Hello, nice to meet you. My name is Tom O’Donohoe. Some of my friends call me Heathen or Pagan since I worship and pray to the old gods such as Odin and Thor. I originally come from up north in West Yorkshire from a village called Queensbury in Bradford. So, if you ever meet me in person and can’t understand me because of my slang or how quickly I talk, then just listen carefully as there’s no helping you there. I also have roots in Northern Ireland and you can sometimes hear that in my accent which doesn’t help the situation either.
Whilst growing up I had a few hobbies including swimming, which I was introduced to at three months old, and later boxing. During a sparring session I got socked square in the nose and was like, nope this isn’t for me. After that I continued with my swimming training, then in year six of primary school, I watched Step Up 2. I was shocked at how people could move and glide like that, and from then on, dance was something that I always wanted to do. I am now in my third year of a Performing Arts Dance degree at the University of Surrey. This is a placement year which I am spending interning with SIN Cru.
So, for the duration of my placement, I will be taking over this blog on Mondays. I will use this space to talk about my roles and responsibilities, what struggles and gains I am going through, and how I am finding being away from home. Have a read and leave any comments of understanding, advice, some light entertainment… as I consider my plans for the future, and how this experience is helping me.