Actors

Voice & Dialect Coaching

Any actor wanting to create an authentic voice or accent significantly widens the possibility of landing a role.

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Presenters

In the competitive world of presenting, the voice needs to be used in the most engaging way. Learn to present with passion, influence, variety and enthusiasm.

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Journalists

While many journalists are accomplished in the areas of writing and reporting, broadcast journalists benefit from voice training to deliver a story with authority and authenticity.

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Corporate Voice

From the moment you start speaking, you are creating an impression. Your audience makes instant decisions about who you are and what you represent.

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West Side Story

Dir : Jerome Robbins; Prod : Opera Australia

Kinky Boots

Dir : Jerry Mitchell; Prod: Michael Cassel & Associates

The Book of Mormon

Dir : Casey Nicholaw; Prod : John Frost

The Speechmaker

Dir : Sam Strong; Melbourne Theatre Company

Singing in the Rain

Dir : Jonathan Church; Prod : Michael Cassel and Associates

Billy Elliot The Musical

Dir : Stephen Daldry / Julian Webber; Prod : Louise Withers & Associates

Chicago

Dir : Walter Bobbie; Prod : Gordon Frost Organisation

Mary Poppins

Dir : Richard Eyre; Prod : Cameron Mackintosh

Hairspray

Dir : David Atkins; Prod : Paul Dainty, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment & Joel Pearlman, Roadshow Live

My Fair Lady

Dir : Stuart Maunder; Prod : Opera Australia

The Vertical Hour

Dir: Julian Meyrick; Prod : Sydney Theatre Company

Boeing Boeing

Dir : Hannah Chiswick/Matthew Warchus/Martin Croft; Prod : Dainty Consolidated Entertainment & Newtheatricals

This is Our Youth

Dir : Nicholas Pollock; Prod : Inside Job Productions

Jerry Springer - The Opera

Dir : Gale Edwards; Prod : Sydney Opera House

The Graduate

Dir : Jo Turner; Prod : Kay & McLean Productions and Michael Coppel

War Horse

Dir : Marianne Elliott /Drew Barr; Prod : The National Theatre of London & Global Creatures

Upright

Lingo Pictures, Foxtel

Lambs of God

Lingo Pictures, Endemol Shine

Fighting Season

Goalpost Pictures, Headgear Films

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Amazon Studios, Fremantle Media

Mustangs FC

Matchbox Pictures, ABC

Underbelly II – Tale of Two Cities

Screentime Pty Ltd, Nine Network

False Witness

Screentime Pty Ltd, Foxtel

Dead Gorgeous

Burberry Productions Pty Ltd, ABC TV

The Slap

Matchbox Pictures, ABC TV

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Every Cloud Productions, ABC TV

Howzat! Kerry Packer's War

Southern Star Group, Nine Network

Power Games : The Packer Murdoch Story

Southern Star Group and John Edwards, Nine Network

Wentworth

Fremantle Media, Foxtel

INXS : Never Tear Us Apart

Shine Australia, Seven Network

Hotel Mumbai

Dir : Anthony Maras : Prod : Weinstein Company

Escape From Pretoria

Dir : Francis Annan; Prod : Arclight Film, Spier Film

True History of The Kelly Gang

Dir : Justin Kurzel; Prod : Porchlight Film, Daybreak Pictures

Judy and Punch

Dir : Mirrah Foulkes, Prod : Blue Tongue Films, Vice Media

Dirt Music

Dir : Gregor Jordan; Prod : Aquarius Films, Wildgaze Films

I Am Mother

Dir : Grant Sputore; Prod : The Penguin Empire, Southern Light Films

Lion

Dir : Garth Davis; Prod : See Saw Films, Aquarius Films, Weinstein Company

Holding The Man

Dir : Neil Armfield; Prod : Kylie Du Fresne

Storm Warning

Dir : Jamie Blanks; Prod : Storm Warning Productions, Pty Ltd

The Bank Job

Dir : Roger Donaldson; Prod : Resolution Independent

Blessed

Dir : Ana Kokinos; Prod : Blessed Film Production

Balibo

Dir : Rob Connolly; Prod : Arena Film

South Solitary

Dir : Shirley Barrett; Prod : MacGowan Films

I love You Too

Dir : Daina Reid; Prod : Yael Bergman, Laura Waters, Peter Hellier

Last Dance

Dir : David Pulbrook; Prod : Antony I. Ginnane, Margot McDonald

Partisan

Dir : Ariel Kleiman; Prod : Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw

Paper planes

Dir : Rob Connolly; Prod : Arenamedia

Slide Slide Slide

“Jenny Kent was integral in shaping my performance in Lion. She lives for her craft and is a perfectionist in every sense of the word. Her support, patience and kindness meant the world to me during this life changing experience”.

Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire, Lion, Hotel Mumbai

Jenny Kent is the queen of dialects. Whether it’s on Skype or in person she makes the sometimes quite daunting task of learning a new accent seem easy. I was lucky enough to have her on set with me too and I made a friend for life into the bargain.

Kelly Macdonald, Trainspotting, Boardwalk Empire, No Country for Old Men, Dirt Music

“Jenny is the only voice coach I ever need to work with. She is meticulous and methodical, a wealth of knowledge, but her true talent lies in her ability to kindly instill confidence where there wasn’t any before. She was instrumental in landing my first US job.”

Lincoln Younes, Home and Away, Love Child, Grand Hotel

“What I love about the way Jen works, is her skill in respecting an actors creative process combined with her efficient and targeted coaching. Jen understands how an actor creates a role and flexes with the actor to adapt character choices into the creation of a voice, whilst simultaneously being very precise about exactly how to create the nuts and bolts of a dialect. This means the process is fast and has depth and gives you the actor confidence in your ability to imbed and often unlock a character.”

Annie Maynard, Upper Middle Bogan, Puberty Blues, Playing for Keeps

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Jen on several projects. Her approach is gentle, thorough and completely workable. She always instills me with absolute confidence in my vocal and accent work.”. Nicole Da Silva

Nicole Da Silva, Wentworth, Rush, Carla Cametti PD

Jenny inherently understands the needs of actors. With innate sensitivity and discipline, she works with actors to create a dialect to enhance any scene. Further to this, her understanding of voice means she is an invaluable resource for any actor. From a director’s point of view, Jenny is always respectful and insightful, she has an ability to understand direction so the accent always enhances rather than conflicts the performance.”

Justin Martin , Resident director : Billy Elliot – The Musical, Associate Director : The Audience, West End

“In my role addressing large groups of people on a regular basis, nerves often get in the way of delivering my message clearly and confidently. Jenny showed me how to approach presentations with clarity, confidence and persuasiveness”.

Ian Jenkins, Barrister