Danny Marie Elias is the Manager of Gorton Studio and an inspirational tutor. She’s a make-up, hair and prosthetics artist for film & TV, fashion, catwalk, media, editorial and body painting, as well as being a fully qualified teacher. Recent screen credits include ‘Sherlock’, ‘Indian Doctor’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Wizards vs Aliens’, ‘Doctor Who’, 20th Century Fox movie ‘Frankenstein’ and a brand commercial for ‘YouTube’. Danny will be joining Neill to demonstrate on the lecture theatre stage.
Danny works with Neill Gorton to devise new courses for Gorton Studio’s schedule and develops the company’s extensive work with the education sector. She teaches short courses and is principal tutor onthe new 7-week Creative andCharacter Make-Up course at Gorton Studio Falmouth,the first one of which has just finished in spectacular style with an under-water photo shoot. In the academic arena Danny is also a member of the ‘Professional Leadership Academy’ at the University of Bedfordshire, representing special FX make-up.
Recent fashion and editorial work includes publications such as ‘Faceon’, ‘EDGE’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Vogue Italia Online’, ‘Cellardoor’, ‘Urban Mainstream’, ‘Fan the Fire’, ‘I Am LDN’, ‘T&M’, ‘Men’s Health’ and Los Angeles based digital magazine ‘Cliché’. Danny began teaching for College Gwent where she taught specialist media make-up courses. Before joining Gorton Studio she w as an integral part of ‘It’s My Shout Productions’, training young make-up artists through the making of award-winning short films in association with BBC Wales, S4C, the UK Film Council, the Arts Council of Wales and ITV.