Ros Steen

Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


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Bio: Professor Ros Steen is an Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Formerly she was Head of Drama Research and the Centre for Voice in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she established Nadine George Voice Work as the core spoken technique for the Centre’s teaching, practice, and research agendas. She was one of the first accredited teachers of the technique and spent many years pioneering its use as a medium of rehearsal and a way of teaching dialects. She was the first Visiting Scholar to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, where she worked with the multi-award-winning director John Tiffany as part of his research fellowship. Landmark productions include Alan Cumming’s Macbeth (UK and Broadway) and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland. She has given many workshops and master classes for a wide range of organizations and has worked internationally in the United States, Germany, Sweden, and Croatia.

Ros has worked as a voice specialist for theatre, film, and television for more than thirty years, with more than two hundred and fifty credits to her name including work for the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival, Citizens’ Theatre, Traverse Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse,  BBC TV, and BBC Radio. Since leaving RCS, she has continued to work on productions in and outside of Scotland, as well as giving master classes and workshops for a variety of creative practitioners.




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