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Everyone remembers their favorite television and radio commercial and tagline. Why do they stick in your mind? Partly because of a great script and also because of a terrific commercial voice actor! Even someone with an untrained ear can hear the difference a trained voice actor adds to the overall feeling of the commercial. Not sure how to read commercial voice over scripts? Our skilled coaches have been in thousands of commercials and can guide you so that your next favorite tag line might be yours!
Originally from Illinois, Joey came to New York to get her MFA in acting from the New School for Drama. She was soon working as an actor in both theater and film in the city, and became smitten with the world of voice over. Joey was Edge Studio’s Education Department Director for nearly five years, and she continues to guide new talent by teaching the Investigate Voice Over Workshop in our New York studio. One of her favorite things to do is getting people excited about life and their experience as she is. Joey’s professional life these days is extremely varied. She voices commercials, corporate narration, e-learning, explainer videos, audio books and other genres. Clients include Chili's, Macy’s, Wells Trade, McCormick Spices, Duke Energy, Sephora, E*Trade, Realtor.com, and MasterCard. Joey has been an on-camera host for Day’s Inn, Designer People (Ovation Network), Fashion Institute of Technology, and she’s also a live event emcee, announcer. She has been seen (and heard) as the On Field Host for the Staten Island Yankees Minor League Baseball team (although she also roots for the Cardinals), as an announcer for the New York Road Runners (NYC Marathon), Cycle for Survival in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 9/11 Memorial 5K, Race for the Cure, More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Health and Wellness Expo, and Pratt Institute. As for her personal activities, she’ll never turn down barbeque, hiking, or a pedicure, and she adore nerds of the science- business-history-improv comedy variety. At the core, she’s a creative professional who loves to tell stories and be a positive instrument in people’s lives. She’s obviously a positive force in her own....
Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, eLearning, Narration, Telephony
Award winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commericals, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each season at The Brooklyn Academy of Music' Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Oldsmobile, Panasonic and Verizon. Here at Edge Studio, she is a private instructor, as well as the instructor for Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO workshops, and our popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techinques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts. In addition to being an awesome voice talent and coach Danielle Quisenberry has worked on more than 100 model art projects in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. She contributed to the core methodology of the renowned Literature to Life Program at the renowned American Place Theatre, where she taught young people, trained public school teachers and teaching artists as well as presented workshops in interdisciplinary arts methodologies nationwide. Currently, on the faculty of Edge Studio, The Actors Studio Drama School and The School at Alvin Ailey, her previous arts in education collaborations include, The American Place Theater , The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and Steps on Broadway. In addition, she has been a regular guest artist at LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and the Performing Arts, often known as the Fame school. She holds a degree in acting performance from The University of Michigan and a certificate in Radio and Television Production and Performance from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Her faculty positions now include, The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, The School at Alvin Ailey and The New York Film Academy. When out of the booth, she is still in the studio ... the dance studio that is -- teaching and performing as an International Standard Ballroom Dancer. This year, she will combine her favorite art forms by joining the team which does the live announcing for The Manhattan Amateur Classic, a top NYC DanceSport Competition....
Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony
As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible. When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox! As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ. I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio! ...
Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Documentary, Narration, Promos
Carol is an actor, voiceover talent and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette, HighBridge, Clipper Audio, Edge Studio, Books on Tape, Academic Merit, and Redwood Audio's listentogenius.com. She has been a featured narrator in Audiofile magazine, Voiceover Xtra, and the Recorded Books Catalog. In addition to narrating several documentaries, Carol has been "the voice" of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival since 2010 and has voiced tributes to such luminaries as Jean Paul Belmondo, the Houstons, Luise Rainer, and Eli Wallach. Her commercial voiceover clients have included HSBC, USDA, Seton Hall, AFL-CIO, Bell Atlantic, Sag-Aftra, Amazon and McDonald's, among others. She regularly voices promos for TCM & TNT. In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, she is an adjunct professor of narration and commercial voiceover at NYU's Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She has led classes for over 20 years in voice, acting, scene study, and auditioning at such schools as Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Belvoir Terrace. Carol has also worked as a theatre director and voice and acting teacher at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School. At Edge, Carol focuses on students' goals and explores the nuances of oral interpretation, vocal technique, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible....
