” My job is to nurture and inspire the actor to be the best they can be.”
For 20 years I have been an acting teacher and actor coach. In Australia, I have worked with actors from NIDA to major feature films, to the far outback – specializing in indigenous actor training. Internationally I have coached actors from Spain to London to Los Angeles.
One thing I’ve learned from the best teachers I had, is that every actor should be treated with respect and given permission to explore their craft in a safe environment. I’ve lost count the amount of classes I walked into as an actor where the teacher spoke of “play” and “freedom”, and yet accosted the actors (including myself), when they actually tried to be free.
Our acting classes are not just for the “professional” actor. I believe too many actors are told they are not ready for the industry, constantly thinking they are unworthy. I am interested in the person underneath the acting techniques – engaging your truthful essence as an actor is what makes you ready… not because some teacher tells you.