What I’ve Learned
MFA (VOICE), NIDA, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Graduating with Distinction with an MFA (Voice) from NIDA (Australia's National Institute for Dramatic Art) has given me a deep understanding of the voice and speech. I have strong skills in the anatomy and physiology of Voice, phonetics, accent & dialect acquisition, teaching, show coaching, training actors, pedagogy, course planning, and corporate presentation skills. My thesis research project was Empowering Women through Voice which investigated the impact voice training has on confidence levels when speaking in the workplace. My MFA (Voice) included an international placement at East 15 Drama school in London, where I was mentored by Christine Gutenkunst. I also received private coaching with Barbara Houseman and Christina Shewell, and attended an Advanced Voice and Text workshop with Kristen Linklater during my time in the UK for my placement.
BA (PERFORMANCE STUDIES), UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
My undergraduate degree was a broad humanities degree where I studied languages, psychology, performance, industrial relations. I was also an active member of SUDS the Sydney University Dramatic Society
My training as an actor included intensive Voice and Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenberg over many years, acting with Larry Moss, Philippe Gaulier, Meisner technique with Scott Williams, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Australian Theatre for Young People and The Actors Centre (London)
CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (TAE40110), CBD COLLEGE
This qualification, prepared me with the skill set for the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, and, in Vocational Education and Training (VET)