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Claudia Anderson studied with Kristin Linklater and was designated a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, and has also studied with Richard Armstrong of the Roy Hart Theatre Frankie Armstrong and Janet Rodgers, authors of Acting and Singingthe Archetypes. She worked with Louis Colaianni with his Phonetic Pillows, and collaborated to develop a speech curriculum for the multicultural classroom, authoring with him the accompanying textbook, Bringing Speech to Life. A founding member of The Voice and Speech Trainers Association, she has served on their Board of Directors as board member, secretary, and Director of Conferences. Nurturing her life-long passion for musical theatre and Irish music, she coached Court Theatre's productions of The Dead three times. She has served as voice and dialect coach for productions at Paramount Theatre, Court Theatre, Writers Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and A Noise Within. At The Theatre School, she served as voice, text, language and dialect coach in productions. She hasheld faculty appointments at Cal Arts, Southern Methodist University, Northern Illinois University, Wright State University and Edgewood City Schools in Ohio.
She is a singer, songwriter, and actor-musician, playing folk and Irish music; she has also performed in cabaret venues including Davenport's in Chicago and Cinegrill and La Gardenia in Los Angeles.