Dr. Robert Lewis (Hons), 2017, is a Lecturer in Acting for Stage and Screen at the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. From 2004 – 2016, he lectured in the Theatre Program at Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania (UTAS). He is a graduate of UTAS (BPA and PhD), Monash University (BA Hons), RMIT (Education), and NIDA (Grad. Dip. Dramatic Art - Voice Studies). His PhD focused on intercultural performance training aesthetics and integrative practices.
Maggie Marino-Pitts (Hons), 2016, is a musical theatre performer originally from the Boston area. The past two years, she has been teaching dance at Wagner College and serving as Resident Choreographer in the Theatre Department. At Wagner she choreographed and staged A Chorus Line (2016) under the direction of Michele Pawk, and co-choreographed Cats with director and Head of Dance Rusty Curcio (2015).
Sammi Grant (Hons), 2015, is a Chicago-based dialect/vocal coach. She earned a BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University and spent her latter two years focusing on voice and dialect work. Since graduating in 2012, she has served as the dialect and/or vocal coach for over 25 productions around the Chicagoland area. Sammi also does private dialect lessons and has provided audition prep and out-of-rehearsal coaching for countless clients. She works as a freelance voiceover artist and is a resident talent for Piclody Co.
Jack Wallace (Hons), 2015, is an English voice practitioner specializing in dialect and classical text. Jack received his BA in Drama and Ethnomusicology from Queen’s University, Belfast, and MA in Professional Voice Practice from Birmingham School of Acting. These studies are part of a life-long journey of discovery of the different aspects of voice and performance.
Zac Bradford (Hons), 2015, is an Australian singing teacher. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University, where he was mentored by Dr. Brian Gill. He holds a MMusSt (Voice Pedagogy), GDipMus and BMus (Jazz Voice) from the QLD Conservatorium of Music (Australia). He has worked as Adjunct Faculty in Voice at NYU Steinhardt, and as a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. Zac has recently returned to Australia, where he manages and teaches voice at New York Vocal Coaching AUSTRALIA, the first international branch of NYVC.
Jennifer Spencer (Hons), 2014, is an Edmonton-based actor, voice/text coach, director, playwright and theatre educator. She is on the Theatre Arts faculty at MacEwan University and directs mainstage productions, e.g., Pericles, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Trojan Women, The Malcontent, Macbeth, The Mating Season, which she adapted from the novel by P.G. Wodehouse, and Thebans: Oepdipus Jokasta Antigone.
I Putu Budiawan (Hons), 2014, is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre (Acting) at Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia. Formerly Head of Voice and Speech at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, he is a Certified Integrative Studies Practitioner, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, an UNESCO Designated Master Teacher of Maskwork, the first African American Ceremonial Mask Dancer of Bali, and a member of the Asian Pacific Bureau. He teaches Mask Work, Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Michael Chekhov, Clown, Viewpoints, and Grotowski Technique.
James Harrison (Hons), 2014, is an Australian voice practitioner with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts degree from the University of Tasmania. Comfortable both on-stage and off, his theatrical credits range from stage management positions and writing, to directing and lead roles in both musical and classical theatre. He is passionate about studying the connections between breath work and physical demands of martial arts, in particular the Japanese style of fencing, Kendo, and the exigencies of performing.