Dianna Cortez


dianna-cortezDianna is a New York City based actor, singer, director and voice/dialect coach.  She’s taught for LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Actor’s Studio, The New Actor’s Workshop, Circle in the Square Theatre School, The Linklater Center for Voice and Language, and through her private studio in NYC.  She has also coached actors On and Off Broadway and in Liverpool, including Ethan Hawke in Hurly Burly with The New Group Theatre, Sam Rockwell in the Broadway premiere of A Behanding in Spokane, and  “Sex and the City” star, Kim Cattrall—most recently working with her on the title role in Antony and Cleopatra directed by Janet Suzman at the Liverpool Playhouse in Liverpool, England.  She is an adjunct professor of voice and speech in the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts at Montclair State University and does intensive voice and movement into classical text workshops at Eastern Washington University in the summers. Dianna is also a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and has an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University.