The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they have found it.

(Terry Pratchett)

Lisa Beley

BFA (Theatre, University of BC), MFA (Theatre/Voice –York University)

Voice and Speech teacher at Simon Fraser University

Actor, Director and Dialect Coach

Member of the Guild and Masterclass of Embodied Practice®

Member of The Cassandra Project

In 1994 I was introduced to Judith Koltai's work while a participant at Canada's National Voice Intensive. Her work immediately spoke to me as an actor, and later, as I went on to study with David Smukler, her work became central to my life as a voice teacher.

My time with the Masterclass began in Toronto in 1996 and continued when I returned to BC as a regular participant with the Western Class. I was enormously privileged to be able to further the work by helping to create a performance piece with The Cassandra Project; a unique project that has deepened my understanding of how I truly want to function as an actor, teacher and director. The principals of Embodied Practice® have become an integral part of my work.