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Dan was born on the south coast of England, moved round lots, arrived in Wales at the age of 13, grew up there, went to Durham to study French and spend a year in France eating pains au raisins, moved to London to become an actor/writer/musician/director, toured nationally and internationally, never once used his French except on holidays, fancied a move back to Cardiff and is now very happily working at Hijinx.
Prior to working for Hijinx Dan gained a great deal of experience working in inclusive arts through many years spent in London with Graeae Theatre Company and, more recently, Filmpro. His actor musician work includes Graeae’s acclaimed Reasons to be Cheerful (which saw him appear in the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony) and last year’s successful return of Our House, the musical based on the songs of Madness.
Dan has really enjoyed getting stuck into Hijinx Academy, where he looks after the day-to-day running of things, and is developing contacts throughout Wales in order to open new academies in other regions.