Associate Teacher (2006) Fitzmaurice Institute, Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand, & Southeast Asia
Senior Lecturer Head of Acting BFA Programme Victorian College of the Arts University of Melbourne 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia & Chautauqua Theatre Company Chautauqua, NY USA +61 413 558 453
Budi Miller is the Senior Lecturer, Head of Acting at Victorian College of the Arts University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, a certified integrative studies practitioner, and an UNESCO designated master teacher of mask work. He has been an actor-director-writer-teacher in the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Australia, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia since 1992. He is the first African American ceremonial mask dancer of Bali and the first teacher to bring Fitzmaurice Voicework to Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Malaysia, China and Indonesia. He coached Michelle Williams for her Academy Award nominated performance in Ang Lee's movie Brokeback Mountain. He teaches acting through an amalgamation of Balinese performance traditions with Mask Work, Fitzmaurice Voicework, Michael Chekhov, Clown, Viewpoints, Grotowski and Earl Gister’s techniques. He has been on the faculties of The Chautauqua Theater Company from 2004-2018, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 2009-2017. He has taught at Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Actors Center, Wayne State (MFA), The New School (MFA), SUNY Purchase College, University of Southern California, The Bill Esper Studio, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, The National Theatre Institute, Howard University, Western Michigan University, The National University of Singapore, The Queensland Theatre Company (Brisbane), Curtin University (Perth), and the Michael Chekhov Conference 2002. Directing credits: Othello (VCA, University of Melbourne), Richard III (VCA, University of Melbourne), Ragnarok (Substation, Singapore), Spring Awakening (Lasalle College of the Arts), Scorched (Lasalle College of the Arts), DNA (Lasalle College of the Arts), Cloud Nine (Lasalle College of the Arts), Our Country’s Good (Lasalle College of the Arts), Trilogia (Lasalle College of the Arts), Zoo Story (Skinned Knee Productions), Romeo & Juliet (Curtin University, Perth), Proof (New Moon Rep, Los Angeles), I Kreon (New Moon Rep, New York), Voices of Juarez (New York Fringe 2003), and over 20 difference Clown Shows around the world. He has coached voice for Chautauqua Theatre Company, Singapore Reparatory Theatre, Pangdemonium Productions, and KLPAC (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center). He holds a B.F.A. in theatre from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He was theExecutive Director of the International Antonin Artaud Fringe Theatre Festival 2008. He was a featured presenter at the International VASTA conference in Mexico City 2010 and London 2014. He was the conference director for the first VASTA conference in Asia (Singapore) 2017. He is a member of VASTA, SAG and the Asian Pacific Bureau. Published: The Lion and the Breath: Combining Kalaripayattu and Fitzmaurice Voicework Techniques Towards a New Cross-Cultural Methodology for Actor Training (Journal of Embodied Research).He is pursuing a practice as research PhD at the University of Melbourne.
PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne; BFA New York University.
Languages: English, French, Indonesian Specializations: Acting, Movement
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