Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Acting - Tutors
Visiting Tutor in Voice Theory
Phyllida first taught Modern Foreign Languages (French and Italian) before discovering her passion for voice. In support of clear speech to improve both the teaching and learning experience, she has delivered vocal health and development workshops to schools, colleges, and universities, as well as in the commercial sector for...
Staff Stage Manager
Helen has been working in the stage management industry for 13 years and is one of two Staff Stage Managers within Birmingham School of Acting. Helen is part of the professional production team that provides production support to almost all courses within the school itself. Helen is also a Stage Management supervisor,...
Head of Movement
Polly is a dancer, teacher and artist who makes performance and screendance works that have been shown over a twenty-five year period in the UK and internationally. She studied at London Contemporary Dance School in the late 1980s, dancing with their fourth year company (Edge) whilst still in her third year of training,...
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 , ...
Course Director for Foundation in Acting, Head of Singing
Rob is a musician and works as a composer, arranger, musical director and vocal coach. Recent theatre MD credits include : The Addams Family (Swinburne Hall), The Wall (Mercury Theatre), Godspell (Lakeside Theatre), Ragtime (Kenneth More Theatre) and The Full Monty (Queen’s Theatre). Recent non-MD : All...
Senior Acting Tutor Recorded Media
Clifford trained as an actor at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in TV, radio/VOs and theatre: credits include A Very Open Prison, Brookside, Drop the Dead Donkey, Poirot, Cold Feet, The Bill, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Trial and Retribution II and IV, Eyes Down and the BAFTA...
Course Director, MA in Acting
Lise is currently the Course Director of MA in Acting at Birmingham School of Acting. She relocated from Merseyside, where she trained actors for a decade at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). An American ex-pat, she has been working professionally in the UK for over 20 years.
Acting and Physical Skills Tutor and Director, Librarian, Disability Officer, Personal Tutor, HEA Teaching Fellow
Louise is an acting / physical skills tutor on all BSA acting courses and also directs on the three-year BA Acting and foundation courses. Originally trained at the Legat School of Russian Ballet and Ballet Rambert, she then went on to a successful career as a dancer, singer and actress in the West End and regional...
Dean of Faculty, National Teaching Fellow
David holds degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, completing his DPhil in 1987 under the supervision of the great Shakespeare scholar Emrys Jones. He worked at both universities before emigrating to Japan, where he taught at the Universities of Kyoto and Osaka. He served as Head of English at Birmingham City...