MFA in Performance (York University)
BFA in Drama (University of Calgary)
Associate Professor: Voice (University of British Columbia)
VASTA (member of the Voice and Speech Teachers Association)
Member of The Cassandra Project
My introduction to Syntonics® and Authentic Movement with Judith Koltai took place in 1987 through a series of one day workshops. A few years later I participated in a workshop for performers where Judith guided an investigation into Authentic Movement and text. Through these initial experiences, I received a glimpse of what it means to be fully awake as an actor and as a human being. In the early and mid nineties I continued to participate in workshops and also in an Authentic Movement research collective led by Judith. Since 1997 I have been part of the Masterclasses in Embodied Practice® .
As a faculty member at Canada's National Voice Intensive where I have taught voice and text, I have also assisted in Judith’s physical practice sessions and have led sessions in text and proprioceptive practice. For twenty-four years I have specialized in Voice for the Actor. The principles, practices and language of Embodied Practice® are the foundational pillars that challenge, guide and illuminate my teaching.