Taio is currently the RTYDS Resident Assistant Director (Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme) at Sheffield Theatres until March 2019.

His credits as a director whilst in this post include ‘Hang’ by Debbie Tucker Green, and credits as an Associate and Assistant Director include ‘Desire Under The Elms’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Frost/Nixon’ and ‘Love and Information’.

Taio was previously the Jerwood Assistant Director on ‘Life of Galileo’ at the Young Vic Theatre, and was formerly the Resident Director at The Almeida Theatre.

His previous directing work has predominantly been with new writing, and includes ‘Mozart and Salieri’ (Sheffield Crucible Studio - Music in the Round), ‘Face in a Jar’ (Rhoda McGaw Theatre), ‘How To Make Love To A Muslim Without Freaking Out (Bush Theatre - Rehearsed Reading), ‘90’s Kid’ (Etcetera Theatre) and ‘What We Are’ (Etcetera Theatre).