Welcome to my site...

New Performance Listings added 

Miss DoraBelle will be at  Blackpools iconic Funny Girls Show Bar on 15th March 2024 - click the link for tickets 


About me...

Hi, I'm Karl and this is my space in the virtual world. I'm a RSLI (Registered Sign Language Interpreter) and Member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters . I was a board member (Vice Chair)  of ASLI until 2012.  I am also a qualified A1/2 Assessor for the level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting. 

I have been self employed since 2008 and prior to this I worked in a charity that provided a range of services to D/deaf people in the North West of England. I hold a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies by Independent Study from Manchester Metropolitan University with specialisms in Psychology and Special Educational Needs, and I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting from the University of Central Lancashire.

The arts are a personal passion of mine and you can often find me lurking round a stage, sometimes on it interpreting something gorgeous and delightful (including Marlowe!). Have a look at my CV for a list of media and theatre work I have done. 

I am also hold a VCTC Level 3 Certificate in Fashion Photographic Makeup as I am a makeup artist. So if you would like to see some of my work, or to get more information just pop me a message on here, email or text or head over to my facebook page www.facebook.com/paintedbykarl 

You can also find me in full glamour as a Drag Queen, Miss Dora Belle, for which I offer BSL services for performances in the Queer community. As Miss Dora Belle I have interpreted on many of the Rupaul's Drag Race and Werk the World tours and for many of the stars of those shows across the years. To find out what Miss Dora Belle is up to head over to her Instagram page.