Staff Profiles: Gillian Yates

Gillian Yates

Staff Profile: Gillian Yates
Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts

Gillian Yates

Gillian Yates

Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

Gillian loves exploring the voice in all its shapes and forms; it is our main resource as human beings! As a lecturer in devising and physical theatre, it is great to see the limitless possibilities of the spoken and sung voice in all areas of movement.


Gillian is a singing actor, director, theatremaker and voice coach. Although she initially trained in Italy as an opera singer, her current work takes a radical approach to voice and movement, investigating boundaries and intersections of voice, movement and performance. She is interested in developing confidence in the individual and her long-standing involvement with movement practices such as yoga, the Alexander technique and vocal dance supports her dedication to collaborative creative processes with deep respect for individual diversity.


Award Title Institution Date
MA (Dist.) Music Performance University of Salford 1997
Cert.Ed. Post-compulsory Education University of Central England 2000
LLCM Singing (Performance) London College of Music 1995

Membership of professional bodies

Natural Voice Practitioners Network

Teaching and research


I teach voice and movement within devising and physical theatre. I also supervise dissertation students.



External responsibilities

I am a voice and singing consultant and teach workshops to voice users such as teachers and teach singing to a wide range of clients, including those who have have stage fright issues.