Commercial, Corporate Industrial, eLearning, Medical, Narration, Telephony
Randye Kaye began her voice-over career as a way to keep acting while pregnant with her first child - and has been working behind the microphone ever since. Her credits include commercials - Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove - Narrations - Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon - audiobooks, phone systems - Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden - websites, video games, medical narrations - CVS, , Medicare, fibromyalgia management - and live announce events - Effie Awards, Echo Awards. Randye has also voiced many medical scripts, websites and telephony for major clients including hospitals (St, Raphael's in New Haven, Tanner Health systems in Atlanta), pharmaceuticals (Seroquel, Savella), patient care (The Newborn Channel, CVS, caremark.com, Medicare, fibromyalgia management) and e-learning sites (migraine prophylaxis, NAMI). She has also worked as a radio morning personality, and has acted on stage, in improv groups, and in TV/film. And – oh, yeah – she also writes. Her book and audiobook (guess who narrated?), Ben Behind His Voices, were published this fall. She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer. ...
Commercial, Home Studio, Narration
Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of two boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions. In 2010 he published SOUND ADVICE-Voiceover From An Audio Engineer's Perspective. A first of its kind in the industry, the book covers audio engineering and studio session etiquette as it relates directly to voiceover talent. He continues to write a popular blog at his website: SOUND4VO.com. His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry. Dan was chosen to be among the top 10 “Most Influential Voice-Over Writers in 2011” in a Voice123 online survey and has been a featured guest at many voiceover conferences and on industry webinars. In 2011, Dan began working with Edge Studio, providing editing, recording, and home studio classes as well as consultations to help new voice talent along with established professionals improve their business. He is highly regarded in the voice over community and his vast knowledge continues to educate our Edge Studio students every day. Dan Friedman is an accomplished engineer, producer, director and author. He is also a successful voiceover talent and has been heard on hundreds of local and regional television and radio campaigns as well as many corporate narrations. He has been the national voice for Moe's Southwest Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Hulu Plus. Other recent clients include: CW Network, WalMart, Hardees, IBM, McDonald’s and many more. ...
Johnny Heller is praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy and children's book narrations. He is a 2008, 2009, and 2011 "Best Audio Book" winner, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award winner from 2008-2013, a 2005 and 2009 "Audie Award" winner, a double Audie nominee in 2012, selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century by AudioFile Magazine, and a multiple Audiophile Earphone Award winner. In 2014, Johnny was awarded two Listen Up Awards for his work on Polly Shulman’s "The Wells Bequest” for Penguin Audio and “In a Glass Grimmly” by Adam Gidwitz. A cum laude honors graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Johnny worked as a reporter for the Chicago SunTimes before pursuing a career in acting. Heller studied theater in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles and appeared for a number of years in the long running hit Shear Madness. He also worked at the Northlight Repertory and the Goodman Theater. Heller’s plays have been performed in New York and Chicago theaters and he is currently writing a book for young adults. After studying comedy improvisation and performing in a traveling company, Heller found success as a stand up comic working at clubs across the country. He still does stand up on occasion but his major focus continues to be in the world of voice-over and narration. Heller’s distinctive voice has always kept him in demand in the commercial voice over industry and audio book narration. He has recorded nearly 500 titles touching on almost every genre. The Library Journal says Heller has “the voice of a master storyteller.” AudioFile Magazine calls him "the best narrator for children's books around”. His narration skills led the School Library Journal to say, "Listening to Heller is so much fun it's difficult to imagine simply reading the book.” And AudioFile says “Heller makes nonfiction as thrilling as any action-adventure.” ...
