Relaxation and release is essential to opening, freeing and ultimately strengthening your voice. In this initial class, you are becoming aware of how your voice and body carry habitual tensions and beginning to undo them. This is the start to freeing your breath and vibrations of sound. As your voice begins to loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bony hollows of your body. Once this connection is established we can move onto addressing deep tensions that develop in the jaw, larynx, and tongue and encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway beyond those tensions that filter your message. By giving your sigh of sound a clear passageway from the lower body all the way up through the mouth, you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder. In Voice 1 you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators and blend to find a warm, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings and your voice.



Noelle Dominique Rodriguez was born, raised and currently based in Los Angeles. Noelle is a multi-disciplinary artist, with deep experience in acting, dance, devising and solo projects. She passionately embraces theater and language reclamation. As a Xicana artist, she employs theater and voice as tools for decolonization and language reclamation. Part of the pioneering cohort, Noelle achieved an MFA in Linklater Teaching Practice from Rose Bruford College in London, becoming a Designated Linklater Teacher (DLT). She is well versed in many methodologies and integrates various methods including Michael Chekhov's acting technique, Trish Arnold’s Pure Movement work, and Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed. Noelle's pursuit of knowledge and learning led her to earn a certification in Meisner technique at the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Noelle practices Theatre of the Oppressed and learned with over 200 hours with DLT Dr. Brent Blair who is an experienced DLT and Theater of the Oppressed practitioner. She teaches voice to community members and individuals who are not necessarily actors, using these techniques as a means of personal and collective liberation.




$200/Per Person - Sliding Scale Options Available for BIPOC participants