Alexandra Whitham

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Telephone: 0064 (0) 9815 4321, Extension: 7106
Address: Unitec Institute of Technology |
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Private Bag 92025, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142

Alexandra is the Lecturer in Voice for the Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. Alexandra teaches first, second, and third year Acting students in Voice, Speech, Text, Experiential Anatomy, and Accent & Dialect. She also works as a theatre director, and voice, dialect & communication coach with actors and non-actors at Unitec, and within the wider community. Before her arrival at Unitec in January 2012, Alexandra taught at several acting schools in the UK, including the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, the Academy of Live & Recorded Arts, East 15, the Oxford School of Drama, and Caravanserai Acting School.

Alexandra became a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher in 2011, and achieved her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK) in 2009. Previous qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Acting from AIT Arts (1999- 2001) in South Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University, South Australia, in 2002. Alexandra has trained with Shakespeare & Company (USA), Double Edge Theatre (USA), Song of the Goat (Poland), Anna Helena McLean (France), Augusto Boal (UK), Ros Steen (UK), Cardboard Citizens (UK), and Jeremiah Comey (USA).

Alexandra’s interests include: Voice and speech for theatre and film, the integration of voice & movement practices, accents & dialects, the embodiment of classical text, song, Forum theatre, Laban Acting Method, physical theatre, yoga, and inter-cultural approaches to acting training.