Have you received any formal training?

Brett is initially self taught since the age of three, but has received formal training in the USA at the ‘Beyond The Sock‘ advanced intensive puppetry workshop at the University of North Texas under Marty Robinson (The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Street; performer of Telly Monster and Mr. Snuffleupagus) and Noel MacNeal (Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House; performer of Bear), with puppet construction training from Pasha Romanowski (Project Puppet, The Moe Show). Marty Robinson has been a Henson puppeteer since 1981, and has trained most of the puppeteers of The Muppets and Sesame Street since the early 1990s. He also trains puppeteers for international co-productions of Sesame Street. Brett has also trained and rehearsed on a casual and informal basis at ‘The Puppet Kitchen’ in Manhattan, New York under Michael Schupbach (Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company).