Keeley Morton is an experienced teacher, director and performer. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a distinction level Masters degree in Performance in 2008. Keeley’s decision to become a drama teacher was prompted by the confidence, experience and enthusiasm that drama developed in her. Her teaching aims to develop confidence, expressiveness, self-awareness and creative thinking, all transferable skills for later in life. Keeley has worked as Director of Drama for over eight years. During that time, she directed a huge number of plays and musicals with great success. Amongst others she has directed Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, The History Boys, A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Christmas Carol. Keeley has also worked for an exam board as an expert examiner giving her further pedagogical knowledge and expertise.
Keeley is also a highly skilled performer and has been fortunate to work both nationally and internationally. She has performed and taught at: FIST Belgrade, ACT Bilbao, Sibui International Theatre Festival Romania, MIST Manchester, The Green Room Manchester, Leeds Metropolitan Studio Theatre, The Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Wakefield Arts Centre, Wakefield Theatre. East Street Arts Leeds. Having the opportunity to perform and teach within an international context has shaped Keeley’s ability to make drama exciting and accessible for all no matter their previous experience or level of ambition. Keeley is currently working at Penistone FM producing and presenting a weekly radio show.
Other experience includes:
Publications ‘Collaboration as a Catalyst: A conversation about co-construction and authorship’ Leeds, 2010.
Contribution to academic conference in Tangiers, Morrocco. Paper entitled ‘Tangiers is full of ghosts’
Workshop Leader at various locations- Horizon Arts Theatre Company. Teaching areas include: Acting, Devising, Physical Theatre.
Professional masterclasses include: Third Angel, Gomez Pena, Lone Twin Theatre, Fast and Dirty Theatre, Opera North, Red Ladder, Lena Simich and Brothers Grim.
Keeley is running a training day for Olympic coaches using drama as a tool for self-evaluation and developing performative skills. She has in the past run training days for university lecturers focusing on creative approaches to developing pedagogy and interpersonal skills.