Teila Williams describes herself as “a passionate creative”.
Not only is the newcomer to the Laff-it-Off cast the Creative Director of AYO CREATIVE VENTURES, but she is dancer, choreographer, actress, and plus size model.
She has attended the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination, where she trained under the Sonia Williams and Amanda Cumberbatch. It was also there while pursuing her degree in dance and theatre that she realized that entertainment and culture were not taken seriously.
This year for the first time AYO CREATIVE VENTURES entered NIFCA and copped a bronze medal for their choreography Goddess Glow Up as well as the Most Promising Newcomer award.
Teila will add this accolade to her NIFCA bronze medal which she achieved with the group Yardie Boy Theatre. She has also performed in the group’s “The Brightest Red”.
Undoubtedly, her first love is dance but she always loved acting. In 2011 she started to take the art form a lot more serious. This later allowed her to land a role on the local TV series, Keeping Up With The Joneses as well as work with various young and upcoming directors.
The former Parish Ambassador for St. Michael has also danced and choreographed for many local artists and has represented Barbados in St. Lucia on the dance scene in the past.
She is a performing arts tutor which includes teaching for the NCF’s Drama In Schools Programme. She has also taught a dance workshop at the Waterloo High School in Trinidad.
Teila had a lead role in the 2018 Crop Over Evening of Folk production of What’s Good For The Goose…