Who we work with

Kevin McCurdy

Kevin is the only Equity registered Fight Director in Wales. Since graduating from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1991, he continued his combat training. After qualifying as a BADC teacher in 1993, he turned professional with Equity in 1996. Since then, he has choreographed many shows in the mediums of stage, television and film. His credits include "We The People", at the Globe Theatre; "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" at Harrogate Theatre; "Beauty and The Beast" at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff; "Doctor Who Xmas Special" for the BBC; the soon to be premiered feature film, "The Baker". He is resident choreographer for "Pobol Y Cwm" (S4C) and is resident Fight Master at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Geraint Pickard

Having studied drama at Aberystwyth and then acting at Oxford, Geraint has worked in theatre, film, television, radio and voice-overs and also as a presenter and producer. Geraint's main work has been in theatre, having worked extensively for a variety of companies including Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Wales Theatre Company, Theatr Bara Caws, Theatr na n'Og, Spectacle Theatre, Gwent Theatre and Theatr Iolo. Geraint's voice is familiar to listeners of BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, where he works as an announcer and newsreader. He also writes, produces and sings for Welsh language Electro-Pop band Clinigol.


Emma Stevens-Johnson

Emma Stevens-Johnson began teaching in Cardiff in 2004. Since then, she has worked with professional actors, teachers, singers, magicians, pre-drama school students, stroke sufferers, business people and children of all ages. She has worked with organisations such as Script Cymru, Actorsworkshop, BBC Radio Wales, Theatre Royal (Bath), Hyjinx, The Western Mail, The South Wales Echo, Barnet Dysphasia Society, Theatre Na n’Og and ASTLI casting. Emma is a part-time lecture in voice for The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, St Michael’s Theological College and The Swansea Metropolitan University. As a professional actress with nearly two decades of experience, she has performed in various types of theatre including Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare, Chekhov and Restoration Comedy. In addition to appearing in other companies' productions, she jointly ran a successful theatre company in London. She has made appearances in film and on television in programmes such as 'The Bill', 'Casualty' and 'Crimewatch'. Emma brings all this professional experience into her work as a voice coach. Emma has a Master in Voice from The Central School of Speech and Drama, London, a PGCE for Cardiff University, as well as a diploma in Dramatic Art from The Oxford School of Drama. Emma is also fully CRB checked.

Tracy Harris

Tracy is a professional performance artist, writer and assistant tv producer

Her writing credits include 'past away (Script Cymru). Spring forward, fall back (menagerie theatre) He, she, we (Sherman cymru) swings and roundabouts ( wild orchid theatre) The Exquisite Corpse (WMC, Edinburgh, Southwark playhouse) Shift. Delete. Erase (WGYT) The cloak room (Sherman Cymru, Mighty Theatre Washington DC) No Vacancies (Sherman Cymru, Spinning Head Films) For Tv; she has written 4 episodes of Meees and Imagination Station children’s programmes for S4C and Al Jazeera children’s channel and recently assistant produced Bafta uk nominated; My Big Day and hard hitting documentary; Swansea Living on the Street.

Laura Jeffs (Actorsworkshop Junior: Dance)

Laura has been working as an actress and freelance choreographer/dance teacher since graduating in 2009.  As well as acting for stage and screen, Laura runs various dance classes for a variety of ages (from primary school up to adult).  She has been dancing from a very young age and over the years has trained in a number of different styles, which she now likes to mix up and experiment with to create big, energetic routines.

Mr and Mrs Clark (Performance)

Mr and Mrs Clark make physical theatre with strong dance and music elements. The Clarks have worked with National Theatre Wales, Marc Rees and are associates of Volcano Theatre Company. They have recently toured Wales with their interactive homage to film noir show, 'NINE', and will present their Medicine Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, developed as part of Incubator at the Wales Millennium Centre and supported by No Fit State.

Lewis Vaughan Jones (T.V. Presentation)

Lewis Vaughan Jones is a correspondent for ITV National News. He reports on breaking news stories for the ITV News programmes at 1.30pm, 6.30pm and News at Ten. As a general news reporter he covers all kinds of stories all over the country and abroad. 

