Dialect & Vocal Coaching for Professional Theatres
Nancy serves as a Vocal and Dialect Coach for many professional theatre companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region such as Studio Theatre (The Children, Translations, Constellation, The Habit of Art etc.) Theater J (Love Sick, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Illumination of Everything, Talley's Folly etc.) in DC, Olney Theatre Center (Carousel, Mary Poppins, Misalliance, Hay Fever, Once on This Island, Angel Street, Witness for the Prosecution, Charlie’s Aunt, Blithe Spirit), Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage-- as well as serving as the Resident Voice/Dialect Coach for the Annapolis Shakespeare Company for the past 9 years ( The Winter’s Tale, Oliver!, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Comedy of Errors, Kiss Me Kate, Blithe Spirit etc.) Next up: in the midst of coaching the dialect/vocal The 39 Steps for Annapolis Shakespeare Company opening February 14; and also The Wanderers for Theater J , which will open February 24 in DC! I am also coaching Stage Door for our Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Production, directed by Richard Pilcher.
Teaching & Coaching Locally and World-Wide
Voiceworks Studio is located in Severn, Maryland, where Nancy daily teaches private and small group classes. The training that she shares with clients is the Lessac Kinesensic Training for Voice & Body, originated by Arthur Lessac. It is holistic, fun, effective and based on sensory awareness, rather than on ear training, outside imagery or imitation. This past July, she traveled to Sydney, Australia to lead the 2019 Lessac Australian Three Week Intensive, held at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Pictured above is a class during this past July/August 2019 workshop. Up next: preparing to teach a Lessac 3 week workshop for acting and musical theater students at Stephens College in Columbia, MO in May.
International Teaching & Mentoring
Nancy traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to assist in leading the South African Lessac Intensive with Dr. Marth Munro, fellow Master Teacher in 2017, as well as twice visiting Sydney, Australia (2018-2019) to Co-Direct the Australian Intensive along with Certified Lessac Trainer Katerina Moraitis, Head of Voice at NIDA. Pictured to the left is the beautiful National Institute's main theatre building, housing 3 different performance spaces. She also mentors Lessac Practitioners who wish to become Certified in the training, one of which is located in Singapore.
photo: NIDA view of the lobby from Anzac Parade
Performances: Check my Calendar page for upcoming singing engagements!