Indira Pensado

Indira graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Literature and Theatre from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) in 1991. There, she took acting courses with Héctor Mendoza and directing courses with Ludwik Margules.

As an actress, Indira has participated in several productions with different Mexican theatre directors, such as Mauricio Jimenez, Claudio Valdez Kuri, Diego Piñón, GerardoTrejoluna, Susana Frank, Sandra Félix, Abraham Tari. She has also been directed by international personalities, such as Iben Nagel from the Odin Teatret, Mario Delgado from the Peruvian group Cuatro Tablas, and Rubén Segal from Argentina, performing in national and international festivals. She has performed her solo show “Crastchep” in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Stockholm, Sweden at the Södra Teatern.

Indira has taken courses in acting with Ludwik Margules, Yoshi Oida and Vicente Revuelta. Since 1995, she has been developing her training in Physical Theatre by participating in corporal percussion training with Rubén Segal, Butoh dance with Diego Piñón; and more recently, training in Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais.

Indira trained with Kozanna Lucca from the Roy Hart Theater, with whom she has also developed a methodology for offering this work. She has also taken the following voice workshops: Intensive vocal training, with Derek Rosignol, David Goldsworthy, Anne Marie Letron and Judy Wilson, in the Roy Hart International Center in France (2001); Choreographic Theatre and Voice with Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise from the Pantheatre of Paris (2003); Harmonic singing with Robert Schwendeman; and singing lessons with Maria Huesca (2002), Ane Hegee (2004), and Verónica Ituarte (2008-2009). In 2009, Indira attended the VASTA conference in New York, where she took the master classes led by Kristin Linklater and Patsy Rodenburg.

She has been training in the Linklater Method since 2008 with Antonio Ocampo and Andrea Haring, and Kristin Linklater.

Indira has taught several voice workshops around México since 2000, as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She also has served as vocal coach for several productions in Mexico for actors, and for personalities such as Cecilia Appleton (dance) and Juan Pablo Villa (music performer).

She has directed the following plays: Rastros, Variaciones al Jinete de la Divina Providencia by Oscar Liera; Tandros, based on Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare, performed in San Luis Potosí, and Mexico City; and Surkus in Hermosillo, Sonora with the Sonora University, UNISON.

Indira received a scholarship from the French embassy to attend the 50th Avignon Festival in collaboration with the CEMÉA (Centres d’Entrainement aux Méthodes d ‘Education Active)) and CNCA, (Centro Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) in 1996; she also received FONCA’s (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) support for attending  the Roy Hart International Center, and the FONCA Grant for Stage Creators for 2008-2009, and FONCA support for special events in 2012, to attend the Designation Linklater Workshop 2012.

She’s currently teaching voice at CEUVOZ (Centro de Estudios para el Uso de la VOz), Argos Casa Azul, Casa del Teatro and Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral (ENAT-INBA).

She’s a Linklater Designated Teacher since 2012.