Maia Watkins is an actress from West London born to a father of Jamaican descent and a mother of Guyanese, Russian heritage. Maia is a third time winner of The Monologue Slam UK at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, including the LA edition. She has a degree in Drama, Film and Television and an MA in acting where she trained at Drama Centre London. She won best actress for short film ‘PILL’ at TweetFest Film Festival 2017. Acting credits include Eastenders (2017), Alpha & Omega (2018) and In The Robot Skies (2016). Maia has a passion for working with young people as a youth mentor for underprivileged children and teens. She has worked with the Full House Theatre Company and Little Fish Theatre Company doing workshops and plays for young offenders, PRU students and secondary schools in and out of London.
“I’m excited and happy to be involved in the Rocking Ur Teens conference as this is a great opportunity for young women to explore and see the different creative opportunities that this world has to offer, which they may not have been exposed to yet. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up as I believe Rocking Ur Teens is a fantastic platform that encourages young people to stay positive, inspired and empowered. I hope my journey can motivate and inspirit these young women to not give up when things are difficult and that they can achieve anything with hard work, persistence and confidence. I’m also looking forward to learning and being inspired by you guys at the conference. Young people are doing amazing things these days.”
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