After completing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree incorporating Stage 2 Drama papers, Juliet moved to Sydney where she studied Voice and Acting Technique with Brian Syron*, Stella Adler’s* right hand man and teaching assistant in New York during the 1970's. 

Upon her return to New Zealand she gained her Licentiate Member of the Trinity College of London, practical teaching certificate for Speech and Drama. She worked as a professional actress and Drama tutor, Voice Coach and Casting Agent before meeting Jeremiah Comey* whilst attending his New Zealand Masterclass. She went on to assist him in his time teaching at what was then the New Zealand Drama School. 

His offer of a position as assistant coach at his Film Acting School in Los Angeles saw her leave New Zealand in 1992 to take up this position. 

There is such a richness of training available in New York. Plus I had been so spoiled by Jeremiah’s amazing work, it made me determined to seek out the best ideas that New York had to offer.
— Juliet Furness

Upon completion of this work with Jeremiah she moved to New York where she would spend the next 17 years. This resulted in Juliet studying a vast number of different techniques and methods as she continued to work as an actress herself, culminating in a stage role subbing for the movie star Kyra Sedgwick*. 

Meeting Anne Hathaway’s private acting coach, Seth Barrish* in 1995, she found work that was comparable to Jeremiah’s in the spontaneity, depth of emotional truth and transformation. 

She is also hugely influenced by Carol Fox-Prescott*, Tom Noonan*, Catherine Fitzmaurice* and John Uecker* (Kim Stanley Technique), among others.

Really the idea that I got to be around these kinds of minds and talents is something I would never have predicted for myself. The only way I can really express my gratitude is to pass on this information.
— Juliet Furness

She now offers Class for Acting Technique and Voice, for more information see Classes & Workshops. 

*For further reading:
Seth Barrish
Jeremiah Comey
Stella Adler
Kyra Sedgwick
Kim Stanley
Tom Noonan
Carol Fox-Prescott
Catherine Fitzmaurice
Brian Syron