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Shannon Vickers


Shannon Vickers
Contact Information


Theatre and Film


  • Dialects
  • Theatre
  • Theatre / Music
  • Voice

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dialect/Accent Coaching for Theatre
  • Dialect Training Resource Creation (Indigenous Actors)
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Vocal Health
  • Voice use

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Shannon Vickers is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winnipeg. She is an interdisciplinary artist-scholar with publications ranging from prolific research-creation in professional theatres across Canada, to impactful published scholarship. Shannon has provided voice, text, and dialect coaching for theatrical productions across Canada, including 21 productions for Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canada’s largest regional theatre.

She is the recipient of the Dudley Knight Award For Outstanding Vocal Scholarship. The first season of her research podcast, Voicing Creativity, mobilizes research and artistry from leaders in the Arts and Humanities across Canada. In fall 2022 she will serve as Editor of the Voice and Speech Review Journal.

Her current research investigates somatic, voice-based approaches to nervous system regulation, informed by her year-long training with Dr. Gabor Maté, and supported by Dr. Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory.

Shannon is a member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR), Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ), and Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Recent Articles:

Accent and Language Training for the Indigenous Performer: Results of Four Focus Groups

Online Theatre Voice Pedagogy: A Literature Review

Voicing Creativity Podcast:

On Apple Podcasts

On the Voicing Creativity website

Media and Research Expert