Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Information about Carla
Hello. I`m a Theatre Practitioner living and working in Surrey. I have ten years` experience working as a director, dramaturg, facilitator and speech and performance tutor.
I have taught young actors for many years, and was formerly Head of Drama at JG Dance Academy in Oxfordshire. I have run youth and community projects for Hoxton Hall, Young Vic and in association with Arts Council England. I love working with young people, and hope that my experience and knowledge can help prepare you for the next exciting stage of your journey.
If you`re after audition support or interesting taking LAMDA exams, please do get in touch.
I know only too well how daunting it can be embarking on the process of applying for drama school, or even a school drama scholarship. From piece selection, to personal statements and audition technique I can guide you through the process from start to finish. Whether you`re after a full block of lessons, or simply an impartial eye to have a look at your pieces, do get in touch. We`ll have lots of fun and get you feeling confident for those auditions.
"Carla helped me on my way to drama school and definitely played a big part of helping me become the actor I am today, she has such an energetic way of teaching that just gets you hooked and makes you love what you do."
Former Student, currently 3rd Year ALRA
;I also have ten years` experience teaching the LAMDA syllabus from Entry - Grade 8. LAMDA exams are an excellent addition to any CV or application, and can help students develop essential tools to support personal development. Whether you are looking ahead to vocational arts training, or just want to build confidence speaking in public, I guarantee we can get you on the right track.
Availability: Best availability evenings and Saturday mornings.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I have ten years` experience working as a director, dramaturg, facilitator and speech and performance tutor. I hold a degree in Acting from Mountview Drama School and an MSt in Creative Writing fro Oxford. I am a Trustee of arts charity Dance Woking and dedicate much of my time to supporting their work and development.
In my creative work, I have presented work at venues including Theatre503, Oxford Playhouse, HighTide Festival, Finborough Theatre, Old Red Lion, VAULT Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, and have worked extensively as an associate and assistant director both nationally and internationally.
My experience working on new plays extends from developing and directing new plays for production, to scri pt reading and supporting devising processes. I have worked on short plays and readings by exciting new playwrights for companies and at venues such as The Bush, Pint-Sized, PLAY, Old Vic Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Clapham Omnibus and The Pleasance. I offer scri pt reading and scri pt surgery services. Click here for more.
I have taught young actors for several years, and was formerly Head of Drama at JG Dance Academy in Oxfordshire. I have run youth and community projects for Hoxton Hall, Young Vic and in association with Arts Council England. Other freelance facilitation work includes CSSD and ArtsDepot.
I am a member of StageDirectors UK, AMA and Cultural Governance Alliance.