The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

US Accent With Jade Valour - Wellington

22 Jun 2013
11:00:00 -  14:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

This is an opportunity to work on your US accent with native New Yorker Jade Valour.

Bio of host: Jade is a native New Yorker, a professional actor and singer of many genres, with degrees in music and directing. She has performed and worked as a vocal tutor/coach for the past 21 years in accredited performing arts and speech therapy institutions in Germany and, more recently, New Zealand. She has extensive experience coaching American English with professionals and amateurs of many nationalities (German, Japanese, Turkish, etc.). From 2008 she has taught at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre and the New Zealand College of Performing Arts.



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