Hi Everyone, and welcome to Vivid Performances.
My name is Emma Porter, and I am based in Buncrana, Co.Donegal, in the Northwest of Ireland. My company is Vivid Performances School of Speech and Drama. Vivid Performances has been established since September 2000. And, with over 280 students and clients this year, it is the leading Drama School in the Northwest. I deliver classes throughout Donegal to children, teenagers and adults, helping to grow amazing confidence and self-esteem. All while having fun, in a safe and structured environment.
I also help business owners and entrepreneurs become self-assured public speakers. When people work with me they become positive thinkers, and overcome their sense of fear around Public Speaking. It helps to win over a crowd and to motivate and inform your audience of what you and your business have to offer, ultimately increasing your profits and sales.
My story really begins as a teenager. I was never very good academically, and I struggled a lot. But, I excelled at practical, creative subjects, such as art, home economics, woodwork and metalwork. I had a keen interest in English as sometimes we would dramatize scenes from plays.
After my Leaving Certificate exams, I enroled in a Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts, in the Northwest Regional College in Derry/Londonderry. After 2 years on my Btec course, I graduated with distinctions in every subject. The highest marks ever on the course. Because I had finally found my passion in life, and I was good at it.
With enough points to go to university, off I went to King Alfred’s College, Winchester, Hampshire, England. Where I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Performing Arts.
While at university, I loved work experience with children and community groups. So, when I returned to Buncrana, Vivid Performances was born. I started my first class with 8 students, and today I have over 280. I also work with schools, the Health Service Executive, businesses and corporates. Using my vast experience in drama and communications to enhance and change lives. And, I love it.
So, don’t delay, book today