Kristin Linklater is a founding member and the Artistic Director of The Linklater Center for Voice and Language. She is a world-renowned teacher; Linklater Voice is one of the leading methodologies of voice training in theater today. Ms. Linklater is Professor of Theater Arts and currently serves as Head of Acting of the Graduate Theatre Division of Columbia University in New York City. Her work is most widely known through her books Freeing the Natural Voice (1976) and Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice (1992). Teachers trained by her are employed in almost all of the professional actor-training programs in the United States.