Hunter Phoenix
Beverly Hills, CA
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Hunter Phoenix

Hunter P.

Beverly Hills, CA
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Whether you have a big audition, a class or meeting with a casting director, there are multiple layers to an audition or self-tape that go way beyond knowing your lines, eye-lines and camera angles. I can help you prepare and perform like a seasoned pro.

In very quick bursts we dive into the character and merge that with technical expertise so your audition is always in your body and never in your head. This leaves you free to play! Coaching with me is always fun and we maintain that sense of play and enthusiasm that makes you magnetic in your auditions.

About Hunter P.

I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work that stands out to casting directors & agents and to make self-tapes that shine above the rest.

I have spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry in 8 countries. This includes modeling, commercials & print work in Athens & Istanbul, acting in Toronto & London, UK, and even screen writing, before diving into the big market of Los Angeles that I now call home.

With 10 years of vocal training (primarily spoken level voice & breath work for actors) voiceovers has also been a big part of my career, recording voices on more than 400 projects to date.

My love for the craft brought me to study in NYC with legendary acting coach Uta Hagen: a process that transformed my approach and led to such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire and Karen in David Mamet's iconic Hollywood satire, Speed The Plow. I have also appeared on screen in The Bandit Hound II with Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sorvino & Catherine Bell & on TV in Mutant X, Doc, Singles Court, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and has hosted for HGTV. Currently I'm voicing 5 characters (English language dubbing) on the mega hit TV series Babylon Berlin and shooting a sitcom pilot! How fun is that?!

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Adam Thomas
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Very patient with me (total noob) and always had good ideas on how to advance through the session. Hunter was always on time and prepared to lead. Great personality and every session was very fun. I was intimidated initially, but Hunter made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Melyssa
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Hunter is fantastic! Have been working with her on and off for the last couple of years now. She's really helped my career and helped me stay focused and positive, especially now! Great coach and knows a lot about the business. Trust me you'll love her!

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Cherie
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Hunter is ALWAYS fabulous!!! I always feel so much more grounded in a scene after working with her. My go-to audition coach every time!

Posted May 27, 2020
Bruce C.
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Only had a couple of sessions but great so far. Hunter is really fast and sessions are fun! Great to study with a coach that has actually done live improv. Just trying to get my skills up to go out and try it with a group.

Posted May 23, 2020
Jd Y.
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only one word, good!

Posted May 19, 2020
Stephanie
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Oh my gosh! I am so in love with Hunter I would recommend her to everyone! I’m just trying to get into voiceovers and she has been so helpful and encouraging. She’s also really honest in helping you find your strengths and your weaknesses but is totally easy going about it, never pushy, just really wants you to succeed. I’m working on my skills a lot but also where is going to be the best place for me to find work. Super excited to keep going with this and maybe even a new career!

Posted May 19, 2020
Jd Y.
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The first class was first-class. Great!

Posted May 15, 2020
B. Kreuger
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Great teacher for this! Excellent organization and is very clear. Has things well laid out and can really pick up the small problems with your accent and help you to change it quickly. Have recommended a couple of friends who really like her as well and having good success!

Posted May 11, 2020
Kevin
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Great working with Hunter. Very easy to work with. She gave me great tips for my self-tape audition.

Posted May 6, 2020
Molly
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Fantastic!! Hired Hunter to help me with audition prep and a self-tape for casting. Really wishing now that I had booked more sessions to use in the future. She was super quick to respond and even helped me with my self tape setup. We recorded the audition right in the session! Gave me some great tips to improve my scene.

Posted May 5, 2020
Thomas Ck,
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Hunter was great - good notes, good direction. Thank you!

Posted May 3, 2020
Sylvia
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OMG! The clarity! I wish I had met this woman years ago - would have saved me so much time and money! She is a wealth of information about the business and really cares about helping you succeed. Great advice great person!

Posted May 1, 2020
Adam Thomas
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Very fun and very helpful.

