MA Voice Studies (Distinction) Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. B Perf Arts, Dip Teaching
Explore your voice and reach your vocal potential.
As a trained teacher and an award winning actor and director, I bring a wealth of experience, on stage and on both sides of the camera, to my voice coaching.
I chose to become a Master in Voice, building on my career as an actor and a teacher of acting. I am one of the few people in New Zealand to hold an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where I graduated with Distinction. I have worked with Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, Barbara Houseman, Micha Espinosa, Cynthia Bassham and Saul Kotsubei and Katherine Fitzmaurice.
I intend to keep learning forever, and am half way through the Fitzmaurice Teacher Training programme, based in Los Angeles, and enjoying exploring Knight Thompson Speechwork to enhance my dialect coaching practice
I have taught internationally: in London, at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) – a world-leading school for actors, stage managers, directors, designers, and at East 15, in Singapore at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI); as well as teaching extensively in New Zealand. I was a full time tutor at Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School (Toi Whakaari) for a number of years, and have been a frequent tutor at UCOL, Wellington Performing Arts Centre (WPAC) and Victoria University, as a teaching fellow and a guest lecturer.
I am based in New Zealand, with a studio in Wellington, and regular classes in Auckland. I am available to work nationally and internationally.