Ella Galt is and Australian actress and improviser who has been studying, performing and teaching theatre for over 12 years.
After studying theatre and voice throughout high school, she went on to earn a B.A. in Theatre Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. Her performance experience ranges from improvised and musical theatre to theatre in education, singing, short film, commercial work and dance.
Since joining the Barcelona Improv Group in 2012 she has trained with some of the most renowned improv teachers and coaches in the world and has studied and performed in festivals around Europe.
Now in Barcelona, Ella co-runs the BIG School of Improv, where she has co-designed a unique curriculum plan to train committed, joyful and well-rounded improvisers. She teaches students of all levels in weekly classes, emboldening beginners and experienced improvisers alike to produce rich, vibrant and committed improv.
Her improvisation style centres around bold, emotional, committed play and uses the full extent of her theatrical background, implicating the body and voice to create scenes and shows that are dynamic and filled with joyful imagination and play. Her teaching is extremely energetic and supportive, and finds the balance between unleashing joyful and inspired play and diving deep into the explosive potential just below the surface.
All sessions by Ella Galt :
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10:30 - 13:30
The Gift Of Presence
26 September - Thursday
10:30 - 13:30
What Comes Next
27 September - Friday
10:30 - 17:30
Let Go and Emote
28 September - Saturday
The greatest gift you can give your scene partner and the audience is being present. (Ha! Get it?) This 3 hour stage presence work shop will bring out the most confident, audible, invested and present version of yourself. We will work on voice tone and projection, body positioning and movement, stage picture, energy and mindset as they relate to being present on stage, or in a scene. The aim is to shed the fear until all that is left is beautiful shining you! Good for people who are new to the stage, or want to improve the theatricality of their improv.
The beauty of improv and of life lies in the infinite possibilities that envelope us at every moment, and yet all these options can overwhelm us in an improv scene, and leave us in a state of paralysis, stalling the scene unsure of what to do next. When we distil our options down to their simplest form, we discover that within each moment is a binary choice: fight or flee, tell the truth or lie, jump or stay on dry land, yes or no. When we start to make choices with confidence things start to flow and we are rocketed towards the scene’s heart. This workshop focuses on following our body, intuition and emotions and reacting instantaneously and with conviction in these moments of choice. The result is committed, heightened and emotionally driven improv.
SOLD OUT Let Go and Emote
If you've ever felt like you’re watching your improv scene from the outside, it’s time to drop in and play with emotion. Discover touching naturalistic scenes, heightened comedy and gripping narratives when you relax and allow emotion to be your guide. This workshop gives you the tools to react instantaneously to any offer with a grounded and committed emotional performance. High stakes and emotional importance are the lifeblood of any scene, and once you know how you feel, the scene unravels before you, so let go and emote!