Biography

I am a freelance actress, tutor and director with over 30 years professional experience.  I have a Post Graduate qualification in Education having studied Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I have been working one to one with students for over 25 years. Many of my students are offered places on accredited Drama/Acting/Musical Theatre courses at Foundation, BA and MA level at the most prestigious Drama colleges and universities in Britain and USA.

As an actress I have worked Sherman Theatre, English Speaking Theatre of Copenhagen, Hull Truck Theatre, Soho Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Northcott Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, 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 series ‘Belonging’ , ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’and  ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Broadchurch’ for ITV, ‘Caerdydd’ and ‘Gwaith Cartref’ for Fiction Factory/ S4C. Films include ‘Good Arrows’ directed by Irvine Welsh, ‘High Tide’ by Long Arm Films, ‘The Followers’ and ‘Wild Geese’ both for Iris Prize Films, ‘The Present’ for Sketchlight Films and BAFTA award-winning film ‘Pride’ for Pathe Films.

As a tutor/lecturer, I have taught on BTEC in Performing Arts at Cardiff and Vale College and Contextual Studies/20th Century Theatre on BA (Hons) Acting at RWCMD. I have led Audition Technique/Professional Practice workshops for BA Acting Course at Trinity College, Carmarthen and Disability Arts Cymru and ‘An Introduction to Shakespeare’ for The Actors Workshop. I have led Summer Schools for young actors and adult community groups at RWCMD, Plymouth Theatre Royal and at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. I am 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’s Studio at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a panel member for the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Children’s Programme

As a director, I have directed a range of productions for Cardiff and Vale College, Sherman Youth Theatre and Llanover Hall Youth Theatre. In 2012, I wrote, produced and co-directed ‘Fresh Apples’ (adapted from short stories by Rachel Trezise). It premiered at Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.  I am a founder member of Be: spoken Theatre Company and directed ‘A Kind of Alaska’ by Harold Pinter for the company. I have also directed for Cwmni Theatr 3D and several staged readings for The Welsh Fargo Stage Company.