Jorge Balça

  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2010 - 2011Director, Assistant
Theatre
L'Elisir d'AmoreDutch National Opera Academy
Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague, Netherlands)
2010Director, Assistant
Theatre
SunjataVondelpark Openluchttheater
Vondelpark Openluchttheater (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2010Director
Theatre
Mea CulpaThe University of Leeds
Stage@Leeds (Leeds, UK)
2010Drama Tutor
Other
Leeds International Masterclass of Opera PerformanceUniversity of Leeds
University of Leeds
2010Drama/Movement Tutor
Other
Movement WorkshopDutch National Opera Academy
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
2009Movement Director
Tour
TriathlonDance-Gate Dancehouse
Stage@Leeds (Leeds, UK), Pallas Theatre (Nicosia, Cyprus)
2009Acting Coach
Tour
Der Fall des IkarusAltitude North
Stage@Leeds (Leeds, UK), Arkadas Theater (Cologne, Germany)
2009Movement Director
Theatre
RamayanaVondelpark Openluchttheater
Vondelpark Openluchttheater (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2008 - 2009Drama Facilitator
Other
Film WorkshopStorymakers TV
Archbishop Sumner Church of England Primary School (London, UK)
2008Director
Theatre
Don Giovanni ...a fashion operaGoodenough Opera
Goodenough College
2007 - 2008Director
Theatre
The Bald SopranoOval House Youth Theatre Company
Oval House Theatre
2006 - 2008Drama Tutor
Other
Youth TheatreOval House Youth Theatre Company
Oval House Theatre
2007Director, Assistant
Theatre
The Magic FluteBritish Youth Opera
Peacock Theatre
2007Director
Theatre
Tunnel of RatsStonecrabs
Canning House (London, UK)
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2007MA Theatre DirectingMiddlesex University
    2002BA Performing Arts - DramaMiddlesex University

    Additional Skills

    Dramaturgy, youth theatre work, academic research,

    Referees

    Available on request

    Industry Awards

    Portuguese Performing Arts Award

    About me

    As a former gymnast and classically trained actor and countertenor, Jorge emphasises the dramatic body in performance in his directorial, pedagogic and research work. Eclectic in style and content but with a recurrent attention to dramatic physical engagement.

    He started focusing on his directorial skills upon leaving Portugal and moving to the UK in 1998, an interest further developed during his MA Theatre Directing, which took him to GITIS (Moscow) to study Meyerhold and Biomechanics.

    As a Director, Jorge has studied with names such as John Russell Brown, Leon Rubin, David Peacock, Signy Henderson, Derek Proctor, Lydia Ziemke, Joe Hill-Gibbins, William Harris and Paola Cavallin among others. In Moscow, he studied with Nicholai Karpov, Oleg Kudrishov, Anna Trifonova and Oleg Glushkov.

    Jorge works and teaches regularly in the UK and The Netherlands as a stage director, movement director, drama teacher and performance coach with both actors and singers.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • National Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes