Bio

 

Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, Acacia was a dancer for a number of years at Youth Ballet WA before shifting her focus to acting. At the age of six she began Speech and Drama, which she went on to continue for the past 12 years winning numerous festival awards. In 2009 Acacia began training at the Ali Roberts Studio in film, as well as theatre, voice and accent, presenting and voice over. Over the years Acacia has been exposed to a wide range of training styles and genres including the Ivanna Chubbuck technique in LA, Mike Leigh Process and Character Based Improvisation, Physical Theatre in Butoh, Suzuki and Viewpoints through Zen Zen Zo and much more.

 

Acacia appeared in the Perth Fringe Festival as part of 600 Seconds, playing the lead Esther in ‘Mother’s Ruin’, nominated ‘best of’ for its section. Her film training is extensive and experience includes ‘Schoolyard Romcom’, ‘Five Stages’ and ‘The Things I Never Told’. From 2012-2015 Acacia appeared as the face of ‘Curtin Law. Be ready for an exciting tomorrow’, advertising campaign for Curtin University.

 

In 2012 and 2013 Acacia journeyed to LA to continue her training, working with specialists including top voice coach Bob Corff and studying at The Acting Center. During her second tour Acacia played southern belle Diana in ‘All In the Name’.

 

Now based in London, Acacia is an acting and accent tutor specialising in General American. She has taught at the Ali Roberts Studio, Artists Management Australia, and privately - her students including Katherine Langford from Netflix '13 Reasons Why'. She has a Bachelor of Education, Secondary Drama and has recently completed her Masters in Professional Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Acacia has recently accepted a position at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to obtain an MFA in Voice and help shape the course in its inaugural year.

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