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Top Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Nadia Venesse
*Special Coach - Any Accent/Dialect + Voice Work
Nadia Venesse is one of Hollywood's most respected dialect coaches, with over thirty-five years of coaching and teaching experience. She has helped both A-list actors and beginning actors, and has worked with esteemed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Zack Snyder. Nadia has also worked with renowned actors such as Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr., Joel Kinnaman, Dane DeHaan, Woody Harrelson, and Bryce Dallas Howard, to name a few. She holds an M.A. and utilizes Sociolinguistics and TESOL as needed, and is Skinner trained.

MA English TESOL
Jack Wallace - American, British, Australian Accent Cach in Los Angeles
Jack Wallace
*Special Coach - Any English Accent + Voice Work
Accent Coach Jack is an experienced dialect coach from England, based in Los Angeles. With over 10 Million combined views on his videos for Buzzfeed and a private coaching practice, Jack specializes in coaching professional actors with all accents for their roles, on set coaching and working with idiolects.

Known for his warmth and precision, Jack has become an in-demand coach for a broad range of projects from films and television to theatre and commercials.

An expert advisor for news outlets such as CNN, Entertainment Tonight!, Buzzfeed, IGN and Insider Jack is the go-to specialist for accent questions within the film industry.

Formally trained, with a Master’s in Professional Voice Practice from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Jack draws from a strong technical knowledge of the voice to distill the key features of an accent to prepare actors for any role.
Master's degree in Profeesional Voice Practice
Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Ethnomusicology
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Joseph Tisa
*Special Coach - Any Accent
Joseph Tisa is an actor and accent coach based out of Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He was trained in the context of Edith Skinner's ""classical"" method, and he has worked on vocal technique with certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teachers. In addition to appearing in productions at regional theaters all around the country as an actor himself, Joseph has coached private clients in acting and accents for a number of years. He has also been engaged as an accent coach for several theatrical productions, including ""Stones in His Pockets"", ""All the Way"", and ""The Great Society"" at Lyric Repertory Company in Utah.

Joseph focuses on guiding his clients toward developing a facility for identifying and producing the specific and representative sounds, vocal postures, tonal characteristics, and rhythms of a given accent in order to establish authenticity and ease in their work.
Master's degree in Fine Arts (Acting)
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Christine Kane
Standard American English, British RP, Cockney, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Southern American, New York
Christine has taught Voice and Speech at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts  and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.  She has studied Acting, Voice and Movement  at The Raphael Kelly Shakespeare Studio where the training was based on that of the Central School of Speech and Drama in the UK.  She has appeared in numerous theatrical productions, independent films and commercials.  She is thrilled to be a part of Language Academia!
Associates Degree
American, British, South African, New Zealand, Polish, Scottish, Russian Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Standard American, Southern American, New York, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, French, Swedish, British RP, British London, British Cockney, British Northern, British upper class/posh, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, South African
Ronald is originally from the Czech Republic. He moved to England to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Education with English and Drama at the University of Cambridge. He then got accepted to Tisch School of the Arts, where he fully committed to pursuing his dream of being an actor. He was the first Czech person to complete an M.F.A. in acting at NYU. He then moved from New York City to Los Angeles.

Ronald is also a musician and songwriter. He enjoys reading challenging novels and poetry, as well as watching movies. He has taught English as a second language, as well as complex literature breakdown and creative writing editing. He has also worked as an acting coach and director. He is passionate about helping people overcome the barriers that the arts and other industries place on them. He likes to tailor lessons to the individual's needs and help them realize their unique potential.

He has two small dogs whom he loves very much.
M.F.A. | New York University
Education with English and Drama
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British accents (RP, Manchester, Liverpool), Irish, Scottish, Southern (Georgia or Alabama), French, Russian, Australian and New Zealand
Chelsea was born into a military family and grew up all over the United States, spending most of her time in the Southeast region. She graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Florida, where she studied accents and dialects and worked closely with Yanci Bukovec, an internationally recognized voice instructor. Chelsea has a strong musical background and a love of BBC, which has contributed to her enjoyment and proficiency in accent and dialect work on camera. In addition to her work in the performing arts, Chelsea is passionate about low-acidity coffee, dime store romance novels, and chihuahuas.

