Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill is an Award-Winning Storyteller, Workshop Facilitator & Educator who is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She frequently travels internationally and throughout the UK, using music, movement and real-life observation to inform her own original and traditionally inspired work, to nurture other artists and to connect people of all ages with their creativity. Responding to commissions and both long and short-term residences within the community, education, entertainment and health sectors alike, over the last decade Ursula has relished establishing firm links with institutions such as Action for Children, Henry Dancer Days, Opera North, Settle Stories, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, The National Youth Theatre and The Shakespeare Schools Festival. She is particularly passionate about her work with children and young people, animal welfare and in the therapeutic value of storytelling. In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence and at present, is completing her MA in Dramatherapy at the University of Derby.