INALA’s West End & SE Asia Premieres, celebrating unity, diversity and cultural collaboration, also mark the launch of the INALA Schools Programme, and its Educational Partnership with the Mosaic Initiative at The Prince’s Trust, providing access and opportunities for young people to gain extra benefit from the experience of attending the INALA production.

Sisters Grimm worked with the Mosaic Initiative’s Secondary Schools Programme that saw over 1,000 young people, their families and teachers attend performances of the show, participate in preshow events, experience professional workshops, and attend sessions learning about career opportunities within the theatre industry. Nizam Uddin, Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration at The Prince’s Trust says, “The Mosaic Initiative is proud to support the INALA Schools Programme. The ambition of Sisters Grimm to open the Arts to as many communities of young people as possible is one we passionately share.”

The Partnership offered the opportunity for young people from a range of communities across London to experience INALA at no cost. The INALA Schools Programme aims to engage with and inspire young people, offering insight into the creative process, introducing new career paths and raising aspirations. Sisters Grimm are passionate about enabling potential career paths, developing future audiences and making their work accessible to all.

Continuing this work in Singapore, at every performance of INALA at Sands Theatre there were 250 tickets made available for students, their families and teachers. Sisters Grimm also provided sessions and opportunities to the students, including the chance to watch company warm-up, pre-show Q&A with company members, as well as the offer for subsequent workshops at their schools.

This amazing enrichment opportunity for schools hosting Sisters Grimm Careers Workshops can get expert advice and an introduction to all the different roles involved in staging a major production. Leading these presentations and workshops are Sisters Grimm founders and INALA Producers Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira. A former Royal Ballet First Artist, Pietra has first-hand experience working both on stage and backstage; Ella, who left school at 17, has since become a Grammy nominated composer, theatre producer and inspirational business woman.