Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Acting - Tutors
Stage Combat Tutor
Roger is a Master Teacher and Examiner with the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat (BASSC) – the UK’s leading provider of stage combat training. He has over 14 years of experience and has taught at schools and workshops around the world including USA, Germany, Switzerland and Israel.
Maria is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham School of Acting, teaching contemporary dance and physical theatre on the BA Acting course. Maria’s career spans choreography, film making, teaching and performing. Maria has been commissioned as a choreographer on several high profile projects including a commission by Birmingham City...
Contextual Studies Tutor
Dr Paola Botham (née Sotomayor) teaches theatre history and theory in several programmes, including Acting and Applied Theatre at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, RBC. She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked as the top academic institution in Latin America) and...
Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting
Stephanie writes for stage, radio and large-scale theatre. Currently she is a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham School of Acting, teaching playwriting and applied drama. For five years she was a supervisor on the MPhil in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham. She also taught Applied Drama at Loughborough University, for...
Professor in Performing Arts
Aleksander is an internationally award winning professional theatre director. His research and theatre practice informs his learning and teaching and development of student experience. In his 26 years of theatre career, he has directed across Britain, Ireland, Serbia, Romania, Iran, Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Canada. His...
Programme Director for Stage Management - BA (Hons) and Production Manager
Jacqui Findlay is Programme Director for Stage Management - BA (Hons) and Production Manager for the school. During her freelance professional career Jacqui worked on a diverse range of projects from Shakespeare to contemporary dance via opera and panto. Many of these projects toured both nationally and internationally. Just...
Visiting Tutor in Movement
Tom trained in contemporary dance at Laban, London and continued training in improvisation and devising at the Centre Chorégraphique National in Montpellier, France. As a freelance performer and teacher he has worked with artists and companies such as Hofesh Shechter, Ben Wright, Rosemary Lee, Sarah Fahie, Charlotte Spencer,...
Reader in Dance
Dr Polly Hudson is a Reader in Dance. She is also Head of Movement at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Acting, and Associate Director for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Performative Arts (CIPA). Polly is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique. Her practice focuses on process within artistic making, ethical...
Iain is a graduate of The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied piano accompaniment under Simon Nicholls and Robert Markham. He also studied composition at The Royal Academy of Music, and is a qualified teacher, holding a PGCE from BCU. He is now employed as the in-house accompanist at the...
Cecil MacKinnon is a visiting tutor, leading the summer course, Comedy in Shakespeare . She is one of the most experienced Linklater voice teachers, an actor, director and clown. As an Actress, with Section Ten: New York Monster Show , with Shaliko Company in residence at La Mama: Midnight Visitor , Whirligig , ...