Maggie Lacey

Maggie Lacey

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Maggie Lacey – “The walls of the theatres around the country reverberate with the exercises I learned in Shane Ann’s classes because at around 6:30pm I retreat to some dark corner of the house and do my Younts exercises. Without this warm-up I would be lost. But it goes beyond preparing myself to do the best job I can do …

Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra Freeman

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“Without Shane Ann how can anyone tell what my intention is? Without Shane Ann how can anyone believe I’m from anywhere but the South? Her classes are necessary in every actor’s arsenal to have a step ahead in auditions and in performances. Her spirit is wonderful and she makes the written text on a page leap off and become organically …

Karen Pittman

Karen Pittman

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“I get a lot of work reading books on tape for Recorded Books, Inc. Every time I go into the studio to work, I use something that Shane Ann taught me – EVERY TIME. Her attention to detail is incomparable. She is focused on your unique instrument. She validates you and praises you, and gives you the skills you need, …

Stephanie DiMaggio

Stephanie DiMaggio

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“Shane Ann cracked open text for me in a way no other teacher has before. Her specific techniques armed me with tools to tackle any and all types of language, no matter how difficult. Her work gives you a solid road map on how to unlock a scene through the language, and this kind of technique is invaluable in the …

Elisa Bocanegra

Elisa Bocanegra

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“When I began Shane Ann’s voice and speech program I not only had a lisp but a New York accent that prevented me from auditioning for any roles other than “New Yawkas”. My voice was such a concern to me that I even found it difficult to speak in meetings with industry professionals. Through the program, Shane Ann provided me …

Gretchen Hall

Gretchen Hall

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“Shane Ann changed my world in terms of looking at difficult texts. I apply her vocal techniques to help me break down texts so that I can determine how to connect the thoughts. I was recently participating in a Director’s Retreat for The Drama League and received quite a few compliments on my scene from Measure for Measure. People kept …

Ryan Bathe

Ryan Bathe

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“The techniques that I learned studying with Shane Ann have been pivotal in my ability to navigate and relish not only classical texts, but any text that I have or will come across in my career as a professional actor. Shane Ann provided me with a solid foundation so that I can use my voice as an instrument. She also …

Kate MacCluggage

Kate MacCluggage

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“Shane Ann’s vocal techniques are so helpful in warming up, in rehearsal, and in performance. I have used her exercises to help make both the comedy as well as the plot clear in the Off-Broadway production of “The 39 Steps”, and I use much of her warm up techniques before every show. Being in a long running show means that …

Stacey Linnartz

Stacey Linnartz

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“In order to have longevity in this career, and to work confidently and ease-fully, the professional actor must have the foundation of excellent voice and speech training and Shane Ann is the most exceptional teacher and coach one shall find. Her methods have helped my career and my work immeasurably – from decoding Shakespeare with joy to successfully booking and …

Deanna Barron

Mia Barron

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“The technical skills Shane Ann imparted to me were vast: exercises to ground my voice, strengthen my breathing, improve my resonance, heighten my ability to use melody, and volume and to make sense of intricate textual passages. But her teaching extends to much broader realms than just the technical. She has a deep love of language and is fiercely committed …