Kara is originally from California. She started out as an actor, before moving to London in order to make the transition to become a voice coach.
After graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama she decided to remain in London instead of returning home to New York. Since then she has specialised in helping actors sound authentically American to native ears.
She coaches General American/ Standard American as well as regional and ethnic accents.
Kara is passionate about helping actors find a way into their character's style of speaking.
Kara has taught at the Actor's Centre, drama Studio, Rose Buford, E 15, The Oxford School of Drama, Central School of Speech and Drama, New York University, Marymount Manhattan, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the New York Film Academy, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.
She has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a MFA in acting from the University of California, Davis, and a MA in Voice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
BBC podcast where Kara coaches a Texas accent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yhvdc