HELLO!and welcome to my web site. I’m Jane Deane, an actor type person who originally hails from Bolton in Lancashire. It was in Bolton that Ibegan my theatrical journey as a member of the Bolton Octagon Youth Theatre at the tender age of 14…I still have a Bolton accent!After training at St. Catherine’s Drama Studio in Guildford, I went on to work professionally all over the UK in pantomimes, theatre and TV. I ran away with the circus for six months training with Zippo’s Circus Academy where I honed my skills as a clown, juggler and unicyclist, skills I continue to perform and teach. For further information on booking a CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP click hereMy first love is the theatre and as well as performing, I have put my experience to use as a director. I completed directing and devising courses with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Told By and Idiot and Spymonkey and in 2003 I founded “AVVA LAFF!” PRODUCTIONSin response to a request to write a new children’s comedy for Southwold Summer Theatre. Through this company I have written, directed and produced 16 shows for LEGOLAND WINDSOR RESORT, developed a number of specialist performance workshops, provided entertainers for a variety of events and PR companies and even produced a TV pilot! The company made its Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016 with brand new family comedy“THE GRIMMEST OF GRIMM TALES”which proved a real hit with both children and their grown-ups. For those of you with young children, you may recognise me as ‘Dee Livery’ the unicycling paper girl who appeared alongside Justin Fletcher in the first 23 episodes of his BAFTA Award winning show “Justin’s House” on CBeebies. I believe it still gets repeated on the iPlayer!! I also present things and have hosted live events and shows for Qdos Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, CBBC, Guinness World Records and Legoland Windsor. I’ve even done a fair old bit of serious acting appearing in educational TV drama for Highwood Productions and radio plays for BBC Radio 3.