Staff and Facilities

BSA Staff and Facilities

Here, you can see a list of key staff from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Acting department.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Acting has a management team made up of senior academic staff and professional services managers. The faculty executive body oversees the school management team.

Course Directors are responsible for the delivery of each course with the Academic Administration Managers responsible for the quality assurance and regulations of assessments.

RBC Acting has a number of specialist departments including Acting, Voice, Singing, Movement and Production which are led by individual Heads of Department.

Meet our Staff

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Our students are taught by academic staff with a real passion for the subjects they teach - take a closer look.

A-Z tutor list



Prof. Stephen Simms: Head of Acting, Director
Danièle SandersonHead of Undergraduate Studies (Acting) and Course Director - BA Acting
Alex TaylorHead of Postgraduate Studies - Acting and Course Director MFA Acting
Lise Olson: Course Director - MA/PgDip Acting, Director
Alex Taylor: Head of Postgraduate Studies - Acting and Course Director - MA/PgDip Professional Voice Practice and MFA Acting
Robert Miles: Course Director, Foundation Course in Acting 
Dr Paola Botham: Tutor
Louise Papillon: Acting & Physical Skills Tutor, Director and Librarian
Andrew Potter: Acting Tutor, Director
Clifford MilnerSenior Acting Tutor Recorded Media, Director

Visiting Acting Tutors

Liam Clarke: Acting Tutor
George Naylor: Acting Tutor
John Partridge: Acting Tutor


Rob Miles: Head of Singing
Iain Jackson: Resident Accompanist

Visiting Singing Tutors

SJ Bourne: Singing Tutor
Aimée Whatson: Singing Tutor
Richard Hughes
Angela Moran: Accompanist
Joe Robinson: Accompanist, M/D, Ensemble Singing Tutor
Ben Wiles: Accompanist, M/D, Singing Tutor


Alex Taylor: MA Professional Voice Practice Course Director, Head of Voice
Simon Ratcliffe: Voice Tutor

Visiting Voice Tutors

Lottie Williams-BurrellVoice Tutor


Dr Polly Hudson: Head of Movement

Visiting Movement Tutors

Johnny Autin: Movement Tutor
Roger Bartlett: Stage Combat Tutor
Maria Blundell- Palethorpe: Movement Tutor
Verity Bray
Movement Tutor
Patsy Browne-Hope: Movement Tutor
Katye Coe: Movement Tutor
Thomas Goodwin: Movement Tutor
Lucy Glassbrook: Movement Tutor & Intimacy Co-ordinator
Richard Hubert-Clarke: Yoga Tutor
Ruth Jacombs: Movement Tutor
Colin Lang: Movement Tutor
Mary Savva: Movement Tutor
Andy Yau: Movement Tutor

Performance Research

Aleksandar Dundjerovic: Professor in Performing Arts

Recorded Media

Clifford MilnerDirector, Screen Acting and Acting for the Microphone Tutor

Visiting Tutors

Nicholas Prosser
James Larkin
Lyndall Grant (Perf Capture)
Michael Baig-Clifford

Rosemary Watts
Peter L Wild
Julie Beckett
Sean Connolly

Voice Over
David Hodge
Kate Harbour

Applied Theatre

Glenn Noble: Course Director & Creative Practice Tutor
Bobby Colvill: Applied Theatre Tutor
Dr Paola Botham: Contextual Studies Tutor
Judy Owen: Professional Practice and Producing Tutor

Visiting Tutors

Rochi Rampal: New Writing and Community Arts Tutor
Loreto Wright: Voice Tutor
Ruth Jacombs: Movement Tutor
Gladstone Wilson: Singing Tutor
Peter Wynne-Willson: Early Years Specialist Tutor
Juliet Fry: Educational Drama Specialist Tutor
Joshua Patel: Outdoor Arts Specialist Tutor

Stage Management

Jacqui Findlay: BA Stage Management Course Director
Louise Turner: Lecturer
Helen Maynard:

Visiting Tutors

Hollie Wright: Production Design
Nikki French: Practical Stage Management and Professional Development
Danny Warboys: Technical Theatre
Highly Sprung Performance Company: Final Major Project

Production Staff

Jacqui Findlay: Production Manager
Louise Turner: Staff Stage Manager
Helen Maynard: Staff Stage Manager
Anna Nee: Production Assistant
Emma Thompson: Scenic Designer
Michelle Shaw: Head of Costume
Dan Raven: Head of Props
Joanne Marshall: Theatre Technician

Visiting Directors have included:

John Adams
Sean Aita
Nell Baily
Malachi Bogdanov
Phillip Breen
Iain Davie
Ruby Etches
Chris Garner
Dewi Johnson
Gari Jones
Samuel Miller
Jacob Murray
Vik Sivalingam
Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Gregory Thompson
Max Webster
Sean Turner
Anthony Ekundayo Lennon
Hal Chambers
Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic
Kimberley Sykes
Robyn Winfield Smith

Specialist Lecturers include:

Neil Rutherford
Suzy Catliff
Clive Mendes
Tamla Kari
Paul Clayton
Helen Gold
Professor Kevin Finnan MBE