Ben is a voice and movement coach who coaches both individuals and groups in arts and business.
He originally trained as a dancer in the nineties, touring internationally with various ballet and modern dance companies before retraining as an actor in 2000. Since then he has worked extensively theatre, film and television. He coaches on the MA in Voice Studies at The Royal Central School of Speech of Drama and is one of 200 + vocal coaches worldwide trained by Kristin Linklater to teach her method Freeing the Natural Voice.
Other conservatoire drama school coaching includes: The Oxford School of Drama, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Arts Ed.
Independent acting studios include: The Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, The Actor’s Temple… plus numerous theatre companies, independent groups and individual actors.
He also coaches individuals and groups in the public and private sector to improve their vocal impact, physical presence, influencing and communication skills.
Clients include: Google, Marks and Spencers, Deckers, HSBC, Centrica, The Cabinet Office, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), Velocity Partners, NHS IQ. County Durham and Darlington Community Services, multiple clinical commissioning groups for the NHS,
MA in Voice studies. (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).
Advanced Postgrad. Diploma in Acting. (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama).
BA (Hons) in Dance. (Northern School of Contemporary Dance).
He is currently training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner
As an actor…performing in London’s West End and regionally, classic roles include: Hamlet, Oberon, Petruchio, Tybalt, Demetrius, Romeo, The Ghost and Player King in Hamlet.
Directors worked with include: Sir Peter Hall, Thea Sharrock, Matthew Dunster, Timothy Sheader, Jonathan Kent, Heather Davies. Companies include; The Donmar, The Almeida. Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Peter Hall Company and Frantic Assembly. Television includes numerous roles for mainstream BBC/Channel 4/ITV and independent drama producers.
RESEARCH AND WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
National Theatre Studio, DV8, Song of the Goat, Akram Kahn, Wayne MacGregor, Gecko Theatre Co, Javier de Frutos, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation, Jerwood Space.