Posted May 1, 2020
Sally
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Hunter is wonderful! Incredibly kind and a very smart actor. She has great ideas about shaping the scene, and always helps me get a better grasp on the story. Love working with her!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Kolby
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Hunter is incredibly organized and she has an excellent understanding of what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to really efficiently focus the lessons. She works with you on the areas that need improvement the most and then incorporates additional skills. She is a very patient and thorough coach and I’m already noticing results after just a few lessons. I very much enjoy our sessions and would highly recommend her services.

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Nicole
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She is a lovely person with a kind and generous spirit. She worked with me and gave me the perfect note to let the audition soar!

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Theodore
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I have been taking classes with Hunter for a few months now and absolutely incredible! Yes the work is hard, but she is so fun to work with. (you can tell she does stand-up comedy! Has me cracking up every session!) Hunter makes you feel completely comfortable but knows how to get serious and touch and get stuff done. I’m really starting to notice a difference in the way I talk and the way I sound. She gives you very simple, very effective exercises for practice in between sessions an good memory hooks. Very organized and an excellent understanding of the work and accents in general. Fantastic teacher. I’m sure you’ll love her.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Nicole
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I’m so glad Hunter is still working through this! Writing this as we are all in quarantine / lockdown re: covid-19. This really has been the perfect time to do online lessons. Hunter is so positive and cheerful and, in addition to being an excellent teacher, she really brightens my mood! It’s so nice to have the break during the day or week just to see someone else’s face AND we’re actually getting a LOT done. She is so meticulous and organized in her lesson planning and always gives me the perfect practice work / homework for between lessons. I’m originally from Russia and have been here 10 years but still have a heavy accent so time to get rid of it - and we’re making progress already! It’s only been a couple of months, and people can already hear a difference. So glad I decided to do this and so glad I found Hunter. You really should give her a try!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Michael
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Very precise attention to detail. Goal-oriented and motivated. Positive and encouraging. What else can I say? Everything you hope for in a teacher. Couldn’t be happier with my lesson!

Posted Mar 26, 2020
Kaito
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Hunter is an incredible teacher! She is so fun and down-to-earth and encouraging. It really makes the learning process easier and I always look forward to our sessions because I know I'm going to learn a lot and it’s going to be enjoyable. She has a lot of knowledge about accents and dialects and different cultures and can pick out what your specific issues are fast! So glad I chose her as my coach!

Posted Mar 22, 2020
Nina
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Hunter is a great teacher! It's difficult to break out of your pronunciation habits, but she is tailoring my program to the specific sounds and words I'm having most trouble with.

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Aaron
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Hunter offers just the right mix of vocal technique, practice and useful conversational tool. You can immediately see that she is highly skilled and trained and really has a passion for the work. She is very detail-oriented and lessons are well prepared and well planned with full worksheets and homework.

I work in a high profile position and have to give speeches and presentations often and am very conscious of my accent so I’m looking forward to having more control over that. I really enjoy Hunter’s insights and overall approach to teaching. Highly recommend as an Accent Reduction teacher.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Patti
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I'm having such a fantastic time working with Hunter!! She is a wealth of information, has fun and challenging lessons and practical suggestions. I really love her honesty and sense of humor, both things that are so important to me. I’m already a couple of months in and my energy and excitement haven’t faded since I began. Every lesson leaves me with wanting to learn more. Here's to many more fantastic lessons!! Thank You Hunter!

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Amy
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Hunter was the perfect coach to have! She was so friendly, patient and quick to absorb the sides. I was actually surprised at how fast she understood the nuances of the script. She gave insight on the scene and characters that I didn't catch which helps a lot. I will absolutely book her again! Thanks so much Hunter!

Posted Mar 12, 2020
Oksana R.
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Hunter was recommended to me by a colleague of mine. I’m so glad I took the advice!After an hour not only had she identified my key trouble spots, but gave me specific exercises to practice for faster improvement. She explained to me how my accent was learned and the easiest way to change it. I know it’s going to take some time and practice, but I”m really looking forward to the next session!

Posted Mar 11, 2020
Niccolo
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Hunter is SO helpful, encouraging and fun to work with. Always makes me feel so much more grounded in the scene! Love working with her. You can't do better!

