I studied drama from a young age and undertook a number of LAMDA examinations including the ALAM where I obtained a diploma in 1997 which qualified me to teach drama privately. I also have a BA Hons degree in performing Arts (2003). I have previous experience working with children and adults in all areas of drama. With my own children at school age, in January 2017 I decided to set up my own little company Acting Up!, where I work as a freelance drama teacher covering a number of ages and demographics. I hold a valid enhanced disclosure (DBS) which enables me to work with children and I have up to date First Aid and Safeguarding Training.
My main aim is to tailor make classes to suit individual requirements as much as I possibly can in a fun and innovative way. Prior to starting with me, candidates/parents/organisations will be asked to complete a form stating what they want to achieve from my lessons and I will endeavour to cover these areas for them. I will be teaching the fundamentals of drama in an appropriate way depending on the age of my class, (please see further details below), as a bit of an “actor” myself, I inject a great deal of enthusiasm in to all my sessions and adapt to each demographic to ensure the material and presentation is enjoyable and engaging for all. Some of my classes are not yet up and running but I hope to have all categories facilitated within the next few months across Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. With all my age groups I will also offer fun and exciting themed sessions to coincide with important calendar events, and seasons throughout the year. By request I also now offer a private adjudication service, please see below for more information on this.
Thank you for your interest in Acting Up! Drama classes. Hopefully the information below should cover everything you need but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.
“Acting has always been my biggest passion and this is why I believe in the success of my little company. My method of teaching is greatly influenced by the Stanislavskian approach to theatre and rehearsal technique where you can actually ‘become’ the character rather than simply acting it. Here are a few action shots of me in more recent performances.”