Carmen Arquelladas is an international performer and artist who has been working in theatre companies for more than 14 years as co-director, actress, deviser, physical theatre maker and designer for both costume and set. She has a Masters and a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Granada, Spain, and also studied with renowned clown and bouffon teacher, Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France; as well as John Wright, Eric Davis (Red Bastard), Peta Lily and Michael Gellman.

   

    Starting out with El Laboratorio in Spain, she designed set, costumes and makeup and played a key role in devising and performing in a variety of their shows touring around the world. Currently, Carmen is based in the UK, where she works in collaborating with international artists and companies on projects ranging from theatre, outdoor events, youth projects and cabaret, including the Lantern Company, Walk the Plank,   Action Transport TheatreThe Kazimier and Wild Rumpus among others. She is the Co-founder of the award winning theatre company Teatro Pomodoro that created Cabaret from the Shadows, which received an award at Brighton Fringe 2017.  She has made costumes for the West End "Potted Panto" as well as being the costume designer for Cabaret from the shadows.

 

   Carmen is also Movement Lecturer in the University of Chester and has worked as logistics organizer and project manager for INCA UK who works with international groups and cooperations. Other credits include, Ship of Fools Theatre Company, Guity Pleasures, The Eggpeople, British Learning Academy, Blitzfood (Piski Films), Faruchio Peru is Extraordinaire, as well as being resident performer on Pullmantour Cruise ships.

   Carmen is full of creative knowledge and an extremely versatile performer and creator.

2010 - present

2010 - present