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Welcome to mums on stage.

This is a space for women who, like me, work in the performing arts and always wondered how on earth could such an unordinary, unpredictable, and self-centered job be combined with having a child.

When I was pregnant with my first daughter I searched and searched the internet in vain for advice and encouragement from women who had carried on performing whilst dealing with the utterly all consuming state of pregnancy and motherhood.

This space is simply what I would have liked to find at the time and it is for anyone who wants to share in the stories of how other women have managed it. 


Here you can read about women from different countries, cultures and disciplines talking about the physical and emotional experience of combining motherhood with performance, what their countries and cultures have to offer, what are their priorities and what they want to share with others.

I have just started collecting their contributions, there are still  a lot of stories in the process of being written, so come back for more advice on post natal dance training, twin-birth and choreography, acting, teaching, career breaks and much more.


If you would like to get in touch please do so, you may want to share a story or you may want to get in touch with a mum on stage for any reason, and please do comment below the stories.

Thank you 

Irene Cioni 




About me 

Italian born, London based performer, choreographer and movement director.

I became a mother in 2014 in the middle of the tour of my theatre project Insomnia. 

I have, of course, included my own story for you to read. 

If you want to find out about what I do apart from my blog go here













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