Central School of Speech and Drama: Master of Arts in Voice Studies (Distinction) 2010-2011 Dissertation: “How can the pedagogical role of the voice and dialect coach benefit and incorporate the growing phenomenon of invented language in performance?”
Personal Research Interests: Articulation through Gibberish, OP, Invented Language Workshops: Linklater, Berry, Fitzmaurice, Houseman, Dyer, Shewell, Morrison, Boston
University of Rochester: Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics and Russian Language (Distinction) 2003-2007 Burton Fellow
Professional Training and Memberships Voice and Speech Speech Trainers Association, Current Member Since August 2012 International Centre of Voice Since October 2011
3L Linguistics Summer Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies June 2009
Employment (Theatre and Television Production Coaching) Lyric Hammersmith Youth Company,Lyric Hammersmith October 2017-November 2017 Delivered company voice work in preparation for the youth company show development. Will remain as voice support for the devised pieces at the culmination of the year.
The Rose Autumn Season, Rose Bruford College October 2017-November 2017 Served as voice support for 3rd Year BA Acting and Acting Musician Autumn shows: Children of the Sun, Three Days in the Country, The Mandate
Bohemians,Play reading, Canal Cafe November 2017 Served as voice and dialect coach for play reading of new writing. Part of the Women of RADA New writing Festival.Originally performed in RADA Studios, January 2017.
Jersey Boys,International Tour September 2017 Served as company dialect coach for rehearsals for the world tour. Provided resources for continued voice and dialect work whilst abroad.
A Lie in the Mind,Southwark Playhouse- Directed by James Hillier April/May 2017 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on General American, Rocky Mountain/Montana Dialect
The Life, Southwark Playhouse- Directed by Michael Blakemore March2017 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on General American, African American Vernacular English
Gap Year,Co-production TNT and E4 (Malaysia) June 2016 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on General American and English Standard accents.
The Greater Game,Southwark Playhouse- Directed by Tilly Vosburgh June-July 2016 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on Northeastern UK accents
Vanities- The Musical,Trafalgar Studios- Directed by Racky Plews June 2016 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on Southern American accent
Spindrift,Curious Directive- (Touring) May 2016 Served as dialect coach for the company, working on General American, New Zealand, Australian, Romanian, New York, and character voices with varying ages and opposite sexes.
Bucket List,Theatre AdInfinitum- (Touring) Redbridge Performing Arts, Lowry Feb-March 2016 Served as dialect coach for General American and Mexican Accents.
Dead Royal,Ovalhouse April 2015 Served as dialect coach for Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana idiolects and voice maintenance. Commissioned by the Arts Council as further development of Half Wallis by Chris Roberts
Billy Elliot,Billy Elliot Tour, Working Title June 2013-April 2016 Served as deputy for additional dialect work for general accent and voice maintenance. Held individual tutorials with principal and understudy actors on voice and accent specific issues present in rehearsal.
Collapse the Night Sky,Giles Foreman Centre for Acting June 2014 Dialect coach to writer and performer, Roberta Wallach. Taught accent of Caitlin Thomas Work in progress presented to investors.
Show Input, Rose Bruford College May 2014 Served as voice support for 2nd Year BA Acting and Acting Musician Spring shows: Orpheus Rising, Earthquakes in London, Curse of the Starving Class Will hold individual tutorials with actors on voice and accent specific issues present in rehearsal.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bermuda Arts Festival April 2014 Worked with English actors on accent and vocal impact for the show to be performed at the Bermuda Arts Festival.
Half Wallis,Ovalhouse Feb 2014 Served as dialect coach for Wallis Simpson idiolect and voice maintenance for Chris Roberts.
The Visit, The Lord Stanley April 2013 Workshopped with the ensemble to develop a regular warm-up for the show’s run and various train and elemental sounds.
The Great Gatsby, Wilton's Music HallApril 2012 and March 2013 Coached General American, New York, and Southern Accents. Held individual tutorials with actors on voice and accent specific issues present in rehearsal. Consulted with the director on authenticity of language for the script and set .
Crazy for You, Upstairs at the GatehouseNovember-December 2012 In charge of full company dialect work on a range of accents including, New York, Nevada, and General American. Met with actors individually and in small group scenes.
Eudaemonia,Play reading, Hope Theatre March 2015 Served as dialect coach for American regional accents for play reading of new writing.
The Master's Room, BAFTA and The Royal Academy of Art June 2012 In charge of company voice work, including verse/text work and dialect coaching. Met with actors individually to develop accent and explore the poetry of the piece. Provided exercises for warm-ups and to transfer from the rehearsal to the performance space.
