Diane is a movement director, theatre choreographer and actor movement tutor who trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. Diane regularly teaches at Mountview Academy and is a Visiting Lecturer and Personal Academic Tutor on the MA Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Diane has also taught movement at Italia Conti Academy, E15 Acting School, Regents University, Royal Holloway and was previously Head of the Part-Time Foundation Acting at ALRA South. She was part of the creative team for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Recent theatre credits include Wife, Holy Sh!t (Kiln Theatre); Our Lady of Kibeho (Royal & Derngate); The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre); Never Vera Blue, Offside (Futures Theatre); The Island (Theatre Chipping Norton/Dukes Lancaster); Roundelay, Klippies (Southwark Playhouse), They Drink It In The Congo (Almeida Theatre), SOUL (Royal & Derngate/Hackney Empire), Othello, Julius Caesar (RSC), The Emperor Jones (LOST Theatre), How Nigeria Became: A story, and a spear that didn't work (Unicorn Theatre), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Nambia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (Bush Theatre), The Island (Young Vic), Lola – The Life of Lola Montez (Trestle Theatre), The Relapse (Embassy Theatre).
As a director, Diane co-directed Bones by Tanika Gupta at the Courtyard Theatre, Royal Central