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About 

Lavinia is a freelance director and acting teacher at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Drama Centre London. She is a Stanislavski and Yat Method specialist. She coaches private students in comedy, one person shows and acting for screen. She has recently started the UK branch of the Yat Bentley Centre of Performance in Exeter where she teaches at Cygnet Theatre. Lavinia completed an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2015). She specialises in teaching Movement Psychology derived from Yat Malmgren at Drama Centre London and Tom Bentley-Fisher at the Yat Bentley Centre of Performance, San Francisco. Lavinia is co-founder of Constructive Interference theatre company who create theatre about people living with disability. 

 
 cV 

​2018 | Stanislavski Specialist | Riot Project | Immediate Theatre London and Mid Powys Youth Theatre

2017 | Creative Enabler | Access All Areas Performance Company

2017 | Hearts Ease | Dir Jassa Ahluwalia​

Actor Trainer/Acting Coach

Directing/Dramaturgy

2017 | No More Lotus Flower by Julie Cheung-Inhin | N16, London

2015 | No More Lotus Flower by Julie Cheung-Inhin | Camden Peoples Theatre, London

2015 | Matter by Deanna Rodger | Theatre503, London

2013 | Julia by Constructive Interference | Leicester Square Theatre, London

2011 | Queen of the Night by Peter Norgate | The Space, London

2011 | Percolate by Tom Stenton | Riverside Studios

2011 | The December Man by Colleen Murphy | Finborough Theatre, London

2010 | Drawing the Curtains (rehearsed reading)| New Diorama Theatre, London

2010 | Euler’s Circles by Peter Norgate | The Brockley Jack, London

2010 | Euler’s Circles by Peter Norgate | Theatre503, London

2009 | Adjusting Water Features by Lavinia Hollands | Rosemary Branch

2009 | The Tempest (Youth Theatre) | Drama Workhouse, London

2008 | New Writing Festival | Tristan Bates Theatre, London

2008 | The Woolgatherer by William Maestrosimone | Vancouver

2016 | Burning Vision/ Visio Ardent by Marie Clements (dir Tom Bentley-Fisher) | Tant per tant, Grec Festival Barcelona

2015 | Hamlet by William Shakespeare (dir. Bill Buckhurst) | RCSSD, London

2012 | Burning Vision by Marie Clements (dir. Tom Bentley-Fisher) Staged readings Canadian Catalan connexion, Sala Beckett, Tant per tant, Barcelona

2008 | Brockman’s Art Film (dir. Angelo Valentino) | Brockman’s Gin (film)

2012 | Eco Futures (dir. Malinda Campbell) Storylab, Abu Dhabi (film)

2012 | Its Solved by Walking by Catherine Banks | Tant per tant, Barcelona

2012 | Rearview by Giles Poulin | Tant per Tant, Barcelona

2012 | Burning Vision by Marie Clements | Tant per Tant, Barcelona

Assistant Director

Associate Director

 Training & Workshops 

2014-15 | MA: Actor Training and Coaching| Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Distinction

 

2012-15 | Observation and Teaching Assistant in Movement Psychology| Tim Robins| Drama Centre London

 

1998-2001|Bachelors of Fine Arts: Playwrighting| University of Victoria

 Special Skills 

  • I teach Movement Psychology with Yat Bentley Centre for Performance UK in Exeter and London

www.yatbentley.com

 

  • I am co-founder of Constructive Interference theatre company. We produce new writing and develop scripts. Our aim is to promote the stories and voices of those living with ‘otherness’ or invisible disability. Our latest production is 'Take Them All Back' 

www.constructiveinterference.co.uk

 

  • I am a freelance acting coach. I teach Movement Psychology developed by Yat Malmgren at Drama Centre London. I teach with Tant per Tant theatre company in Barcelona, San Francisco and Vancouver

www.tantpertant.ca

 

  • I am a  Visiting Lecturer at Drama Centre London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

www.laviniahollands.com

 

  • I have taught Chekhov and Laban at Rose Bruford and University of East London

  • I taught beginners Stanislavski class for Access All Areas diploma program for adults with learning difficulties at Royal Central.

 

Publications

Stanislavski Studies June 2017 | Stanislavski: Ubiquitous yet Fragmented by Lavinia Holla​nds