Peter Cousens, Award winning Actor, Director, Singer, Recording Artist (Freedom, Les Miserables, Where is Daniel?, Return to Eden, Sons & Daughters) "Felicity works with me at Talent Development Project with joyous regularity. She helps to find creative solutions to the needs and challenges of our young performers. Her innate awareness and perceptive insight is an inspiration. Grateful grateful.”
Karen Kohlhaas, Director & Coach
Master Teacher Atlantic Theater Co, NYC, Author of The Monologue Book
"Felicity is a dedicated and accomplished woman of the theater. And film/TV!"
Andrew Hearle, Founder & Director Stage Milk
"I have had the opportunity to work with Felicity both as a student and as a teaching partner. Her warmth and compassion is second to none. She invests so much into every student and has a way of being honest and constructive with so much love and support. I have worked with her across acting, voice, and voice over, and in all fields she is thorough and precise. Her wealth of knowledge as a teacher and practitioner is exceptional. I cannot recommend Felicity highly enough. She continues to inspire me as an artist, and push me as a teacher. Myself and the whole StageMilk team love working with Felicity and proudly endorse her as a coach."
Sophie Renae, Producer & Actress
"I find Felicity takes the time to really get to know and understand her students; often tailoring her teaching methods to suit their individual needs. Felicity's keen ear and attention to detail, combined with her gentle and patient nature, means she is able to create a learning environment that feels safe and welcoming, while remaining challenging and educational. I have always found Felicity to be highly professional, incredibly dedicated and very intuitive in her work. I have no hesitation in recommending Felicity as a coach, and will continue to work closely with her throughout my career."
Belinda Gosbee, Actress & Voice Over Artist (Two Broke Girls, Her, J.Edgar, The Pitch, East Stackton, Rescue Special Ops)
"I first discovered Felicity when she taught an acting class that I was taking, and then I hunted her down to help prepare me for drama school auditions. I didn't want to work with anybody else! Felicity has the ability to make you feel completely safe and supported, whilst always challenging you to do your absolute best work. Her knowledge of the theatre and technique is exhaustive and she has a masterful way of helping you to find your own unique way in. Felicity exudes great warmth and joie de vivre and her relentless belief in me has helped me to become a far greater actress. I only wish that we weren't on opposite sides of the world today."
Kya Stewart, Actress (Risen, Atomic Kingdom)
"I honestly have to make a HUGE shoutout to the beautiful and amazing Felicity Jurd for helping me so much over the years on several occasions, but in particular just recently and LAST MINUTE, a few days before New Years Eve on an accent and self tape. Feeling comfortable with, and trusting an acting/voice coach is so important to me because it can feel really daunting to have to throw yourself into the deep end and ‘look silly’ (which is half of what acting is lol) but Felicity is a dream to work with and she makes me feel super comfy. She has always encouraged me, helped me, laughed with me, nurtured me and has been a big inspiration to me. So grateful for her help. Felicity makes me feel like my dreams are achievable and that it’s okay to ‘play’. If you need help, she is your woman!
Light filled, kind, funny, talented and generous. Thank you Felicity"
Lucy Hadfield, Actress (STREET, Paperbark)
"Felicity has guided me through the steps of finding a career in this beautiful industry and with a genuine and joyful disposition. She is dedicated to her own learning to benefit her students, sharing her knowledge generously. Felicity is there for her students every step of their process, from the audition to opening night, and will always provide her most honest feedback, a quality I can never thank her enough for. For any student that has had the enormous pleasure of being coached by Felicity, they will know that she is regarded as one of the best there is. I could not recommend her more highly as the best coach I’ve met and one of the kindest and most honest people the world has to offer."
Tom Burt, Actor & Voice Over Artist
"Felicity was one of the first voice coaches I ever worked with, and she's been a steadfast mentor for years now. Working together recently on my commercial demo recut, she provided incredibly detailed notes & gave me the kick I needed to finally get it done. Her belief in my work, guidance and mentorship kicked off my entire VO career, and I'm endlessly grateful for her support. If someone asks me who they should coach with, Flic's always the first person who leaps to mind!"
Briallen Clarke, Actress & Voice Over Artist
"Felicity, thank you so much for your time, encouragement, incredible energy and brilliant expertise today. I feel so lucky to have found you (thanks Mark) and will be shouting your name from the rooftops to anyone looking to get into VO."
Nick Shields, Actor
"Felicity is absolutely amazing! Always going above and beyond to ensure you achieve your goals. I received an audition that had a quick turn around and Felicity found time to help me work through the script. She is patient, kind and always puts the actors first. You can tell she has a true love for helping actors grow and better themselves. 11/10 would recommend"
Nadia Townsend Actress & Director (Knowing, City Homicide, BRAWL, The Zombie Monologues, 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."
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 Actor 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, Gods of Egpyt) 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: Unfinished Business, Spartacus, 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."