Jobs in the performing arts

Love live entertainment and theatre? Buzzing for this year's Fringe? As the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe kick off, meet young people who've carved out a career in performing arts, both on stage and behind the scenes. Find out what their jobs are really like and what inspired them to follow the paths they've taken. Part of the Bitesize world of work series.

Connor: Dancer
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Hosanna: Technical theatre apprentice
Paddy: Deputy master carpenter
Mathilda: Production assistant
Sophie: Wardrobe technician
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Miles: Propmaker
What is it like to be... an actor?
Aisha: Theatre attendant
Peter: Lighting technician
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Grace: Composer
What is it like to be... a spoken word artist?
Isabel: Musician
Megan: Drama facilitator
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Jade Bird: Singer-songwriter
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Tom: DJ
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Jaguar: DJ and presenter
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Rachel: Dancer and choreographer
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Raphael: Sound engineer
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Felix: Stage manager
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Willy: Festival build manager
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