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Ally Southwell

Teacher of Acting

Ally has an MA in Performance Practice, with over 20 years’ experience teaching in schools, FE and HE, and has worked as a freelance workshop leader, director and acting coach. She has been Artistic Director of two small scale theatre companies and has toured nationally with work she has directed or produced. Ally has been an external examiner and Standards Verifier for Performing Arts for 12 years and has witnessed first-hand the enormous impact drama and theatre can have on the individual as well as on communities. Ally believes in giving students as many opportunities as possible, and giving them the confidence to try out new ideas. She creates a safe environment where all students feel valued and therefore feel safe to experiment and push their own boundaries.