HI! I’m Joanna, I’m a professional voice actor from Toronto, Canada.
My voice is warm, rich and resonant- I’ve been told it sounds like a glass of red wine. I’m eloquent and conversational, but also have a really goofy side! I looove making people laugh.
My accent is pretty neutral North American, I don’t have any strong “Canadianisms”. I’m currently taking a course to improve my modern British RP, I’ll keep you posted on my progress 🙂
I really enjoy what I do, and I think that comes across, not only in my reads, but also during sessions. I show up on time, take direction extremely well and, I’m easy going and flexible. Oh, and I’m also great at pronouncing complicated (and uncomplicated) words.
I have a regular client in China for whom I’ve recorded literally thousands of corporate narrations. Part of that job requires me to convincingly pronounce a lot of Chinese.
I have a degree in music, my main instrument is saxophone. I’m also a jazz singer. I’ve spent the last nearly 20 years teaching instrumental music to middle schoolers.
For me, voice acting started as a side gig about 6 years ago. My experience as a singer has very much informed my approach to voiceovers. I’m now happily moving towards making voice over my main gig.
Although I’m in my 50’s, I sound anywhere from 35-50 (I still look 50 though…)
My hobbies are travel, hiking and learning new things.