Sian Ejiwunmi -Le Berre

Sian Ejiwunmi -Le Berre was educated at Camden School for Girls, studying English at Magdalen College Oxford and Eighteenth Century culture and Society at Queen Mary’s and Westfield, London.

Before leaving University, Sian had appeared in several movies, produced in the burgeoning Black British movie scene, a loose group of collectives making groundbreaking political and artistic cinema. She continues as an actress, with appearances on several popular British TV shows, international movies including Danny Boyle’s The Beach, and the London stage.

During the Nineties, Sian was on the board at Creative Block, a Business-Arts cooperation that offered free office and studio space to Artists, in unused City buildings, giving much needed support to creatives such as Theatre de Complicite and The Black Ensemble.

Beginning in 2002, Sian developed an innovative form of teaching oral and literary skills, to inner city Primary School children, using physical and vocal methods from drama. She also ran interventions for black boys at risk. Through this work, she was employed by the Learning Skills Council and the Dance and Drama Awards to institute a Widening Participation scheme to attract talented actors from BAME and working class communities to Drama School, and give them the extra skills they needed to succeed.

Throughout this period, Sian was a prolific songwriter, published by Universal Music. She has written material for singers including Duffy and Rumer.

At present, Sian is concentrating on theatrical work and writing screenplays.

Her interests include reading, history, natural horsemanship and politics.