Dion Flynn

Dion Flynn

Shane Ann Male Actors

I want to make others laugh. So I was skeptical about how some exercises were supposed to make me funnier on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or before an unforgiving NYC comedy club crowd? Well, I didn’t know the answer to these questions before working with Shane-Ann or before going on to appear over 50 times on …

Dominik Tiefenthaler

Dominik Teifenthaler

Shane Ann Male Actors

Dominik Teifenthaler – “With German as my first language, I realized soon after coming to the US that my casting opportunities were very limited. Everyone asked me if I could sound American. Since I always wanted to study with the best, I asked around. And all roads led to Shane Ann. She has made it possible for me to work …

Boyd Holbrook

Boyd Holbrook

Shane Ann Male Actors

Boyd Holbrook. “I call Shane Ann when I have auditions for films as well as television. We have worked on everything including eliminating my original accent (I’m from the Appalachian region) to clarifying the ideas in the text, to working on an English dialect. I have gotten a call-back or have been hired to do the role for every script we …

Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Shane Ann Male Actors

“Voice work is a precarious endeavor. It’s absolutely essential in pursuing a career in acting, however, a common pitfall of voice training is creating an actor who is preoccupied with the technical aspects of perfect speech, clarity, projection – thus forgetting that we must sound like human beings at the end of the day. We must sound like people and …

Matt Harrington

Matt Harrington

Shane Ann Male Actors

“Shane Ann has given me a wonderful gift: a fully loaded tool kit to help me unlock and explore any kind of text while keeping my instrument strong and supported. Whether I am working my way through a Shakespeare soliloquy or a dialect farce or quickly scanning voiceover copy in a casting office waiting room, I constantly find myself drawing …

Isaiah Johnson

Isaiah Johnson

Shane Ann Male Actors

“Before taking Shane Ann’s class, I only knew the basics of approaching Shakespeare’s texts. Furthermore, I wasn’t too excited about dealing with my phobia of Shakespeare’s assumed loftiness. I was most surprised at how much fun her classes could be because of her ‘road map’ through the curriculum, her patient, positive attitude, and her timely organization! Now I am enjoying …

Freddy Arsenault

Fred Arsenault

Shane Ann Male Actors

“It’s true, actors are very often concerned with how they look; after all, to get the part we must look the part. But, just as important to getting a role, and sometimes more importantly, is how we sound, what we say and how we say it. Here is where Shane Ann enters the picture. To say she is passionate about …

Shane Mcrae

Shane McRae

Shane Ann Male Actors

“The confidence with which I approach classical texts comes directly from the time spent in Shane Ann’s classes. She taught me how to break down a text into specific thoughts and to make those thoughts clear to the audience and myself. She is a brilliant teacher of the “technical” aspects of speaking a text but is also focused on the …

Josh Barret

Josh Barrett

Shane Ann Male Actors

“From the most heightened classical text to direct colloquial dialogue to commercial copy, Shane Ann’s techniques help the actor take any words (or noises and grunts for that matter) and have them communicate far more than what is on the page. She is an extremely dedicated and talented instructor who strives to clarify the smallest details while never losing sight …

Ben Cole

Ben Cole

Shane Ann Male Actors

“Before meeting Shane Ann, I had a great fear of using anything “technical” (like voice and speech) because I thought it would cut off my impulses, making me sound phony and appear inauthentic. Shane Ann helped me to quickly realize that my fear was actually fear of the work, and that fear was limiting my range of possibilities, my true …