Subjects I teach
Drama all ages and levels
Drama School/University Entrance
Communication Skills and Confidence
Elocution – speaking with clarity, expression and relaxation
Speech Making /Performance skills
I am a Lecturer in Drama and Acting at Chichester University responsible for developing courses, teaching and assessing over all three degree years. I have taught privately for many years helping students of all ages with auditions for private Acting Exams, Drama School and University Entrance. I am a consultant specialising in Communication Skills, Confidence, Public Speaking, and Interview Technique and I have taught all levels of clients including school and 6th form college students, adults at senior levels and even Members of Parliament. I have directed, written and produced a number of professional plays and theatre projects including shows at The Young Vic, Lillian Baylis, The Edinburgh Festival and The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon.
I went to Camden School for Girls and gained 3 A’ Levels in English, Drama and Art History. I took all the LAMDA Acting exams, passing the Gold with Distinction. After a few years of gaining experience at The Royal Court Youth Theatre, The National Youth Theatre and The Cockpit Youth Theatre I then went on to Drama School to train as an Actress. I graduated from Arts Educational with a 1st in Drama and Performing Arts. I trained with the Nobel peace prize nominee Augusto Boal in Forum Theatre and Rainbow Theatre and I am a qualified facilitator in that work. I am a qualified NLP practioner. I hold an advanced diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
My Approach to Private Tuition
I believe the best teaching is hands on, fun, approachable and experiential. By experiential I mean learning by doing and not just by text book. It’s important get to know my students as people. By doing that, the student and tutor enjoy a unique and productive learning experience tailored to the specific person.
The most important thing for me as a tutor is to ensure students are inspired, empowered and therefore motivated to be the best they can be using their own unique talents. To know that you have done your very best is a great feeling!
“Having Lucie as a teacher for practical and written work was amazing. Her insights into drama texts and her understanding are brilliant. She really brings what is on the page to life.
She brought a professional industry standard to the class room, this helped me gain a understanding of what it is like within the industry. She also helped my acting technique and pushed me to targets I thought I would never get to. Not only was it a professional atmosphere but Lucie influenced team work and worked very closely with individuals and the group as a whole.” – Jack (Drama Student)
“Lucie is one of the best teachers I have ever had! Her lessons are always so enjoyable. She has taught me many new skills and techniques to approaching a play, a character and a written piece of work. She has shown me how to improve my performance with the actions and emotions of a piece. I can’t thank Lucie enough for all of her help and guidance, as she has helped me to progress and grow as a performer in ways that I didn’t think I could.” – Mollie (Drama Student)
Put music on and I can’t sit still. I just love to dance.