Rwanda Shaw

Age: 25 yrs & 9 mths

Hi my name is Rwanda Shaw, I’m 25 years old and from Northern Ireland. I’m a singer, recording artist, actress and children’s entertainer. I’m also interested in fashion, beauty and modelling.

I’ve always known that singing and entertaining is where I belong. I began my journey into singing in primary school, I closely studied my favourite musicians, then progressed to joining the choir at age 8 to singing at every school event along the way. I then went on to take singing lessons in Lisburn School of Music where I was taught by Shauna Tohill and Dana Masters.

In school I was always interested in drama and anything creative, so I joined after-school clubs and took part in plays and concerts. I was lucky to have worked with ACSONI (African and Caribbean Support Organisation) on numerous musical projects after leaving school, with them I was asked to be part of a play called The Tempest, which was dedicated to Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary and was held in T13 in 2016 written by Andrea Montgomery from Terra Nova Productions.

County: Armagh
DOB: 21/10/1995
Playing Age: 21-25
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Height: 5ft 3in
Physique: Medium build, smaller chested but slightly curvy
Distinguishing Features: Curly/Afro Hair. Tattoos. Freckles and scars. Straight teeth and a bright smile.
Location: Belfast

Rwanda Shaw

Age: 25 yrs & 9 mths

Hi my name is Rwanda Shaw, I'm 25 years old and from Northern Ireland. I'm a singer, recording artist, actress and children's entertainer. I'm also interested in fashion, beauty and modelling.

I've always known that singing and entertaining is where I belong. I began my journey into singing in primary school, I closely studied my favourite musicians, then progressed to joining the choir at age 8 to singing at every school event along the way. I then went on to take singing lessons in Lisburn School of Music where I was taught by Shauna Tohill and Dana Masters.

In school I was always interested in drama and anything creative, so I joined after-school clubs and took part in plays and concerts. I was lucky to have worked with ACSONI (African and Caribbean Support Organisation) on numerous musical projects after leaving school, with them I was asked to be part of a play called The Tempest, which was dedicated to Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary and was held in T13 in 2016 written by Andrea Montgomery from Terra Nova Productions.

County: Armagh
DOB: 21/10/1995
Playing Age: 21-25
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Height: 5ft 3in
Physique: Medium build, smaller chested but slightly curvy
Distinguishing Features: Curly/Afro Hair. Tattoos. Freckles and scars. Straight teeth and a bright smile.
Location: Belfast

Skills

I have a great energy on stage and can express emotions through facial expression and gestures. I love working with kids and they absolutely love to watch me and always believe I am the character I'm impersonating.

I work very well in teams and love to get to know new people, but have no problem with taking lead.

I sing and am a Mezzo Soprano, I love to put across the emotions of every word I am singing.

I know some basic Makaton words.

I can drive.

I can swim.

I love working with animals.

Accents

American, Belfast, English, Irish, Northern Irish

Professional Roles

Professional Musical Theatre, Professional Screen, Professional Theatre, Professional Voice-over

Languages

English.

Performance Training

I have worked with Terra Nova productions and practiced with them over the space of a few weeks for a performance in T13. Myself and a few guys working with ACSONI wrote and recorded songs for the play.

I work with REAL Princesses NI, meaning I have worked with people of all ages as well as children with special needs. Working here means I have to stick strictly to the character I am and never break focus. I did research on how to speak, act, sing and everything about the character.

TV Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
2019 Flat Mates Passer By CBBC BBC

Radio Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
2021 On The Street Where We Live Ambura Joe Nawaz & Rhiann Jeffrey The Mac

TV Experience

Date: 2019
Production: Flat Mates
Role: Passer By
Director: CBBC
Production Company: BBC

Radio Experience

Date: 2021
Production: On The Street Where We Live
Role: Ambura
Director: Joe Nawaz & Rhiann Jeffrey
Production Company: The Mac