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 (The Wanderers, Love Sick, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Everything Is Illuminated, 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 10 years ( The Winter’s Tale, Oliver!, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Comedy of Errors, Kiss Me Kate, Blithe Spirit , The 39 Steps, Macbeth etc.)
Nancy's message: These past few months, I have been able to perform and dialect/vocal coach for wonderful original adaptations of The Secret Garden and a full length version of Spoon River Anthology, films produced by the newly branded Classic Theatre of Maryland (formerly Annapolis Shakespeare Company).
We just opened for live performances at the Gresham Estate a beautiful production of A Midsummer Night's Dream--which received rave reviews! Next up: I will be performing in (as the Nurse) and vocal coaching Romeo & Juliet, which opens on Friday, October 8 at hte Classic Theatre of Maryland. Come see it if you can.
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. In July-August of 2019, 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. Spring 2020: she led a Lessac 3 week workshop for acting and musical theater students at Stephens College in Columbia, MO from May 11-29--online!. It was very challenging, but extremely rewarding to work with 20 very talented and enthusiastic students through the zoom platform. This past Spring, she taught a Dialects Class for the University of New Hampshire online. Now things are getting back to our former 'normal' and Nancy is teaching in her studio with live human beings once again! There is always the option for virtual teaching as well....
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 Nancy's Calendar page for upcoming engagements!