Nurture Talent

LAMDA | Young Persons Agency | Presentation Coaching

Meet our director Frances Simon

Hi, my name is Frances Simon and I am a Speech and drama coach and founder of the personal management agency: Nurture Talent.  I am a professional actress who received a full scholarship to train at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy. I qualified with the Acting Academy Diploma with Distinction. Following my training, I attended The Arts Educational School and received a BA honours in Acting where I obtained a 2:1 with City University. I’ve worked as an Actress in T.V, Radio, and for a 10 month National Theatre Tour. The things I love to do include coaching students for the internationally recognised LAMDA exams, running my established talent agency Nurture Talent, writing screen-plays, parenting my daughter, not to mention keeping the romance ticking with my husband!

I love to equip people with skills and techniques to enable them to flourish when professional opportunities present themselves!! After all ‘Success happens when preparation meets opportunity’ (Henry Hartman)

Frances Simon

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Growing Personally

As well as training people professionally, I also love to develop people personally. To help them grow their resilience, discipline, perseverance, independence and ability to think creatively. I love to encourage people to flourish in a safe, positive environment. And I love to encourage everyone to work to the best of their ability and to strive for excellence. 

Growing Professionally

I love to help people develop their skills and grow in confidence, whether just for fun or to go towards launching a career in the performing arts. For people who love acting I can take you step by step through the entire process – from fining tuning your performance skills to landing professional work. And if you are in the workplace I can help you excel in your communicative and presentational skills.

Our Expertise

Drama coaching & LAMDA

  • LAMDA examinations in verse and prose
  • 1-1 Youth coaching and T.V. workshops
  • Coaching for NYT and Drama school
  • Summer holiday drama workshops
  • Acting tuition for adults (1:1 and groups)

Personal management and talent agency

  • Step by step guidance on going professional
  • Organising headshots & show reels
  • Signing up to Spotlight
  • Representing you in professional work
  • Coaching preparation for auditions

Interview, presentation and public speaking

  • 1:1 Coaching on interview technique
  • 1:1 Coaching on presentation skills
  • 1:1 Private public speaking coaching
  • 1:1 Voice tuition
  • Tailor made adult group workshops

Our next LAMDA courses

Courses start from Monday 29th April – July 5th 2019. Autumn term dates from 16th September – 5th December (NB. half term 21st – 27th October). 

You can always book onto our courses by ringing the York Theatre Royal box office on 01904 623568.

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