Background to the formation of Actors and Movers
Actors and Movers was initially established in 2001 to represent exceptional actors who have great movement ability.
This has proved a successful combination and the high demand for actors in film, television, theatre, radio, voice over and visual theatre work continues.
Halina is very hands-on and takes her time in deciding which actors she wishes to represent and is delighted with the multi-talented and award winning artists she works with.
Here’s to continued success!
Halina was a member of the Junior and Senior West Australian Ballet Companies. She switched to Ballroom and Latin American dancing and from there was invited to be a member of the team representing Australia in the British Open Championships at the Royal Albert Hall, London, which they won.
On her return to Perth she was invited by Marcel Marceau to join his International School of Mimodrame in Paris. This 3 year full time intensive course was taught by Marceau and the Euorpean Masters which he personally selected to share their expertise not just in mime and it’s various forms but also, dance (classical and jazz), fencing (classical and stage combat) acrobatics and drama.
With assessments every 3 months throughout the duration Halina was awarded the Diploma on completion and was invited by Ann Marceau to join her company with whom she toured for 2 years. She had the unique experience of performing with Marceau in a full length mime drama. This was the first time he had performed with a company in over 30 years without his traditional white face. She was also Marceau’s Guest Teacher in the States.
She has acted, performed and taught around the world and upon deciding to settle in Dublin was the co-recipient of numerous awards and grants. The photo at the top of the page was taken from ‘The Children of Lir’ – a full length mime drama on emigration for which she was a recipient of the Arts Council’s Innovative Theatre Award for her performance and creative work.
Dora’s photography work has been published in the World Photography Yearbook. Amongst the multitude of things she does in the background for the Agency, she edits and uploads photos and showreels for the website, works her magic on audition tapes and advises actors on the technical side of things. (She has a calming influence in a technical emergency). She also maintains the website.
… and a big thank you to Brenda who is there at a drop of a hat to help out at any time!
We look forward to discussing the actors with you.