Boyd Holbrook

Boyd Holbrook

Shane Ann Male Actors

“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 have …

Karen Pittman

Karen Pittman

Shane Ann Female Actors

“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, not …

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 …

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 …

Ryan Bathe

Ryan Michelle Bathe

Shane Ann Female Actors

“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 …

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 …

Dominik Tiefenthaler

Dominik Teifenthaler

Shane Ann Male Actors

“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 as an American …

Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra Freeman

Shane Ann Female Actors

“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 …

Dion Flynn

Dion Flynn

Shane Ann Male Actors

I want to make others laugh. However, 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 …

Maggie Lacey

Maggie Lacey

ralphm Female Actors

“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 on any given …