Tutors and Training

Captivate Action has a team of highly experienced and innovative Tutors, who are all working directors and performers.

We provide training in Performance Capture/Motion Capture, Dramatic Combat and Movement to performers, production casts, learning institutions and at Captivate’s own workshops.  We also have a team of specialists in other physical performance areas who we regularly invite in as guest tutors.

Captivate also offers training in Performance Capture to Directors and Creatives.  This is catered specifically to what each person needs: from a technical overview and production considerations, to what to expect when working on the mo-cap stage, to how to bring out the best performance in this medium.

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This training caters for those who are new to Performance Capture (and for example, who would like to gain insight and understanding into how this medium works before starting production), and also for those already experienced and who would like to expand their skills.


Director training sessions are set up on a tailored basis to cover what each person needs.  Individual sessions and small group session are available.

Performer training is available through our workshops and courses, or alternatively through private tuition.

Cast training in combat, movement, action and performance capture is available for specific projects, catered to what is required.

Above: Alex Counsell, the University of Portsmouth

To arrange a training session, please email training@captivate-action.com

Performers wishing to train with Captivate Action Ltd. in physical performance or Motion Capture: visit  our WORKSHOPS AND COURSES section or email artists@captivate-action.com

Past and Present Tutors:

Lyndall Grant: Dramatic Combat, Performance Capture technique, Movement, Acting

Gabrielle Moleta: Movement, Transformation

Alex Counsell: Performance Capture Technical Consultancy

Nigel Poulton: Dramatic Combat

Carrie Thiel: Performance Capture technique, Dramatic Combat

Scott Witt: Dramatic Combat, Slapstick, Clowning.

Felicity Steel: Dramatic Combat

Andrew Young: Dramatic Combat, Acting, Performance Capture technique

Amir Giles: Movement

Faisal Mian:  Taiji quan

Kyle Davey: Ballet

N-J Price: Dramatic Combat

Kristoffer Jorgensen: Screen Combat

Tim Dashwood: Dramatic Combat

Coming in 2020: Kevin McCurdy: Dramatic Combat

For further enquires please get in touch

  • Photo: Faisal Ahmed Mian, 6th Generation Successor Wu Shi Taiji Quan, Martial Arts Performer
  • Photographer: Ben Porter