Kat Cleave MFA Professional Acting Student
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Kat Cleave

MFA Professional Acting Student


Based: London / LA

BOVTS: Paris in Troilus and Cressida (The Redgrave Theatre), Lady Macbeth in MacbethArkadina in The Seagull, Marianne in ConstellationsPre-BOVTS: Hermione in The Winter’s Tale (Naked Shakes), Jess in Hookman and Ming Ming in The World of Extreme Happiness (both at Performing Arts Theater), Vampi in Into the Beautiful North (Hatlen Theater), Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard (UCSB Studios). Training outside BOVTS: BFA in Acting (UC Santa Barbara). 

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