Colin Bourdiec - Multi Period All Round Entertainer
Song and Dance Man, Multi Instrumentalist, Magician & Theatre Historian
Colin Bourdiec was born in Cardiff, and moved to Llanbradach at the age of three.
He was educated at Lewis Boys Comprehensive School.
He first put his foot on the professional stage at the age of 13 working with his father, he then started to study dance and trained at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff until the age of 16 when he was given the opportunity to study for three years at the Merseyside Dance Centre, studying Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National Dance.
Colin left there and continued his career working in Major Holiday Centres, Theatres and the Cabaret Circuit. Colin was competent Song and Dance Man and later adding Magic and the Ukulele to his act. Colin appeared in Summer Seasons, Musical Theatre, Television and Pantomimes.
In 1990 he joined P&O Cruises and worked his way through the ranks to become a Cruise Director and spent 13 years at sea. Colin left P&O due to family illness and was brought in to choreograph a charity show for the borough and this led to working with the Nearly Famous Performing Arts Group, which led eventually to the creation of the South Tyneside Academy of Musical Production in 2006 which he is now the managing director.
Colin returned to education and went to Sunderland University and qualified with a BA Hons in Community and Youth Work. And is in the middle of studying to be an accountant. Colin also teaches ukulele in primary and junior schools in the borough and also runs the North East Branch of the George Formby Society, he is also the UK's foremost George Formby Tribute.
Colin has just been made an Ambassador of the ENSA MEMORIAL APPEAL. And is honoured to be part of this charity to raise money to get a monument to the entertainers that performed during WW2.