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Nina
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Just had a great first lesson! We worked on specific sounds I'm having trouble with and I got some homework to keep practicing. Very excited to continue!

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Brittanie
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LOVE LOVE LOVE HUNTER!! She won't let you get away with missing anything in the script! Also, booked my first on-camera gig a couple days ago thanks to her amazing help! Working with her is my new favourite thing!

Posted Feb 16, 2020
Brittanie
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I'm so excited that I finally got a chance to rehearse with Hunter! And she was absolutely AMAZING! Completely opened me up to the vulnerability in the scene. Can't wait to work with her again in the future!

Posted Feb 11, 2020
Pedro
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Hunter shared masterful insights and asked intriguing questions that set me up for a one-of-a-kind self-tape, all while being gentle and supportive. Will definitely book again!

Posted Feb 6, 2020
Elizabeth
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What can I say? Hunter is the best! It’s true what the other reviews say - she is patient and friendly and made me feel completely comfortable from the very first lesson. I started taking accent reduction lessons because I am required to do a lot of presentations related to my job, and people were having difficulty understanding me. I speak 3 languages but English is not my first and this was becoming a problem. Hunter has this down to a science and knows exactly what problems you’re going to encounter even before you get there. Lessons are set with exercises and drills, but she is also very good at incorporating “real world” materials that related specifically to my profession. This alone was extremely helpful. I reached my goals in half the time I thought it would take - I am just so grateful and impressed. No more embarrassing or frustrating presentations, and people have even stopped asking me “so where are you from?”! I can't recommend Hunter enough for anyone who wants to improve the way they communicate with the world.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Tricia
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A great first lesson - looking forward to the next one!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Daniel
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I’m so happy to have discovered Hunter. I was struggling so much when I first reached out to her, but very hesitant about talking to someone about my problems because I am so private and felt a little embarrassed that I couldn’t figure this out by myself, but she made it so easy. Hunter is really positive and intuitive and knows just the right questions to ask but without asking too much. She helped me get to the core of the issue and got to what I needed without ever feeling uncomfortable. Now, we’ve talked so much, it’s almost like talking to a close friend, but with no judgement and actually getting useful answers.

I started out just doing a few sessions because I was so nervous and wasn’t sure if this was going to work, but seriously, I’d say book 10 - you won’t regret it! We kept finding new levels and I almost can’t believe how much better I feel and how much my life has changed. I definitely recommend Hunter. She will help you change your life!

Posted Jan 22, 2020
DeShawn
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Hunter is such a fun, knowledgeable and supportive, coach! I read some other reviews before hiring her, saying that she really cares about you getting the part, and it’s so true! She has lots of valuable insights for uncovering your character and great technical advice for shooting. I book all of my self-tapes with her - we coach first and then she reads with me and is my scene partner while we record. I have booked 2 guest stars in the last 3 months since I started working with her. Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 6, 2020
Mohan
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Very good and detail oriented teacher. She can pick up the slightest little mistakes in the way you pronounce things and the way you speak and tell you how to correct them on the spot. Now I know how to move my mouth differently to make different sounds for the same word. Have been doing session twice a week for 4 months and my accent is completely gone! I thought it was going to take years. So happy and glad I met Hunter! Easy to work with and very encouraging.

Posted Dec 24, 2019
Ilyas
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Hunter is a great teacher. She is really good at catching even barely noticeable pronunciation issues. She gives clear instructions on how to fix them. She is very knowledgeable about other countries and cultures which makes it easy for her to understand one’s accent. Thanks to her acting experience, she knows a lot of drills for relaxing the jaw and making your voice sounds more clear and crisp. It’s a pleasure working with Hunter and I am looking forward to continuing our sessions. I would definitely recommend Hunter to anyone who wants to improve their American English pronunciation.

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Dennis
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Great teacher and acting coach! She knows her stuff and has clearly been in the business a long time with a lot of experience. Really wants you to be the best and to work and book jobs. Patient and supportive but still pushes. Fun to work with too - has a great sense of humor. Highly recommend.

