Godiva is a dancer, teacher and choreographer who, with the help of our fund working with the DCD, was able to focus more on her studies, whilst balancing the busy life of a single parent.
Godiva initially trained as a professional dancer at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance, followed by a Masters in Dance Teaching at Royal Academy of Dance. Godiva also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Design at Kingston University, whilst working on the Lion King production at Lyceum theatre in which she appeared from 1999 to 2004 as an original cast member.
Since retraining as an actor, Godiva worked on 'Bloodlines', a play raising awareness of Female Genital Mutilation written by Sarah Chew in association with Barnados FGM Centre.
Godiva continues to work in film and theatre, is a member of Spotlight and still teaches dance, in between continued studies & acting projects. She is currently working as the Lead Ballet Tutor at Theatre Peckham & Lecturer of Dance at Morley College.
"The DPF helped me greatly in my pursuit to train and establish myself as a working professional actress. Thank you so much for all your help and advice."