Voice, Speech & Accent Coach, Actor and Writer/Director
My fascination with voice started when I stepped on stage for the first time at the age of 16. Bitten by the acting bug, I was determined to pursue a career in acting. I eventually went on to train at The Oxford School of Drama on their Three Year course where I began my journey into discovering the mechanics and mysteries of voice with the rigorous Linklater Method. After graduating I co-founded theatre company 6FootStories with fellow graduate Nigel Munson and worked professionally as an actor ever since.
But my appreciation for and love of voice never went away, and alongside my acting work I began coaching people in practical voice, accents, and vocal health. Feeling a bit out of my depth, and with a strong desire to learn more in order to become a better practitioner, I soon embarked on the prestigious MA Voice Studies course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. It was the best thing I ever did. Since graduating I have gone on to provide voice support on professional productions, teach at a number of leading drama schools as well as coach private clients and groups.
Of course voice work is essential for performers, but I believe that it is beneficial for everyone because it is universal. Voice is universal because breath is universal. And at the heart of breath is you. Finding and reconnecting you to your voice is why I love doing what I do, why I feel so passionately about the field of voice.