Avye trained as a puppeteer at the National Theatre and spent 2009-10 in War Horse. Since then, she has enjoyed a variety of puppet roles in theatre and film. 

In theatre she has been lucky enough to work at the Royal Shakespeare Company (Venus and Adonis, The Boy in the Dress) The National Theatre (The Elephantom, Angels in America, The Light Princess) and with Kneehigh theatre (Brief Encounter, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings).

Film experience includes on set puppetry and movement reference for the Niffler and Pickett the Bowtruckle (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and puppeteering Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Highlights include performing in and devising the Four seasons at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (for Gyre & Gimble, with whom she is an associate artist), helping to create the beautiful show Something Very Far Away with Mark Arends and Matthew Robins at the Unicorn Theatre, and working with Sarah Wright and the Little Angel on The Adventures of Curious Ganz

THEATRE

WAR HORSE

NATIONAL THEATRE/ WEST END  |    Director: Tom Morris & Marianne Elliott

VIVALDI'S THE FOUR SEASONS

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE  |    Directors: Finn Caldwell & Toby Olie

VENUS AND ADONIS

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY   |    Director: Gregory Doran

THE ELEPHANTOM

NATIONAL THEATRE/ WEST END   |    Director: Finn Caldwell & Toby Olie

SOMETHING VERY FAR AWAY

UNICORN THEATRE   |    Director: Mark Arends

FAERIES

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE   |    Director: Will Tuckett

THE IRON MAN

UNICORN THEATRE   |    Director: Matthew Robins

AT THE END OF EVERYTHING ELSE

UNICORN THEATRE   |    Director: Mark Arends

FILM

GRAVITY

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Director: David Yates

PADDINGTON

Director: Paul King

THE SECRET GARDEN

Director: Marc Munden

PUPPETRY DIRECTION

THE BOY IN THE DRESS (WORKSHOPS)

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY  |  Director: Gregory Doran

SNOWFLAKE

NFTS  |  Director: Roland Kennedy

Have a look at how Avye’s puppetry has made it’s way into film – hover on the videos to reveal the magic!