Performance Under Pressure

Performance Under Pressure

We all know that as performing artists we are expected to perform whilst others are watching. Well our students arguably have it worse. From their perspective, they have to perform whilst others watch and assess their performance for grading, admissions, competitions...
Performance Anxiety – Step 2

Performance Anxiety – Step 2

One of the tragedies of the pandemic has been the lack of performance opportunities. This has been particularly hard on our students who are now being asked to step back onstage and perform as though there has been no hiatus. Consequently, I am seeing higher levels of...
Performance Anxiety – Step 1

Performance Anxiety – Step 1

Have you ever had sweaty palms, shaking legs, a stomach that has moved well beyond butterflies and is now a swarm of eels! I’m guessing you have. I’m also guessing you know it is extremely common in the performing arts across dance, drama and music performers and...