Lewis started his journalism career in ITV Regional news, working for ITV London Tonight and ITV Wales. He trained as a journalist at Cardiff School of Journalism. Before that he worked in Public Affairs. He studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University. 

Rebecca Hardy (Screen Director)

Rebecca Hardy is a Writer, Director & filmmaker who has created over 300 documentaries, dramas and independent films. Her work has been broadcasted on BBC, Channel 4, Teachers TV and a range of Music and European channels. 

As well as creating programmes under her label, edge21, Rebecca is one half of the creative collaboration ‘Treacy and Hardy’, who are currently producing a six part drama series and original television formats for children. 

Rebecca has highly developed technical skills as a camera operator and broadcast editor. Recent credits include the award winning independent drama ‘Beyond the Gates’,  ‘Never Get a Taxi’ the official music video for anyman featuring Matt Windle and the short ghost film ‘The Crooked Dolls House’. 

Rebecca is an accomplished trainer and facilitator in drama and film-production and has taught at the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham Ormiston Academy. 

Cian Marc

Cian is a qualified teacher and a specialist in physical theatre and American Drama. Having graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth, he spent time working in professional theatre film and T.V before turning his attentions to workshop facilitation. In this role he worked mainly with homeless and self-harming young people. He has had the honour of studying Butoh dance with the master of white Butoh, Masaki Iwana, at his Normandy home and utilises some of these unique techniques to approach characterisation in both physical and text based theatre.

Lisa Carlisle

Lisa Carlisle BMus (Hons) is a Welsh classical soprano, originally from Pontarddulais. A graduate of Cardiff University, Lisa sings a varied repertoire including opera, classical crossover, musical theatre, light jazz and romantic songs.  Lisa has worked for clients including JP Morgan Investment Bank, Help for Heros, Manchester University, Cap Gemini and Hospice Care. Venues performed at include Manchester Town Hall, The Dali Universe London, Steinway Hall, Dunfirmline Abbey, Castell Coch, The London Film Museum, Pinewood Film Studios, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Wales Millennium Centre, Banqueting House, Whitehall and the Designer Wedding Show, London. Lisa has been hired to sing live on BBC Radio and in 2011 she was invited to perform in a series of concerts in Grand Cayman, in the presence of the Governor of the Cayman Islands. Lisa also sings for the elderly and at charity events. Lisa is a trained trainer and enjoys teaching singers of all ages and levels, and has developed a range of teaching tools and recordings for this. “Teaching at Actor’s Workshop has been a real pleasure. It is rewarding to see students find repertoire they enjoy and to help them to improve their performances.”

Sarah-Louise Tyler (Actorsworkshop Junior: Drama)

Sarah-Louise is a professional actress, with extensive experience in theatre, film voice-over and corporate work.  Having studied at Royal Holloway University (BAhons) and then at Drama Studio London, she has worked in Cardiff, Bristol, London and toured nationally.  She has played a lead role in award-winning feature film Masterpiece (2011) and several other leading roles in other feature and short films.  Theatrically, Sarah has had a diverse range of experiences-from touring shows, modern classics such as Hedda Gabler and Death and the Maiden to street theatre.  She is a co-founder of The South Wales Theatre Collective, having produced two successful shows, with plans to produce more.  Sarah is also a professional clarinettist (DipABRSM, working torwards LRSM) and a strong singer.  She also trains regularly with NoFitState circus, in clowning and aerial trapeze.

Anja Conti (Devising Theatre)

Anja Conti is an actor musician who makes theatre and live performance based in Cardiff. As one part of flossy and boo (Flossy to be exact) Anja is passionate about creating work that engages audiences close up. 

She has worked for many companies, the bbc, welsh national opera, Yello brick, Feral and arcade fire to name a few. 

She loves teaching theatre and performance. Alongside Actors Workshop she teaches for Theatr Fynnon and No Fit State Circus. 

Part Welsh, part Italian, Anja has a fiery spirit and a drive to get work made. She is delighted to be a part of the Actors Workshop family.