Tous nos profs sont natifs ou anglophones et comédiens. Ils ont tous ce petit quelque chose qui fait que les ados comme les petits accrochent et s’éclatent !
Ingrid Ivorra Ingrid Ivorra, a versatile artist, thrived in the audition-only maitrise de Paris children's choir and perfected her English during a 10-month exchange program. With appearances in plays and short films, she now combines her passion for acting and music while teaching theater and music in English since 2020.
Born and raised in Western Canada, Carline Lemire Steel studied physical theatre in Edmonton and film acting at the Vancouver Film School. She has taught theatre workshops and lead drama clubs in various school settings. She also has a great passion for travelling which has led her to acquire new skills: teaching English to both children and adults in locations such as Taiwan, South America and of course Paris. Delighted to be part of the Act and Bloom team, Carline appreciates having the opportunity to use a combination of her acting and teaching expertise. She strongly believes that languages and the arts can truly enrich lives!
Born and raised in Vancouver, Taylor Scott moved to Paris after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. Taylor has written, performed, and directed several anglophone productions in Paris, and she is a founding member of Cygnet Theatre, Paris' only English-speaking Shakespeare company. She has a foundation in Early Years Education after working as a kindergarten assistant in the UK, and her favourite way to teach English is through song and theater !
Nathalie Johnston is a bilingual actress, who has been living in Paris since 2018. She studied theatre in Newcastle University before moving to London where she studied at IDSA. In the UK she volunteered extensively with the Brownies and Guides, and has worked as a one on one theatre, French, and English tutor with children and adults in both the UK and France. As an actress Nathalie has worked on several short and feature length films, and in theatre both in English and in French. Nathalie is currently on tour with Compagnie Oz, bringing English speaking theatre to French high school. She is also working on an English speaking production of Brecht's Baal, set to preview in mid January.
Pamela Silverthorn is a Paris based actress and theatre teacher, coming from Ontario, Canada. She first stumbled upon the stage in her teen years, against all stage fright, and was surprised to find a world of personal expression and freedom through a love for play and imagination. She's since performed in and directed various productions throughout Canada, and Paris, where she has now resided for eight years.
After her training as an actress at Cours Florent, she's had the joy of helping to guide and teach children of different ages with language and confidence through theatre, over the last five years.
Pascale Seigneurie is a trilingual Lebanese-American actress, dancer and screenwriter trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris and Fordham University in NYC. Her stage work includes performances with New York theatre companies such as The Lark, Noor Theatre and Polybe+Seats. Her screen work includes the lead role in a feature-length sports drama titled Roads to Olympia, as well as multiple award-winning shorts, three of which she also wrote: Abroad (2021 Khayrallah Art Prize), Manara (2019 Venice Film Festival) and Roadblock (2021 FIFFOG d'Argent).
In parallel to her own acting pursuits, Pascale is delighted to teach weekly theatre classes to the children of Act&Bloom! She believes in fostering a friendly classroom environment where children are given the freedom to express themselves, use their imagination and have FUN - all while gaining a valuable language skill!
Dain Alexandra Rubin is an American actress living and working in France. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts, Dain lived in New York City for over 10 years where she studied with master teacher Wynn Handman while working in many staged productions, readings, short films, and commercials. Her participation in workshops with clown teachers Christopher Bayes and Kendall Cornell inspired her to study at the prestigious École Philippe Gaulier. There she completed the two-year program in 2017. Dain has since been creating theatre in English for and with children, working as a movement/theatre teacher at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, and is a principal in the creation and work of Tête de Babel Collectif with her colleagues. Their work has been shown at Théàtre de la Ville in Paris.
