Team Leader Performing Arts (FE) Lecturer, Tutor and Lead Internal Verifier.
Jonathan specialises in acting techniques, devising and directing for theatre. After completing his training at the Jellicoe Theatre, Jonathan went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Acting for Film, Theatre and at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth. After that, he achieved a certificate in education through the University of Southampton and came home to join the Jellicoe Theatre and the Performing Arts team at the college in 2007.
Alongside teaching he works as part of a professional theatre company, an experience that has enabled him to perform in theatres, schools and festivals. His experience has a direct impact on the opportunities offered at the Jellicoe Theatre. He directs contemporary and musical theatre performances and has developed professional work in Theatre in Education (TIE) and children’s theatre in the community.
He is a focused, motivated and determined lecturer dedicated to inspiring the arts in his students, department and the local community. He is committed with focused stage instincts, as well as extensive formal training. He is continually developing his craft and shares his knowledge and experience with his learners.
As an actor he strives to achieve the highest standard of performance, a value he embeds into the teaching, learning and assessment of the Higher Education and Further Education programmes.
Jonathan has worked professionally with some unbelievable industry professionals and theatre companies spanning across film and theatre.
He specialises in acting technique, directing and stage performance and has developed and refined his own discipline and truly understands enabling learner’s learning and development is key.