Vanessa Dinning - Dialect Coach

English-born and professionally trained as an actor and a voice/dialect specialist at renowned theatre conservatories in London, Vanessa enjoys a varied career as an actor, dialect coach and director. In the UK, she worked at The Royal National Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and others.


In San Diego recent dialect coaching credits include: Hay Fever, The Vortex, My Fair Lady, When The Rain Stops Falling, Angels in America and Pride and Prejudice (Cygnet), My Fair Lady, Shrek, Titanic, The Little Mermaid, Matilda (Moonlight Stage Productions), All Is Calm (Bodhi Tree Concerts and San Diego Opera), The Importance of Being Earnest (also director), The 39 Steps, Sherlock Holmes’ Final Adventure, Roman Holiday, King Charles III, A Man of No Importance and Cabaret (CPH), Cabaret and My Fair Lady (The Welk Resort Theatre), Sleuth, Outside Mullingar (also actor) and Baskerville (SRT/OTC), Billy Elliot and Crazy For You (San Diego Musical Theatre) and Once (also actor) (Lamb’s Players’ Theatre).


Vanessa maintains a private studio teaching voice, dialect, singing and cello.