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John Hinton headshotJohn Hinton is... TEACHER

John has taught a range of performance skills extensively for the past 13+ years. His specialist area is physical theatre, inspired by the methods of Jacques Lecoq, at whose school he studied in Paris between 2003 and 2005.

He runs workshops in areas including mime, improvisation, character, voice, mask, puppetry and circus skills. He has taught all ages from 4 to adult, and is fully DBS-checked.

Here is a select list of some of the companies he has taught for:

Company Dates Description
University of Cumbria
2013, '15 & '16
Visiting director for second-year Performing Arts undergraduates (see 'Director' page for more info)
Ardingly College
Month-long project to create devised theatre pieces at three secondary schools in Mid Sussex, for performance at Ardingly's ArtsFest week
Theatre coach for three-week youth outdoor performance project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Splats Entertainment
Circus skills and Make-a-Play-Day workshops in several hundred schools
Earwig Productions
Teacher in physical theatre at annual theatre summer school
STEM Sussex
Teacher of science through drama and circus in secondary schools
Göteborgs Sceniska Teater-Akademi
Physical theatre and corporeal mime teacher - adult professionals; Gothenburg, Sweden
Fågel Fenix
Drama teacher at Kulturhus (‘House of Culture’), Gothenburg, Sweden
Comune di Cremona
Physical theatre teacher at six schools around Cremona, Northern Italy
Macarthur Disability Services
Drama therapist for learning disabled youngsters; Sydney, Australia
Tangram Theatre Company
Physical theatre teacher at occasional sessions for adult professionals
After-school drama club leader and circus teacher
Tangled Feet
Physical theatre and devising workshops, including week-long residencies at HiJinx Theatre Academy, Cardiff; Sandringham School, St Albans; Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke


Here are two YouTube videos of John facilitating workshops: firstly circus with an adult disability group in Adelaide, Australia; secondly physical theatre with students in Cremona, Italy...


(Prize for scrolling all the way to the bottom: the chance to read John's honeymoon diary and see all the pretty pictures)