Acting for Camera & Dialects
Tuffet Schmelze, the Dialect Geek, a Los Angeles based dialect coach. Her teaching style is fun, upbeat and empowering, allowing students to transform their voice through songs, sentences and physical improvisation. She received her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. She has taught master classes at Nerinx Hall High School, Parkway South High School and many private clients. Theaters she's coached for include Falcon Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Antaeus Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Open Fist Theatre, East West Players, Circle X Theatre, Celebration Theatre, Reprise Theatre at UCLA and Son of Semele.
Tuffet uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to teach dialects along with the Vocal Freedom technique by Linklater & Forstein. Tuffet is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.