Rosa Manzi Reid | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Rosa Manzi Reid


2016 - 2017 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing & Teaching
2011 - 2014 University of Surrey, BA Dance & Culture


2017 Assistant Dance Teacher to Naomi Said, BA Acting (Collaborative & Devised Theatre), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

2017 Movement Director, The Great Divide, Directed by James Williams, Palace Youth Theatre 16-19s, Watford Palace Theatre, Imagine Watford Festival.

2017 Movement Director, On the Frontier, Directed by Charlotte Westenra, MA Acting, East 15 Acting School, Corbett Theatre. 



2016 Movement Director, The Yellow Wagtail, Directed by Eloise Lally, The Lion & The Unicorn Theatre.

2015 Movement Director and Co-Devisor, One Good Man, Directed by Eloise Lally, Co-Devised by Eloise Lally and The Zoetrope Collective. 

2015 Movement Director, Pieces, Directed by Peter Eastland, Spare Parts Theatre Company, Rosemary Branch Theatre & Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

2015 Choreographer and Performer, Contemplating Distraction, Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform, Wandsworth Fringe Festival.

2014 Choreographer and Performer, Impossible Beauty (film), Directed by Ciarra Nevitt. 

2014 Choreographer, Co-Director and Performer, Making a Man of It (film), Co-Directed and Composed by Tim Abbey. 

2014 Choreographer, Co-Director and Performer, Actual Size Dance Company Showcase 2014, Co-Directed by Vasanthi Argouin, University of Surrey. 

2013 Choreographer and Performer, Two Halves of a Whole, Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking Dance Festival.



2016 Workshop Co-Facilitator, Open Sessions 1 & 2, The Zoetrope Collective. 

2015 Workshop Co-Leader, Exploring Character through Movement, The Zoetrope Collective. 

2014 Workshop Co-Leader, One Good Man: Research and Development. 

2014 Dance Teacher, Floorwork and Release Technique, Contemporary Dance Initiative, University of Surrey. 



Rosa is a Movement Artist based in London. From an early age, she had a strong interest in moving, performing and making. During her undergraduate degree in Dance & Culture at University of Surrey she continued to develop her making practice, building up a repertoire of improvised and choreographed live-performances. Her making practice is primarily collaborative; working with artists from different performance genres incorporating mediums such as projection, live music, and film. In 2015 her interest in narrative led her to choreography and movement direction for new writing projects in theatre, and eventually to devising her own work that attempts to cross the mediums of both dance and theatre. Rosa’s creative, teaching and facilitation practices are driven by a desire to understand and explore human behavior, and the power of telling stories with the body. Her movement practice is influenced by Improvisation, Floor-work, and Somatic Practices.