Jennifer Keith’s day job is knot to be tried at home. The South Yorkshire contortionist makes a living bending her incredibly flexible body into weird and wonderful shapes – and she’s in demand.
Jennifer, who goes by the stage name Pixie Le Knot, is riding high on a whirlwind of work that has seen her travelling the world and rubbing shoulders with celebs.
Most recently she had a guest role on HBO’s TV series Game Of Thrones – one of the biggest television shows in the world.
“I played a prostitute called Kayla, which was an experience!” said 25-year-old Jennifer, of Moorgate in Rotherham.
“There was no audition process, as contortion is not a very competitive industry, so they just offered me the part. The show is so huge, so I was really excited to take part.”
Jennifer was flown to Belfast for four days of filming earlier this year.
“We shot the scene in an amazing castle and I had my own trailer with my name on it,” said Jennifer.
“We shot the scene for several hours, which was quite tough as my spine gets tired, but the lovely costume lady kept bringing me hot water bottles for my back. It was a little intimidating at first, with about 25 people in the room while we were filming, but everybody was so nice.”
The episode aired last month and Jennifer says she’s keen to take up more acting offers in the future - although it certainly wasn’t her first time working in an interesting environment.
She appeared in Paramount Picture’s 2012 film The Devil Inside, was featured in the Samsung advert ‘We Are David Bailey’, and doubled for Alesha Dixon in a Britain’s Got Talent promotion, and Davina MaCall in an episode of Mash Up for Channel 4.
She has also performed at parties for Usher and The Voice judge will.i.am.
“The job for Usher was surreal as I only got the call a couple of hours before,” she said. “I was literally performing a metre away from him as he was having his meal.
“Dizzy Rascal and Tinie Tempah even tweeted photos of me performing!”
Jennifer’s job has taken her all over the world since she turned professional six years ago, visiting New York, Singapore, India, Dubai, France, Geneva and Monaco.
“If somebody had told me I’d be making a living at this – let along appearing in a major film, huge TV series and commercials – I wouldn’t have believed it,” admitted Jennifer, who says she was always bendy, but has to train hard to maintain her current level of flexibility.
The former Sheffield Girls’ High School pupil also still performs live contortion and acrobatic shows regularly.
She added: “My family are proud of my unusual career, and I love that I never know what surprising opportunity is going to come around the corner next.”