Meet the course director of MA Acting, Lise Olson

Previous to her role as Course Director of MA Acting at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Lise trained actors for a decade at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

An American ex-pat, in addition to her many professional directing credits in the USA Lise has taught at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, and was Head of Voice at both Duke University and Purdue University.

The recipient of directing awards in both the US and UK, she was a founding director of Seattle’s first small specialist musical theatre company. Her theatre credits include West End productions and theatres across the UK, including other drama schools. She has also been directing productions at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for 11 years.

She is an acknowledged international specialist in the areas of Vocal Violence and Acting through Song.

She most recently contributed VOX FEMINA PUBLICA to the book Amending Speech: Women's Voices in Parliament, 1918-2018. She also presented at ‘Women in Parliament’ in celebration of the Representation of People Act in 2018.

 Lise on the course:

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