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Price Guide
Secondary $40.00
NCEA Level 1 $40.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $40.00
Adult/Casual $40.00

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Personal Description:

I studied Theatre at The Drama Centre in London, a 3 year diploma course. Specializing in classical theatre but also components of speech and dance.I have been a professional actor for 18 years.I have a strong grounding in both classical and contemporary styles of Theatre and Film.

I have been in numerous professional productions including: "Julius Caesar", "Death of A Salesmen", "Wind in the Willows", "The Great Gatsby", "Travels With My Aunt", "Cabaret", "Hair", "Twelve Angry Men". Mostly working in Auckland with Auckland Theatre Company but also in Wellington, Christchurch and Palmerston North.I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of N.Z.'s leading Theatre and Television actors and directors.

Film and Television credits include:
-Shortland Street
-Outrageous Fortune
-Go Girls
-Legend of the seeker(U.S.)
-Maiden Voyage(U.S. Feature Film)
-Treasure Island - Kids(U.S. made for T.V. Film)

I have been attending Screen acting and Audition Technique workshops and classes for over 12 years in the U.S… Canada, England and N.Z. In between acting jobs I still take classes myself to keep myself current with techniques and ideas and to keep myself in shape acting wise.

I am represented by Auckland Actors, please feel free to go to their web site to have a look at my full work history.

Tutoring Experience:

I am relatively new to Tutoring one on one at a secondary level but have been involved in running acting classes in Canada at a primary level and adult acting 2 day workshops in Auckland.As mentioned above I actively take classes and workshops myself in between jobs to up skill and maintain a high level of professionalism. I also work behind the camera as a writer and on productions for Television Commercials were I work closely with directors and producers.
My many years working on film sets and on stage have given me a wealth of knowledge and a large skill base in many styles, periods and techniques of acting.

Tutoring Approach:

Whether wanting to refresh or to gain confidence in your skills for an exam or to take the fearless step to explore and develop yourself as an actor, with the possibility of going on to a career on the stage or screen, I will work closely with you to first get an exact understanding of your needs, expectations and hopes. Most actors are notoriously harsh critics of themselves - I work to establish a safe and fun environment where you can create and discover your true potential.

-How to develop a character
-Origin and history
-How to break down a scene
-beats and objectives
-Role playing
-scene work

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Peter Feeney (2011) - Acting for film workshop (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Vicky yiannoutsos (2009) - Film Acting Technique (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Michael Saccente (2006) - Meisner Technique (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Drama centre London (1993) - Diploma of Acting (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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