BFA in Acting
American, British, South African, New Zealand, Polish, Scottish, Russian Accent Coach in Los Angeles
RP British, Cockney, Southern American, French, German, Italian, Polish, Greek, South African, Standard American
Ryan Ballard is a Los Angeles-based actor who trained at both NYU Tisch and Ithaca College. He has performed in theater productions across the country, including the Broadway National Tour of Waitress the Musical. As a fellow actor, Ryan understands that accent and dialect work go hand-in-hand with character development. Whether you're interested in preparing audition sides in a specific dialect, brushing up on IPA, or reducing your own accent with Standard American training, Ryan will tailor his sessions to help you reach your goals.

Bachelor of Fine Arts
American, Indian, British Accent Coach in Los Angeles
American Standard, Indian, London, Italian
Ram was born in Hyderabad, India and later pursued a BFA in Acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The fundamental training involved a toolbox approach of Alexander technique and Viewpoints in relation to voice and speech. He has several years of experience in the Theatre and Film Industry in both the US and India. As an immigrant artist, he is passionate about helping individuals from diverse linguistic backgrounds to refine their speaking skills and communicate effectively in a particular dialect.

With a background in dialect work, Ram is skilled in identifying and correcting common pronunciation and intonation errors. His personalized coaching approach focuses on building confidence and fluency, while also taking into account individual learning styles and goals. Whether you are looking to improve your accent for personal or professional reasons, he is dedicated to helping you achieve clear, effective communication in English and unlocking your full potential!

NYU Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
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US Various, British Various, South African
Lydia received her BFA in Acting from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia where she worked alongside world-renowned actors and educators. During her time at the university, she discovered her passion for voice and speech training and assisted her professors in coaching performing arts students in IPA and various dialects for performance. She has developed a method that connects her physical training and psychological understanding of communication, enabling her students to "find freedom within form" and use their creative intuition alongside healthy speech habits to reach their full potential as artists.

Lydia has worked as a voice-over actor and has provided content for English schools around the globe, as well as international online content creators. She is a TESOL-certified English as a Second Language teacher who helps students from every continent improve their English speech and understand the value of communicating with confidence. She is an animal lover, enjoys cycling, loves to sing, and relishes meeting new people. Lydia is excited to help you bring your dream role's voice to life.

BFA in Acting
New York, AAVE, Nigerian, West African, AmericanAccent Coach in Los Angeles
American Standard, Southern, New York, Mid West, Nigerian, West African Accents
Shaki Alliu graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater and has tutored students in accent work, accent reduction, and vocal production. Although born in the United States, she spent her formative years in Nigeria, where she learned English as a second language in Arabic school. Growing up in a multilingual home, she has personal experience with accent reduction work as it was applied to her when she moved back to the States during elementary school.

She has tutored students of all backgrounds and learning abilities. Shaki now lives in California and works as a craft/theater artist and teacher.

Fine Arts in Theater
British, Southern, Irish, New York Accent Coach in Los Angeles
British RP, British Cockney, Southern (Antebellum, Texas), Scottish, Irish, New York, New Jersey
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lulu has an extensive background in the performing arts. She has a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Northern Illinois University and is trained in acting for theatre, film, and voiceover. Lulu is also a singer and a writer, constantly exploring and finding new levels of the human voice to learn from.

Lulu is a dialect coach who specializes in a wide variety of dialects, including British (RP, Cockney), Southern (Texas, Antebellum, etc.), Scottish, Irish, and more. While she is knowledgeable in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), Lulu prefers a personalized approach to teaching. She works with each individual based on their level of comfort and expertise, helping them find their perfect voice for themselves or their character. She knows all the best ways to teach an authentic and high-quality dialect for any dream role!

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Studies.
AAVE, American, Southern, British, New York, Irish, Scottish, Transatlantic Accent Coach in Los Angeles
AAVE, American Southern, Cockney, Elevated Standard British, Liverpudlian, New York, Southern Irish, Transatlantic
Stephanie is a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a world-class conservatory wherein she especially cultivated her passion for language—particularly, in the areas of voice and speech. An all-around enthusiast of the arts, her hobbies include illustrating, singing, and writing—just to name a few!

Associate degree in Acting
American, British, Caribbean, Ugandan, Irish Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Standard American, Southern, British (RP, Cockney), Caribbean, Ugandan, Irish
Mia Ellis is a talented actor with a passion for kindness, laughter, and working with children. She is currently based in Los Angeles, but originally hails from Mississippi, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Music/Vocal Performance from Tougaloo College. Mia went on to attend Brown University/Trinity Rep, where she received her MFA in Acting.

