Victoria Newlyn

Hon ARAM

Royal Academy Opera - Movement
Vocal - Movement

Choreographer and movement director for operas with Opera North, Opera Holland Park and with the Royal Academy Opera

Victoria trained in Acting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She works as a movement and drama teacher, specialising in working with singers, and also choreographs and directs opera.

She began her teaching career assisting and training with Mandy Demetriou, and teaches movement on the postgraduate Vocal Studies and Opera courses at the Royal Academy of Music, and on the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme.

Direction includes Atalanta for Cambridge Handel Opera and Die Fledermaus for Clonter Opera. Choreography and movement direction includes Rigoletto (National Opera Bucharest), The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (The Opera Group), Don Giovanni (Opera North), La Wally and Un ballo in maschera (Opera Holland Park), Le nozze di Figaro and The Rape of Lucretia (British Youth Opera), Carmen, Die Walküre and The Rake’s Progress (St Endellion Festival), Ariodante (Cambridge Handel Opera), Pinocchio, Francesca di Foix, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Le nozze di Figaro (Guildhall School), and Eugene Onegin, Mansfield Park, Die Zauberflöte, Die Dreigroschenoper, La Calisto and Rinaldo (Royal Academy Opera).

Victoria regularly collaborates with Iain Burnside, and has worked on the shows Seduced (Guildhall), Lads in Their Hundreds (Guildhall, Kings Place and Ludlow Festival), and A Soldier and a Maker (Barbican Pit and Cheltenham Festival).

In 2014 Victoria worked as movement director on La Traviata (Opera North), The Little Green Swallow (British Youth Opera), and on Iain Burnside’s new music theatre piece about Schubert (Oxford Lieder Festival and Guildhall School).

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