Chelsea Crothers is a performance teacher and theatre practitioner who believes in the transformational power of embodied knowledge practices and in fostering inclusive learning experiences. She is passionate about education, working with young people, performer training, practice as research, theatre and theatre devising techniques.
Chelsea has studied the Suzuki Method of Actor Training (SMAT) and the Nobbs Suzuki Praxis (NSP) and allows her understanding of these pre-expressive trainings to inform her teaching, performing, and devising work. Her Master of Performing Arts was completed by practice-as-research at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA); her thesis is titled ‘Performer training evolutions: NSP the firstborn son of SMAT’. She received her Post-Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theatre from Griffith University. Before SOTA, she was a freelance performer and was teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Before immigrating to Singapore in 2015, she enjoyed work as the Education Bookings Officer at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).
Chelsea regularly works with OzFrank Theatre Film (Australia), and Autopoetics (Singapore) of which she is a founding member. She is a life-long learner and is committed to personal and professional development and encourages the same of her students.