Debra Hale has been a Linklater Designated Teacher since 1991. She holds an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Speech Education from Indiana University. Her first professional acting roles were Juliet, Bianca, Marina, Hermione and Mrs. Ford in Louisville Kentuckys Shakespeare in Central Park, as well as several roles in contemporary plays in Los Angeles theatre. She played Andrea in Andrea's Got Two Boyfriends, which won the LA Critics Award for Ensemble work, and had a two year run on the west coast. In Florida she has played Emma in Betrayal, Maude in A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and Barbara in Black Coffee. She had her own voice studio in Los Angeles, freelancing at universities and teaching at LA City College and the Laura Henry studio. She then taught in the MFA programs at Indiana University, University of California San Diego and currently teaches in the BFA Acting program at Florida State University in Tallahassee where she is an Associate Professor with tenure. Debra has directed Savage in Limbo, Top Girls, A Gift of Peace (to raise awareness about legislation to promote a Department of Peace in Congress) Crimes of the Heart, and Love Letters. She has taught and coached voice, acting and dialects in many productions in professional theatres in the United States including Shakespeare and Company, Indiana Repertory, LaJolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Asolo Repertory, and the Irish Classical Theatre in New York. Debra has also studied synergestic acupressure in San Diego and Chi Nei Tsang (internal organ massage with sound) in Thailand. She is a Certified Viniyoga Teacher and is credited with 500 hours of Advance Yoga Training with Yoga Alliance. Deb has presented workshops in voice/healing/yoga in Hawaii, England, Scotland, Thailand, Wales, Greece and Hungary. She enjoys working with students privately and teaches Linklater Voice, Dialects, Acting, Public Speaking, and Viniyoga. She is a member of Equity, SAG and VASTA and is especially proud to be a founding member of the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre.