We are proud to present our wonderful Giggle leaders...
In keeping with Ruth’s vision to ensure every child is engaged individually she employs a small group of trained and DBS checked entertainers who are hand picked, nurtured and celebrated as members of the Giggle family. Training is ongoing and always being updated to keep things ‘fresh’. The Giggle team all share a love of children and their smiles and are chosen for their energy and intuitive sensitivity. In Ruth’s own words, “I am incredibly proud of the consistently high level of service they bring to parties!”
The Giggle Company manager!
The Giggle Company was founded in 2009 by Tara Cody - Ruth's older sister. Ruth has been the co-pilot in the company's journey since the very beginning and bought the company off Tara in 2017 to evolve the business. With a background in contemporary dance and performing arts, Ruth is passionate about the way creative arts can be used to help with mental health, and this together with her passion to see children smile has lead to her success with The Giggle Company. She is a natural with children and to this day, feels honoured every time she is asked to party!
The Giggle Company founder! During her late teens and at university, Tara taught singing at a Saturday theatre school and saw first hand how those with little self-esteem grew in confidence. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Tara loves making films but while shooting in Africa, she found herself captivated by the infectious giggles of the children who interacted with her camera. She then realised what she really wanted to do was be with children and see them smile. The idea for the Giggle company was born!
Leanne is a professional dancer and dance teacher, graduating from "The Northern School Of Contemporary Dance" in 2014. She has toured around Europe with a performance company and worked alongside some of UK’s top choreographers. Since joining the Giggle team in 2014, Leanne remains passionate and enthusiastic, determined to make every child feel special and leave with a smile on their face. Her fluid energy and expressiveness brings a special quality to parties - we are very lucky to have her!
Katie is a professional actress who has appeared in The Sound of Music UK tour as understudy Maria, Girlfriends at The Union Theatre and the infamous Hackney Empire Panto. She has been with The Giggle Company since 2014 and loves every second of it. She's passionate about making children smile, laugh and loves making every child feel special. She truly believes happiness is infectious and loves to sing her way through life!
Tania is trained in musical theatre and has been singing and acting ever since she can remember. She has performed in countless shows, from starring as Cinderella in pantomime, to working as a supporting actress in TV programmes such as Eastenders and Holby City. Tania has been working with The Giggle Company since 2014 and is Tara's right hand person. Her passion for working with children can be seen in her past work experiences where she worked closely with children in jobs such as 'Park Ranger' entertaining and performing in holiday parks, teaching children drama and nannying/babysitting. She is passionate about giving the children the best time and believes that being a big kid herself makes this job a dream come true. Her talents, combined with her passion for parties and making kids feels special make her their perfect entertainer for your event.
Ellie is a professional dancer and has toured and performed nationally and internationally. She has mainly worked with Tavaziva Dance Company, Watkins Dance Company, Second Hand Dance and many other small projects within the UK since September 2011. Alongside her dancing, Ellie joined the Giggle Company in September 2012 and fell in love with what the company provide for young children. She also has a lot of experience working with young children as she teaches dance on a weekly basis. Ellie is very passionate about introducing music and dancing, and providing children entertainment that is unique and memorable.
Rosie is a professional actress who has worked in The Sound of Music and Hairspray the Musical! She has been working with The Giggle Company since 2014 and loves partying, dancing and dressing up every weekend! She also teaches music to 2-3 year olds. She is soon to be appearing as Wendy in Peter Pan at the Bradford Alhambra!
Josie is a professional actor and seamstress who has taught art and drama at primary level. She now produces children's stories and workshops. She has been working with Giggle Company since 2012 and is passionate about inspiring self-confidence in children.
When Rhiannon isn't partying with the Giggle Company she is singing, dancing, acting and sailing on the open seas. Rhiannon is currently performing on a Royal Caribbean Ship, excited to return to the Giggle family in October 2016. Soon after graduating from ArtsEd, she trained as a Gymboree teacher where she developed a passion for working with children. She loves playing games, singing songs, and all kinds of parties! (Especially superheroes and fairies!!!)
Tam works in Human Resources during the week, and as a professional Princess at weekends. She has been with The Giggle Company since 2009 during which time she has proved to be passionate about providing the most exciting and magical parties for children of all ages. From stomping like a baby dinosaur to chanting like a cheerleader, she loves dancing and bubbles and putting on a show.