Meet Rebecca Gausnell
Hi, I’m Rebecca.
I’m a multi-faceted voice + dialect coach working across film, theatre, music & with anyone wanting to explore their voice. My focus is on embodied approaches for performance and for everyday life. I am also the founder of American Accent Bootcamp.
I was born & raised in St. Louis, Missouri before training as an actor at Northwestern University in Chicago. I then went on to gain my MFA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London. My most influential direct mentors include Patsy Rodenburg, Barbara Houseman, Jeannette Nelson, Linda Gates & William Conacher.
This launched me for a time into life as a film gypsy, logging over 10,000 hours coaching on film sets and in rehearsal rooms ranging from the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
Doing one thing gets boring, and I refuse to live in a box:
I’m an American dialect specialist and work extensively with North American accents
As I speak a few other languages, I also work with multilingual actors to act in English with ease
I specialize in working with musicians and hip-hop artists on text + voice + accent
I am fascinated by words, language, meaning & musicality
My work is rooted in voice + vocal science while also drawing on my background in mindfulness, breathwork, 5Rhythms, chakra work + other therapeutic modalities
My clients include Emmy, SAG, BAFTA & Olivier Award winners
I work with actors who are already good, but want the skills to be great.
I work with intelligent corporate clients to be able to express themselves with authoritative ease.
I work with performers and non-performers who already know the ‘rules’ but want to be able to PLAY and EMBODY their voice, an accent, a text, or a speech with truth and confidence.
I am passionate about working together with clients to find their embodied voice + accent, either in performance or in everyday life.