An Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London holding a certificate in Roy Hart Training. Mentored in voice by Andrea Ainsworth, Vocal Director at the Abbey Theatre and Kevin Crawford, Founder member of The Roy Hart International Voice Centre in France. I began my career as an actress and singer, before devoting my life to freeing and empowering others to become more alive on stage and screen and more effective communicators in their life and work. My extensive knowledge of acting and singing for stage are the foundations on which I have built my practise. A unique element to this, is my experience teaching and training with international practitioners, which gives me a unique perspective on voice and personal development. Always rigorous and curious, I have travelled to France, Italy, Spain,London, Ljubljana and LA to study the most innovative and cutting edge approaches to voice work worldwide. Most recently I have added Somatic Experiencing into my work.
Director and founder of my own Voice Studio, in Temple Bar, Dublin, I am also co-director of “Articulate Anatomy Theatre Company”, which recently performed an adaption of Donal Ryan’s “The Spinning Heart” at Smock Alley in July 2016 and in early 2017. I am co-director of “The Fifth International Freedom & Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework Conference in London 2018. I teach Voice at Bow Street, film school and Voice and Dialect at The Irish Film Academy. I am the festival director of International Festival of Voice & Acting workshops, which ran in summer of 2017 in Dublin & Cork. I also host a “Free Listening” project, in Dublin City Centre, which will run on Fridays throughout the year. This project is connected to Benjamin Mathes “Urban Confessionals” project in LA.
Director of the “Fourth International Freedom & Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework® Conference,” – together liberating our voices ” which was held in Dublin from July 14th to 18th, 2016 where over 120 participants from 24 countries attended. I have also taught on “The Fitzmaurice Teacher Training Certification” in Barcelona. Over the past twenty years, I have taught at The Gaiety School of Acting, the National theatre school of Ireland; on the BA in Acting at Trinity College, N.Y.U’s overseas theatre programme for ten years , at U.C.C. on the B.A in Theatre Studies, at Eolia Conservatory Of Dramatic Arts, Barcelona, the three-year Theatre Studies program at Inchicore V.E.C., The Accademia Dell’Arte, Tuscany, Italy, at The Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and T.V. in Ljubljana, Slovenia and finally at UCLA, California.
As Co-Director of “Articulate Anatomy Theatre Company”, my work focuses on the development of the ensemble and new dynamic approaches to performance with a strong emphasis on physicality/ voice/ imagination and play. In 2015 I co-directed and devised a project with Eolia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Barcelona, with four Irish and four Catalan actors, called “Ashes to Roses “. This piece was performed at “The Fourth International Freedom & Focus Fitzmaurice Voicework Conference” at Smock Alley, July, 2016 .
I also teach Fitzmaurice Voicework on the Postgraduate Yoga Teacher Training run by Lisa Peterson at Living Yoga. She has a BA Honors in English Literature and the Classics from University College Dublin.