Rosie Ward is an assistant professor of voice and Shakespeare at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. Rosie has trained actors in voice and text at international conservatories, as well as American actor training programs. She holds an M.A. in voice studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an M.F.A. from the Professional Actor Training Program at UH and a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Weber State University.
Teaching credits include: the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Northampton University (London), University of Houston, Brigham Young University; workshops and vocal coaching for American Players Theatre.
Rosie has trained with leading voice professionals, including Kristin Linklater, Barbra Housman (London), Claire Davidson (London), Jane Boston (Central School), David and Rebecca Carey (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Jim Johnson (University of Houston), Sara Becker (American Players Theatre) and Jan Gist (The Old Globe, San Diego).
Rosie has worked as a professional actor in League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Shakespeare Festivals across the US, including Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Kentucky Shakespeare, Ashland New Play Festival and others. She has a background in musical theatre, acting, singing and movement.
As a graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program, Rosie offers a unique insight as a mentor, including what is needed to be successful during the intensified training at UH, as well as the professional acting world.
Rosie is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).