Head of Theatre & Dance
Danielle Meunier's origins lie in classical singing and voice & speech with a BMus (Canada) and MA Voice Studies from Central School of Speech & Drama (UK). Performance experience has been developed as a classical singer specialising in Baroque and contemporary performance with a practice that spreads across Canada, UK, and Ireland. As a voice coach she works with occupational voice users in the fields of acting, singing, teaching and business. Her research interests lie in the intersections between speech and song, extended vocal practices, textual expression, vocal improvisation and voice with dancers.
Danielle is a 'Designated Linklater Teacher', a certified 'Core Singing Teacher' (Dr Meribeth Dayme), a certified 'Natural Voice Practioner' (Frankie Armstrong) and trained in the Accent Method. Her vocal and physical work is informed by additional studies with: Barbara Houseman, Roy Hart practitioners, Miranda Tufnell and Feldenkrais and Alexander technique approaches. A keen enthusiast of many musical styles, Danielle has explored singing practices with Kevin Crawford and Jonathan Hart (Roy Hart Theatre, Fr), Frankie Armstrong (UK), Meredith Monk (USA), Theatr Zar (Poland) and The Pilpani Family (Georgia) in contemporary, folk, Eastern European and Georgian singing styles, as well as connecting with her heritage of French Canadian and Scottish folksong. Danielle continues to perform in her spare time through the mediums of early music, traditional song and 'multichannel on-location performance recording tinged with electronica' through collaboration with composer Dr Philip Reeder. Additional collaborations with composers include: Federico Reuben, Tobin Stokes, Stephen Brown, and Murray Adaskin.