About Your Coach
Hello! I am a dialect and voice coach is based in Portland, Oregon. I hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from Central Washington University, and my coaching approach is grounded in Knight Thompson Speechwork.
Additionally, courtesy of the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, I spent a year studying dialects and classical theater in London. During this time, I researched regionalisms and then travelled around England gathering recordings for my regional English dialect guidebook for actors. I applied this knowledge when I worked as a dialect coach for Defunkt Theater's production of Blasted by Sarah Kane, which had a focus on South London and West Yorkshire dialects and again when I coached The Mystery of Edwin Drood for the Metropolitan Community Theater Project, which had a focus on British Standard, Cockney, and Sri Lankan dialects.
My most recent voice/dialect work includes dialect coaching Defunkt Theatre's production of The Pride (Cockney, RP, West Country), Milagro Theatre's production of The Mermaid Hour (Boston Back Bay), and BattleGround Production's The Christmas Case: A Lady Brass Mystery (RP, German) .