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Susan White - Voice and Creative Impulse

SUSAN WHITE

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice, Creative Impulse, Telling Stories

Coaching at LSDA since 2005, my experiential tuition enables students to balance their desire, passion and imagination with developing ability, accuracy and confidence.

Throughout the training year we encounter how it feels to ‘allow’ the narrative to run through us to the audience.  We learn to listen with ears, attuned to breath and heartbeat.  We develop core stability, resilience and the reassurance of authenticity.  We come to understand our own Creative Impulse.  Student development is both individual and group defined, as, through myth and world poetry, together, we explore ‘how to’ vivify the story.

Practical learning is devised from a mix of personal practices: AT, guided meditation, energy states, psychology, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy; my diverse life experience and professional trainings in Restorative Yoga (Lasater), MA Voice Studies Distinction (Central), Licentiate Teaching Diploma (LGSM Guildhall), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL RSA Cambridge) and classic BA Hons English Language & Literature.   In addition to the drama-theatre realm, I train and coach people from all walks of life, from Lords and diplomats to remarkable everyday people.  Professional Development: www.per-sona.co.uk   Personal Development: www.explorethepause.com

Suzanne West - Voice

SUZANNE WEST

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Suzanne studied acting at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While working as a professional actor, she started to teach both on behalf of RADA and for her own company. During her 20 year+ teaching career Suzanne believes that you’re never too old to study and has an MA in Directing as well as studying on the MAVS course, (for an MA in Voice Studies) at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Suzanne’s passion is to help students make the most of the language they’ve been given and to use that language to develop a conversation between the actor and their audience. 

 

Rob Wilshaw - Singing

ROB WILSHAW

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Subject taught at LSDA: Singing

Rob trained at Guildford School of Acting where he gained a BA Hons.  Theatre includes: Jersey Boys in the West End, Asher and understudy Joseph in Joseph (UK Tour), Joseph in Joseph (Dubai), Lead Vocalist in Magic of the Movies (Beirut), Prince Philip in Sleeping Beauty (Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Riverfront, Newport), Ensemble in Betwixt (Trafalgar Studios), Ensemble in the All Male Iolanthe (Union Theatre), Eddie in Blood Brothers (Dubai), Ensemble in Evita (UK National Tour), Ensemble in Call Me Madam (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Ensemble in Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).   Credits whilst training: Noel Coward in Red Hot & Cole, Ted in The Match girls, Cora Boy in Anyone Can Whistle, John in Blondel and Ozzie in On The Town.

 
Ingrid Gray - Voice

INGRID GRAY

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Ingrid is working as voice and accent coach in London, in the UK and internationally. She graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Voice studies in 2005. Voice and accent has been a passion since her childhood when Ingrid began her journey as an actor. Ingrid trained in London and then continued to develop her skills and experience by working in post-production in the vibrant Soho media scene. It was through recording voice-overs in studios for adverts, TV and feature film productions that Ingrid decided to train as a voice coach.

As well as LSDA, Ingrid has been a lecturer on BA and MA courses at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15, Italia Conti and The Laban Institute.

Ingrid coached BAFTA nominated actor Johnny Harris for ‘Monsters – The Dark Continent’, Vertigo Films and Sky Atlantic TV series ‘Fortitude’ and more recently actor Jo Hartley (‘Eddie the Eagle’ and David Brent ‘Life on the Road’).

Ingrid is a professional singer with the Mike King Collective.

Jonathan Mulquin

JONATHAN MULQUIN

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Jonathan trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is currently studying for his Masters, writing his dissertation on Shakespeare texts.

Jonathan has lots of experience teaching, having taught for top universities such as St Mary’s University, and London College of Music.

Within classes he specialises on the use of voice. His teaching style is based on the yoga voice work of Lynette Erving; bringing a strong connection between the body, the breath and the voice. He is passionate about the stagecraft of the voice, and likes to give technical tips and approaches to ensure the voice can be heard in any space.

Laura Neel - Voice and Singing

LAURA NEEL

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice, Singing

Laura holds a bachelor of music in vocal performance and then went on to get her MFA in voice at the World-renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  This experience as both a classical singer and actress allows her to coach through various styles and musical genres that suit the individual student.  She has worked with many practitioners, composers, and performers such as Anne-Marie Speed, John Corgigliano, and Libby Larsen. As a voice coach, Laura has worked with students at RADA, the American Musical Theatre Academy, Bristol Old Vic, the London School of Dramatic Art, as well as working with private clients.

Caitlin Stegemoller

CAITLIN STEGEMOLLER

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Caitlin Stegemoller is a performer and voice teacher from Los Angeles, California. She teaches various aspects of voice performance: voice, speech, voice into text, and dialects. Caitlin holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Arizona, and is currently completing an MFA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as designation in the voice work of Kristin Linklater. Voice teaching and coaching: The Young Vic, CleanBreak, Trinity Laban, The Bridge House Theatre, ALRA (London), Antaeus, Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles). Caitlin is a company member of repertory Shakespeare theatre Theatricum Botanicum, which sparked her research interest in the relationship of voice, classical text, and gender. Other performing credits: Ghost Road in collaboration with Theatr ZAR, Arizona Theatre Company, and commercials.

Meghan Rayner - Singing

MEGHAN RAYNER

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Subject taught at LSDA: Singing

Training: Royal Academy of Music in London and The London School of Dramatic Art.

Meghan currently works for Princess Cruises, travelling the world as a Production Guest Entertainer Vocalist on various productions, including Stephen Schwartz’s MAGIC TO DO and her own solo show CELEBRATING CAROLE KING: THE NATURAL WOMAN.

Other theatre credits include: The title role in ANASTASIA at the London Charing Cross Theatre; Lead vocalist for the Swedish Tour of SDA; TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY UK Tour for APE Theatre Co; Wicked Witch of the West in THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Madinat Theatre in Dubai; the title role in SNOW WHITE at the National Theatre of Abu Dhabi; Collette in the London Revival of LITTLE ME at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre; Vocalist in SONDHEIM: WOMEN Concert at The Other Palace; Celia in NOW WE ARE SIXTY at the Kings Head Theatre, Betty Haynes in WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre and Dorothy Gale in THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Harlow Playhouse. Before travelling the world with PRINCESS CRUISES, she worked with Grayboy for P&O AUSTRALIA CRUISES, as their Lead Production Vocalist.

Meghan is a qualified Musical Theatre Tutor, able to teach Vocal Technique (Estill Method) and coach in repertoire, performance and stamina.

 

Salvatore Sorce - Voice

SALVATORE SORCE

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Salvatore has been teaching and coaching for fifteen years in the United Kingdom and Australia. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, holds a teaching qualification from the University of Greenwich and Masters in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He worked in theatre, radio, television and film before moving to Australia where he taught both acting and voice and worked in corporate education.  Salvatore most recently worked with the Passion in Practice ensemble in Original Pronunciation, coached and directed Shakespeare scenes with RAW Theatre Company and regularly works with international business clients to facilitate their clear use of English Pronunciation. He currently teaches voice, accents and articulation at East 15 School of Acting.

Stacey Jensen - Voice

STACEY JENSEN

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Subject taught at LSDA: Voice

Stacey is an actress and a voice, speech and accent coach.  She earned her BFA from the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco and her MFA from the University of Utah.  She was the Co-Founder of St. Jayne’s Theatre Company (Utah) and Infinite Stage Theatre Company (NYC).  She’s on the Board of Directors and a Company Member of Vanguardian Productions (San Francisco, NYC).  As well as a Company Member of The Open Book Theatre Company (NYC).  Stacey performed original work at both the New York Fringe Festival and the Washington DC Fringe Festival.  Performed with the Utah Greek Theatre Festival for 3 summers and performed Kate in Taming of the Shrew during the inaugural season of The Salt Lake Shakespeare Festival.  Stacey completed an MA in Voice Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  She has worked as a dialect coach on the feature film Nobody’s Baby (teaching the Southwestern USA accent to an Australian actress).  She also taught General American accent to BFA World Performance students at East 15 and has coached a number of UK actors in the GenAm accent.  Her acting credits include: Nurse Jackie (Showtime), The Last Christmas of Ebenezor Scrooge (The Open Book Theatre Company, NYC), Law and Order: SVU (NBC Universal), Instant Theatre (Being There Productions, King’s Head Theatre), Fight or Flight (Andrew Pryce Films), amongst others.