Deborah Lugg (Music Therapy 2003)
Since leaving Guildhall School, Deborah has been working for Cornwall Music Service, initially setting up pilot projects in schools, centres and the hospital paediatric unit. Though her work base is broad, she particularly enjoys working with adolescents. Her therapeutic approach has taken a particular focus, on using the voice and song to help understand yourself.
Naomi Burrell (Junior Music 2004)
Ian Puleston-Davies (Acting 1981)
Ian has joined Guildhall contemporary Reece Dinsdale (Acting 1980) as ‘a regular’ character on Coronation Street, filming for a minimum of six months. He plays Owen Armstrong, father of Izzy, the show’s first disabled character to be a regular.
Neil Constable (SMTT 1985)
Neil Constable, one of the School’s Governors and a Technical Theatre alumnus, has been appointed Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe. He will join them in October from his current role as Executive Director of the Almeida Theatre.
Neil Austin (SMTT 1992) Lighting Designer
Naomi Burrell is pleased to report the launch of New Century Baroque (NCB).
These talented young musicians were selected to form ‘The European Union Baroque Orchestra of 2009’, playing over 30 concerts, over five tours throughout Europe. During their time together they grew strong friendships and a creative musical bond, which they want to continue as an exciting and innovative Baroque orchestra, the NCB.
Hilary Lister (Speech & Drama 1974)
Currently an Examiner for LAMDA and the OCR Exam Board for Performing Arts, Hilary was previously External Examiner for Drama at Cambridge University, and Head of Acting & Head of Drama Foundation Course in association with RADA at Cambridge School of Arts and Sciences.
Neil won both the Tony award and the Drama Desk Award 2010 for his Lighting Design of Red, currently at the Golden Theatre on Broadway.
In both awards Neil was competing against himself with another nomination for Hamlet, starring Jude Law, at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway.
He also had 50% of the nominations in the 2009 Olivier Awards – one for Piaf at the Donmar Warehouse and the other for No Man’s Land in the West End.
His girlfriend, the prima ballerina Tamara Rojo, won the Olivier Award for Best Dance Production this year for The Goldberg Project at the Royal Opera House.
Hazel Price (SMTT 1998)
Hazel was part of the Quadrophenia tour team who won the Team Award at the 2010 Stage Management Association Awards.
Richard Winsor (Junior Guildhall Drama 2000)
Jake Thornton (Acting 2002)
Richard has been a member of Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed modern dance company New Adventures in Motion Pictures since 2002, performing lead roles in Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Play Without Words.
This year he plays a leading role in a motion picture, Streetdance 3D, which brings ballet and street dance together. Later this autumn Richard will return to the stage to make his Broadway debut in Swan Lake.
Earlier this summer, Jake and Siri Thornton celebrated their marriage in style with a dance up the aisle to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered. To see the YouTube video, search for “Jake and Siri Wedding Aisle Dance”.
Marene Vanholk, Patrick Osborne, Paloma Oakenfold (Acting 2010)
These three 2010 graduates have been invited to perform the pieces created for their third year solo projects in The Netherlands for The English Theatre STET. They will perform at the literary theatre in Branoul for the week commencing 27 September.
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Photo: Bill Cooper
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