Danielle Fahiya is a professional actress and playwright from Cardiff. Based between Cardiff and London she is of Jordanian, German, Welsh and Somalian descent. In between her acting and writing, Danielle completed a BA Hons degree in Modern History and Politics from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Training includes: the ASFI Screen course MN Academy London; The Poor School London; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Scriptwriting at Bridgend College South Wales. Her passion for arts, multiculturalism and politics all feature in Danielle’s migrant play ‘Footsteps in a Foreign Land’, based on her family history. It’s was developed in Sept 2019 with Dirty Protest Theatre and Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff; funded by Arts Council Wales. This will then be taken to full production and tour late 2020/early 2021.
Danielle has been working with BBC Sesh – the BBC Wales social media site – as a Presenter, Writer and Content Creator since July 2018, highlighting issues such as body shaming, labelling, single parenting and multiculturalism.
Danielle debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 with her short play ‘HOT MESS’ supported by Dirty Protest Theatre at Roundabout in Summerhall. She has also been chosen to be photographed for International Women’s Day 2020 for inspiring Welsh women in the arts for the Phrame Collective exhibition at the Senedd and she will shortly begin filming this year with BBC Wales Live as a reporter- dates are TBC.
In addition to Danielle’s play Footsteps in a Foreign Land, she is also developing a short film and documentary on Generational Trauma inspired by true events.