Nelya Galiakbarova is a Linklater voice teacher, director and actress who teaches Linklater in English and Russian in Washington State, United States.
Nelya was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She graduated from Chelyabinsk State Academy of Arts and Culture as an actress in 2004. Additionally, she was certified as a Teacher and Director of Children's Theatrical Productions.
After performing several leading roles at the local state theater, she moved to Moscow and finished her postgraduate study at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) as a voice and speech teacher. Then, she continued working there as a voice teacher on the faculty.
In 2011 Nelya moved from Moscow to Seattle, WA with her husband and two children. Since then Nelya has worked on various theatrical projects (partnering up with SecondStory Repertory Theater; Arts for Hearts Company; The Dacha Theater, Seattle, WA), performed (Arkadina in “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov, 2017), directed plays (“The King Stag” by Karlo Gozzi, "This careless fruit of my amusements...", - based on the poetry of Alexander Pushkin, 2018), and worked with young and adult non-professional actors, as well as working as a voice teacher.
In Seattle, Nelya trained with two Designated Linklater teachers (DLT-s) Judith Shahn and Kimberly White, in the Linklater Voice method. Nelya has continued studying voice and body work with them and other DLT-s including Andrea Haring and Louis Colaianni, and taking workshops with Merry Conway. Nelya was thrilled to be trained and designated by Kristin Linklater in 2019 in Orkney, Scotland.
Nelya has her company - Resonance Studio, where she teaches voice, directs plays and performs as an actress.