Teaching

My teaching specialisms include movement training, devising , mask-work, Tragedy, Commedia dell’Arte, Melodrama, Greek Chorus, Clown, Object Theatre, site-specific performance and mask making. I also have a diploma in leather mask making from the Centro Maschere e strutture Gestuali, Italy (2003). I have also worked with the movement teacher Monika Pagneux in Barcelona, developing a particular interest in the Feldenkrais approach to movement for actor training.

In 1995, I co-founded La Mancha International School of Image and Gesture with the Chilean/Norwegian director Rodrigo Malbrán in Santiago, Chile. The School offers professional training in contemporary theatre making and postgraduate courses in acting, directing, teaching and theatre in Human Development. My roles as Co-Director and Principal Lecturer involved writing the School’s degree and postgraduate courses and contributing to the architectural design of the purpose built premises. Underpinned by the Lecoq tradition, the La Mancha School is unique in South America. Students come from all over the world to study there and graduates have gone on to form many innovative national and international theatre and dance companies. They are also successfully acting and directing in theatre, film and television.