Miss Gabriela Curpan

L/SL - Course Leader Acting

Email address: G.Curpan@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321965 Location: WH214 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Performing Arts Areas of expertise: Stanislavsky's 'system', characterisation, acting for the cameraµphone, voice training, physical theatre, directing


I am a professionally trained and highly experienced actress and tutor with over twenty years of acting both on the stage and in front of the camera. 

After graduating from UNATC I.L.Caragiale (Bucharest, Romania), the best drama school in my country, I joined the team of L.S. Bulandra Theatre where I had the unique opportunity to collaborate with internationally renowned artistic directors such as Alexandru Darie, the former President of L’Union des Théâtres de l'Europe (et de la Méditerranée), and Andrei Serban, world-wide known for both his theatre and opera performances. (In Paris, Serban worked with Peter Brook at the International Centre for Theatre Research; in United States, Britain, and France, amongst other famous names, he has collaborated with Plácido Domingo, Roberto Alagna, and Dame Gwyneth Jones). 

Research interests

Konstantin Stanislavsky's 'system' and Active Analysis, as well as Michael Chekhov's technique, combined with yogic practices and Buddhist meditation.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the HEA


  • 4 years BA in Acting for the Stage - UNATC I.L.Caragiale (Bucharest, Romania), 
  • MA in Acting for Film, TV & Radio - East 15 Acting School,
  • PhD PAR (on going) - Goldsmiths, University of London

Experience in industry

Stage name - Gabriela Romanov

Last seen in 'DCI Banks' on ITV. Recently, as part of my research, I directed a performance for The London Art Theatre, entitled 'Three Sisters and a Sister in Law', a new adaptation after Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'.