The Voice Work is a mindful practice created to help you experience a free and open voice during performance or presentation. It’s designed to develop your confidence in expressing your thoughts with compassion and a sense of invitation for the listener.
During high pressure or stressful events our bodies and minds tend to contract in protection which has a direct cost to vocal production. The contraction hinders ease of breath and connection to subtle thoughts. It tightens all the tissue connected to speech: jaw, throat, tongue, belly, shoulders, etc. In practicing The Voice Work you will learn to encounter high pressure stress differently- with the feeling of space rather than contraction; with the feeling of joy rather than panic. You will gain skills to counteract the contraction.
I first discovered The Voice Work while training to be an actor. It provided a space for me to explore who I am in each moment and has sustained my curiosity since my introduction to the practice in 1988.
Being a professional actor since 1992, my career has led me to play on the stages at The Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre- to name a few. I have a deep respect for the process of rehearsal and performance. So much so, that it led me to learn how to guide and support others in their journey to be explore their voice.
Her training includes a BFA Acting from UBC and an MFA Acting from York University; The Royal Conservatory Artist-Educator Foundations Course; The Month Long Intensive at Shakespeare&Co; National Voice Intensive; The International Voice Intensive with Richard Armstrong at The Banff Centre; Baby Clown with John Turner; 200hr YYoga Certification, Yin Yoga certification.
She presently teaches Voice and Embodied Voice at On The Mic Training in Vancouver.