"Shannon is one of the best coaches working in NY."
- Alexandra Henrikson, Actor (Netflix's Maniac, Larry David's Fish in the Dark) | Writer
After spending six years in conservatory training programs (MFA Yale School of Drama & BFA UC Santa Barbara) and nearly a decade practicing my craft and continuing training within the business of acting, I love nothing more than sharing that wisdom with other artists. I have a passion for guiding and inspiring actors, helping them reach new depths within their own understanding of a character or scene. Combining my extensive training in the theatre with my detailed knowledge of the complexities of film and television, I am practiced in fine tuning actors' auditions both on stage and in front of the camera. I specialize in voice and speech and have worked with actors and non-actors with dialect management and learning new accents and dialects!
I am currently on faculty at Pace University, Acting for Film, Television, Voiceovers & Commercials and at Circle in the Square Theatre School. I have served as the Voice, Speech, and Dialect coach for productions at Manhattan School of Music, Rider University, The Tank, and The Glass Eye Theatre Company.