Ernesto De Villa-Bejjani
Commercial, Narration, Spanish
During the last thirty years Ernesto has worked without stopping as a theatre, film, TV and voice actor for TV and radio commercials and multiple audio books. He was awarded by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (H.O.L.A.) as “Outstanding Performing” and “Best Actor 2008”. He was awarded by the Association of Cronistas de Espectáculos of New York (ACE) as “Revelation Masculine” in 2004 and nominated for “Best Dramatic Actor” in 2008 and 2010. Living in New York City since 2003, he has been directing his theatrical company, "88 Performing Arts", produced several theatrical shows, and has conducted many acting and voice over workshops. Ernesto has twenty years of experience teaching acting and voiceover classes. As a bilingual talent and coach, diction and accent reduction are one of his major assets. Besides coaching and acting, Ernesto casts and directs TV and radio commercial in Spanish for the United States market. In his own words, "The act of forming voiceover actors and professionals is my passion". Ernesto was born in Mexico City and started his career in 1984. He finished his professional studies at the National School of Theatre at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. ...
Acting, Audition technique, Commercial, Corporate Industrial, eLearning, Narration, Telephony
Marjorie Kouns is a Voice, Film, and Television Actor and Public Artist who is known for her character voices on Dora the Explorer as well as sound-alike voices of political pundit Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin. For over ten years she’s voiced numerous radio and television commercials, telephony (on-hold messaging) and her recent clients include: Forbes, TIME Magazine, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's Object of the Day, OZY.com, and 'TIME for Kids in Spanish' through Spokenlayer.com She’s the signature voice for MiamiBeach411.com, Children’s Hospital Boston, as well as the voices of both Olive Oyl (Popeye) and Lois Lane (Superman) in the Fleischer Cartoon digital remix series. Lately, she’s been the ‘Voice of God’ (live announcer) for the MarketAmerica /Shop.com International conferences, and as Pratt Institute’s commencement announcer at Madison Square Garden Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall. Marjorie specializes in eLearning and Web Narration, Characters, English with Spanish accents, Telephony (on-hold messaging), and her renowned Copy Analysis Technique. Marjorie came to the Voiceover field after establishing her reputation as an international artist; best known for imaginative and whimsical public space creations and bodypainting. In television, she has co-starred in ‘Salem’ with WGN America. On a personal note, she practices Qi Gong, T'ai Chi Chuan, Silent Meditation, Argentine Tango, and loves to photograph the sunrise at Coney Island on a regular basis. ...
Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, Narration
Naomi is an award winning stage and film/TV actress who brings her skills for personalizing language and owning the text to her voice over work. Naomi has narrated documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, WGBH Frontline, as well as being the voice of Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe for NPR. Her Industrial film narrations include Nasa, Bell Atlantic, Marriott, State Farm, Redken, the IRS, USDA, Cellular One, and the FBI (shh) among others, her commercials include Ford and she was the voice of Ryan Homes for 4 years. Naomi started narrating books a few years ago and her clients include Blackstone Audio, Redwood Audio, and Audio Scholar. “I love being in the booth, you create a whole world with just your voice!” Naomi’s taught for over 20 years; acting, improvisation, voice and speech, at University of Maryland, George Washington University, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Actors Center, & Theater Lab in Washington D.C. She’s been a guest lecturer at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, and the Performing Arts Conservatory, and she coaches Public Speaking to lawyers, preachers and corporate types. “It’s all about making the listener believe that there is no script, that you are speaking your experience, your truth from your heart, and that the two of you (speaker & listener) are personally connected.” Naomi’s received 2 Helen Hayes Awards and 12 nominations for her acting work, a prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts. ...
