Jean is Head of Voice and the Centre for Voice in Performance in the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is one of 15 Nadine George Voice Work® Accredited Teachers.
As Dundee Rep’s Artistic Associate in Voice, Jean works intensively with Dundee Rep Ensemble, including the graduates, as part of the Rep’s investment in new and established talent, offering her expertise in Voice.
Originally from Arbroath, Jean is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having initially trained as a classical musician.
Jean’s consultancy work as a vocal coach and voice director is in both spoken and sung voice.
Theatre credits: Oor Wullie (Dundee Rep Ensemble and Selladoor in association with Noisemaker); Tay Bridge, The Yellow on the Broom, Deathtrap (Dundee Rep); Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Lyceum Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre); The Choir, Hay Fever (Citizens Theatre); The Bacchae, The House of Bernarda Alba (National Theatre of Scotland); Backbeat (Act Productions); Heer Ranja, Fifty Shades of Black (Ankur Productions); Sunset Song, The Broons (Selladoor Productions); The Steamie (Neil Laidlaw Productions)
Performance credits: Antigone Interrupted, Looping: Scotland Overdub (Scottish Dance Theatre); Eight Songs for a Mad King, Lachez Tout! (Red Note Ensemble); Hand me down (Glas[s] Performance); The Forth Valley Chorus
Film credits: Beats (Sixteen Films); MARCH (Glasgow Women's Library/RCS)
Jean is a Donald Dewar Arts Awards Trustee, an advocate of Scots Language and an experienced workshop facilitator.