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Danielle Quisenberry

Danielle Quisenberry Producer/Director/Talent/Coach has contributed her voice to radio and television commercials, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. Her client list includes Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Panasonic, People PC, Timex, and Verizon. As a live announcer, she has voiced for The BAMKids Film Festival, Oldsmobile, Tyco Toys, and The Manhattan Amateur Classic (a top NYC dancesport competition). Here at Edge Studio, she is a voice director and private coach skilled at introducing acting techniques to new voice performers. She also works with professional actors who want to transfer their existing skills to the microphone, and broadcast professionals who seek her out to help them improve their voices, deliver compelling journalistic reads, and transfer their current skills to the medium. She specializes in working with authors and filmmakers who want to voice their own stories, helping them connect to the copy, and sound more professional quickly. She is a terrific body language coach, too! A lifelong dancer, she is a seasoned faculty member at The Alvin Ailey School where she has been training the bodies of the Actors Studio Drama School MFA candidates for 15 seasons. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement, the physical process of vocal production, and how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts. Former faculty positions include The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Steps on Broadway, and the New York Film Academy. 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....

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Jay Snyder

Jay Snyder is a classically trained actor who has performed leading roles on and off Broadway, television, and film. His expertise is bringing characters to life. For more than 10 years he has also done nearly every type of voice over work, including commercials (recent clients include Verizon, Coke, Six Flags, Cisco, and Absolut), audio books, documentaries, tours, industrials, video games, animated films and cartoons. Since he is happiest diving into characters and stories, it's no surprise that so much of his work has been in animation and audiobooks. Best known as the voice for the two lead characters of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and central characters in Pokemon, Sonic X, Kirby, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Chaotic, and Huntik, Jay feels fortunate to have worked on well over 100 different movies and series and literally thousands of episodes and hours of entertainment. As a self professed geek, he's also psyched to have worked on the current Batman: the Dark Knight Rises video game as well as the critically acclaimed All Saints Row 2.

Even though not a week goes by without doing something in animation, as an actor his focus has shifted to audiobooks in the last few years. In that time he's performed on over a hundred titles in various genres. Some of his favorites include Kurt Vonnegut's wry Sci-Fi "The Sirens of Titan", "Zoo" and "NYPD Red" two new titles from the prolific New York Times best selling regular James Patterson, and the CIA action/intrigue "The Gray Man" series which is currently in development for a film franchise starring Brad Pitt.

He has also directed VO for years, on many anime series, audio books, and video games. More recently he has become an Audio Producer, working for Marvel on their Marvel Knights Animation line. His first project for them was the “Astonishing X-Men”, a series written by Joss Whedon who also made the record breaking blockbuster film "The Avengers". Next was “Iron Man: Extremis", a story which has been confirmed as the basis of the next Iron Man film. After that came the best reviewed series from Marvel Knights, "Thor vs. Loki: Blood Brothers". But perhaps more relevantly, Jay also audio produced an educational series for Disney/ABC News about World War 2 called “They Spoke Out." Working with comic book legend Neal Adams, Jay helped to tell the tales you never knew about an era you thought you had learned everything about. As Audio Producer, he’s responsible for casting, directing, sound design, scoring, and the final mix. He does the casting and directing personally, and works side by side with a wonderful team of talented professionals who always do an outstanding job, providing clients with the best results.

Jay has also written for hundreds of shows, and is currently developing various animated series and films from adaptations to original concepts. Storytelling is his passion, and he loves every element of it, not just being the performer. Jay's perspective is unique because he has experience with all aspects of capturing a performance. From the acting, to directing, casting, writing, and even the recording of a character.

So why does he teach if he's so busy? Jay comes from a family of educators and says that teaching at Edge is wonderful because he genuinely enjoys providing people with whatever benefit his experience has to offer and he always learns something new from everyone he works with.

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Carol Monda

Carol is a veteran actor on stage, TV, film and microphone. Her voiceover clients include McDonald’s, Discovery ID, The Guggenheim, NY Historical Society, HSBC, Red Cross, KLX, Tena, CitiCorp, the AFL-CIO and the Toronto, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. Since 2010, Carol has been the voice of the Turner Classic Film Festival. She is also a 2-time Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator of over 450 titles in 20 genres. She has narrated for Penguin Random House, Harper, Macmillan, Hachette Book Group, Blackstone, Recorded Books, Deyan, Brilliance, Highbridge, Audible and more. She has designed and led classes in acting, voice and speech, scene study, audition techniques, text analysis, accent reduction, audiobook narration and a broad range of commercial, promo and narrative voiceover. Carol has served as an adjunct professor in both commercial voiceover and narration at NYU’s Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She’s directed and taught acting and voice at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School and at Belvoir Terrace in the Berkshires. Carol has also worked in and around Washington, DC at Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Second Genesis. In addition to being a professional VO Talent, Carol has appeared as a presenter, panelist and teacher at conferences such as VO Atlanta, the Audio Publishers Assn. Conference, and the New England Audiobook Narrator Retreat. She is a proud member of Sag-Aftra and serves on its National Audiobook Steering Committee. Carol holds a BFA in Drama from The Catholic University of America. At Edge, Carol focuses on client goals and explores the nuances of voice acting, vocal technique, flow, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible....

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