Sandy is an actor, director, writer and teacher from the UK who lives in Sicily. Over the past decade he has performed for young audiences in Europe, South America and Asia and written shows which have been performed in Uruguay, Argentina, Turkey and on Madrid's Gran Via. An English Literature graduate, alumnus of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a CELTA qualified teacher, he prepares Global's teaching materials and oversees our Summer Fun! camps.
He has a CELTA teaching certificate (Cambridge) and has taught English in language academies as well as Drama in various contexts. With experience of over 80 summer camps in Italy, Sandy provides the training for all tutors personally and is responsable for preparing the teaching materials which are used at camps and accompany our theatre tour. He also overseas the theatre work, and continues to work at camps as a leader and supervisor.
In his free time Sandy is crazy about Tottenham Hotspur, Athletic Bilbao and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and enjoys photography and New Orleans jazz music.
Jolley created Global English Theatre in 2014, and ran it until he stopped working full time in 2018 to concentrate on his career as a theatre and film director.
A Masters graduate of Drama Centre, London, he has written and directed for stage and screen, including the film Alba: A Sicilian Fairytale,
Hamlet and An Honourable Man in London's White Bear fringe theatre. He is currently a director in residence at his alma mater, Gordonstoun School in Scotland, and continues to collaborate with Global as a tutor, designer and video editor.
Jolley loves to travel and has been involved in volunteer projects in East Asia and London.