- Head of Movement
Diane Alison-Mitchell is a movement director, theatre choreographer and actor movement tutor who trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a Visiting Lecturer and Personal Academic Tutor on the MA Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Diane recently co-founded and co-leads the Movement Directors' Association (MDA) with Ayse Tashkiran.
She has taught movement at Mountview Academy, Italia Conti Academy, E15 Acting School, Regents University, Royal Holloway and was previously Course Director of the Part-Time Foundation Acting at ALRA South. She was also part of the creative team for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
As director, Alison-Mitchell co-directed Bones by Tanika Gupta at the Courtyard Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Recent theatre credits include Blue/Orange (Royal & Derngate/Oxford Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath); Heart of Hammersmith (Lyric Hammersmith); When The Crows Visit, Wife, Holy Sh!t (Kiln Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Criterion Theatre); Shuck ‘n’ Jive (Soho Theatre); Our Lady of Kibeho (Royal & Derngate/Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre); Snow White and the Happy Ever After Salon (Ovalhouse/Plymouth Theatre Royal); Never Vera Blue, Offside (Futures Theatre); The Island (Theatre Chipping Norton/Dukes Lancaster); Roundelay, Klippies (Southwark Playhouse), They Drink It In The Congo (Almeida Theatre), SOUL (Royal & Derngate/Hackney Empire), Othello, Julius Caesar (RSC), The Emperor Jones (LOST Theatre), How Nigeria Became: A story, and a spear that didn't work (Unicorn Theatre), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Nambia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (Bush Theatre), The Island (Young Vic), Lola - The Life of Lola Montez (Trestle Theatre), The Relapse (Embassy Theatre).