Peter Rouffaer recently retired from teaching voice and drama at the Conservatory of Ghent. Before becoming an actor and voice teacher he studied sociology at the University of Leuven and sociology of art at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. He wrote his thesis for graduation on theatre and he became an assistant professor of sociology in Leuven. In 1978 he started training as an actor at the Conservatory of Brussels and graduated in 1982, beginning his career that same year playing several leading roles in modern and classical plays. His major Shakespearean roles include Posthumus and Cloten in Cymbeline, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, and Florizel in A Winter's Tale. He now combines teaching with his busy acting career that extends from theatre to film and television. He started training in voice with Kristin Linklater in 1976 and in 1978 went to The Mount to work with Shakespeare & Company, and in 1982 started teaching voice in the conservatories of Liege and Brussels. In the late 80's he met Enrique Pardo of the Roy Hart Theatre company and worked with him for several years teaching and developing productions, and then introduced Roy Hart work along with Linklater work into his teaching. In 2005 he worked with Catherine Fitzmaurice and Saul Kotzubei in a workshop in Paris organized by Linda Wise of the Roy Hart Theatre, and then came to do his Fitzmaurice Certification in New York City in 2007 and 2008.
MA Catholic University of Leuven; BA University of South Africa; Diploma Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Languages: Dutch, French, English Specializations: Shakespeare
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