Posted Nov 15, 2019
Joanna
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I’m very happy that I found Hunter. She’s a great teacher and a lovely person. I enjoy my classes. She is very patient and I can see she cares about her students making progress.

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Olga
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Hunter has really helped me a lot! In only a few months I have almost no accent left. I came to the US for work about 5 years ago but English was not my first language. I am very educated and read and write it well, but people did not always understand me easily when I spoke due to my accent. I was also not as confident in making business presentations to my colleagues who are native English speakers. Now, I have almost no accent at all when speaking English! Finally, no more of people asking me "where are you from?" I'm really happy for Hunter's help. She is so friendly and easy to talk to and makes the lessons fun to do! I would highly recommend her coaching if you want to lose your accent and speak perfect American English.

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Cherrie
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Hunter is clearly an experienced actor, knows how actors work best and how to get actors to bring out their very best work. She gives you just the right mix of adjustments and encouragement to really find the character for yourself and make it your own. She is always willing to go the extra mile and makes sure that you really “get” the scene. I feel so grounded and 100% prepped after every coaching session with her. I am a much better actor today because of the work we have done. #sograteful! She really is the best!

Posted Oct 21, 2019
Sally
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Hunter was wonderful! Incredibly kind and a very smart actor. She had great ideas about shaping the scene, and helped me get a better grasp on the story.

Posted Oct 11, 2019
Shakti
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Simply one of the best coaches in Los Angeles! (really) This woman is a genius! I just started working with Hunter this year and she always brings my auditions to life. My booking rate has gone up and so has my confidence. She is so fun and supportive and really keeps me motivated and inspired to do even better work. She’s really knowledgeable about the business too. Love this lady and hope to keep working with her for years to come!

Posted Oct 1, 2019
Isabella
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Hunter is an amazing teacher! She is so much fun to work with and always positive and encouraging, but she also really cuts to the chase. You absolutely get results fast! You can tell she has years of experience and really loves acting. Love working with her. She is my go to “acting guru” :)

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Kaine
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I recommend Hunter to all who want to get rid of their foreign accents and sound more american. When I started this process, I thought I was a lost cause. Now, with Hunter's coaching, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had been in the US for two decades without much improvement in my accent, and in just 6 sessions with her I started seeing a positive difference. If you tried and failed to improve your accent in the past, try a few sessions with Hunter. She has the knowledge, the experience, and the compassion to succeed where other coaches have failed. Changing how you speak can be very daunting and frustrating but, if you trust her system, you can do it. Give yourself 10 lesson/hour with Hunter and you'll most definitely see a big change. Cheers.

Posted Sep 17, 2019
Corey
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This woman is AMAZING!! So upbeat and positive and professional! Totally knowledgeable about the craft and doesn't let you off the hook - really works you. SO much fun to work with her! Will be coming back for sure

Posted Sep 15, 2019
Kamal
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BOOKED IT!! Again! Have only worked with Hunter a few times for audition prep but have booked 2 out of 3 auditions! She's always got great ideas on how to find the character and approach the scene. Will definitely be back!

Posted Sep 14, 2019
Kayla
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Hunter is so down to earth! She is generous and kind and somehow manages to keep things light and fun while really lasering in on the work at hand. she is truly and “actors’ actor” - really wants you to succeed!! And I like that she is an actual working actor not just teaching. She really gets it which I feel is a huge plus in learning what it really takes to be good at what you do and succeed in this crazy business. So grateful to have found her! :)

Posted Sep 11, 2019
Holly B
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Hunter you’re fantastic! Great personality, informative and business savvy. You  put a person at ease and comfortable. Thank you!

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Daryl
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Hunter is a terrific coach and voice director, with both a great ear and a good knowledge of the business. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Posted Jun 14, 2019
Janet
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Words can’t describe the excellent voice over coaching that I have received from Hunter. During every consultation, I’ve learned through her realistic approach how to unblock the mental barriers of discovering my true authentic voice. When I met Hunter, I had lots of doubts and fears of becoming a professional Voice Over talent. Now I am booking and receiving amazing responses from clients. Thank you Hunter!

