Position: Lecturer in Voice
Location: Camp Street, Room 401
Phone: 5327 8686
Fax: 5327 9717
- Master Visual and Performing Arts (Charles Sturt University),
- Advanced Diploma in Alexander Technique Teaching (SOFMAS),
- Licentiate in Speech and Drama (AMEB),
- Grad Dip Education and Training (University of Melbourne),
- Associate in Speech and Drama (AMEB),
- Diploma Acting (Guildford School of Acting, UK)
- PAATV1001, Voice and the Actor 1
- PAATV1002, Voice and the Actor 2
- PAATV2003, Voice and the Actor 3
- PATV2004, Voice and the Actor 4
- ACTPF3003, Professional Practice Voice
- PAATA1001, Theatre Practice 1
- PAATA1002, Theatre Practice 2
Julianne originally trained as an actor in the UK where she worked both in theatre and television before returning to Australia and specialising as a vocal coach. She has spent the past 21 years working with performers, students, teachers, business professionals and anyone interested in exploring their voices. Her work focuses on the dynamic relationship between vocal and physical expression. She believes that the voice does not operate in isolation from the mind and body and she is particularly interested in investigating and developing these subtle connections with her students. Before joining the Arts Academy at the University of Ballarat in 2008, Julianne taught voice at the National Theatre Drama School and at the Victorian College of the Arts on the Acting and Musical Theatre programs. Her interest in working with the embodied voice led her to embark on a three year Alexander Technique Training course. In 2005, Julianne qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher from the School for F M Alexander Studies in Melbourne. Julianne has been invited to present Alexander Technique and voice workshops at local, national and international conferences on voice and performance. In 2011 Julianne was awarded an ALTC citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.
Areas of expertise
- Voice and speech
- Alexander Technique
Playgrounds Project: Co-ordinated and produced a $20,000 community youth theatre production sponsored by the City of Port Phillip. his was performed by secondary school students at the Gasworks Arts Park
Mechtron: Written and directed by Stefo Nantsou: Performed in the community theatre piece that explored the social and pedagogical issues facing public education as it approached the 21st Century. Working with teachers, students and actors developing a theatre piece that played for three weeks at the Mechanic's Institute, Melbourne
The Essentials: Written and directed by Stefo Nantsou: A fictional account of many true stories; The Essentials presented a three week season at Trades Hall, Melbourne. Working in conjunction with ambulance workers and the survivors of domestic violence, the group developed a theatre piece that explored the issues of the abuse of power
WATAC: (Women and the Australian Church): Working with Catholic women developing a theatre piece around their stories of oppression within the Church
Theatre of the Oppressed Public Forum Performance for Outer East Regional Housing Project: An initiative for the Wesley Community Contact Centre. I worked as part of a small company of actors, teachers, health and community workers who devised and presented a performance designed to bring public housing back on the political agenda
Deakin University Nursing Arts Laboratory: A six-week program working with third year psychiatric nursing students. We developed stories from students' experiences using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and presented a public forum dealing with an ethical dilemma.
Voice and the actor and the integration of the Alexander Technique in Actor Training.
Refereed conference proceedings
Alexander Technique and the Actor's Voice, AUSTAT National Conference, Wynyard, Tasmania.
Extending the Actor's Range, Workshop 'Choice for Voice' Conference, British Voice Association, London, UK.
'Transformations 2D-3D' ADSA Conference Paper, Monash University, Vic
'Speak the Speech: use of text' ADSA Conference QUT
'A Mask, A Mirror and an Actor' Alexander Technique and Performance Conference, VCA, University of Melbourne.
Voice workshops and AT workshops for annual AMEB Speech and Drama seminars
Alexander Technique and effective speaking – Tertiary Studies Information seminar.
'Developing a Profile' AUSTAT National Conference, Canberra. ACT
- AUSTAT (Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique)
- BVA (British Voice Association)
- VASTA (Voice and Speech Teachers Association
- ADSA (Australasian Drama and Performance Studies Association)