Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Micha Espinosa

Fitzmaurice Lead Teacher and Director of Global Outreach

Micha Espinosa is an Arizona-based artist, activist, teacher, and voice, speech, and dialect coach. She has performed, lectured, and taught voice and speech around the world since 1992. She is a proud 30-year member of SAG/AFTRA and has performed in film, television, and regional theatre. Associate Professor (BFA, Stephens College; MFA Acting, U.C. San Diego) of Voice/Acting at Arizona State University; master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (FV) /trainer for the FV Teacher Certification/ Director of Diversity for FV Institute; a certified yoga instructor; and a Fulbright Specialist. Award winning editor for the book Monologues for Latino Actors: A Resource Guide to the Contemporary Latino/a Playwrights. An affiliate artist with renowned international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra; program coordinator/teaching artist for actor training program – Bali Taksu in Bali, Indonesia. She is passionate about social justice in actor training, global perspectives, and the cultural voice.
MFA University of California-San Diego; BFA Stephens College.
Languages: English, Spanish
Specializations: Diversity/Inclusion

Email me: globaloutreach@fitzmauriceinstitute.org

Rachelle Dart

Fitzmaurice Assistant Teacher

Rachelle Dart is a performer, theatre maker, traditional storyteller and teaching artist currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and is passionate about safe stage violence in education and performance. She performs and teaches improvisational comedy and directed local troupe, The Penguin Player, for four year as they lovingly embraced fear and failure. In 2016, she co-founded Small Dance Collective, a physical theatre company that is grounded in the celebration of process and community stories. She apprenticed in the craft of storytelling with Irish storyteller Liz Weir, MBE together they received the J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Award from the National Storytelling Network. Rachelle graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University earning a Bachelors in Theatre with a Concentration in Acting.
BA, Arizona State University.
Languages: English
Specializations: Acting, Movement, Private Coaching

Email me: rachelle.dart@gmail.com

 

Beth Gudenrath

Fitzmaurice Associate Teacher

A Certified Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Beth Gudenrath has been practicing Fitzmaurice for 20 years and teaching since 2006. Beth has taught in Barcelona, Spain, Vancouver, Canada, Bogota, Columbia, Dublin, Ireland, and London, UK at all of The Freedom and Focus International Fitzmaurice Voice Conferences. Beth has taught along side Catherine Fitzmaurice and other Master Teachers at the Los Angeles Fitzmaurice Teacher Training Certification among many other various workshops. She is the main assistant to Master Teacher, Saul Kotzubei and has been assisting his weekend introduction intensives for over a decade. She has been a guest teacher at UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, Tulane University in New Orleans, TAFTA, and most recently at Southern Oregon University. Beth studied acting at Stuart Rogers Studios for over 10 years, and is a part of his Teacher Training Certification Program. The former head of the Voice and Speech Department at the X Repertory Theatre Company and Theatrum Elysium in Los Angeles, Beth is committed to empowering actors to their fullest potential possible. She offers community classes and maintains her own private practice in Ashland, Oregon.
Languages: English
Specializations: Private Coaching

Email me: bethkag@gmail.com

Adriano Cabral

Fitzmaurice Assistant Teacher

Adriano Cabral is an assistant professor of voice and movement in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. Cabral has presented work at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally. Cabral is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and Knight-Thompson Speechwork. They are also a certified Master Reiki Healer. Their research focuses on training methods for the LGBTQ+ Identified actor. Cabral is the co-author of the text “Here’s How to Teach Voice and Communication Skills to Transgender Women.” As an actor, they have performed/trained around the world in the U.S., Japan, Colombia, and Indonesia.
Degrees & Institutions: MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University; BA in Musical Theatre from Rhode Island College Languages: English, Spanish
Specializations: Acting, Diversity/Inclusion, Healing, KTS Certified, Movement, Presence, Private Coaching, Singing, Speech & Dialects, Transgender Coaching

Email me: adrianoc@unr.edu

Lee Su-Feh

Fitzmaurice Associate Teacher

Lee Su-Feh was born and raised in Malaysia. While studying both traditional and contemporary dance and theatre there, she was indelibly marked by teachers who strove to find a contemporary Asian expression out of the remnants of colonialism and dislocated traditions. Some important teachers were Janet Pillai (theatre), Marion D’Cruz (dance) and Krishen Jit (theatre). In 1985, she left Malaysia for Paris, where she lived for 2 years and was influenced by the late Lari Leong. She has trained extensively in internal Chinese martial arts, with masters such as Xu Gong Wei and Yang Guo Tai. Since arriving in Vancouver in 1988, as Artistic Director of battery opera performance, she has created a provocative body of award-winning work that interrogates the contemporary body as a site of intersecting and displaced histories and habits. As Artistic Director of battery opera performance, (“fearlessly iconoclastic”, “brainy and bawdy”), she has worked both alone and in collaboration with others. In 1998, she was awarded the Prix de Jeune Auteur by the Rencontres Internationales Chorégraphiques de Seine-St.Denis for her work Gecko Eats Fly. In 2013, she received the Isadora Duncan Award from the Dance Centre for her contribution to the Vancouver dance millieu. This was followed by the Lola Award in 2014, in recognition of her “whole art” (Gesamtkunstwerk) approach to artmaking. Recently, she was part of Migrant Bodies, a 2-year Canada-E.U choreographic project ruminating on migration and its implications on European and Canadian societies. Out of this project, she created The Things I Carry, a solo she continues to develop and perform. Some of her other current projects involve making dance machines, and developing as a Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher. She is particularly interested in the relationship between Fitzmaurice Voicework® and movement.
Languages: French, English, Malay
Specializations: Movement

Email me: leesufeh@gmail.com

Perry Piercy

Fitzmaurice Assistant Teacher

Perry coaches voice throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has a background as an actor, teacher, and director, and brings a wealth of experience on stage and screen to her work.  Perry has made voice her speciality, and offers coaching in all things related to voice: acting,  dialects, presence, and presentation skills. Perry coached over 35 different accents as dialect coach for ‘The Luminaries’ TV series, a BBC et al production filmed in 2019.  Perry’s training in Knight Thompson Speechwork is an essential tool in her dialect work with actors, and also in her in work on accent-softening with people from all over the world who want to communicate more clearly.  Knight Thompson Speechwork augments Perry’s Masters in Voice from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where she graduated with distinction.Perry is proud to fly the flag for Fitzmaurice Voicework in New Zealand, where she is one of the key organisers for the next Freedom and Focus conference: ‘Breathing is Meaning’, in collaboration with Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.  Perry teaches regularly with Miranda Harcourt at RATA Studios in Wellington, and founded The Actor’s Dojo with her colleague, Peter Hambleton, to provide collaborative support for professional actors.Perry is passionate about empowering people to access the full, embodied expression of their voices, and works regularly for a number of pro bono causes, including Bedtime Stories at Arohata Prison and Tranzform for transgender youth.

Email me: perry@voicecoach.nz

Michael Perez

Fitzmaurice Assistant Teacher

Michael worked in New York City as an actor and freelance teacher for 11 years before moving to Sarasota to complete his MFA in Acting. Michael currently holds acting and voice classes at Florida Southern College, Venice Theatre, and as a freelance teacher.

Email me: michael_perez557@yahoo.com

Katherine Austinson

Fitzmaurice Institute Business Manager

Kathy has years of experience in nonprofit organization management, event management, volunteer management, public speaking, and fundraising.

Email me: business@fitzmauriceinstitute.org

Special Thanks to these Contributors: Lisa Pelikan, Cara Whitehouse, Adam Wallis. We couldn’t have accomplished this project without you!


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