Audition & Dialect Coaching

  • Theatre & On Camera

  • English as a Second Language

  • Dialects

  • Corporate. (Public speaking make you nervous? I can help you relax, breathe and communicate your intention.)

I taught Acting and Shakespeare to the ages 8-21, for eight years. I’ve taught in public schools, private schools, Regional Theatre Educational Programs in NYC, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, San Francisco, and even the Cadets at West Point. I adore teaching because it reminds me of why I originally started acting. I love being part of the traditions of passing on this art form.

Since I graduated from my MFA, I’ve been private coaching. I have an excellent ear for dialects, especially British RP/Estuary, Irish, Southern Drawl and New England Regionalisms…including a classic “Boston Accent.”


Appalachian and Swedish Dialects Coached a public reading of Mothman, a new play by Charlotte Ahlin, directed by Kathleen Capdesuner and produced by Jake Rosenberg in June at City Lore in LES.

Irish Dialect & Poetic Rhetoric Coached Ailis Ni Riain’s The Tallest Man in the World, at The Tank see blog review by Emily Cordes on Theatre Is Easy

“As a dialect coach, Lily is masterful in identifying a dialect’s key sounds, so that you can hear them and learn to produce them yourself. This was especially helpful for me when I had to do a French accent for a Blacklist audition and I had very little time to prepare. Lily demo-ed key characteristics for me to follow, and clearly differentiated them from my own vocal tendencies. It resulted in a director's session for the show!" Adrianna Mitchell (Little America, NYTW, Two River Theater) 7/19/2019

"As an acting coach, Lily is sharp, insightful and kind with her feedback, and she creates a space where you feel safe to play and fine tune what you're working on! Adrianna Mitchell (Little America, NYTW, Two River Theater) 5/29/2019

“Lily is very detailed, with feedback and crafting that leads to specific work. She’s very kind and warm, and made me feel relaxed, free and safe.” Kadeem Ali Harris (Sweat, American Conservatory Theater) 1/8/2019

“An incredibly warm, gentle presence to work with. Lily always creates a safe space to experiment & play. Her sharp eye allows her to take what you are already bringing to the work and refine it; making you more specific and more YOU, which is absolutely invaluable to me. Highly, highly recommend!” Amanda Lea Mason (Elephant Man B’way) 1/9/2019

“Lily helped me with my pronunciation, casual “chit chat” and phrasing, and her acting exercises were fun.” Kaung Ze (Personal Assistant) 7/21/2018

Alessandra Mello

Alessandra Mello