of the Artist programme in 2000, European Players became November Club and its permanent base Northumberland. Cinzia is November Club’s artistic director and an adviser on interpretation at National Trust’s Wallington, contributing to the ongoing training of staff at the property on storytelling.