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Jenna Thorne

Artistic Director

Jenna is an actor, director, and writer who combines her skills in the arts and organisational leadership to serve communities and restore hope, dignity and worth to vulnerable groups. Alongside her role at Talitha, she is also Creative Arts Director of LifeWorks Creative Arts Centre in Loughton, Essex. Jenna has worked in the creative arts and ministry sectors - providing and implementing creative resources for churches, and organisations. She is passionate about the arts in her community, and serves as the Chair of Loughton Art Trail. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from East 15 Acting School (University of Essex) and a BA from University of Toronto.

After joining Talitha as a practitioner, Jenna joined the Talitha team as Associate Artistic Director in January 2020. She became Artistic Director in July 2020.
Having experience in interfaith work, climate activism, refugee work and therapeutic drama (both in the UK and abroad); Jenna believes the creative arts can instil a sense of hope, dignity, worth; and shine light on the unique and inherent value of every individual.