Freya completed our Future Leaders programme in 2016 which quickly opened up an inspiring world of new experiences and possibilities. As a multi-talented young Carnival artist, she has completed extensive on-the-job percussion and dance training as co-dance-director of Juba do Leão and project manager with Jubacana. Freya is a gifted dancer and facilitator who embodies the fantastic adventures we experience in the Carnival world.
Despite her young years, Freya has already taken the reigns as lead producer of both the outdoor community event ‘Celebrate Festival‘ in 2017 as well as ‘A Sharing of Gifts’ in 2022 – Global Grooves’ most recent Carnival production. She has travelled internationally with Global Grooves, studying and performing in The Gambia, Qatar, and Ghana.
She is working full time with the organisation to shape the future of Carnival arts in the UK, as well a sitting on the board of another arts venue to help drive their mission from her experience and passion.
“The best part about Carnival for me is that the journey never finishes or ends, and could probably go on eternally, and I find this so exciting. The community is like no other, and something that I’ve found a passion for, too. It’s taken me to several countries around the world to perform and develop my artistic practise and millions of miles out of what I thought was my comfort zone.”