Kelsey James MFA Professional Acting Student

Kelsey James

MFA Professional Acting Student


Based: London

BOVTS: Ajax in Troilus and Cressida (The Redgrave Theatre), M/W in LungsArkadina in The SeagullPre-BOVTS: Gilmer in Godspell (C.A.S.T. Program), Green Snake in The White Snake and Iris/Aphrodite in Love of the Nightingale (both at Motyer-Fancy Theatre), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Zama Kor in The Apple Kingdom (both at Canmore Summer Theatre Festival). Training outside BOVTS: BA with Distinction in Drama, Minor in Classics/English (Mount Allison University). 

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