Layla Kirk is a Scottish, Trinidadian, South African Indian actor, born and bred in Aberdeen. Six years ago, Layla moved to London to pursue an acting career where she spent two years studying screen acting at the 3 Mills Studios. Layla played the role of Iona Khan Junior in Karen Pirie (World Productions) which was released last year on ITV. In 2022 she finished working on an 8-part TV series In Riga, playing one of the lead characters. On her return she filmed horror movie ‘Mercy Falls’ which was shot around Scotland. Layla plays Sunnah in season 2 of Beta Female (BBC Radio 4). In January 2023 Layla played Roxy (lead) in play Moonset which toured Glasgow and Edinburgh. Layla now resides in Paris where she teaches Acting in English as well as English around Paris. Layla still auditions frequently and manages to peruse her dreams whilst sharing her experiences and skills with the children she meets.
Elsa Parent Koenig is a Franco-American actress. She trained in London, and is now based in Paris. She worked in New York and Paris both on stage and camera. She taught theater to children ranging from 3 to 18, both in France and America. Having herself been brought up in both English and French, she naturally went towards teaching languages to children. She taught English and French to children in Paris and New York. She enjoys using many different techniques for theater and language learning, from yoga to masks and improv. She believes theater should be used as a tool for self development and most of all, fun!
Louise Denyer is a native British actress, born and raised in England, educated and trained in England and France as a solicitor (lawyer), but retrained as a professional film and theatre actress at the acting schools of ECOLE DE JEU and METHOD ACTING CENTER in Paris. She has been based in Paris since 2006 and has over 15 years of professional acting and coaching experience, and has performed in numerous theatre, film, television, commercials, Voice-Over and dubbing productions in Paris, London, Moscow and Madrid and she acts in English, French and Spanish. She coaches and teaching acting to both children and adults, plus women and children at risk, including refugees at the former Refugee camp in Paris with the Good Chance Theatre Company, La Bulle and young mentally disabled adults in Paris and Madrid. She firmly believes that drama skills can increase students’ confidence, communication and oral expression in English, all imparted within a fun, safe and educational environment.
Marianne Mayer-Thibault is a Franco-British drama teacher who has taught language through drama in England, China and France. She has worked in a variety of settings - summer camps, schools, companies... and with all age groups. She loves how drama classes enable students to develop their creativity and connect to their imagination, whether working with 5 years olds or adults! Watching as they learn to listen to each other and work as a collective is also a highlight of teaching for her.
As well as teaching, Marianne has worked internationally as an actress, director and playwright. She is also a newly qualified dramatherapist. Underpinning these different activities is her love of theatre and her absolute belief in its power to teach, move and inspire.
Raluca Nechita is a young actress and English/Acting teacher in Paris. She trained at the Cours Florent and KEYS Acting Studio as an actress and has had stage and film experience in both French and English. Her experience in working with children ranges from theater games, improvisation, focus exercises, character building, as well as singing and dancing. She has helped stage and put on several plays and musicals for children aged 3 to 17 and she has also contributed to as a writer for some of them.
Michael Cohen was initiated into theatre in London, where he spent 6 years of his youth. In Paris, he met several drama teachers, and loved to see different playing methods. He plays, in France mostly today, on stage or in front of a camera, almost every week, and is still as delighted as when he started.He is happy to combine two passion of his : pass down what he learned, and speak English.
Lorentz Ivorra is a singer, dancer, and vocal coach and the child of two opera singers. He was trained by famous coaches such as Emmanuelle Krebs or Cecil L. Recchia and has been teaching singing for over 6 years now. He's diversified his approach for the past two years and started leading communication courses about vocal and physical expression.
Isabelle Cadé est comédienne, anglophone, a suivi sa formation chez Jean Perimony, Steve Kalfa et Tania Lopert (Actors sudio). Elle a joué entre autres Molière, Feydeau, Guitry, Labiche, Bacri/Jaoui, Tchekhov, mais aussi Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde...Formée à l'enseignement et la prise de parole en public, Isabelle décide en 2009 d'allier ses deux passions, le théâtre et l'anglais, en rejoignant la Compagnie Act&bloom. Maman de deux enfants, elle prend conscience des limites de l'enseignement de l'anglais en milieu scolaire et des bienfaits du théâtre dans le développement personnel.