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Ursulline
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After my first 30 minutes into my Discovery call with Hunter I knew she was a match for me. She just got it! She understands the dynamics of cutting through B.S. that doesn't matter in order to get you to stay focused and on track towards goals that DO matter! After explaining to her a lot of my roadblocks and huge gigantic goals/dreams she immediately embraced even some of the not so fun experiences I shared and encouraged me to see them all as part of my journey. I highly encourage working with Hunter because what I think has helped her and her clients reach their own success is that she is a coach that works with you where you are no judgements or blaming. She can see your potential in you inspiring you even closer to your dreams. I feel more confident than ever that I will be able to achieve some really lofty goals through working with her and I can't wait to get even further into our coaching sessions!

Posted Jun 5, 2019
Sarah
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In one coaching session Hunter completely changed the way I thought about my business, for the better! As a coach, Hunter is clear, concise and highly intuitive. Her aim is true and exacting. Hunter made me feel supported and confident, after our session I was ready to take immediate action after a lifetime of doubting myself and procrastination. I felt strong and motivated to grow my business. She had an uncanny knack of knowing exactly what to say to abate my fears and trepidation's. Investing in coaching with Hunter is a true investment in YOURSELF. If you're tired of wallowing, take this step into solutions, you won't regret it! You will learn more in one session than in five years of therapy.

Posted Jun 5, 2019
Jerry
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“Working one-to-one with Hunter was a liberating experience! She was insightful, knowledgeable, perceptive, and really stretched me past what I had thought I was capable of, all while keeping the work fun and inspiring. Hunter provides a fearless, creative, supportive and adventurous environment to grow your talent in. I highly recommend working with her.”

Posted May 30, 2019
Joey
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Oh the clarity! Hunter is a gifted coach. Her insight, techniques and ease is incredible. Upon leaving my session I cracked open all the tools I feel I need to make my dreams come true, and my life a success. I highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to further and brighten their life. Thank you Hunter!!

Posted May 27, 2019

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Experience

Voiceover Artist
May 2005 - Present

Multiple Agencies

Have voiced more than 400 projects from animation and video games to commercials, narrations and more!

Commercial & Print Model
Mar 1985 - Present

Multiple Agencies

Multiple Ad Campaigns in various countries

Film, TV & Stage Actress
Mar 1985 - Present

Multiple Agencies

Came up through the theatre as a kid and pursued formal studies from there. Have been a working actress ever since

Education

Sitcom Acting Techniques
Mar 2019 - Present

Scott Sedita Acting Studio, Los Angeles

Commercial Acting Techniques
Aug 2018 - Present

Killian's Workshops

Improv - Level 3
Sep 2005 - Apr 2008

Second City

Integrated Life Coaching
Jan 2006 - Apr 2007

JFK University

Spoken Level Voice for Actors
Apr 1998 - Apr 2004

Actors' Equity

Advanced Scene Study
May 2000 - Aug 2003

Uta Hagen, Masterclass

On-Camera Audition Techniques
Aug 1998 - Sep 2001

Actor's Equity

Dramatic Arts
Sep 1995 - Apr 1998

Ryerson University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Greek

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Awards Nominations Committee Member
Mar 2018

SAG Awards

Bachelor of Arts
Apr 2005

Ryerson University, Toronto Canada

BA in Theatre Arts (Acting) and a minor in Marketing

Awards

Best Socially Conscious Screenplay
May 1999

Hollywood Film Awards

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Feb 2004
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
ACTRA
Apr 2000
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media. We are actors, recording artists, comedians, announcers, stunt co-ordinators & performers, dancers, narrators, voice performers, hosts, choreographers, models, singers, background performers, puppeteers and more. ACTRA’s principal role is to negotiate, administer and enforce collective agreements to provide performers with equitable compensation as well as safe and reasonable working conditions. Performers who work ACTRA have access to a full range of health benefits provided by ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS). Created in 1975 by ACTRA members, AFBS was formed to provide insurance and retirement services at a time when benefits available through other insurance companies could not meet the distinctive needs of performers.

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