Ren Short: Founder, Creative Director & Musical Director
Ren founded OmniArts in April 2013. They have always found a joy from helping others learn how to better their skills, so it is no surprise that they have always wanted to be a teacher. With over 15 years of professional vocal and dance training, as well as experience in performing on stage, screen and at various events, Ren has a lot to pass on to any aspiring performer.
The ideology of OmniArts is very close to Ren’s heart, as they believe everyone should have the same opportunities available to them as each other.
As well as running OmniArts, Ren teaches private singing & trans speech lessons, provides peer mentoring, runs various workshops throughout the year and is also a singer/songwriter and poet.
“Being a part of someone else’s journey within the performing arts is such a privilege.”
Ellie Snow: Artistic Director & Theatre Director
Ellie joined OmniArts in March 2018 and is the lead practitioner for Queer Creatives, a group in which was formed from her own research and practice.
She is a UK based queer theatre specialist and is passionate about queer inclusion.
Ellie has a BA Hons in Drama and Performance from the University of Portsmouth and has strong experience in theatre facilitation.
She became a member of Chichester Festival Theatre’s first Youth Advisory Board in 2020 and continues to work as a freelance director, public speaker and private teacher for several theatre companies in South England.
Most recently, she co-directed True Colors at the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and has directed with OmniArts across short films, showcases, and theatre productions.
“It is an honour to be able to be a part of giving new and exciting performing opportunities to the next generation”
Kira: Showcase Producer and Manager
Kira is a producer and director for This Isn’t Even My Final Form. She’s been acting and writing since childhood.
She studied Johnstone improv at The Hideout Theater in Austin Texas and used to perform with i’Sebastiani, a commedia dell’arte troupe out of Massachusetts. In 2021 she performed a piece she wrote called “Balloon Day” in an online showcase called “Trans-Scribed”.
Kira is also a gamer, artist, model, and mom, and has strong opinions about board game design.
Vico: Showcase Producer and Editor
Vico has been writing constantly since he was ten, and only recently realized that all that journalling is probably why he has an affinity for essays and memoir work. Since then, his work on Medium and in his upcoming memoir “Dear Mom and Dad: A Love Letter to Myself” has received effusive praise. He also graduated from Murray State University with a BA in journalism and creative writing. It is still a great day to be a Racer.