Heidi specializes in teaching the Linklater progression from the book Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater. She coaches students in voice and acting, audition preparation (monologues and scenes), breath/tension/emotional release, speech and accent reduction, and is available for production coaching and workshops in voice, text, and acting.
Originally from Philadelphia, Heidi has made her home in Los Angeles since 2001 and has enjoyed working as an actress, teacher, director, and expert vocal coach across the US for the past two decades. She was certified as a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in 1998. Heidi has taught actors from over 35 countries around the world who have successful careers in film, television, and theater, and is dedicated to helping, teaching and guiding people to find and express their authentic voices.
Heidi is currently a member of the faculty at California Institute of the Arts. She was the Head of Voice and Speech at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting from 2002-2015, and has also taught voice, speech and acting at New York University, New Actors Workshop, The Gene Frankel Theatre, Circle In The Square, Shakespeare & Co., The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, KidsOnstage, and LAvoiceJoy Studio. Heidi was a founding member and educational associate of The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival where she performed in main stage productions as well as created and taught their summer education program, Camp Shakespeare, which has been running for the past 18 years. She was also a member of the world-renowned Shakespeare & Company where she has trained, acted and taught voice and text. To help reach and inspire people to find their authentic voices, Heidi created and hosts a popular podcast called Finding Your Voice with Heidi Scheller. She has produced two popular vocal warm-up recordings which serve as a teaching tool for students around the world.
Acting credits include Nat’l tours: Through The Eyes of A Friend, The New American (Living Voices Theatre), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice(Shakespeare&Co), The Necklace, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow(Chamber Rep), Helena in MSND(HSF) and recent productions: Drama Desk Nominated The Navigator(Best of Hollywood Fringe), Spoon River Anthology(Dog House Theatre), Inez in Sartre’s No Exit(The Elephant/Netherworld Theatre Co), Marion Bridge(Son of Semele/SJB Prod.). Heidi played a featured role in the award-winning short film, Union. Directing credits include Kimberly Akimbo(Garland nomination-Best Director), Overtones(Vox Humana), A Christmas Carol, Beautiful Bodies(Stella Adler Theatre). Producer credits include No Exit, Win/Lose/Draw, The Herbal Bed. Heidi is a featured singer on the release of King Famous’ latest album, It’s Good To Be King. She was a member of the reputable Vox Humana Theatre Company, Waging Theater, and the Classical Theatre Lab.
While she enjoys working as a director and actor, teaching voice is her passion. Heidi writes, “my connection to and belief in this work makes teaching it a true joy. I have seen it change and transform many people in extraordinary ways over the years. Please contact me if you have any questions about the work, or working with me – I would love to hear from you!”
If you are interested in classes or private coaching, please feel free to contact her via her website or e-mail.