At CSVPA our lecturers are all practising artists, designers and practitioners, with UK and International experience. Meet some of our Drama Staff below.
Christopher Lane Head of Movement
Christopher is the lead movement lecturer at CSVPA and also a freelance theatre director.
His recent directing credits include the London production of the Off-Broadway musical Bright Lights Big City (UK premiere).
Christopher's work as an actor in the greater Toronto area spans 30 years and he holds numerous stage credits as well as film and television experience.
He trained in Canada, and at London's Central School of Speech and Drama graduating with a Master's degree in directing in 2005.
Christopher has an MA in Directing, Bachelor of Education, BA Hons History.
Jean Stewart Head of Drama & Performing Arts
Jean trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Glasgow University and holds an MA in Contemporary Theatre.
She has directed a diverse number of plays throughout her career most recently Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Gogal's The Government Inspector and The Threepenny Opera in the summer of 2008 for the Drama Foundation programme.
Rebecca Cuthbertson Head of Voice and Text
Rebecca has an MA in Directing, a Bachelor of Education and a BA Hons in History. Most recently she has coached the London production of the Shakespeare/Fletcher play 'Double Falsehood' and the YPS production of 'Hamlet' at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and past coaching included John & Jen (Finborough Theatre), A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (London Premier). Rebecca has also worked at East 15 School of Acting and as a freelance voice, text and dialect coach.