As a child, I always loved to make people laugh, acting the fool, doing impressions and generally being a bit of a silly billy! It was clear there was some sort of entertainer in me from an early age! At the age of five, I began to learn Irish dancing and before long was competing it both solo and team dance competitions. Over the years my team and I had became multiple All Ireland, Great Britain, All American and World Champions, which was an amazing experience..
So, I had spent a lot of time on stage dancing but had never ventured into acting or voice performance which is why the Drama & Performane degree course caught my eye, I would be able to discover and develop other areas of performance at a high level. It did not disappoint and I had an amazing three years at Wolverhampton University learning and practising many genres of performance. I graduated from there in 2009, which is where my role as a children's entertainer began.
Since 2009 I have had the honour of entertaining children on their special day all over the West Midlands and further still. Having two children of my own, I understand the importance of that special day, the build up to it and the wishes we make as parents that the birthday is as special as our children. But it's not just children's birthdays that we attend, we have entertained children at parents parties, so the parents don't have to worry about doing it themselves! We have entertained at Christenings, weddings, fun days, open days, in shopping centres; even in a church!
In 2015, I set up Hi 5 Entertainment after the children's party company I worked for before, ceased operting in the Midlands. It's an exciting new venture for me, with lots of fresh ideas and a new expanding troupe of entertainers to host birthdays for little princesses and pirates, 2016 looks to be an adventurous year and we hope you can join us!
Shona-Rose Gilsenan aka "Rosie Cheeks"
Hi 5 Entertainment Director and Lead Entertainer,