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Mrs Luzita Fereday

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6592, Mobile: 0432896354, Email: l.fereday@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2119
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6592
Mobile: 0432896354
Email: l.fereday@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2119  

 

Luzita is a Lecturer in Voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Current teaching

  • ACT1004 - Discovering the performers voice
  • ACT1008 - Words and the body
  • ACT2003 - Extending vocal knowledge
  • ACT2007 - Dynamic voice
  • ACT3003 - Professional Voice
  • MTH1002 - Vocal Skills
  • MTH2102 - Vocal Skills

Background

Luzita Fereday is a professional voice and dialect coach and educator. She is trained in: accent and dialect acquisition; voice care; dramaturgical text research; academic writing; and in teaching, directing and coaching. She brings extensive capabilities in theatre and a thorough understanding of the spoken word in drama. Since graduating from the acting course at RADA in 1992, Luzita has toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with the UK’s Channel Theatre Company also appearing in a number of roles in TV and film. In 2002 Luzita went on to work as a director for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and taught at RADA and at the CSSD. Luzita moved to Perth in 2008 where she has worked with Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko, and a host of other theatre groups in WA. Luzita teaches Voice to Acting and Music Theatre students at WAAPA and also provides voice teaching to corporate clients, recently including: Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors, Chartered Accountants ANZ, and Women Leaders in Public Safety. Luzita has a passion for the infinite varieties of the spoken word. She provides a creative space in which the actor can explore and learn. Media interviews include: ABC TV, ABC Radio and a feature for the ECU's Edith Magazine.

Professional associations

  • 2019 - Voice and Speech Trainers Association, VASTA (Member)
  • 2019 - Member of the Australian Voice Association, AVA (Member)

Awards and recognition

National and International awards

  • 2019 - VASTA Global Communications Group Travel award

University and National Teaching awards

  • 2019 - Vice Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award
  • 2019 - Australian Award for University Teaching

Research areas and interests

  • Accents and Dialects
  • Phonetics
  • Seeing Voices
  • Vocal Presence/Gravitas

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
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