Althea Brooks Box Hill Institute AlumniDiploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing)

There’s a creative motif that runs through Althea Brooks’ career path, but there’s also a pragmatic, savvy, hands-on theme, one that has seen her combine a love of creativity with a desire to make it work for her – to the point where she now runs her own business, titled – with characteristic Althea flair – ABCDandE (Althea Brooks – Copy Design and Editing). Althea grew up with a love of performance, from playing music, to singing, dancing and acting, and it led to a Bachelor of Music Theatre. But the permanent impermanency of a performer’s life soon wore thin, and Althea found herself at Box Hill Institute doing a writing course, and in so doing, changing her life’s course. It led to her writing a children’s book, which was published in 2004, and landing a job in publishing with Harcourt Education.

From there she relocated to London and again to Germany, and started her own company. Now Althea achieves what she has always set out to do – utilising her creative talents in a job she enjoys – and she has even rekindled her love for performing!