MadeFrom Scratch Theatre Company event: November 2011 “Scratch Night: Made in Britain- 11 am with Doctor Rupert” Coached actors in Received Pronunciation and a Latvian accent. Researched and devised a guide to the Latvian accent in English from Latvian language examples. Taught the accent to the actors using the guide, exercises, and conversational improvisation.
Central Voice Placement,East 15 Drama School May-June 2010 Provided voice support via workshops and tutorials to 2nd year drama students. Explored scenes and monologues using techniques from leading practitioners. Accompanied Head of Voice to multiple lessons, including scene assessments.
Central Voice Placement,Watford Palace Theatre/Oxford Playhouse Feb-March 2010 Responsible for the voice and accent training for the youth theatre’s National Connections show, Gargantua. General accents coached were General American, Texan, Yorkshire, and Jamaican. Led company-wide and individual voice exercises throughout rehearsals and shows.
Employment (Teaching) Head of Voice/Instructor, The Musical Theatre Academy January 2013-November 2017 Create and coordinate voice and accent curriculum for two-year intensive Musical Theatre course Responsible for vocal health and maintenance of students and all voice input during term and for the end-of-term shows
Royal Central School of Speech and DramaBA Acting, MA Voice Studies September 2015-November 2017 Phonetic instructor for MA in Voice Studies Course.
October 2017- November 2017 Taught Technical Voice Module for First Year BA Acting. Started as cover lecturer for UK Accent Module for Second Year BA Acting
2016-Nov 2017 Remained Accent Tutor for BA Acting. Served as voice professional on first round audition panels as well as voice and accent input for 2nd Year shows
Instructor/Head of Voice for Foundation Course, Rose Bruford CollegeFebruary 2014-November 2017 Coordinate and deliver the Voice curriculum for Foundation Course Lead accent Module as cover for 2nd Year BA Acting and Actor Musicians
Sept 2014-May 2015 Taught American Accents for the accent module for Acting and AM
Feb-March 2014, 2016 Served as voice professional on second round audition panel
Instructor for Speech and Dialect, London Dramatic Academy, Fordham University Sept 2014-Nov 2017 Taught speech and UK dialect module to American university students on 13-Week Drama In London Study Abroad Program (RP and UK Regional Accents)
Instructor for Voice Module, Playing Up, National Youth Theatre May 2014-2017 Taught the Voice module for Playing Up Program for National Youth Theatre Assessed students on vocal capability and vocal improvement
Instructor for Speech and Phonetics, The London School of Dramatic ArtFebruary 2013-November 2017 Teach phonetics and speech module for foundation and advanced courses (RP as referent accent)
Instructor, City Literary Institute November 2012-November 2017 Taught courses in Technical Voice Production, American Accents for Actors and Quick Vocal Improvement, Use Your Voice Assertively Ran weekly voice warm-ups for the 2-Year Diploma in Acting. Guest Lecturer, Various Locations November 2012-November 2017 Guest workshops for Actor’s Cut at Pleasance Theatre, Top Talent Acting Agency, National Operatic and Dramatic Association Summer School- Ran a week-long intensive on accents for NODA. August 2015 Central School of Speech and Drama: Covered general voice class for Acting Diploma. Court Theatre Training Company: Covered Yvonne Morley and taught American Accent Module Read College of Dance and Theatre:Taught workshops on American accent, text, technical voice, and improvisation.
Tutor in Voice, Best School of Acting September 2012-June 2015 Devised and taught the voice curriculum for the school to students aged from 8-17 years. Workshops and classes comprised of games, in keeping with the school's primary pedagogy.
Instructor for General American Accent, London School of Musical Theatre January 2013 Taught the General American accent module for the one-year training course
Workshop Leader, TenderJune 2012-2013 Ran drama/acting workshops for young people as a means to engage them in violence prevention.
Employment (Other) Head Voice Coach, Ivona Software, Amazon (US, UK, Poland and Canada) July 2015-Present Coach voice artist for voiceover recordings for various applications and audiobooks Worked with various phonetic systems to ensure recordings met the desired accent and quality Act as agent for voice coaches needed for projects in other languages. Consultant for character, emotional voice research recordings Worked on RP, American, and Canadian Voices.
Performance Actor, Geva Comedy Improv, Geva Theatre Centre Spring 2007-Summer 2010 Practiced and performed monthly short-form and long-form improvised shows and special events. Co-ran improvisation workshops.
Actor, Rochester Children’s Theatre Summer 2008-Fall 2010 Credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Beauty and the Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peter Pan.
Actor, Todd International Theatre/JCC Stage/University of Rochester Drama Fall 2003-Spring 2007 Credits include: Mouthful of Birds, Urinetown, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Rumours, The Nerd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, In Between The Lines Improv Comedy.