BADA, Dip He Theatre Design: Costume Interpretation, ATCL.
Catherine started teaching at Saint Kentigern College in April 2014 and is experienced at preparing students for Trinity and NZSB exams. She has a BA Dramatic Art (Hons Degree) from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa (1993) and has completed a Diploma in Higher Education in Theatre Design: Costume Interpretation from the Wimbledon School of Art in London (1997). In 2000 she obtained her Trinity College ATCL in Speech & Drama (highest mark for ATCL teacher) and took the practical exam for her LTCL in 2001 – but then had her first child so did not complete it.
When Catherine first came to NZ in 1998 she worked as a costume maker for Elizabeth Whiting Costume Design, making costumes for ATC productions and Opera NZ whilst also doing voluntary work at the Dolphin Theatre.
She began teaching Speech and Drama as an itinerant at St. Cuthbert’s College, Diocesan School and privately. Many of her private students have participated in the Auckland Speech and Drama Competitions. Recently Catherine has facilitated workshops on Creativity for adults for the Auckland Playcentre Association.
“I believe that the communication & performance skills taught in Speech and Drama are an essential life skill.”