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 Knowles – Managing Director

Janine has over 30 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 thirty 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 - Director

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Keith 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.  

Keith co-owns Outstanding Performance with Janine and supports her in the day to running of the business.


Sian Collins - Executive Administrator and Office Manager


Sian has a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, and a background in Early Childhood Education and administration.

Sian has many years of experience doing Simulated Patient work, and a real love for Outstanding Performance and all the positive work they do.







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