Staff Profiles: Fiona Ross

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Staff Profile: Fiona Ross
Senior Lecturer in Drama

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Fiona Ross

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I am a professional freelance performer, theatre maker and director. I have a passionate interest in physical expression and the relationship between text and the body in performance. My specialisms are adaptation, physical theatre and Renaissance texts.


With a career in contemporary, physical and classical theatre, I have worked as an Associate Artist with the RSC for fifteen years.

Performing Shakespeare on British Council tours has given me an understanding of the impact of cross-cultural partnerships. Teaching in drama schools, including voice/movement at the Oxford School of Drama brings rigour to my teaching. Recent projects: directing a Roald Dahl 2016 anniversary show, producing new work exploring the women movement for Gloucester History Festival and The National Trust, directing an immersive production of Macbeth for Curious Move and writing and directing Into the Blue for the Edinburgh fringe festival. After completing a PG Award at Warwick I am currently undertaking an MA, exploring the representation of women in the Gothic novel and film Noir.

I am also currently researching and developing a performance piece exploring the issue of lost identities and the elderly.

Membership of professional bodies


Imperial teachers of Dancing

Teaching and research




Representation of Women in gothic novels and Film Noir - adaptation and finding a fresh perspective on existing texts.