Biography

I am a freelance actress, tutor and director with over 30 years professional experience.  I have a Post Graduate degree in Education after studying Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I have been working one to one with students for over 20 years. Many of my students are offered places on Drama/Acting and Musical Theatre Undergraduate and Postgraduate / MA courses at a wide range of the most reputable Drama Colleges and Schools throughout Britain and in USA.

As an actress I have worked with a range of theatre companies including Sherman Cymru Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre Company, Soho Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse Company, Hijinx Theatre, Theatr Iolo, Theatr Na’Nog, Welsh Fargo Stage Company, Theatre Fynnon, Theatr y Byd, Grassroots Productions, Lucid Productions, Black Rat Productions, Roar Ensemble and Difficult/Stage. Television appearances include BBC drama series ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. I have also appeared in ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Broadchurch’ for ITV. Films include ‘Good Arrows’ directed by Irvine Welsh and BAFTA award winning film ‘Pride’ for Pathe Films directed by Matthew Warchus.

As a tutor/lecturer, I was employed firstly to teach on BTEC in Performing Arts at Coleg Glan Hafren (CAVC) and then Contextual Studies/20th Century Theatre on BA (Hons) Acting Programme at RWCMD. I have led Audition Technique/Professional Practice workshops for BA Acting course Trinity College, Carmarthen and Disability Arts Cymru and ‘An Introduction to Shakespeare’ for The Actors Workshop. I remain a part-time lecturer at Cardiff and Vale College, a tutor in Acting Technique for The Talent Shack, Cardiff and a Theatre Workshop Tutor /Audition Panel member for Young Actor Studio based at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

As a director, I am a founder member of Be:spoken Theatre Company and directed ‘A Kind Of Alaska’ by Harold Pinter. I have also directed for Cwmni Theatr 3D and several staged readings for The Welsh Fargo Stage Company produced by Michael Kelligan.

I have recently been selected to join the New Welsh Playwrights Programme at Sherman Cymru Theatre and my play ‘Fresh Apples’ is in development with Theatr Na’Nog with view to a production in Spring 2017.

 

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