Joanne Leung MFA Professional Acting
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Joanne Leung

MFA Professional Acting


Biography

BOVTS: Vernon/Police Officer/York Soldier in Henry VI: Days of Rebellion, W in Lungs, Helena in All’s Well the Ends Well, Masha in The Seagull. Pre-BOVTS: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (LAMDA), Feste in Twelfth Night (The Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival), Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hong Kong Fringe Theatre), Postmaster in The Government Inspector (The Hong Kong Fringe Theatre), Eve in Love in Isolation (Creative Theory Group). Training: BA Honours in English and Drama (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Shakespeare Intensive (LAMDA), Scene Study Intensive (The Barrow Group, NYC).

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice