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Performance Techniques for Creative Professionals

Performance Techniques for Creative Professionals

Performance is a part of everyone’s lives, even if we’re not on a stage or in front of a camera. This workshop will teach you introductory theatre performance techniques, focusing on transferable skills that you can incorporate into your own practice. By the end of this three-hour workshop, participants will gain confidence and self-awareness, refine public speaking techniques, while also building collaboration and empathy skills.

This course is designed to:

  • Understand and practice introductory vocal and movement performance techniques
  • Learn new tools for empathetic collaboration and partnership
  • Practice self-awareness and reflection

Register your place

Individual module: A$120 per 3-hour module

Prices are in Australian dollars and GST exempt

For further information or if you would like to register your interest, please contact the Personal, Professional and Corporate Development Hub.


Tel: +61 7 5430 1144

Module dates

Date:       TBA for 2024
Time:       3 hours
Location: UniSC Sunshine Coast

Hannah Banks

Meet the presenter

Dr Hannah Banks is an award-winning theatre practitioner and academic originally from Aotearoa New Zealand. She has been teaching in tertiary education since 2011 and has worked as an actor, director, writer, producer, and production manager. She is one of the co-founders and creative directors of the award-winning theatre company My Accomplice, who have made over 20 productions together since forming in 2009. She has performed and toured all around Aotearoa New Zealand, including performances in the New Zealand Fringe Festival, Dunedin Fringe Festival, and New Zealand Comedy Festival. Hannah completed her PhD in Theatre in 2018 at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. This ground-breaking research explored women in devised theatre in Aotearoa New Zealand.


“Hannah's teaching and direction has given me the inspiration and guidance I needed to make positive changes in my practice. She is engaging, dynamic and approachable, making learning straightforward and enjoyable.”

“The empathetic collaboration nurtured in Hannah's workshops creates an enriching learning environment for personal and professional growth. In addition, her extensive experience as a director means she provides relevant and actionable feedback to participants delivered with empathy. Thank you for harbouring space for us to grow in confidence, Hannah!”

“Dr Hannah Banks has enriched my public-speaking and acting practice beyond measure. Under her direction and guidance I have learnt more about the techniques of empathetic collaboration than in all my entertainment career combined.”