Management & Trustees Team
Get to know the dedicated board members and passionate staff behind True Colours Theatre. We come from all walks of life and are united in our passion to make a difference and lasting change in the lives of those in need. Our team is made up of highly trained experts in a variety of fields. Read on to learn more about who we are and what we do.
Alisar Jane Talyor
CEO / Founder / Principle Teacher /
It was back in 2014 when I first had the dream of True Colours Theatre. I was attending some support groups with my niece, Emily - Kate. Emily - Kate was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis as a baby, which resulted in epilepsy, ASD and ADHD. I myself have also been diagnosed as an adult with ASD and ADHD.
I want every child to have a place where they can feel proud to be who they are and to grow in confidence without any stigma or difference; a warm and happy place of acceptance and where inclusion is the essence.
I have a passion for Performing Arts... this was my happy place as a child... I always struggled with emotions and self-belief but when I performed I could get lost in a world where music would help me express those emotions and I could be part of a different world.
To know that we can make such a difference to so many people and create a place, like True Colours Theatre makes my heart fill with so much pride and love.... but mostly that pride and love is to each and every member, and family, who come to True Colours. Because of you, all my world is now a place filled with all the colours of the rainbow.
Thank you all for your support, love and believing in all that we are.us
Chair of Trustees / Human Resources Manager
I was introduced to True Colours Theatre by my other half, and the founder of the charity, Alisar - Jane.
From the moment I met the children and the families, I knew that it was a special place and somewhere that was going to make a difference in so many peoples lives.
To know that there is a place where children can belong, a place where they can grow with such acceptance and where inclusion is paramount, gives me so much hope.
We need to let our colours shine and know that you have people with you on life's journey who believe in you. I am proud to be a part of that journey and know the charity is going to grow from strength to strength.
Chris has been with True Colours Theatre since day one with her son Darren, who attends our classes weekly. Darren is an asset to us and has achieved so much in his journey with us. Chris believes that all children should shine like the stars they are and we couldn't agree more!
Trustee / Safeguarding Officer/ Finance Officer
Alison is a valued member of our team and the voice that keeps us all grounded. Her leadership skills are what gives her the drive to make sure True Colours always receives the best she can give. Her son, Adam, has attended True Colours Theatre since the first day and is a peer supporter to our younger members. He loved to fundraise for True Colours by using his creative skills of photography. We love having them on board.
From the moment we walked through the True Colours doors we became part of a family a community of acceptance hope and belief Alanna was lost totally broken and we were so worried about her True Colours gives her safety gives her hope gives her a future And we are forever grateful I want to help to make sure all our members and new families get to experience this magic this hope as we have xx
Trustee/ Funding Manager
Being part of the True Colours Charity has been the most rewarding time in my volunteering career. To be able to
see children progress and grow in a nurturing environment fills me with immense happiness that I can be a part of this wonderful charity.
I can see their confidence grow in the many challenges they face and it gives me great joy to be part of their journey and see the organisation develop and gain the recognition that they truly deserve. My son Hayden attends TC and I have supported them for many years.
I have watched True Colours Theatre go from strength to strength over the last few years and have a massive admiration for them.
When I was asked to be a part of the team I didn’t hesitate at all.
Being the father of an autistic son I understand the need for amazing organisations like True Colours and I look forward to seeing what I can bring to the team and helping as many people as I can.
I love to act, sing, tell stories and even like the challenge of dancing!!
Antonia Blakeman Trustee
Hi everyone, my name is Antonia Blakeman and I am very happy to be asked to be a trustee for True Colours Theatre
For the past few years I have been a stay at home mum to my 2 teenage daughters and our Cockerpoo Buddy, but prior to that I have worked with children and their families for 24years in various forms.
My last post which I worked in for 14yrs, was as a Community Nursery Nurse for the NHS. It was a job I loved but it changed over the years so I decided to leave to concentrate on my own family.
When I have time to myself I enjoy cooking and baking cakes, I find it very therapeutic. I also like to go shopping with my girls and my husband Robbie, socialising with family and friends, and I love to go to the theatre, Musical Theatre in particular.
I am so excited to see True Colours Theatre grow and be a small part of your journey. Thank you everyone for having me.
Trustee and Fundraiser
Nicola is an active member of our team and a great believer in inclusion... Her son Joseph attends True Colours and daughter Eliza. Joseph also attends Heel and Toe Charity in which True Colours are proud to support.