VOCAL COACH BIO
Aimee Blesing is a Certified Trainer of Lessac Kinesensic voice and body training. She is a professional actor, director and voice and movement trainer, currently serving as Lecturer in Acting and Directing in the University of New Hampshire's Department of Theatre and Dance.
Aimee is passionate about each individuals right to clear and effective communication, whether on stage or in day to day life, and is well known for her collegial approach to training and her personable nature. She has observed the benefits of vocal training in people from all walks of life, and experienced the benefits first hand both as a performer and as a human being. Aimee firmly believes that using the Lessac work, supported by her additional training in acting, voice and movement, is the most effective and accessible way to train the voices and bodies of her students.
Aimee has worked with professional actors, singers, corporate executives, children and business owners since 2005, helping them discover effective vocal skills for their professional and everyday lives. She is actively involved in her local community through committees and commissions, offering innovative perspectives on the development of Arts and Culture in her local area. She works with local theatre companies and on shows at UNH coaching vocal technique and accent and dialect work. Shows Aimee has worked on include, at UNH, Spoon River Anthology, Memory of Water, Old Times, Our Town, The Crucible, Shrek the Musical; Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre, Manchester; Arcadia for Glass Dove Productions; Long Day's Journey into Night for Threshold Stage Company; Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Oleanna and A Midsummer Night's Dream for theatre.unmasked; Shadow Boxing for The Groundswell Division (Australia); Leaves of Glass for Red Stitch Actors Theatre (Australia) and for Sandringham Secondary College, The Exonerated and The Crucible (Australia).
Aimee trained as an actor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) in 2003. During this time Aimee trained in voice for the stage and screen, voiceover, singing and various forms of movement, leading to a comprehensive understanding of the way the human body and voice function together for effective communication. After graduation, Aimee moved to Melbourne, Australia where she worked as an actor and vocal coach for professional actors, singers, corporate executives, and clients seeking better vocal health, expression, and quality.
In 2008, Aimee became a Lessac Practitioner after completing 2 intensive training programs with Master Teachers of the Lessac Kinesensic voice and body work over 2 years. She then completed further training under the mentorship of Lessac Master Teacher Deborah Kinghorn, achieving her Certification in the training in 2012.