Dawn-Elin Fraser

Academic Director, Associate Arts Professor

Dawn-Elin Fraser


MFA, Acting, American Conservatory Theater

Since moving to New York to be the founding Head of Spoken Voice and Speech for the New Studio on Broadway at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama, Dawn-Elin has worked professionally as a Speech, Dialect, and Text coach on Broadway (Finding Neverland, Waitress), Off-Broadway (Second Stage, The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop), regionally (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and on national tours.  

Before joining NYU Tisch, Dawn-Elin taught Voice, Speech and Dialects in the BA, BFA and MFA programs at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to this, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, A.C.T., San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and Campo Santo (Intersection for the Arts). She was a core faculty member in voice and speech in the MFA program at American Conservatory Theatre and has held residencies and taught master classes at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, the University of San Francisco, and the SF Arts Education Project.  

Additionally, she has served as a dialect coach on professional productions at all of the major Bay Area theaters including multiple productions at the American Conservatory Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and TheaterWorks. She is a member of both Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).