Nazia "Naz" Chaudhry
Audition, Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Dubbing, eLearning, Narration, Singing
Nazia offers a very unique perspective to coaching from her diverse background in the world of both acting and music. In addition to working as a private voice and performance coach, she has performed in hundreds of productions as an actor from on-stage to on-camera, as well as behind the mic in voice over and singing. Her voice over career began in 2001 and covers the spectrum including: commercial, narration, IVR/telephony, ADR/dubbing, animation, corporate industrial, PSA, e-learning, audiobooks, politicals, and imaging. Some of Nazia's voice over and on-camera clients include: National Geographic - Discovery Channel - Hewlett-Packard - Chic-Fil-A - Frito Lay - GEICO - Marriott International - JC Penney - Shutterstock - Family Dollar - Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores - USDA - Shriner's Hospitals for Children - Superpages - McGraw-Hill - Booz Allen Hamilton - FUNimation anime feature films (ADR Principal Voice Actor in Darker than Black I & II, Black Butler I & II, Rosario + Vampire) - Graphic Audio Deathlands Series & Outlanders Series (Audiobooks) - TXU Energy - Georgia Lottery - Duke University - Georgia State University. Nazia enjoys instilling confidence in students and works with all levels of voiceover talent, actors, and singers, as well as speakers and business professionals. She uses a customized approach to suit her students’ needs to effectively free the voice and actor within by introducing acting, music, vocal health, and breath management techniques. These tools can help voice over talent find music and rhythm within the copy, understand vocal placement in order to sustain character voices and accents, build and increase voice and acting range, eliminate strain and vocal fatigue, as well as build vocal stamina for those long and rigorous recording sessions. Since the age of 5, Nazia began developing her musical ear as a concert violinist until the age of 18. She began acting and classical voice training at 10 years old and began her professional performing career during college. As an actor, Nazia has performed throughout the U.S. appearing in TV commercials, industrials, films, and theatrical stage performances. Her theatrical work has garnered reviews in The Washington Post, Potomac Stages, and Talkinbroadway.com. She also worked for several years as a professional actor/role player for many corporations and government agencies in the DC area. As a vocalist, Nazia's extensive experience in jazz, pop, adult contemporary, jingle singing, musical theater, and opera has allowed her to share her passion for singing with audiences from children to dignitaries and from concert halls to intimate jazz clubs and recording studios. She studied vocal pedagogy and contemporary jazz voice at the prestigious University of North Texas School of Music. Nazia also holds a Master's degree in music from Georgia State University and earned her Bachelor’s of Music from University of Miami Frost School of Music, covering both classical and jazz studies in voice. Nazia regularly performs live in the Atlanta area and is currently working on the release of her debut solo jazz album. Nazia's singing and lead stage-acting credits include: International and regional tours with Jubilate, performing in concerts with 10 time Grammy Award-winning singer Bobby McFerrin, Latin Grammy Award-winning flautist Nestor Torres, actor/singers Clifton Davis and Harry Belafonte, and Metropolitan Opera soprano Marvis Martin - The Kennedy Center - Rialto Center for Performing Arts - Atlanta's Symphony Hall at Woodruff Performing Arts Center - RFK Stadium National Anthem singer - St. Joseph’s Concert Series - Good Morning Houston (ABC) - San Antonio Living (NBC) - Hard Rock Café DC - Drive By Big Band - GSU Big Band - GSU Courtyard Series - Florence Kopleff Recital Hall - UNT Jazz Singers - The Wall of Jazz - George Romano & The Euphoria - D-Town Singers - Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau - City Council of Dallas - Chinese Consulate - 2009 Music Director: Septien Entertainment Summer Vocal Camp - The Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater - Studio Theatre - Victorian Lyric Opera Company - Wooly Mammoth Theater - Studio Theater - South Asian Literary & Theatre Arts Festival - Washington Savoyards - Young Playwright’s Theater - Open Theatre - Chesapeake Arts Center - Kensington Arts Theater. ...
