Demidov Teacher Certification Participant
Director, Demidov Studio London


Andrei is an acting teacher and director. He has spent 20 years working in Poland, the UK, the US and Australia. In Poland he worked with companies in the post-Grotowski lineage, including Gardzienice, Song of the Goat Theatre, and was an actor touring internationally with Theatre ZAR, resident company at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw.


In Poland he also trained with Zygmunt Molik, one of Jerzy Grotowski's main actors from the Laboratory Theatre. He has taught acting and directed at numerous drama schools in the UK and internationally, including, in the UK, RADA, East 15, ArtsEd, Guildford School of Acting, Drama Studio London and Fourth Monkey Acting Training Company, teaching the Demidov work at the latter two schools.


For the past eight years he has taught at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. At Central he was instrumental in establishing the core Acting Through Song unit on the BA Acting Musical Theatre program, as well as teaching Movement and directing projects. At Central Andrei teaches on two MA programs: MA Classical Acting and MA Actor Training and Coaching, on which he teaches the Demidov Technique.

Andrei was introduced to the Demidov Organic Acting Technique by Professor Malaev-Babel and for the past four years he has been working intensively with the technique under his guidance - in London, Moscow and Florida. As a result of this relationship, Andrei founded Demidov Studio London, with Professor Malaev-Babel as curator. DSL is the UK chapter of the International Demidov Association. In Australia, Andrei was artistic director of Vis a Vis Theatre in Sydney, and in London, artistic director of Waving Not Drowning Theatre, Wrestling the Angel polyphonic singing group, and is currently director of the Tribe Theatre Collective, whose first production, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment - created entirely with the Demidov Technique - was performed at The Cockpit Theatre in 2019.


Andrei teaches the Demidov Technique through DSL in classes and one to one sessions, and is also Director of the DSL LAB, a research space that works with select actors committed to exploring the technique more deeply.


Demidov Teacher Certification Participant

Director, Demidov Studio Chicago



Andrew Bosworth holds a BA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; he thereafter performed in small professional theatres in North Carolina, Iowa, and Wisconsin. He also spent several years Austin, Texas, working with the Austin Theatre Project, City Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, and Austin Playhouse; in roles including Cyrano, Iago, and the lead in a (nearly) uncut outdoor guerrilla Peer Gynt.


Andrew earned his MFA at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, where he was introduced to Andrei Malaev-Babel and the Demidov school of acting. In the second year he had the privilege of being a part of A View from the Bridge, a full production wholly executed in the Demidov approach under Professor Malaev-Babel’s direction with assistance from Andrei Biziorek.

As a practitioner of Demidov he brought the work to shows at Ozark Actor’s Theatre in Missouri, Festival 56 in Illinois, Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, and Dog Days Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.


As a teacher he briefly served as adjunct professor of Playscript Analysis at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory shortly after graduation. After relocating to Chicago, he began to take steps to establish the Chicago chapter of the Demidov Association, holding an inaugural workshop in early 2020, with the aim of a fresh start as soon as conditions permit.


Demidov Teacher Certification Participant
Director, Demidov Studio Athens



She studied theatre at the Drama Department of the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at the University of Kent, UK.


As a director, she has directed more than 20 classic and contemporary plays, including Caryl Churchill's Far Away, Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, David Harrower's Blackbird, Enda Walsh's Small Things, Arthur Schnitzler's Liebelei, Odon von Horvath's The Unknown of the Seine and Youth without God, W.B. Yeats' Deirdre and Franz Kafka's The Building.  


For the last 20 years, she is teaching acting in various Drama Schools across the country, including Drama School "Arhi", the Athens Conservatory's Drama Department, the Drama Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki).  

In 2019, she started studying Nikolai Demidov's Organic Acting Technique under the guidance of professor Andrei Malaev-Babel, which was a revelatory and life-changing experience. She is currently member of Demidov Association Teachers Certification Program.   


In 2020, she started teaching exclusively the Demidov Organic Acting Technique in Drama School "Arhi" and in the Athens Conservatory's Drama Department. In 2021, she has also started working independently on the technique with a group of young Greek actors and she is currently preparing to start the Greek chapter of the International Demidov Association.