I'm Cynthia Barrett and since moving to Atlanta in 2004 I have helped my clients find their voices and shift their accents. My clients include CDC, Haskell, Georgia Tech, Emory Hospital, Emory University, Pillowtex, Bank of America, Stress Resources, Triad Yoga, Cardiomems, High Museum of Art, Bell South, AT&T, City of Atlanta, Dekalb County, Amli Properties, Oracle Inc, Speak Easy Spanish, Dekalb Medical, and many others.
I have worked as a dialect coach on American Soul, Insatiable, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Resurrection, Containment, Constantine, multiple pilots, and the feature films Logan Lucky, Papa, Thank You For Your Service, Felt, Scary Movie 5.
I have served as voice/text/dialect coach for the Alliance Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre Company, Actor's Express, Synchronicity Performance Group, Theatre Emory, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Metro Theatre Company, Illinois Repertory Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare and hundreds of individual actors auditioning for and performing in plays, movies and television shows.
My coaching is an outgrowth of my actor training. I hold an MFA in Acting with special studies in voice from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain, and have performed internationally in over 100 plays and appeared in the films Insurgent and 90 Minutes in Heaven, on television in Stranger Things, Vice Principals, Resurrection, Drop Dead Diva, Homeland, and many other and lots of commercials and industrials. I'm also a narrator of 50+ audiobooks.
I have been Head of Voice and Speech for the professional actor training program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and the department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. I've also been a visiting faculty member specializing in voice at Emory University, University of California-Davis, University of Illinois, Kennesaw State, Gainesville State, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. I have taught workshops in accent modification, vocal production, and Fitzmaurice Voicework all over the United States.
I'm a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and a member of Actor's Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA).