Lama Amine

Training

2015 - 2017 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2012 - 2015 Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts, BA in Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Acting and Directing
2010 - 2012 Lebanese University, Faculty of Education, BA in Physical Education
2009 - 2011 Hariri Institute, BA in Graphic Design

Movement Experience

(whilst on the MA/MFA Movement)

2016  Stamina Training with 1st year BA Acting students. Mentored by Vanessa Ewan.

2016  Stamina training/Devising movement term 3, BA Drama and Applied Theatre in Education, 1st Years mentored by Ayse Tashkiran. Providing regular classes in building strength and stamina for stage performance, teaching and offering basic techniques for students to devise their own movement work.

Productions and Teaching experience

2016  Rocket Girl, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Minack Theatre, Cornwall, UK

2016 (future)  Rise, Old Vic New Voice Community project, Assistant Movement Director to Anna Morrissey, London

2015  Qamar Yhel, Social Welfare Institution-Dar Al Aytam, Chorographer and director with Ahmad Hijazi, Beirut, Lebanon

2014  Gharibi Ousetna. Irshad wa Islah Organization, Director and Drama Teacher. Beirut - Lebanon

2013-2015 PE Teacher in public school Al Allama Sobhi Al Saleh for Elementary and Secondary classes, Beirut, Lebanon

2012–2015 Contemporary and Folk dance teacher in Social Welfare – Dar al Aytam, Beirut, Lebanon

2011–2012 PE Teacher at The School for Mental Health, Beirut, Lebanon

As an Actor

2015  Amal and the Night Visitors, directed by Robert Wilson. New York

2015  Turandot, directed by Robert Wilson. New York

2015  Dow Under The Sun, directed by Matt Wild. Sharjah. United Arab Emirates

2014  Watch Your Steps, directed by Sahar Assaf. Beirut- Lebanon

2014  Opening of the Mono-Drama festival, with Sima Dance Company. Fujairah. United Arab Emirates

2011  Man Sayaftahou Al Abwab, directed by Karim Dakroub. Qatar

Skills

Contemporary Dance (Training: 2012–2015); Hip Hop (intermediate); Choreography for theatre; Folk dance (Lebanese, Arabic folk, Russian, Irish) (intermediate); Stage combat (intermediate); Stamina training for actors; Basketball, Football, Volleyball, swimming, Athletics (advanced); Football refereeing

Other skills: Photographer

Biography  

Lama has a back ground in athletics, starting as a gymnast from the age of 6. She also trained in ballet and Kung-Fu. Aged 10 years she started training as a basketball player at school, joining the Riyadi Club in Lebanon. From the age of 14 she became a professional Basketball player. During this early stage Lama also undertook folk dance and acting alongside her athletics training and competition. After playing basketball and football in the first division Lebanese league with different clubs in Lebanon, she shifted her focus onto acting. She performed in small community projects in Lebanon. In 2011 she performed in a puppet play Man sayafthou Al Abwab in Qatar. The same year she finished her BA in Graphic design at the Hariri institute. Whilst undertaking a second BA in Physical education at the Lebanese University she began to teach PE at the Al Allama Sobhi Al Saleh school. During this time she realized her passion for theatre and stopped her career in sport. During her actor training, she had an opportunity to work with Sima Dance Company and she performed in Dubai for the Monodrama Festival. In 2015, she was selected to participate in Home Grown Theatre Project, a collaboration with the Kevin Spacey Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The same year she participated in the Watermill Centre Summer Program with Robert Wilson she performed on two Operas, Amal and the night visitor and Turandot New York. In the summer of 2016, Lama will be working with movement director Anna Morrissey as an assistant at Old Vic Community project Company.