Danielle Meunier


Danielle is a voice, text, accent and singing coach based in Victoria, BC, CANADA. After 19 years in the UK, Danielle moved back to Canada in 2021 to take up the positoin of Director of Education at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, one of Canada's top acting schools.  From 2013-2021 was Head of Theatre & Dance Dept and Senior Lecturer in Voice at Falmouth University (UK) where she led , developed and taught on BA Acting; BA Musical Theatre; BA Theatre & Performance; BA Dance & Choreography; and BA Music.  From 2005-2012 Danielle led the Performing Arts team as Programme Director at Swansea Metropolitan University (Wales, UK), and established the voice curriculums on the BA Performing Arts and BA Applied Theatre courses.  In addition to working with actors through mainstream plays, Danielle also enjoys working with devised/physical theatre students and professional companies such as Volcano Theatre, Lone Twin, and Freefall Dance.  Danielle additionally runs a small private practice offering voice, singing, and accent coaching.  Clients range from actors, devisers, dancers, musicians, and occupational voice users in business and teaching.

Danielle earned a BMus and Diploma in Singing Pedagogy in Canada and began her career as a classical vocalist working in the mediums of art song, oratorio, opera and twentieth century compositions.  In 2002 she moved to the UK to study baroque performance practice for two years with soprano Nancy Argenta, followed by graduating with distinction in MA Voice Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2005.

Danielle has since continued her professional development by gaining certification as a Natural Voice Practitioner with Frankie Armstrong; certified Core Singing™ teacher with Dr Meribeth Bunch Dayme; trained in The Accent Method with Sarah Harris (SLT), and studied the Estill Method with Anne-Marie Speed.

Danielle’s vocal and physical work is informed by additional studies with: Barbara Houseman, Roy Hart practitioners, Miranda Tufnell, and Feldenkreis and Alexander Technique approaches.  Her research interests lie in the intersections between speech and song, extended vocal practices, textual expression, and vocal improvisation.

Danielle continues to perform in her spare time through the mediums of early music, traditional song and ‘multi-channel on-location vocal recordings’ with composer Dr Philip Reeder.  Additional collaborations with composers include: Federico Reuben, Tobin Stokes, Stephen Brown, and Murray Adaskin.

British Columbia