A Fame fan since the very first episode, Sue built a treasured friendship with cast member Valerie Landsburg after writing to her as a child.
After school Sue went to Swansea University where she studied Ancient History, Literature and Civilisation. Torn between the academic life and her love of film and theatre, Sue was involved in many amateur groups and societies and she was constantly writing scripts and stories and in 1998 she wrote, produced and directed her own play called “A Blast From The Past”.
Sue chose to keep her creative skills as hobbies but moved away from Academia with a BAHons degree as she morphed her professional career into the world of public service, specifically policing.
A career detective, Sue has adopted many roles within the force and is currently a T/Detective Inspector leading a Child Exploitation team in Merseyside.
Still carrying a love of the performing arts, producing the Fame UK Reunion feels like the most natural thing in the world, it is almost as though every path she has taken thus far has led her to this event. Sue is very proud of the fact that she has managed to spend significant parts of her life dedicated to the things she loves most, and she very much looks forward to her next chapter.
Gioia has been working in Media and Entertainment industry for over 20 years as a project manager and communication specialist. She managed Media and Broadcast projects all over Europe and China and she toured with many dance companies like Ballet de Cuba and Maximiliano Guerra Rudolf Nureyev Tribute in a long journey that started right from Fame, about which she sais: “Fame is a love affair. It had such an impact on me when I was a kid to turn my passion into a profession. These actors, who are amazing human beings and beloved friends, with their talent, had the capacity to embody timeless positive values that we could share worldwide. Working with them, now, is like being part of a perfect circle. Gioia was the stage manager also of the Italian Reunion 2017.
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Shelley Bolderson (aka Shelli Martelli) has run large scale events for the University of Cambridge for the last 15 years, all aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists. Her most notable projects include managing the annual Cambridge Science Festival and more recently bringing Earth Optimism to Cambridge.
During her random career she has been lucky enough to work extensively with Sir David Attenborough, brewed her own beer, hosted a gig by They Might be Giants, presented in front of Professor Stephen Hawking and dressed as a Dalek for the Science of Doctor Who.
An events manager by day, she makes costumes for theatre productions in her spare time.
She’s a former archaeologist who loves exploring the past, and she never expected to live her dreams as part of the crew bringing the cast of Fame to the UK in 2019.