Abbey graduated from the Royal Scottish
Academy of Music and Drama in 2000 with
an Honours degree in Theatre in Education
and in 2009 gained her Primary Post
Graduate Certificate in Education from
the Institute of Education, London University.
Also trained in ballet, tap and jazz dance,
she has taught as a class teacher and
as a drama and movement specialist in London schools. Upon graduating
from the Institute of Education she was
asked back to teach drama on the PGCE
She has been a member of the Islington music group, Tick Tock on and off for many years and established Stripey Socks in 2004.
With her qualification to teach English as a foreign language from Cambridge University ESOL, she has traveled and led a number of Stripey sessions abroad and with non English speaking groups.
Socks : Co-Director
Stripey was born so long ago that he cant
remember exactly when he has been
friends with Abbey for a number of years,
nesting in her garden for over 10 years.
Stripey is a keen anthropologist and enjoys
sharing some of his findings with the
children of Stripey Socks Drama.