Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts
Voice and Speech
Sammi is a proud member of the disability community and strives to make her teaching
anti-racist and accessible to all. Her work with voice and speech focuses on providing
students with awareness and expansion of skills as well as giving students space to
explore what their voices want to say through their acting. in addition to teaching
for IWU, Sammi is an Adjunct Professor of Voice and Speech at The Theatre School at
DePaul University. Prior to that, she taught at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory
of Music. She also teaches for Access Acting Academy, a training program for blind
and low vision actors. Sammi works as a dialect/vocal coach for theatre, film and
television, primarily in Chicago. In 2017, she made a video with BuzzFeed called “How
to Do 12 Different accents,” and the video went viral.
Visit Ms. Grant's professional website.
M.F.A., The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
Certified with Honors in the One Voice Integrative Studies Technique; training in
Knight Thompson Speechwork, Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Rodenburg, Houseman; training
with Shakespeare and Company; anti-racist training with Nicole Brewer and Art Equity.
Voice and Speech Traners Association (VASTA), Association for Theatre in Higher Education
"Depictions of a Voice and Speech Trainer; Current Trends in the VASTA Community"
published in the Voice and Speech Review.