I am a Senior Lecturer for Voice and Speech, who started to take speech classes as a child, entering competitions and exams up to the age of 14. Instead of going to drama school when I left school, I entered the academic world and planned to become a teacher. Then I decided to study speech in preparation for teaching, and instead of completing only one year, as I had intended, I enjoyed the course so much that I finished the entire programme and entered adult education as a speech teacher.
I then taught for some years at an independent college in Sussex and from there began working internationally as a freelancer, incorporating my speech work into Michael Chekhov’s acting technique. This work, the interface between movement and speaking for actors and performers, has taken me all over the world, from China to the West coast of the USA over the last few decades. I have worked with professional actors, actors in training, teachers and in teacher training courses.
Performing Arts International - speech - drama - Forest Row (performingartsintl.org)
Professional memberships and activities
Member, Section for the Performing Arts, Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
Diploma in Creative Speech, London School of Speech, a four-year full-time training in the Art of Speech
B.A. (Hons) German Language and Literature, University of Sussex
Voice and Speech for actors
Voice and Speech for storytellers
Voice and Speech for poets
Voice and speech for teachers
Michael Chekhov Acting technique
Speech for all levels in as many performance modules as possible
Michael Chekhov acting technique; Creative Speech for actors