FRSA is a singer, actress and producer. She was the General Secretary of The Association of Photographers in London between 1979 and 1988. She has produced two documentary film series and several separate films for Robert Golden Pictures. She is artistic director of Opera Circus, a successful experimental opera/music theatre company founded in 1991. Tina has performed in concerts, festival operas, fringe theatre, television commercials and feature films and as a voice over artist. As a performer and producer Tina toured all over the world with Opera Circus in various of the companies productions and has produced all of their work. Tina works closely with the composer Nigel Osborne and is currently developing Naciketa with Nigel and the writer and playwright Ariel Dorfman, for touring in May/June 2021. https://www.operacircusuk.com/naciketa.html Her work with Nigel Osborne has led her to establish partnerships with other arts organisations and NGO’s in Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Italy, Georgia, Portugal, Syria and Scotland both for the creation of new work and to continue to explore the use of the arts and culture to encourage inter cultural understanding mostly alongside young people. Tina has worked in Srebrenica since 2008, and other parts of BiH developing activities and supporting festivals. She has led workshop programmes in the uses of music for those with special needs or suffering from trauma. With others she has built the long term youth activist programme The Complete Freedom of Truth
http://thecompletefreedomoftruth.com Tina has spent two years working on two major projects in Matera Italy, Get Close to Opera and Silent City, a community opera for Matera 2019 Italy’s Capital City of Culture. GCTO is an Erasmus + project looking to expand the use of opera and opera houses with greater access in particular to refugees and migrants. The project was recently awarded Best Practice Project for Erasmus. https://www.operacircusuk.com/blog/silent-city-notes-from-matera2019
https://www.operacircusuk.com/blog/get-close-to-opera Opera Circus is the Civil Society Organisation that leads on Changing the Story! – Izazov! and has combined this work with that of TCFT. The Project Management, communications, design and web design are all led by youth leaders from the UK, Italy and BiH. https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/izazov_bih/
Tina is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Winston Churchill/Finzi Fellow
as well as of Salzburg Global Seminars. In 2015 she was awarded the European Citizens Prize for her work with young people across borders in wider Europe.