Helen Evans, Ph.D (she/her)
Helen is a Lecturer, Director, Actor/Performer, Practitioner-Researcher and Visual Artist. As an educator, Helen's pedagogy has evolved through over 20 years' experience in actor-training, course-development, academic supervision and theatre making in a combination of University and Conservatoire settings. For the past 10 academic years, Helen has been responsible for coordinating, developing and delivering actor-training for the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Other lecturing includes at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of Chichester, Fontainebleau School of Acting, The MTA, Brunel University and Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds. Helen's teaching draws from considerable experience as an Actor and Theatre Maker.
Educationally, Helen holds a PhD in Performance from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, where she was a recipient of a Royal Central School Research Bursary, under the tutelage of Professor Stephen Farrier. She holds an FHEA through Trinity Laban, an MA (with distinction) in Performance Practices and Research, also from RCSSD, and a First-Class BA (Hons) Acting from Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds.
Helen is currently working as guest director for The Dot Collective, most recently in R&D for Project Portmanteau, in addition to co-directing the 2023 tour of Alice's Adventures in Aerieland.
Helen also holds independent audition-coaching, acting-through-song and script-work sessions for professional actors. .