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ABOUT ME

"Your voice is the primary instrument of your artistry, and your creativity is its master” - Kristin Linklater

If we want a voice that is expressive, resonant, and truthful we need to learn how to harness its power and release its full potential.

My aim is to help open your voice so you can gain freedom and range with ease.

Adam Lane Bergquist
Founder and Principal

I have spent over 15 years in the creative arts as a teacher, performer, director, and producer. Mentoring under master Linklater teacher David Smukler I also earned an MFA in Voice Teaching in 2015. Training actors, politicians, managers, case workers and others, I specialize in helping students discover the creative possibilities of their voice using their own learning style.

  • Public Speaking

  • Dialect Work

  • Audition Coaching

  • Vocal Technique

  • Performance Preparation

Recent Workshops

  • Fall Voice Class - Montreal, Quebec 2018

  • The Open Voice Workshop - Montreal, Quebec 2018

  • Dialects for Actors - QUONTA Regional Drama Festival 2016

  • Public Speaking in American English - Lausanne, Switzerland 2016

Teaching Experience

  • Voice Instructor - Vancouver Film School

  • Assistant Professor - Thorneloe University (Voice and Acting)

  • Guest Instructor - Syracuse University, Trinity Western University

  • Sessional Instructor - York University (Public Speaking, Voice and Acting)

  • Workshop Facilitator - Canada's National Voice Intensive

Memberships

  • VASTA - Voice and Speech Trainers Association

  • CAEA - Canadian Actors' Equity Association

  • UBCP/ACTRA - Union of BC Performers

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching - York University

  • MFA (Performance) - York University

  • FRSA (Acting) - Rosebud School of the Arts

  • Diploma in Business Administration - Lethbridge College