The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

US Accent With Jade Valour

27 Jun 2015
10:30:00 -  13:30:00
The registration period is from 27 May 2015 09:00:00 to 27 Jun 2015 22:00:00

Event description:


An opportunity to work on and refresh your US accent with Jade Valour.


Bio of host:

Jade Valour is a native New Yorker, a trained professional actor/singer with degrees in music and directing. She has performed and worked as a vocal tutor/coach for the past 22 years in accredited performing arts and speech therapist institutions in Germany and New Zealand, and has extensive experience coaching American English with professionals and amateurs of many nationalities (German, Japanese, Turkish, etc.). She has taught at both the Wellington Performing Arts Centre and the Whitireia’s NZ College of Performing Arts. Jade coaches American accent privately, has given courses with Actor's Equity, with Miranda Harcourt's screen-acting workshops, Tauranga Girls College, and coached Ross Jolly's production of "Other Desert Cities" at Circa Theatre.




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