Nicole Ratjen

Screen Acting tutor

“I teach acting technique and physical theatre,” says Canadian Screen Acting tutor Nicole Ratjen, who joined our team in 2020. “The way I like to think about it is that I'm really just guiding and facilitating the individual research into the exploration of what makes us human. Unscientifically. Our human-ness.”

After receiving her BFA from York University, Nicole furthered her training at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Since then, she's worked on productions throughout Canada, across Europe and around Australia. It’s no wonder she says she’s pretty excellent at packing a suitcase! As an instructor, she has brought her talents to teaching techniques such as acting, improvisation, mask, clown, devised theatre and classical text. In Berlin, she continues to develop and create new works for the screen and stage.

Nicole is dedicated to growing the artistic community. “I love the creative process and explorations around it,” she reveals. “And I think Catalyst is the place where you can do just that together.”

Nicole’s biggest piece of life advice is to live it! For her, that looks something like listening to a well-told story, laughing together with good people, or eating a tasty lunch on a sailboat waiting for whales to pass by.

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