Our Teachers are
Industry Professionals

Our teachers are all highly qualified industry professionals with extensive expertise in teaching acting to young people. The main quality we instil in our teachers is to have an understanding that each child is an individual, learning at different levels and are challenged accordingly. Our aim as a team is to bring out the very best in every student. Be that to nurture talent and learn the craft of acting, increase confidence or build social skills.  In order for Greentree Students to take risks and make brave choices in drama, our teachers create a safe and fun environment to encourage thinking outside the box. With many different techniques and strengths our teachers have created a curriculum that has benefitted hundreds of students in their daily lives and paths to a career in the performing arts.

"I love to see students come through Greentree Acting School and grow - not only as Actors but as human beings. I have the best job ever!" - Damien Fotiou (Teacher)

Our Teachers

Damien Fotiou

Teacher / Co-owner

Damien is the co-owner of Greentree Acting School and teaches the Term classes.

Damien began his acting career aged 9 in the stage production of ‘Oliver’ at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. As an adult he trained at the VCA and graduated in 1994. Since that time Damien has appeared in numerous Australian television shows including Blue Heelers, Stingers, Kick, Underbelly and Rush.

He has also appeared in many feature films most notably Head On and the Hollywood film Kangaroo Jack. Damien has also worked in radio on ABC Radio National and is a voice over artist.

Ben Noble

Teacher

Ben has appeared in numerous film, TV and theatre productions both in Australia and overseas. Notable productions include RATON LAVEUR (Fairly Lucid Productions – Adelaide Fringe Festival), SCROOGE (Stage West CANADA), B.J. FLETCHER (Bee Charmer Productions CANADA) PHAEDRA’S LOVE (Controlled Chaos –The Store Room) and most recently  was seen in FAT TONY & CO (Screentime Australia CH 9).

As a playwright, Ben’s first play  won 3rd prize in the St Martins Playwriting Competition, and his commisioned piece “Short Trip” for St Martins’ as part of the Scattergun Project, took out St Martin’s Best Play. His follow up was short listed for St Martin’s Play of the Year in 2005.

Lyndelle Green

Teacher

Lyndelle Green, is a passionate acting coach with almost 20 years experience in the Performing Arts. During this time, Lyndelle has worked as Head of Drama at various senior schools across both Queensland and NSW. Lyndelle has also directed many successful musicals and Rock Eisteddfods. She has also marked the Higher School Certificate in NSW.

Lyndelle trained as an actor at Queensland University and with Queensland University of Technology’s Andrew Buchanan, at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and at The Actor’s Centre, Sydney. She also trained in Los Angeles at Second City with Scott Sedita and at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio. Lyndelle undertook intensive training at the Ivana Chubbuck studio in Los Angeles, emerging as an accredited teacher of the Chubbuck Technique. Lyndelle has also participated in classes with Master Teachers Susan Batson and Elizabeth Kemp.

Petra Yared

Teacher

Petra is a seasoned pro when it comes to all things acting. With a major role as Jo Tiegan, in the Australian-New Zealand television production Mirror, Mirror, she won the Australian Film Institute award for Best New Talent in 1996. From there Petra went on to act in renowned Australian television shows such as Blue Heelers, Neighbours, The Secret Life of US and All Saints amongst many others.

Petra has a unique talent for engaging children’s imaginations and breaking down scripts. With such a wealth of experience in the industry and a natural affinity for teaching young actors Petra is a valuable asset to any class room.