Peta, Director & Co-Founder

Peta is an actor and voice coach. She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School after receiving a First Class Degree in English Literature at Bristol University. She has also received training from the National Youth Theatre, Frantic Assembly and the London Speech Surgery, and has been teaching privately since 2009, running workshops in both drama schools and corporate environments for the last 3 years.

I am  passionate about language and expression, believing that when we energetically engage with the words we are speaking we become fully alive, and consequently enliven the people with whom we are communicating.

Inspired by: Patsy Rodenberg; Juliet Stevenson; Katie Mitchell; Deborah Frances White; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Ben Whishaw; Laura Marling; Brene Brown.

 

Laura, Client Manager & Co-Founder

Laura is an English-Egyptian actress, singer and coach, born and raised in London. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, she worked briefly in TV production before training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, graduating with a distinction.Alongside working in theatre, film, radio and voiceover, Laura has taught since 2008 in various fields including voice, drama and singing, both with individuals and groups.

I have always recognised how personal our voices are and understood, from my own experience, their place as the seat of self confidence. The more I work with clients, the more inspired and amazed I become by the possibility for transformation through awareness and exercise.

Current favourite voice : Maya Angelou

 

Olivia, Development Manager and Co -Founder

Olivia is an actor, coach and co-founder of PITCH. She trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to that she studied Literature and the Humanities in the distinctive Higher Education program Hypokhâgne/Khâgne, which she followed with a Degree in Modern Literature at the French University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle. Olivia is bilingual French and English. She is has been teaching and coaching alongside her career in theatre, film, television and radio for the last 5 years.

I am passionate about language and communication. I trust that there are skills to learn and work on in order to build confidence. I also believe in the work-in-progress nature of a practice which we improve on a regular basis. Therefore I encourage patience and listening as fundamental steps. 

Current inspirations: Ken Rea, Kathleen Hannah, Laurent Terzieff and Fiona Shaw.