Valerie Dent

Acting Teacher/Coach & Workshop Leader teacher

Based in
Brighton, United Kingdom
Also teaches in South East and London (private lessons) - Workshops - UK
Valerie Dent | Acting Teacher/Coach & Workshop Leader teacher

Rates: £25 + per hour (depends on age and circumstance) - workshops £30 +

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I am a professionally trained actress and qualified acting teacher. I have been running successful acting courses in London and now in Lewes/Brighton area. Please see my website for more details.

I teach LAMDA and coach students for drama school both children and adults. I am now a LAMDA examiner. I also teach English at GCSE/A'levels and have been doing this for 15 years.

Group Classes

Acting for Fun, Exploring your inner creativity

My workshops are on the website. Will inform of any future ones.

It's a: 
Brighton and UK, South, United Kingdom


Speech and Drama Teacher

Acting coach
Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School
November 2012 – Present (4 months)London, United Kingdom
Freelance work for the school coaching students towards LAMDA exams and acting techniques.

I am currently teaching Acting Level 1/2 at Bishopsgate Institute, London. Introduction to acting techniques, improvisation, movement and voice work leading to working with Stanislavski, Meisner, Michael Chekhov then script analysis and performance.

I am a freelance Communication Coach for the Speak Out project at Patcham High School. I have devised sessions to help students with Speaking and Listening.

I have been a speech and drama visiting teacher at Moira House Girls School (Eastbourne) for 6 years. Tutoring students for Arts and Drama Festivals and LAMDA exams.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2014


I have been working as a professional actress since 1985 after leaving Mountview Theatre School. My experience covers all genres of acting. I have recently filmed a Cannes Film Festival short film. I am presently in a web drama series called 'The Glue'. I play a character called Eva Green. You can visit to see the trailer of this. I am also in a theatre production of 'Vita and Virginia',playing Virginia Woolf, which has been touring this year. For the Iambic Arts Theatre the production won The Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Festival 2012. It will be performed at The Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead in September 2012.

Sep 1985 - Sep 2012

Educational history

Certificate in Education

September, 1997 - July, 1999
Lambeth College
I taught at Carshalton College and Drama Schools as part of my teacher training.

BA(Hons) Humanities and Arts

September, 1991 - July, 1996
Open University
Studying for my degree while working as a repertory theatre actress.

Drama Diploma in Acting

September, 1981 - July, 1984
Mountview Theatre School
An intense but enjoyable three years studying acting and performance.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


I would appreciate a 24 hour notice for individual lessons. For workshops 2 weeks. I would take a deposit on my workshops for cancellation fees non refundable.

Last login: 1 year 17 weeks ago

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