Who

Who we are

Tried and trusted

Outstanding Performance actors have delivered over fifty thousand hours of simulations in high performance situations nationwide - from Medical School examinations and hostage negotiation simulations, to grief counselling and academic leadership training. 

The Cast

We have the people and the tools to deliver unique and individual training experiences for your students and staff.   Our actors are experienced, professional, trained in simulation feedback, and are the strong backbone of Outstanding Performance.  Because our actors are situated all over Aotearoa, we can use locally based people for your role plays, cutting out travel and accommodation expenses.

Janine Knowles – Managing Director

Janine headshotJanine has over 25 years’ experience in performance, acting, leadership and medical education. 

Janine has a passion for experiential learning and a real understanding of how to deliver high quality training.  She has been personally involved as an actor in training simulations for over twenty years.  For over ten years, she has designed and delivered training workshops in leadership and communication to groups of senior clinicians, academic leaders, and managers. During this time she has trained and developed an expert pool of actor-simulators who work in locations around Aotearoa.

Keith Collins - Commercial Director

KeithCollinsKeith holds an MBA from Victoria University.  His research project for the MBA examined the link between role-play simulation and the transfer of training back to the workplace.  

Keith's experience in media includes senior sales and management roles and seven years on the Senior Leadership Team at NZ on Air.  His background blends creativity with a successful track record as a team coach, mentor and leader.

In his role as Commercial Director Keith works with management and sales professionals.  The aim is to provide theory and practical tools that will continue to add value long after the workshop has finished.