As well as looking after a busy independent private client list, I am also a freelance visiting lecturer at various actor training establishments. I'm currently teaching voice at Kingston College and accents at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD). The varied list of places at which I teach/have taught includes Questors Academy, The University of Surrey, East 15, URDANG, Arts Ed, Masters Performing Arts College and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
BA (Hons) Acting
Speech & Drama Education
MA Voice Studies
I also enjoy spending time working on theatre, television and film projects as voice and accent/dialect coach. Credits include work with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Lost Theatre, TREMers Theatre Co., Red Table Theatre Co., The Narrow Escape Theatre Co., Rhapsody of the Word, The Southwark Playhouse, IronBark, The Finborough Theatre, The Lowry, Theatre 503 and Oval House.
Having first trained as an actor at LIPA, I have performed professionally in both the UK and Ireland. In 2004 my interest in writing and directing led me to co-found the Northern Ireland based Narrow Escape Theatre Company. These experiences left me yearning for a deeper practical understanding of voice, speech, and their connection to the body and mind of the actor.
I then went on to train as a voice coach at The Central School of Speech and Drama where I was lucky enough to study with the world's leading voice practitioners including Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Barbara Houseman.
I have been working as a voice, accent and dialect coach since 2010.