Welcome to Cutting Edge Drama 

We run exciting, professional Adult Drama, Improvisation, Screen Acting and Performance Showcase Classes in Grey Lynn and Takapuna, Auckland 

At Cutting Edge Drama we are passionate about teaching acting but definitely not ‘Drama Queens’ when it comes to our fees!

Not Sure?  Come along and try a General Acting Skills Class for free

 

 

We’re not just about acting!  Our vibrant, upbeat Auckland based acting classes also teach you techniques for public speaking, presentations at work and auditioning while increasing both your personal and work confidence. We run fun, professional adult courses for both stage and screen acting skills.  Artistic Director,  Sioux Manning, has over 25 years experience in the business and her unique style encourages everyone to reach their full potential.

About Us

Sioux SMith Cutting Edge Drama runs affordable, professional classes that teach acting and public speaking skills. These Auckland acting classes are a lot of fun and not just for people with a desire to act. They are also an awesome way to also build personal and work confidence.  If you want to audition for, or work in film and TV roles, the Screen Acting Classes will give you the skill base vital for screen roles.

Courses are also a stress free way  to learn how to take presentation skills to a higher level and gain that necessary edge to stand out from the competition!

Performance Showcase classes are an opportunity to experience the magic of live performance. You will never look back from the confidence you will gain from doing this course.

I love to see students self esteem flourish as a result of what they learn in the classes and believe positive, constructive feedback is a very powerful teaching tool. Even the shyest students gain tremendous confidence through attending the classes. 

Sioux Manning – Artistic Director CED (Actor/Teacher/Director)

 

What people say about CED...

"If you are unsure about giving drama a go I highly recommend Sioux's classes. I am naturally a shy and quiet person and she gave me the keys to unlock my ability to express myself more confidently in work and social situations. I was not having a lot of luck in job interviews and with Sioux's mentoring, I was able to become more assertive, creative and Yay! I got a job. The classes are exhuberant, astounding and full of humour." - Judy
"I very much enjoyed the classes I did with Sioux Smith. I gained insight into some valuable skills around presentations that I have already greatly benefitted from in business." - Phillip Hart Business Manager - Carat NZ
"Doing Sioux's classes proved to be a major breakthrough for me. Her knowledge and insight enabled me to be a more dynamic presentator at work. The classes were a great boost each week and have been invaluable for my confidence." - Malcolm
"I have to do alot of presentations in my job and Sioux's classes enabled me to become a more confident and dynamic public speaker. An added bonus was that the classes were so much fun and a great way to release stress." - Jonathon
"Cutting Edge Drama was a good move for me. I was able to up my acting skills and as a result I scored a great part in the current 'Spartacus' series." - Barry Duffield