In-house Training, and Knowledge Resource Development
Shaizia Jifri is Theatre Professionals’ senior-most trainer and has been key in designing, implementing and master-training much of the content for Theatre Professionals Education’s Using Drama for Learning Programme and the Creative Play in the Pre Primary.
Shaizia has taught Drama for over a decade, acquiring hands-on experience as a Drama Trainer and Therapist at several IB and IGCSE International Schools as well as low-income schools. She has worked across learner age groups, and socio-economic backgrounds, teaching to a multitude of different outcomes, and through training and mentoring drama instructors and school teachers, developed a deep articulation of her practise.
Her training is diverse and extensive, with practical training from many experts in the field. Shaizia’s training includes; German Methods of Theatre Pedagogy (Edda Holl and Sophia Steph), Theatre of the Oppressed (Marc Weinblat, Mandala Centre for Change) Teacher in Role and Process Drama methods (Maya Rao, TiE Expert, Author of NCERT Drama Curriculum, Course Leader, Theatre for Education and Social Transformation, Shiv Nadar University), Puppet Making and Manipulation (Anurupa Roy, Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust), Acting, Improvisation and Shakespeare, and Theatre for Children (Roo Jhala, Oxford School of Drama), and a number of workshops under theatre masters from across India.
Shaizia works as a puppeteer and runs workshops outside of school and uses this practice as a tool for education. Shaizia is also a visual artist and marries her experience of illustration and design thinking with her drama based work in the education space.
Shaizia has a BA(Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.