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Ines Sampaio

Nottingham, UK

Ines Sampaio is an actor, musician, composer, musical director, theatre maker and community theatre practitioner based in Nottingham.

  • Music
  • Theatre

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Born and raised in Portugal by a Luso-Angolan family, Ines studied for ten years at the Classical Music Conservatoire in Palmela, where she completed grade 8 in piano, music theory and analysis and techniques of music composition.

She moved to England in 2012 to attend East15 Acting School and graduated in 2015 with a 1:1 in BA World Performance. Ines founded CapaTaro Theatre company shortly after graduating and has been awarded multiple grants from Arts Council England and other prestigious institutions to create her own work as a theatre maker and performer.

Ines works in various capacities within the theatre industry: an actor, deviser, musician, composer, MD and theatre practitioner for companies such as Parrabbola, Hubbub, Nonsuch, Mashi Theatre, StoneCrabs, Troupe Concerts. Ines also designs her own projects as the lead artist: two Arts Council funded community theatre projects (in Southend-on-sea in 2017, and with the refugee and asylum seekers community in Leicester, 2019).