actress - voice & dialect coach
actors' equity     sag-aftra     vasta


Cynthia has been acting and creating

for over 25 years.

She is a classically trained actor who is also passionate about writing and directing intersectional work.   



Cynthia Santos-DeCure offers Voice and Accent/Dialect coaching for Stage, Film and TV projects as well for business professional presentations. She specializes in coaching all accents of Spanish

and culturally inclusive

pedagogies in actor training. 

Cynthia is certified in both Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Knight Thompson Speechwork and utilizes multiple approaches to help her clients to embody free and expressive sounds. She 

She is an Associate Professor at the

Yale School of Drama.


 2022 Projects:


  • Dialects: Scenes with Cranes by Octavio Solis at CalArts/Center for New Performance at RedCat 

       Dir. Chi-wang Yang


  • Acting: Elm Shakespeare's The Tempest,

       Dir. by Rebecca Goodheart

June 2022

  • Voice/Text: Cymbeline at NY Classical Theatre, NY.

        Dir. Stephen Burdman 


May 2022 

  • Dialects: Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis at Denver Center, Dir. Lisa Portes


January 2022

  • Voice and Dialects: Today is my Birthday at Yale Rep

Recent Projects:

Fall 21

  • Bilingual co-adaptation: Bodas de Sangre/Blood Wedding (with Tatiana Pandiani) at Yale School of Drama

  • Dialects: Quixote Nuevo at Roundhouse Theatre


"Cynthia’s attention to detail helped me better create characters. With her ear and coaching I'm able to find, the dialect oral posture, breath, operative words, rhythm and phrasing. Cynthia helped me craft my text so that my intention and meaning is in the foreground and the dialect is an asset to the story telling, not merely an actor speaking in a dialect."                   

   -Tasha Tormey, actress


Co-edited: Scenes for Latinx Actors: Voices for the New American Theatre 

(with Micha Espinosa) 

Published by Smith & Kraus 

Ongoing project:


Currently co-editing: Latinx Actor Training 

 (with Micha Espinosa) to be published by Routledge 2023.