Information About Helen - Southwark teacher
Acting / Drama
I am an award winning actress, coach and tutor with over ten years experience. I can offer bespoke sessions which will be interesting, fun and challenging. As a professional actor with a wealth of experience in film, theatre, television and voiceovers I have transferable skills which I use to teach in schools and coach in business. I have an understanding of what drama schools are looking for in auditions as I have sat on the panel. I am happy to tailor sessions to your specific requirements.
As an actress I trained at the Drama Centre London, winning the Alan Bates Award for most outstanding newcomer after graduating. I have since been nominated for other awards and was recently the first woman to play Hamlet in the South East of Europe. My theatre work has seen me tour the world and perform in the Westend and Old **Web Address Removed** experience includes leads in series for the BBC, ITV and US. Filmes in Cannes and recognition from Film International.
I am from London and based in Waterloo. I am interested in exercise, galleries, theatre, film, spirituality and vegan chocolate!
I am head of Learn and Train for Rough Fiction, a physical theatre company. We run workshops and residencies in schools and universities on devising and physical theatre. Freelance I have taught in schools across the UK as a drama specialist, focusing on GCSE and A Level qualifications. Clients include Westminster and Bedales.
As a writer and associate director I had 'The Expected' on at Wilton's Music Hall this summer.
In business I have over ten years experience working with teams and individuals as a freelance communications skills coach and facilitator. Clients range from both public and private sector companies across the world, from SONY to the NHS to Goldman Sachs. I specialize in effective communication, including areas such as influencing and persuading skills, managing up, personal impact, story telling, flexing your style and presenting with impact. I am also trained in Thomas International's GIA (behaviour), PPA (performance) and TeiQue (emotional intelligence) psychometric tools.
Past students include Lacey Turner who currently plays Stacey in Eastenders.
The first time we meet I start with a chat about where you want to train and what sort of work you want to do when you leave, what sort of theatre you like and what you have seen recently. This is in no way a grilling, I am interested to find out about you, and what you might want to highlight in an audition in order to stand out. We can then talk through your monologue options. I may be able to suggest others for you to look at, but it is always better if you bring a range with you if you are unsure. When you feel comfortable you can get up and show me your monologue. I can then give you some direction to highlight your range, and I may ask you to do it in a number of different ways, in order to help you prepare for the audition itself.
How quickly we move and how much we cover depends on where you are in the process. If you haven't learnt or chosen a monologue we can start with the basic work of talking through the character and changes in the monologue, we can move on to physicality and characterisation once the monologue is memorized. I am also happy to work through mock auditions, including the interview and advise on what to wear etc.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- The Drama Centre (2006) - BA (Hons) Acting (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)