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Tuffet Schmelzle

Tuffet Schmelze, the Dialect Geek, a Los Angeles based dialect coach. “There are characters and traits available to us using dialects that aren’t available to us in our normal voice.” Her teaching style is fun, upbeat and empowering, allowing students to transform their voice and utilize new dialects through songs, practice materials, sides and physical improvisation. She received her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. Dialect Clients Include: Film/TV: Apple TV, Universal Cable Productions. Stage: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre, Coachella Valley Rep, Falcon Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Antaeus Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Open Fist Theatre, East West Players, Circle X Theatre, Celebration Theatre, Reprise Theatre at UCLA and Son of Semele. 

Tuffet uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to teach dialects along with the Vocal Freedom technique by Linklater. Tuffet is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA. More information can be found at