Research Profile

  • Serena is a voice practitioner, performer and writer working across text, speech & performance. She trained in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MFA, Distinction) and holds an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck University of London, and a BA in History (Writing pathway, summa cum laude) from RomaTre University.

    She has been a visiting lecturer at several institutions in the UK and abroad, including the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Croatia, and Goldsmiths University of London.

    Serena has performed extensively from a young age. A chorister from the age of 6, she trained in jazz and experimental voice before moving to acting and performance making. Her work has been published and performed in the UK and internationally. Her debut poetry pamphlet BLUE SHEILA came out with Dancing Girl Press (Chicago, 2018).

  • Vocal Techniques for Actors 1, Vocal Techniques for Actors 2 on the Acting for Contemporary & Devised Performance programme

  • Serena’s MFA dissertation, centred on vocal affects and the use of playfulness, pleasure and affective resonance in performance training, received the Voice Care Network (VCN) Scholarship Award 2019. Current areas of interest include speech-making, post-dramatic theatre and textuality, affect theory and ‘writing for voice’.

    She is currently developing a PhD proposal on speech intimacies and the politics of direct address.