Read Maggie's Biography
Subject taught at LSDA: Physical Theatre
Maggie is an actor, voice-actor, motion capture performer and practitioner. They teach Movement, Physicality, Acting and Devising. Maggie is a Practitioner with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Humans on Channel 4).
Credits include: Theatre – We’ll Meet in Moscow (Traverse Theatre), DREAM (RSC), Henry V & The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre of Scotland), Macbeth (Tobacco Factory), Man to Man (Wales Millennium Centre, Edinburgh Festival & Brooklyn Academy of Music), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Blood is Strong (Finborough Theatre), Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly UK Tour). TV – Intergalactic (Sky), I Hate Suzie (Sky), Trigonometry (BBC), Black Mirror: Smithereens (Netflix), The End of the F***ing World (Netflix). Film – Dark Sense (Encaptivate!). Audio/Radio – The Tempest (BBC), Getting Better (Audible), Peking Noir (BBC), Battlefield V (EA Games).
Read Roisin's Biography
Subject taught at LSDA: Movement, Improvisation
Roisin teaches Movement and Improvisation at LSDA. She studied choreography, composition and movement before going on to train in acting at the Drama Centre London. Work as a performer includes shows for the National Theatre, The Theatre Royal Haymarket, Trestle Theatre Company, Orange Tree Theatre, The Kosh, Soho Studio, Border Crossings, BAC, Chickenshed Theatre, Dante or Die, Farnham Rep, the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, as well as various appearances in TV, radio and film.
Roisin is a founder member of theatre company, Prams In The Hall. She has performed for several years in London and Edinburgh as part of sketch comedy trio Rule of Three. Roisin’s work as a playwright and playwright/director includes shows at The Space Theatre, Barons court Theatre, the Soho Theatre Studio The Underbelly and Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh and The Basement at the Leicester Square Theatre. Roisin has trained actors at several schools including Drama Centre London.
Read Anna's Biography
Subject taught at LSDA: Dance
Anna Alvarez is a Latinx movement director, choreographer and teacher. She holds a distinction in her MFA: Movement Direction and Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her work occupies a distinct position in the fields of dance and theatre, drawing in and blending ideas from her movement heritage and the cultural landscape. She aims to create work that connects us to ourselves, community and environment. In creative teams and teaching she aims to empower and free performers through movement and embodiment.
Alongside LSDA, Anna teaches actor movement and dance for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, LAMDA, ICT and Rose Bruford College and teaches contemporary dance technique for South East Dance as well as being an established Tango teacher across the UK, Argentina, Brazil and México.
Her recent theatre credits as Movement Director/ Choreographer include Folk (Hampstead Theatre), My Uncle is not Pablo Escobar (Brixton House), Moonlight (Arcola), Amalgama (The Place), Try Again (Peckham Levels), Three Sisters (RCSSD), The Welkin (GSA), You Stupid Darkness (LAMDA), Gloria (LAMDA) and Jumpers for Goal Posts (LAMDA). As a performer with Dança Deborah Colker, Noa Zuk, Gustavo Cirico, Vertigo Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre, Ella Mesma Company, Artolution, Extraordinary Bodies, DeNada Dance Theatre and Yasmeen Gooder. As a Tango dancer working with; Leandro Palou, Pablo Cortazzo, Gaston Torelli, Carolina Gianni and Daniel Gini.
Anna is the founder of Anna Álvarez Compañía, a dance theatre company that exploring storytelling through movement, mixing ideas from dance, theatre, music and illustration through the lens of the Latinx diaspora.
Read Kiren's Biography
Subject taught at LSDA: Movement and Dance
Kiren is a versatile and unique movement artist who works in movement direction, choreography, teaching, and performance. She is interested in exploring the intersectionality of identity and creating high standards of artistic quality, whilst widening outreach and accessibility within the performing arts. Kiren has recently completed her MA, with distinction, in Movement Directing and Teaching from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Prior to this, Kiren trained at Trinity Laban in Contemporary and Community Dance, in which she gained a distinction, with the Audrey Wethered Award and the Choreography Prize. Kiren also holds a BA (first with honours) in English Literature, which equips her excellently to work with text, narrative, and devising work.
As a Movement Director: Kiren has worked with script-based and devising settings, developing a unique movement language for each piece. Work includes transitions, bespoke character sessions, and developing choreography and stylised movement where desired. She has worked in both professional and community productions of varying scale.
As a Teacher: Kiren has taught a range of expressive movement and creative dance in her work with The Place, Trinity Laban, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as the London School of Dramatic Art. She has worked with a wide variety of individuals, of all ages and backgrounds. Her pedagogical approach involves democratic, person-centred empowerment, releasing students’ full potential of physicality through accessible, challenging, and rigorous work.
As a Performer: Kiren is currently a member of Anansi Theatre Company, in which she explores and develops a variety of physical theatre, movement, dance, and theatre practices. She has professional experience working in dance and acting and is a physically strong and versatile performer. She approaches work with sensitivity, intellect, and rigour, always seeking truth and authenticity in expressive performance.
Read Milo's Biography
Subject taught at LSDA: Dance
Milo Miles a graduate of the prestigious National Ballet School of Canada produces, performs and acts as host/hostess internationally. He has danced, sung, choreographed and designed costumes, sets, make-up and lighting for a variety of productions worldwide. Milo has coached figure skaters, actors, singers, models, drag queens, burlesque artists an all male exotic review and even a football team. He teaches every level of dance ranging from professional ballet dancers to wedding couples 1st dances and from primary school children to open jazz-ballet classes in London and abroad. In 2001 Milo Miles created a new dance syllabus combining Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Latin. This has led to him teaching for Tavaziva Dance, Disney’s the Lion King, Urdang Academy, Dance 2XS, Artis Education, Pineapple Dance Studios in London and frequent trips to guest teach in both Singapore & Malta.