Interview with TIZIANA CALLEJA

Age:- 29

Where do you live:- Attard

Status:- In a relationship

Star Sign:- Taurus

Main occupation:- Drama, Musical Theatre Tutor

Media-related occupation:- Singer, Host, Actress

Tiziana Calleja has been involved in a number of productions both as an actress and as a singer for these last ten years and has worked on several local TV productions and variety shows.

Tiziana was given an eight-month scholarship in Performing Arts with a local acting school and was involved in other theatre workshops with foreign tutors. She has participated in theatre workshops at Dramadirect (Austria) and in Snakes and Ladders (Berlin) both of them ending with a workshop performance open to the general public. She has participated in a Theatre in Educational workshop held in Wales. She has studied under the guidance of Patrick Vella and sat for examinations with Trinity College (London). In 2003 she achieved the highest mark in Acting in Musical Theatre (Grade 7) throughout Europe. She achieved her Performers Certificate in this same discipline and passed successfully her Diplomas in Musical Theatre with Trinity College (London).

Tiziana has been teaching and working with several Theatre Arts Schools as well as being involved in concerts and shows, being a singer and a performer. She has been performing in cabaret shows in several hotels round the island and singing in a variety of concerts with Maestro Joe Brown’s orchestra and more. She is now the director of a Musical Theatre Group of students – CentreSTAGE. Tiziana finished her studies in London, to achieve her Diploma in Popular Music at TechMusic Schools.

Do you have a grooming regime?

Yes, I try to sort out outfits by title. This dress – Smart, this jeans – casual/everyday.  Top – work.  So basically clothes are labelled in my head.  So I have to think well before dressing up! Depending where I’m going.

What’s the number one fashion item you couldn’t live without?

Shoes and bags… Love them, want them all! Apart from that, I feel they help you adapt and be more fashionable in what you’re wearing.

What’s the most money you have spent in one go?

Was abroad… €500!! Is that a lot??

Do you prefer dining out or clubbing?

Nowadays I prefer to dine out.  It’s more relaxing and helps me to catch up with my family and friends.  I usually have a full week and time seems to be short, so when I have some time to relax I’d look for a quieter place.

What was your biggest failure to date?

I don’t think about failing and when I do I try to be positive about it and get going. Of course you’ll get mad and angry, but can’t we learn from our mistakes? There’s always a lesson to be learnt! No matter the age!

Do you usually hoard things or regularly throw stuff out?

Oh… I usually keep clothes and accessories. My theory? They are good for a play or character played. I’m always finding excuses that one day I’ll need them again, thinking about my group of Musical Theatre – CentreSTAGE. I’m always keeping stuff for our next performance aiming to re-use!