Vanessa Dinning - Dialect Coach (she/her/hers)
Vanessa is in high demand as San Diego's most notable voice and dialect coach. As a trained, qualified voice specialist she has helped countless actors and students with their voice, text, and dialect work. In San Diego, Vanessa works frequently at Moonlight Stage Productions, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Rep., The Old Globe, Backyard Renaissance, San Diego Musical Theatre, San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts, Moxie Theatre, The Welk Resort, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Oceanside Theatre, and Coronado Playhouse among others.
Vanessa has taught classes for San Diego State University and Cal State University San Marcos, Canyon Crest Academy, Francis Parker School, North Coast Rep Theatre School and the San Diego Shakespeare Society. She also works with private students specializing in Shakespeare, Public Speaking, Communication and, of course, Dialect.
Favorite recent productions include When The Rain Stops Falling, My Fair Lady, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Angels in America, Pride & Prejudice and Cabaret (Cygnet Theatre), Something Rotten, Ragtime, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Titanic, Shrek The Musical (Moonlight Stage Productions), Kinky Boots (The Hollywood Bowl), Billy Elliot, Crazy for You (San Diego Musical Theatre), Handbagged (Moxie Theatre), An Experiment with an Air Pump (Backyard Renaissance), Trouble in Mind, El Borracho (The Old Globe), King Charles III, The 39 Steps, Cabaret, A Man of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest (Coronado Playhouse) and All Is Calm (Bodhi Tree Concerts and San Diego Opera). She received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Specialty Artist from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for her body of work throughout 2019.