We’re excited to announce SHINE Creative Coaching as a Silver Sponsor for VoiceWorld Toronto!
Nothing is more important than your voice!
Obvious? And yet so many voice-over actors aren’t equipped with the tools to maximize their vocal range and guarantee their voices’ longevity. That’s where SHINE Creative Coaching comes in.
We’re your go-to place for voice training and vocal development.
We’ll teach you to:
- Develop the awareness and sensitivity you need to maintain a versatile voice and create a wide range of memorable characters
- Refine your tone and improve your articulation
- Prevent vocal strain and loss of voice
- Learn new accents with accuracy and panache
Vocal skills to last a lifetime
Great vocal expression begins with strong vocal skills. At SHINE, we offer a range of voice techniques aimed at expanding your capacity so you can take on any text, regardless of length or complexity. Our methods also help you to deepen your emotional connection so you can discover all the various characters — and their voices — that live in you. Being working actors and performers ourselves, we know how useful these skills continue to be for us and are overjoyed to share them with you!
- a personalized training plan that is based on your specific vocal needs & career goals
- 60 minutes of private one-on-one coaching in each session
- permission to audio record the sessions
- support material
- audition coaching
In one series of 10 private sessions with us, you will feel and hear significant growth in your vocal versatility. Not to mention gaining voice skills that will support you for a lifetime, both in and out of the industry!
Be coached by masters
All SHINE coaches hold masters degrees in Voice, Acting, or both. We teach and coach in some of the top actor-training and theatre institutions in the country. And being working actors ourselves, we bring you a wealth of experience in the industry.
Come to our booth for a 5 minute mini-assessment of your voice and to find out more about how we work!
Christine is the owner of Shine, and a voice and accent coach. Her past clients have included Genie nominated and Sundance film festival award winning actors. They have been seen and heard in numerous projects, including: Canada’s Next Top Model, Disney, CBC radio, Soulpepper, Mirvish, The Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the Young Peoples Theatre, and The Vancouver Playhouse.
In England, Christine has taught at the Oxford School of Drama, and East 15 Acting School (University of Essex). She continues to train young actors in the Humber College Theatre Performance Program. Christine holds an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is one of the only Linklater Designated coaches in Canada.
Lopa coaches voice and accents at Shine in addition to her work as an actor. She has coached dialects coach on projects such as Call of Duty: Operation King Fish. She has walked the boards on many of Canada’s stages, most recently in The Penelopiad for the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Her next coaching project is Heather Hermants’ Ribcage: This Wide Passage, in French!
Lopa holds an MFA in Acting and and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching Voice from York University where she continues to teach and coach.
LAURANN J BROWN
Laurann designs dialect worlds for plays and films, coaches actors through SHINE, and helps corporate clients soften their native accents. This is her fifth season as an Associate Dialect Coach at The Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. In London, England, Laurann was Senior Lecturer at The Urdang Academy, Voice Lecturer at East 15 Acting School (University of Essex), and voice/communications coach at Speak Easily.
In the UK, Laurann’s clients are appearing in the West End and on national tour in such shows as Jesus Christ Superstar, Ghost, Les Miserables, Thriller Live and Top Hat. In Canada, Laurann’s clients can be found across a range of industries – including film, television, stage and education Laurann holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of British Columbia, an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Mount Royal College.
Laura has been coaching at SHINE since 2008. Her private clients have booked film, television and voice over roles all over the country.
In addition to working on a number of critically acclaimed independent projects in Vancouver, Boston, New York, and Toronto, her acting experience includes working with Genie and Gemini Award-Winning director Bruce McDonald and Academy Award-Nominated director Hubert Davis. In addition to her work with SHINE, Laura teaches at Armstrong Acting Studios, and the Young People’s Theatre. She has an MFA in acting from the prestigious American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre School. In 2010 she founded Filmcoop; a not-for-profit mentorship program for professional filmmakers in Toronto.