Cass Fleming is a lecturer, teacher, guest director at conservatoires, and has been a professional mentor of young artists, for more than twenty years. She is a teacher of acting, ensemble training, directing and devised theatre-making.
She is currently a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and has previously taught at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford Drama School, Brunel University, University of Kent and in various community contexts. She has taught on, and managed, a wide range of foundation, short courses, BA and MA courses, and supervises PhD students. She has mentored and evaluated performing arts lecturers in training to teach. In addition Cass has taught directors at the National Theatre Studio and on at the Young Vic Theatre Genesis Programme.
During this time she has developed a specialism in the practical and theoretical training of actors, directors and devised theatre-makers based on Embodied Play. This draws on her own practice/research and uses the practices of Michael Chekhov, Suzanne Bing and Jacques Copeau, and Joan Littlewood’s work at Theatre Workshop. Her teaching is research led and through her unique prism has brought about dynamic and creative developments in curriculum and delivery. Cass has designed and modified a large number of the courses offered at Goldsmiths to better facilitate the holistic needs of young artists and practitioners working in contemporary and diverse performance practices.
She is an experienced manager of large staff teams of lecturers, guest artists and technicians and has designed and run staff development events and mentoring programmes. Cass has also worked as an academic consultant at North Hertfordshire College, the University of Derby and the University of East London, and has served as an External Examiner.
Cass has held a number of senior management roles at Goldsmiths including Chair of Examiners, Senior Tutor and coordinated International Liaison.