Jessica Hartley (EN)

Jessica Hartley (she/they) is a senior lecturer and course leader at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She leads the MA/MFA in Actor Training and Coaching; a programme which supports teachers, trainers and coaches to critically reflect upon their pedagogy, approach to acting and responsibilities to the betterment of the industry.

Jess gained her MA and PhD at Central where they utilised skills as a trapeze artist and teacher of children to unravel potent narratives about risk-taking, desire and the humanisation of students. They are fascinated by pedagogy and power, and seek to disrupt, reframe and build a community for training practices.

Her forthcoming publications include:

  • Hartley, J. (2024 – forthcoming) ‘Towards a Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in Actor Training: knowledge and Agency’ in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 8:1
  • Hartley, J. in Peck, L. and Stamatiou, E. (Eds) (2024 – forthcoming) ‘Developing the Actor Trainer: Welcome, Trust and Critical Exchange’   Critical Acting Pedagogy: Intersectional Approaches – London Routledge
  • Hartley, J. in McNamara, A. (2024 – forthcoming) ‘On Pedagogy’ in Actor Trainers on Acting London, Taylor and Francis

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