Performance MATTERS!


"Your inputs and wealth of experience will surely help educators make this world a better place" (SJ - India)

"I immediately found the knowledge you shared changed how I taught and understood my own work"

(AR - Manchester)

The Teach Performance Programme is 40 videos of insight, practical tips, deep level understanding and new perspectives about how to teach performance. Based on three decades of teaching and research around the world - at at every level of education - it offers you an unshakeable foundation to build your teaching on.

The videos cover all aspects of designing & delivering Performance Workshops - any level, any style of performance.

It gives YOU a solid foundation to build YOUR unique offer for YOUR students.

There are three packages available:

1. The Teach Performance Programme

You get lifetime access to all the videos, allowing you to work through the course at your own pace, and return to it whenever you need. Alongside the videos there are reflective questions to get you to think deeply into how you're going to apply your new knowledge. The Teach Performance Programme costs £250.

2. TPP+

You get the entire programme PLUS an individual online seminar with me (60 minutes) to help you dig into your particular and unique teaching needs. TPP+ costs £325.

3. The Personal TPP Journey

You get the entire programme and six individual online conversations with me - one linked to each module of the course. This is the elite level of engagement for people who want to invest in a lifetime of excellence in running workshops and changing lives. Your Personal Journey costs £600.

All packages include the following free bonuses:

  • 'How To Teach Performance - an e-book giving a step-by-step practical guide to designing and delivering performance workshops.. A perfect companion to The Teach Performance Programme. (Usual price £7.99)
  • The 8 Principles of Presence Video Course - an in-depth look at how to become and remain present as you teach -and how to get your students to do the same. (Usual Price £9.99)
  • Free Additional Video Trainings - 'Learning Styles' and 'Embodiment' (Usual Price £9.99)

Total Value of Bonuses: £27.97

More Details

Great performance skills can make you a great performer.

They don't make you a great teacher.

An Artist-Teacher needs performance skills AND teaching skills.

Not 'assessment' skills (though you may need those too),

Not 'writing lesson plan' skills (though sometimes your boss wants that).

Not 'classroom management skills' (though they're good to have in your back pocket if things get tough).

Teaching performance means having skills to enthuse, communicate and inspire. We want students to leave class wanting to return, wanting to learn more, wanting to GROW.

To stand in front of people and guide them towards realising their potential takes confidence.



Not 'mock humility' - AUTHENTIC CONFIDENCE


That's a round-about way of saying this:

If you want to be a life-changing, community-building, creativity-turbo-charging, personally-empowering, perspective-shifting, world-altering ARTIST-TEACHER... know your performance skills AND know how to teach. It'll make you unstoppable.

That's confidence.

What you'll discover

  • What's education really for (beyond assessment, employability and 'transferable skills')?
  • What three pedagogies can coexist in any exercise, turning 'games' into life-changing learning?
  • What are multiple intelligences and why should you know about them?
  • What is creativity?
  • What's your deeper purpose as a Artist-Teacher?
  • How do you deliver work in unfamiliar or unexpected situations?
  • How can you teach diverse groups without leaving anyone behind or holding anyone back?
  • Why does 'Flow State' matter and how can you structure work to help students achieve it?
  • How do you train Attention?
  • What's the difference between Awareness and Attention?
  • What 8 Principles of thinking create Presence?
  • What are the 5 steps of a Learning Journey (or are there 6)?
  • What's the difference between Technical, Aesthetic and Personal Feedback?
  • How do you encourage peer-to-peer feedback?

What's in The Teach Performance Programme?

When you buy The Teach Performance Programme you get access for life.

It's your personal library of knowledge, guidance and inspiration.

The Teach Performance Programme contains 6 modules, each comprising between 4 and 8 videos as well as questions to help deepen your understanding.

Please Note - if you're not able to commit to the complete Teach Performance Programme, you can also buy any of the modules individually. To do so, click on the module description below and you'll be taken to the relevant page.

The modules include:

The Big Picture:

What is Education? Multiple Intelligences. Intrinsic Motivation/Extrinsic Rewards. Creativity. The Why-and-How Approach.

The Learning Journey:

Psychophysicality. Non-linear learning. The five-stages of learning. Experiential learning. Creating a space for rich experiences.

Pedagogies, Paradigms, Principles & Presence:

Learning to Learn. Understanding Attention. Identifying paradigms. Three intersecting pedagogies. The 8 Principles of Presence.

Flow & Flexibility:

Aligning with your work. Flow theory. Using flow to design effective learning. Cycles of learning. Exercise design.


Technical & developmental feedback. Positive Feedback. Peer-to-peer feedback. Enabling self-reflection.

Past, Present & Future:

Reflecting on your teaching practice. Teaching from your core. Self-care. Top-tips for Workshop Leaders.

Each module will give you perspectives, techniques, processes and insights to empower you to understand, communicate and sell your WHY and HOW.

The Teach Performance Programme gives you a solid foundation of knowledge, confidence and research on which to develop your career as a unique, impassioned and life-changing Artist-Teacher.

What people say about

Teach Performance

‘I immediately found the knowledge you shared changed how I taught and understood my own work’

(Clown Teacher - Manchester)

‘What I love about John's work is that it is based in really deep research’

(Circus Performer/Teacher - Greece)

‘It gave me a new perspective on the entire concept of how theatre can be shared with pupils.’ Community Activist – Delhi, India

I found a solid framework to answer the questions that arose through the programme.’

Dance Artist – Bangalore, India

I've been teaching, directing, performing, writing and researching for thirty years. I started from working as a performer in Physical Theatre, but over time my work grew to embrace theatre, dance, circus, and other body-based disciplines, with a particular focus on ensemble, physical theatre, improvisation, psychophysicality and presence.

I've worked in almost every area of professional, institutional and community teaching across Europe, the Americas, India, China, Australia and online. I'm the author of three books and for several years ran a practice-based MA at a UK University.

I've taught extensively in institutions such as India’s National School of Drama, The National Institue of Circus Arts in Australia, Universidad Pontificada in Colombia, the Balletakademien in Sweden, The University of Western Macedonia in Greece, Hangzhou Normal University in China, The National Autonomous University of Mexico and many others.

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