Ryan received her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University, and has extensive training in Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Organic Intelligence, Alexander Technique, Meisner Method, Michael Chekhov Technique, and other methodologies of voice, movement, and acting. She combines her training in these disciplines with her experience as a professional coach, actor, and singer to create a holistic learning experience for her students and clients. Ryan has worked with everyone from performers to professional athletes and entrepreneurs of various backgrounds on voice, accents, on-camera presence and the intersections in between. Ryan is the creator and host of the podcast, "Speaking Of…Conversations on Voice, Speech, and Identity with Ryan O'Shea."
Since 2015, Ryan has assisted Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Saul Kotzubei, in his LA voice workshops for performers. Ryan has taught in Dublin, Ireland for the Fourth International Freedom & Focus Conference, and as a guest artist at Crash Acting with Benjamin Mathes, Side of the Road Studio with Crista Flanagan, Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, UCLA, Tom Todoroff Studio, American Arts Film & Television Academy, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Purdue University, Depauw University, Indy Convergence, and others. She has also formerly served on the acting faculty of Studio School Los Angeles as the Head of Voice and Speech, The Art of Acting Studio, and at the University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre.
This introductory voice class is tailored for actors looking to develop the foundations of voice technique as well as creating the structure for a practice that will sustain you throughout your career.
This weekly ongoing class is ideal for the actor who is committed to their voice and speech practice as part of their acting craft. Each class includes a warm-up as well as a focus in special topics for deepening the actors' tools.
"Ryan O'Shea is the real deal. She knows her training inside and out, and that knowledge gives her teaching authority and power."
Bill Simmons, Artistic Director of the Phoenix Theatre