Amanda Brennan is an actor, teacher and director. She joined Central in September 2005. Her areas of specialism include actor training, in particular the pedagogy of teaching and coaching, psycho-physical acting methods, notably Michael Chekhov Techniques, and Screen Acting.
Postgraduate Courses›Masters›MA Acting for Screen
Postgraduate Courses›Masters›MA Actor Training and Coaching
BA (Hons), Dartington
MA, Middlesex University
Certificate in Education (Specialising in Adult Learners), City Literary Institute and University of Nottingham
Michael Chekhov's methods and screen acting technique
Catherine Alexander has taught at the Central School of Speech & Drama since 2006. She trained at L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq (including two years at the Laboratory of Movement Studies) and participated in the National Theatre Studio Director's Programme.
She is an Associate Director for Complicite, Artistic Director of Quiconque and has worked nationally and internationally as a performer, director and teacher for 18 years.
Catherine Alexander, BA
Undergraduate Courses›BA (Hons) Acting›Collaborative and Devised Theatre
Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader, Collaborative and Devised Theatre
BA (Hons) Drama (First Class, Manchester University)
This practice-as-research PhD investigates performance structures designed to produce the participant as a protagonist. Led by a microgeographic interrogation of immersive encounters, the project experiments with the interdependent relationship between structure
and agency, while considering interactive performance practice as a heterotopic space of deviation.
Sarah combines lecturing in acting on MA Acting and pedagogy on MA Actor Training at Central with being artistic director of bold &saucy theatre company and freelance directing.
Since 2005 Sarah has regularly taught and directed shows at Central as a Visiting Lecturer for the MA Acting courses. She also plays a part on the MA Actor Training and Coaching course, teaching pedagogy, supervising and as a personal tutor. She occasionally teaches pedagogy on other MA strands (Voice Studies and Movement) and to PhD students.
Peter trained at the University of London, the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, and at the Central School of Speech & Drama. He was awarded a British Council - Polish Government scholarship to study theatre in Poland where he was attached to Andrzej Wajda’s celebrated production of Antigone.
Sebastian Aguierre has been a visiting lecturer at Central since 2005, having graduated at Central School of Speech & Drama in 2004. Before completing his formal studies, he was a founding member of the Quarter Too Theatre Company & the Battersea Arts Centre’s Development Theatre Company.
Visiting Lecturer, Short Courses in Acting
BA (Hons) Acting, Central School of Speech & Drama