BA (Hons) Acting Programme

Gabrielle Moleta – Movement Tutor

Gabrielle Moleta – Movement Tutor

Gabrielle is a movement artist, director and acting coach who works nationally and internationally on actor training programmes, in theatre and film.

As movement director she has worked on shows for The Rose Theatre Kingston, Theatre Royal Margate, The Watermill Theatre, The Unicorn, and for companies including Chalkfoot Theatre Arts, CreACTive, (Milan), The National Youth Music Theatre, Vienna’s English Theatre and The World Famous (pyrotechnics). She worked on Cultural Olympiad 2012 events both in London and Dover and has had a long involvement with the Globe Theatre, from early education projects in the late 90’s to current movement direction there.

Acting credits include The Early Hours of a Reviled Man, Miss Julie, Biding Time, (for director and Producer Pippa Bailey), Gloria in the BBC sitcom The Savages and she is a featured movement artist in the paramount film World War Z.

Gabrielle is Academy Associate at RADA, Visiting Associate Lecturer at University of Kent and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also movement director for Captivate Action Ltd, training artists in Performance and Motion Capture and since the late 90’s has worked regularly in artistic collaboration with Fay Simpson, (USA), Founder of “The Lucid Body “.

At her request, Gabrielle became apprentice to Cathérine Clouzot-Blatchley, under whom she had trained as an actor at Arts Ed. In 2005, with the receipt of an ACE award she took on Cathérine’s body of work, “Transformation and Imaginative Improvisation. In taking on this mantle, Gabrielle shares in an unbroken lineage of actor training and practice through Cathérine Clouzot and her husband John Blatchley, to Michel St Denis and thence to Jacques Copeau, (1879-1949).

Gabrielle was born in Cambridge, spent much of her childhood in Perth, W. Australia and is of Italian/ New Zealand parentage. She studied Contemporary Dance in Paris (91-93), and Physical Theatre at Odeon Theater, Vienna (93-94). She trained as an actor at Arts Ed London (97-98) and co-founded Daddy Theatre with Will Wollen in 1999.