H E L E N E V A N S
Lecturer . Director . Actor
Practitioner - Researcher
A B O U T M E
Photograph by Peter Walsh
I am a London-based lecturer, director, actor, singer, practitioner-researcher, and occasional photographer and illustrator. I am nearing completion of my doctorate in surveillance, democracy and performance, under the tutelage of Dr Stephen Farrier, and as a recipient of a Royal Central School Research Bursary.
As an educator, I am currently the Acting Course Coordinator and Designer/ Senior Lecturer and Director for BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. I have also worked recurringly as Visiting Lecturer for BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Associate Lecturer and Director for BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Performing Arts at the University of Chichester, Visiting Acting Teacher at Fontainebleau School of Acting, France, Head of Acting at The Musical Theatre Academy, London, External Examiner at ArtsEd, Visiting Lecturer at Brunel University, and as Visiting Director at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds. My teaching combines praxis with seminars and lectures, and an on-going pedagogical development towards emerging and mutating actor training to serve individual ways of understanding.
As an actor/performer, my work spans various genres of theatre, and also television. The various facets of my career interpollinate.