“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 gave me the tools to use language to tap into my thoughts and emotions and then share them with an audience so that you I’m not simply lost in the maze of the text.
She also taught me how to take care of my voice from warm up to cool down. Because I know that I studied under the best in business, and because I have an unwavering confidence in what I have learned from her, I enter into every professional situation feeling like I have Shane Ann sitting on my shoulders. No matter what, I know that I am going to be just fine.” – Ryan Michelle Bathe
Ryan Michelle Bathe Credits
TV: First Wives Club, “This is Us” (NBC) recurring, ABC, Boston Legal (Series regular), and Brothers and Sisters (Recurring), Girlfriends (Recurring) CW, and Trauma (NBC)
FILM: Leaving Barstow, One for the Money
Regional: Twelfth Night (Viola), As You Like It (Celia) – Guthrie Theater, Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret) – the Old Globe Theater
Ryan Michelle Bathe with her husband Sterling K Brown