Through her experiences in music and acting, Mia has developed a keen understanding of how to help students maintain clarity of speech while effectively communicating their intentions during auditions, performances, and everyday conversations. She has worked as a teaching artist and tutor, and is dedicated to tailoring her approach to the unique needs of each individual student.

In addition to her work as an actor and teacher, Mia is also an EDIA Advocate, audiobook narrator, writer, and singer. Her diverse skills and experiences make her a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their communication skills and achieve their goals in the performing arts.

MFA in Acting
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British, RP British, Irish, American Standard
Garrison Keener is a British/American actor based in Los Angeles, California. He began his acting career in early 2019, after working in various professional positions such as banking, education, and construction in major cities all over the world including London, New York, Seoul, and Los Angeles. Garrison has traveled to 29 countries and has lived in 7 countries throughout Europe and Asia before returning to the United States. Having adapted to and experienced diverse cultures and people groups throughout the world, he understands the difficulties of learning a new language, accent, or fitting into a new culture without feeling too awkward. His hobbies include fencing, acting, trying new things, and traveling.

Masters in Environmental Science
American, Hispanic Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Hispanic Dialects and Accents
She graduated with a B.A. in Art History Education and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After moving to the U.S., she completed her M.B.A. at Loyola University New Orleans. Her college experiences in both English and Spanish helped her become 100% bilingual, and gave her a deep understanding of what it's like to be a student. She has been coaching accents for the last 20 years, including at St. Rose Elementary, Luling Middle School, Halstrom Academy, and City Kids LA. Additionally, she has worked with both groups and individuals for the past 20 years in accent reduction, pronunciation, and speech therapy. She has coached native Spanish speakers on reducing their accent in English and coached native English speakers on reducing their accent in Spanish, which has given her a thorough understanding of both languages and their unique challenges.

Master is Art History Education
French and Japanese Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Japanese, French
Raised and educated in France, Japan, and the U.S., Mariko has a lot in common with new language learners. Learning a new language can be intimidating, but with her extensive experience teaching English and Japanese, she will make her students feel comfortable and empowered in their journeys.

Mariko holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in International Relations. She enjoys spending time with her family and dancing (especially ballet!) in her free time. 

Post Graduate Degree in International Relations
American Accent Coach in Los Angeles
American Standard
A native English Speaker, Timothy grew up in Iowa and received his bachelor's degree in linguistics and Korean from The Ohio State University before pursuing his master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Iowa. He has experience working in the medical setting as well as tutoring English in a variety of settings.

Timothy utilizes his background in phonetics, phonology, and speech science to teach accent reduction based on Standard American English pronunciation. He enjoys helping international students and non-native English speakers work towards their goals and increase confidence with their communication skills.

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Russian Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Russian Accent
As an immigrant herself, Kristina knows how isolating it can feel not to know a language, and she understands the challenges of learning a new language. She empathizes with those who are trying to establish a new life in a foreign country, and that's why she is here to help you feel more comfortable with your English speech wherever you go. Kristina develops an individualized program for each student, ensuring that you achieve results faster.

Masters of Creative Art Therapy
Chinese Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Chinese Accent
Dylan Wang graduated with B.A. in literature and an M.A. degree in Chinese and English translation, Dylan has been teaching English and Chinese for 12 years. He is originally from China; he is very familiar with Chinese traditional cultural and arts. Dylan uses songs, movies, stories, pictures, and calligraphy to teach Chinese characters, standard mandarin speaking, and Chinese traditional cultural. There is a lot of fun to learn Chinese with Dylan.

Master's Degree in Translations Chinese and English
Italian Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Italian Accent
Roberto Ranieri was raised and born in Bologna, Italy, and studied philosophy, literature, and linguistics in Bologna and Milan. He was awarded a Ph.D. with a thesis on Hermeneutics, and since then, he kept on studying and researching in the field of hermeneutics and interpretation. He lives in Los Angeles since 2016 and is passionate about outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, skiing, and swimming.

Ph.D. in Italian Literature
Russian and Ukranian Accent Coach in Los Angeles
Slavic (Ukrainian Western, Russian "Oh", Moscow), German
Vasyl Bobrov is a Ukrainian and Russian trainer with more than ten years of international teaching experience in Slavic and Germanic languages. Vasyl holds a Bachelor's Degree in Lingustics and Language Teaching. Vasyl specializes in communicative approach in teaching languages (Ukrainian, Russian, German and English), phonology and accent reduction. Vasyl uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage his students to work hard and succeed. In his free time, Vasyl likes to travel and cook.

BA (Linguistics)
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