Bio: Erica Tobolski is a voice and speech trainer who coaches voice/text/dialects for professional theatre, including the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival (3 seasons), the Clarence Brown Theatre, Charlotte Repertory Theatre and The Lost Colony outdoor drama (3 seasons), among others. She was Dialect Coach for the independent film The Wise Kids, set in Charleston, SC and Dialect Consultant for several national and international productions.
Tobolski is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina where she teaches graduate voice, speech, dialects and text and undergraduate voice and acting. In 2011 she was appointed a Teaching Fellow for the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Her work with the CTE includes teaching vocal performance to fellow university professors and teaching assistants.
She has a private voice practice, working with clients on accent modification, vocal power and dynamics and presentational skills. A skilled voice-over artist, she works in both commercial and narrative forms. Publications include four articles for The Voice and Speech Review (2003, 2007, 2009, 2011) and a chapter in The Voice and Speech Exercise Book, Janet Rodgers, Editor. In 2008-09, she taught in Malaysia at the Universiti Teknologi as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and coached a Malaysian version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is currently Treasurer of the University/Resident Theatre Association, a Board Member of The Lessac Institute and a Lessac Certified Trainer.