Peter Cousens, Award winning Actor, Director, Singer, Recording Artist (Freedom, Les Miserables, Where is Daniel?, Return to Eden, Sons & Daughters)
Nadia Townsend, Actress, Dramaturg & Director (Knowing, City Homicide, BRAWL, Fireflies, Headstart)
"Felicity was the first acting coach I ever had the pleasure of having guide me through the craft of acting. She taught me what it meant to stand on stage and be seen. She taught me how to breathe through the difficulty of performance. She taught me how to connect my thoughts, emotions, the words of the playwright and communicate clearly to an audience. Felicity's teachings have remained with me throughout my whole career and I would be half the actress if I hadn't had her in my life."
Dulcie Smart, Actress (Cloud Atlas, Remembrance)
“Felicity's expertise on accents, her empathy with everyone in the class and her skills as an educator made learning a joy. The classes were very useful. And yes, I got a US role straight after completing the course.”
Vivienne Powell, Actress (Diary of the Madman, Love, Shameless)
“I love working with Felicity. She always exceeds my expectations. Each time I coach with her I gain fresh insights into the material I am working with. She is absolutely brilliant in giving me new skills and additional insights. She is a highly skilled communicator and brings complete mastery to her craft. She is the best!”
Angela Tran, Voice Actor - Sophie Jermyn Management
"Felicity pushed my reads in a stronger direction and prepared me for professional studio experience, and grew my confidence in the booth. I now know various ways to approach genres in creative, engaging ways. I recently signed with a great agent and I couldn't have done it without her."
Cathi Ogden, Voice Over Artist Scout Management, Singer, Musician, Podcast Voice Over Voices
"Felicity Jurd is the acting and dialect coach you can absolutely depend on for preparing you for a role. She has a wealth of experience and years of training in dialects and acting so her ability to give very practical performance techniques is phenomenal. Whether it’s an accent, a character, a particular script or an issue of confidence, Felicity will pinpoint the issue and guide you through the techniques to enable you to be the very best you can be. I have been coached by Felicity in both acting and dialects; for narration, auditions and a British accent for an audio book. She instantly identified the heart of each challenge with laser precision and gave me exactly the techniques I needed to be fully prepared for my roles.
Felicity has that rare combination of knowledge, experience, kindness and professionalism. I highly recommend her for acting and dialect coaching."
Sam Wallace, Actor - Smith & Macdonald Management
"The first thing that struck me about Felicity’s voice coaching was the complete calm she instills and her belief that there is no problem that can not be overcome. This, combined with her incredible skill and expertise, made me feel completely safe in her hands and free to explore the range of my voice and work on specific issues knowing I would be nurtured every step of the way. If I wasn’t understanding something, she would have five other ways of explaining it to me, and that, I think, is the mark of a great teacher."
Mark Dessaix, Actor & Voice Over Artist (Interceptor, Monkey Baa Theatre Company)
"These past few weeks I have had the honour of being coached by one of our most formidable leading voice over artists. Felicity Jurd has taken me on a thorough, fun and delightfully joyful experience in to the world of Voice Over. Intricate and detailed, her approach was enlightening and encouraging. Today I put my first voiceover demo down with the expert John Hrsec and I could not have wished for a more enjoyable session. Felicity is a master delivering a Masterclass with her coaching on the myriad levels of this aspect of our industry that is literally everywhere.
A sound booth might just be my new favourite creative place.”
Alia Seror - O'Neill, Actress (Thor Rangarak)
"I was fortunate enough to work with Felicity on a recent production of 'Blood Wedding' (dir: Samuel Allen). It was such a pleasure being coached by her. Felicity is an exceptionally warm and insightful teacher. She was so dedicated towards helping our entire cast, providing an abundance of in depth advice which catered to each of our specific needs. I loved every minute of Felicity's classes."
Dan Balcaban, Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
"Working with Felicity is like a dream come true. She has the ability to work under tremendous stress and deadlines with such ease. I filmed a documentary about the global epidemic of homelessness called Care About Us which took many years. Having Felicity on the team to proof read, edit and communicate suggestions was an incredible help with the production. She takes the time to get to the source of what is needed and has so much patience. Felicity creates options and builds on ideas which was also a great motivator when it came to updating our website, reviewing the script, publicising the screenings and organising feature articles & interviews on radio. Felicity is highly professional and reliable. We are extremely happy to have worked with Felicity particularly on post production voice over coaching for “Care About Us”."
Ayse Tezel, Actress & Voice Over Artist (The Blue Rose, Sione's 2, Go Girls, Other Side of the Game)
"Felicity knows her stuff. She is diligent, experienced & communicates her method brilliantly. She goes above & beyond for her clients, ensuring rapid progress with fantastic results. I definitely had a breakthrough".
Larry Orkin, Writer, Comedian, Actor
"I sought out Felicity to help rekindle my passion for voice acting. And boy did she. Through her fun and engaging sessions, I improved both my technical ability and my practical understanding of how the voice industry works. Thanks to Felicity's knowledge, guidance and generosity I was able to record a new voice demo that captured the playfulness and personality I'd rediscovered. And most of all, I was able to fall back in love with the craft I had so missed. Whatever stage of your journey you might be on, Felicity can give you the confidence to continue pursuing your passion."
Francesca Waters, Actress (The Dressmaker, Neighbours)
“I can't thank Felicity enough for the work we have done, both in groups and privately. Felicity is a very committed and passionate teacher. She goes out of her way to ensure all students fully understand the concepts involved. Her classes are informative and fun. I had thorough instruction from Felicity and have no doubt her work with me made a huge difference to the outcome. I highly recommend her.”
Laura Colella, Actress
Felicity, you are my favourite American Accent teacher. I’d love to do more classes with you! You made me feel comfortable, confident and I could definitely see an improvement by the end of the classes. My self confidence even just trying an American accent in front of other people now is much higher. Thanks so much for a fun class!