A motivated and passionate coach, I strive to empower clients to take ownership of their unique voice. I aim to create a safe environment for students to explore and challenge themselves, and to gain the understanding and ability to safely access a free and flexible voice, so they can have confidence moving forward in any professional setting.
Voice & Dialect Coach
Along with a BA in Education and an MA in Acting, I also have an MFA in Voice Studies from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Whether it be an actor working on an accent or a corporate client working on their voice and presentation skills, I would be thrilled to assist you in achieving your goals.
Accents are no longer an extra skill but a necessity to working within the industry. Mastering the General American dialect is crucial for those wanting to broaden their opportunities
Kid Snow, dialect support, directed by Paul Goldman 2022
It Only Takes a Night, dialect coach, directed by Callan Durlik 2022
Itch, dialect support, directed by Nicholas Verso | ABC Me 2021
Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children, directed by Emma Rice | Bristol Old Vic/World Tour
Girl from the North Country, Bristol Old Vic Studio, directed by Paul Clarkson
Western Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (WAAPA) | Academic lecturing in Voice and Accents
Curtin University | Sessional lecturer in Voice and Accent
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) | Research Academic
Bath Spa University
"Acacia was everything I could have asked for in a teacher. She instantly put me at ease. Her approach is very thorough but had plenty of patience and kindness for me when my brain was struggling at times. I could not recommend anyone better for all your dialect needs, do yourself a favour and learn with the best!"
— Kiandra Baily, Actor
Session Types & Prices
1 hour Refresher
Ideally suited to students with past experience working in the accent or for those seeking specific audition prep.
Sessions can be adjusted to 1.5/2 hours
3 Class Pass
3x 1 hour classes.
Introduces the basics of the accent, including placement and key sound changes.
6 Class Pass
6x 1 hour classes.
Enables us to cover all the important factors of the accent in detail. Including: placement, vowel and consonant changes, melody, sound and speech 'give aways' and conversational tips.