Photo by Morag MacDonald

Photo by Morag MacDonald

Clara Marullo - voice, text, acting and writing

Clara received a degree in English from Oxford University, before training as a singer at London’s Royal Academy of Music. 

She started out in opera, playing principal roles for Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival opera, before moving into West End musicals. Roles include Fantine in Les Mis, Jenny Lind in Barnum and Emma in the world premiere of Orphans. (West End and UK tours) Clara lived in New York for ten years, where she developed her work in both classical and modern theatre. She has worked as a cabaret artist in the UK, USA and Japan. She has various TV roles and numerous commercials and print ads to her credit, both in the USA and the UK, and is increasingly in demand as a voice actor. 

Clara is the founder and director of The Actors’ Workshop - a unique centre of excellence in Bristol, which provdes cutting-edge training for young actors and continuing professional development for those already in the business. The Actors’ Workshop has established an unrivalled record for getting students into BA/MA courses at UK drama schools and is highly respected in the industry. 

Clara is well known in London and the Southwest as a vocal expert. She regularly trains young actors/singers for professional performances and auditions; her students achieve excellent results at drama and music colleges and appear regularly in the West End. 

Meanwhile, she has written many documentary films and has authored narration for actors like Harrison Ford and Saheed Jaffrey. Her anthropological book, The Last Forbidden Kingdom, won a major international award. Over the years, Clara has written and directed numerous plays and musicals for children and adults; these range from adaptations of Shakespeare to original work.

Photo by Sue Dawson

Photo by Sue Dawson

Sue Dawson - Pilates, Qigong, Garuda, meditation

Sue’s broad knowledge in fitness, anatomy, physiology and bodywork treatments makes her tailor-made sessions dynamic, intuitive, integrative and rewarding. She is extremely approachable, fun and empathic which makes training an absolute joy as well as “to the point!”

Everyone is different, everyone’s experiences are unique, and everyone’s life lessons are a whole dynamic of different circumstances weaved to create entirely different perspectives, emotions and patterns.

Sue works on all levels when training her clients, that is what makes her sessions so unique and rewarding, you cant help but feel inspired and amazing on all levels:

Every one of us is special.
Every one of us has the right to feel amazing.
To give to others makes us feel good, as well as making others feel good too.

Lets start something – starting with you!

Sue has been a full-time professional in the health and fitness industry since 1990 and has experience of working in many prestigious health clubs and venues, including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol Rugby and many more. She runs her own studios in Bristol and north Devon. Sue has given expert talks and classes at corporate health days and several team-building events around the UK. Sue is a UK presenter at Pilates and mind/body events.

She is a STOTT PILATES ® Fully certified Instructor, a Franklin Method Educator and a certified Garuda instructor amongst many other credits.

photo by Tony Miller

photo by Tony Miller

Joanna Miller - drawing, painting, all things art.

Joanna Miller is a painter who lives and works in London and Tuscany. Graduating form the Courtauld Institute of Art with a degree in Art History, Joanna continues to create and sell her own work, but has also discovered a passion for teaching as well as painting and drawing.

With over 15 years experience in Paris, London and Tuscany , Joanna combines her knowledge of art history with practical fine art as an educator. 

One of the few universal forms of communication, art not only goes beyond cultural, linguistic barriers but it can evoke something indescribable as well as representational. Whether evoking a political cause, an emotion or simply ‘beauty’ art can do it in a few marks. 

Joanna believes that an understanding of both expression, as well as the tricks of technique in representation, is something within the grasp of everyone , yet is so rarely offered to them. 

So often with art tuition, students are often left to their own devices and the creative process becomes a lone exploration which can be great fun but sometimes, ultimately  frustrating. They are capable of so much more!