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Eleanor Stankiewicz
2021 MFA Voice alumni Eleanor Stankiewicz

About Eleanor

Eleanor graduated from NIDA’s Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting) in 2013 and was awarded The Australian Voice Association’s Student Encouragement Award. In 2014, she began teaching voice in the NIDA full-time Acting course, as well as teaching voice and acting for NIDA Corporate and NIDA Open. Eleanor was also awarded a scholarship to travel to London where she trained with the world-renowned Nadine George.

Eleanor is a regular performer with Improv Theatre Sydney and has worked on both screen and stage, including with some of Australia’s leading theatre companies. This work has seen her travel across the country and internationally, performing in classical and contemporary productions, including the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Neighbourhood Watch alongside Miriam Margolyes. Eleanor has toured with Bell Shakespeare as part of The Players and as part of Poetry In Action’s touring ensemble. While at Bell Shakespeare, Eleanor also appeared as Helena in their main stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

As a pedagogue, Eleanor is influenced by Arthur Lessac, Cicely Berry, Barbara Houseman, Viola Spolin, and Keith Johnstone. With a focus on spontaneity and the imagination, she teaches from a place of joy to embody instinctive communication.

Eleanor is working towards becoming a Lessac Certified Trainer.

NIDA Productions

Voice Support

Voice Support


NIDA first year Acting students
Voice tutor

Voice & acting tutor

NIDA Corporate
Voice and Presentation Skills Tutor/Presenter