Adjunct Associate Professor QUT
Designated Linklater Voice Coach
Dianne Eden was the Head of Voice and Acting at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for 23 years and has nurtured two generations of Queensland actors. She has been recognised for her extraordinary commitment, receiving the 2013 Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award from the Actors' and Entertainers' Benevolent Fund Queensland. It was the first time the award was given to anyone in academia. Dianne was also awarded the highly prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to performing arts education in 2018.
Dianne is Australia's first Designated Linklater voice teacher and works regularly at Shakespeare & Company, Massachusetts. Her post-graduate work includes voice, acting and text studies with Fran Bennett and Robert Benedetti (California Institute of Arts), Mel Shapiro (University of California and Los Angeles), Patsy Rodenburg (at Guild Hall, and National Theatre, London), and Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company).
She has been a regular guest lecturer at American and Australian actor training schools, including the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), California Institute of Arts, and University of California and Los Angeles (UCLA).