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Ann Skinner

18th season: Head of voice emerita. Stratford: Ann’s long and unique association with the Festival began in props, wigs and stage management. Later she was, for eight years, Head of Voice. Elsewhere: She began her journey with the voice in 1975, with courses in New York led by the renowned Kristen Linklater, the Voice Diploma program at Central School of Speech and Drama, England, and several encounters with the Roy Hart Theatre in France. Many years later, she is now recognized as one of the founders of Canadian voice training, having been head of voice at George Brown College and the National Theatre School of Canada. Ann went on to create, with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman and movement specialist Mary Hamilton, BodySoul Rhythms – a program taken around the world. During that time she continued to teach masterclasses at the Festival.