Audition, Casting, Commercial, Demo Evaluation, Narration
A seasoned audio producer, Kristen has been specializing in Voice Over Production and Casting for over 13 years. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before spending eight years managing all aspects of audio and video production at 4Kids Productions. This included voice directing, producing audio for video games, scriptwriting, and casting for animated series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Yu-Gi-Oh! This versatility has made her a flexible coach with a flexible approach. As Edge Studio's Director of Production and Casting, she's savvy in every voice over genre, and helps each talent develop stronger deliveries. Kristen aims to give beginners a solid foundation based on technique, and helps to bring working actors’ reads to their next level. When Kristen isn’t in the recording studio, you'll find her in a photo studio – she’s an avid photographer of people, products and places. She is also a thoughtful recycler, singer, dancer, kite flier, plant wrangler, coffee fanatic, and beach bum. ...
Audiobook, Character, Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Marketing, Narration
Joe is the award-winning author and producer of dozens of audiobooks. He has produced and engineered more than thirty-thousand soundtracks for radio and TV commercials, and is often the talent for many of these productions. Also, Joe is the award-winning author of more than twenty children’s books for home-schooling. In his high school and college years, he studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, coached by Agnes Moorehead. Later he was an audio engineer for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Firefall and Air Supply in his Denver recording studio. (Denver was his home base in the ‘70s.) Recording Robert Redford for a documentary about mountain climbing led Joe to pursue voice acting. Joe has taught voice over since the late ‘80s. A 15-year-old Reese Witherspoon was his first student. By now, with 25+ years in VO, Joe has voiced national ads, cartoons, numerous audiobooks and eLearning projects. He has performed character voices for Disney Channel and PBS KIDS. Joe performs all character voices and storytelling for Dave Ramsey’s Junior’s Adventures. His award-winning audiobooks can be found on Amazon.com, Audible.com, Findaway World, Oasis Audio, Topics Entertainment and NewWayToRead.com. With Edge Studio, Joe is a private coach, as well as the instructor for our traveling Voice Over Booth Camp. Hardly the stereotypical order-barking drill sergeant, Joe provides gentle guidance for tomorrow's voice-actors. He carved out a fun, fruitful industry niche for himself, and loves to show people how they can do the same. Joe adds humor and understanding to make the process pleasant and fun for the client. He greets each new actor as he would an old friend, to put them at ease and get them into a learning mindset quickly. But his musical roots are not forgotten. Being based in Nashville, Joe still enjoys singing and playing with his band, The Road Crew, aka “America’s Route 66 Band.” The Road Crew regularly takes its rockabilly beat on tours across America. ...
His first audiobook project, Scifi Motherlode by Robert Jeschonek, was a collection of 18 short stories, which required Bill to create more than 100 unique characters. To meet this challenge, Bill drew from his wealth of experiences and the people he met while living in Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Virginia Beach, Washington, D.C., and on Cape Cod, MA. This ambitious beginning quickly established Bill's abilities as a narrator. He has gone on to provide the voice for Stephen Besecker’s The Samaritan, Ken Morris’ The Deadly Trade, and two more books for Jeschonek. He also narrates audiobooks for Deyan Audio and Learning Ally. Bill is married to his high school sweetheart, Joya, whom he has known since third grade. And there’s yet another “character” in their life – the amazing orange wonder-cat, Thomas J. “Tigger” Schmiggens....
Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony
Christian's 30-year entertainment career spans stage, screen, and sound booth, as she has been talent, producer, director, casting director, and coach. She loves people and takes great joy in helping them stretch and reach their goals. In fact, she taught acting and PE to grades K-12 for 10 years. Christian came to Chicago's performance scene from Mississippi by a circuitous route. After cutting her acting teeth in the Theatrical Arts Society of Stony Brook, NY, and further honing her skills in the Drama program at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C., she worked in radio and TV on Capitol Hill, and toured with The National Players in Much Ado About Nothing and Animal Farm. Her recent activity also ranges widely. She’s the signature voice of Kaleida Health, and has also voiced commercials, corporate narration, e-learning, apps, video games, explainer videos, audiobooks, children’s games, and documentaries, for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Automatch USA, Whirlpool, Proctor & Gamble, Clorox, Service Master, L’Oreal, Hoover, Bank of America, McDonald’s, Daedalic Entertainment, Creative Baby, Publix, General Motors, Harley Davidson and Cigna. In addition, Christian is a live emcee announcer and seen on-camera for Khol’s, Contrave, Nabisco and Walgreens. Ever the teacher, Christian has been a talent coach for more than a decade, also teaching many improv workshops over the years. In all this, she enjoys the support of her husband, four fantastic (and, she says, sometimes slightly insane) kids, and her adorable doggie, Brooke. She’s also a Cubs fan, and when not cheering them on (See? It works!) she keeps busy with improv, horses, and her own sports and Chicagoland activities....
Audition, Commercial, Narration
Anne has been working in voiceover production and casting since 2007, and directing and producing theater even longer. After getting her BFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she worked with various audio studios throughout New York City, while simultaneously producing and directing her own creative work. Anne’s exploration of live performance gives her unique insight into helping an actor’s voice be clear, expressive and special. Her diverse background also helps her adapt to each student’s focus and needs. Working in a positive, friendly manner, with special attention to developing and controlling one’s breath, she makes beginners feel comfortable with their voice, and helps seasoned talent push themselves to give more dynamic reads. She works with children pretty much the same way, finding that most kids respond positively to being trained in a manner similar to training adults. She has a wealth of patience and her nurturing attitude helps kids find their foothold in the vocal world. She has also directed many plays with children in the cast, and worked with large groups of young actors at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp.. Seldom short of breath herself, Anne does double duty. As Senior Production Manager and Director of Casting at Edge Studio, she knows exactly what clients look for. And when we’re looking for her, if she’s not coaching, managing or directing, we find her busy writing, storytelling, and running around the beach. Sometimes all at the same time!...
A working voice actor for more than 15 years, Brian is nationally recognized as the voice of Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless. He narrated the award-winning short film, "Mountains in Motion," and his other clients include REI, Disney Parks, Coca-Cola, Keen Footwear, Xbox, and Yamaha Motors. Recently he voiced the series-regular role of Nick in Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead,” season two. On camera, his body of film and television work dates back to the early 1990's. He currently appears in the recurring role of Chet on Sundance TV's "Rectify." Brian is also an improv and sketch comedian with 7 Course Theater, and his own company, Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy. He worked for seven years as a film and television agent with The People Store and, as a freelance producer, has produced content for HGTV and DIY Network....
Rachel Fulginiti is a voice actor and Audie-nominated audiobook narrator. A veteran of the stage, she is a graduate of the two-year Meisner Conservatory at The School for Film and Television in Manhattan and holds a degree in theatre from The University of New Hampshire. She got her start on NYC’s stages, doing theatre and sketch comedy, before moving to Los Angeles and transitioning to a life behind the mic. Rachel has voiced for hundreds of brands across radio, television and new media, including Lexus, Target, eHarmony, and McDonalds. Her promo credits include Fox, CBS, PBS and International Shorts HD. She also has a thriving home-based business, with extensive experience in eLearning, narration and telephony. As an audiobook narrator, Rachel has brought nearly 100 audiobooks to life for publishers such as Harper, Blackstone, Penguin Random House, and Brilliance. She is an active member of the Audio Publishers Association, moderating narrator panels/webinars and serving on the APA welcome committee. Rachel has always believed in giving back. She taught drama in the NYC Public Schools, as well as at Sarah Lawrence College, and helped open the Deyan Institute for Voice Artistry and Technology in Northridge, CA, where she created and led the popular VO Pro Workout Series. She is a frequent contributor to the online publication Voice-Over Xtra!, and her personal blog is often geared towards tips for newbies and fellow artists....
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