Episode 25: Simon Ward
Simon Ward is an actor, psychologist and educator based in Sydney, Australia.
Simon trained in the MA Musical Theatre degree & the LRAM program in teaching voice at the Royal Academy of Music in London, holds a Licentiate in Musical Theatre from Trinity College London, trained in Acting with the Actors Centre Australia, and completed four Psychology degrees at Macquarie University in Sydney.
He has performed in London’s West End, New York City & throughout Australia in musicals, plays, opera and extensively in cabaret. He has also directed shows for the Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals.
Simon has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NSW Government Health Department, as a consultant psychologist for the Australian Ballet & works in private practice.
Simon teaches acting, voice, and mental health for performers to college students, and also runs workshops on anxiety and the voice, psychology and performing and professional development. He works with individuals, educational institutions, and arts industry organizations.
Simon recommends the following:
More Info on the Science:
Arts Industry and General Wellbeing:
UK: Arts Minds
Mental Health & Wellbeing Assistance:
Essential TED Talks: