Mayra is a Theatre Director, Dramatherapist and performer/puppeteer. She trained in Lecoq Physical Theatre and Devising Performance at London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), in Dramatherapy at University of Derby, UK and been artist in residency at Institute Internationale de la Marionnette in France. Since 2013 she is the Artistic Director of Vertebra Theatre. She has performed and directed plays in numerous theatres and festivals in UK and Europe such as Little Angel, Tristan Bates, Chelsea Theatre and curated ‘Homeland’ at Nour Festival for Middle East and N. African Theatre. Since 2004, she works with groups across the spectrum of age in prisons, schools and mental health settings. In 2017 she directed ‘Dark Matter’ that received 4 and 5 star reviews at Edinburg Fringe and Tristan Bates and currently is in European Touring. She teaches puppetry and physical theatre workshops and is currently working as dramatherapist with homeless at Crisis UK and with people at the end of life. 

Vertebra Theatre Company