Phillippa Strandberg-Long (Tutor Headshot)

Phillippa Strandberg-Long

Meisner Technique Coach & Production Director

Philippa is a Meisner technique specialist, acting coach and director. She trained in acting at Italia Conti, after which she concentrated on working as both a director and assistant director on the Fringe and London’s West End. Philippa completed a Masters Degree, with distinction, in Actor Training and Coaching from Central School of Speech and Drama, concentrating on Meisner technique.

She works as a private coach as well as an Acting Tutor and Director at Italia Conti Academy’s BA in Acting, International school for screen acting, and Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts where she teaches Scene Study, Meisner technique and directs projects.

Philippa is passionate about the use and teaching of Meisner technique and continues to study the technique alongside teachers from New York City, as well as develop her own approach focused on Meisner and Basic Actions. Her articles on the subject have been published both in England and America. She is currently working on a PhD in Meisner technique and Cognitive Psychology.

Other Members

Stacey Williams (Tutor Headshot)

Stacey Williams

Academy Director and Head of Acting & Performance/Co-Founder
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Emma Williams

Academy Director and Head of Movement/Co-Founder
Ian Belsey (Tutor-Headshot)

Ian Belsey

Singing Coach
Chris Cresswell (Tutor Headshot)

Chris Cresswell

Clowning & Physical Theatre Coach
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