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actress - voice & dialect coach


Cynthia has been acting and creating

for over 30 years.

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

Cynthia DeCure Dialects



Cynthia Santos DeCure offers bilingual

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 & Latinx Identities, 

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 is an Associate Professor at the

Yale School of Drama.


2023 Voice & Dialect Projects:

  • FALL 2023: Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis                                                             [West Coast premieres: SCR, Seattle and Portland]

  • Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery            at Yale Rep

  • Queen of Basel by Hilary Bettis, directed by Cristina Angeles at TheatreWorks Hartford, CT

  • Laughs in Spanish by Alexis Scheer, directed by Lisa Portes at  Denver Center for the Performing Arts

  • Hamlet (bilingual adaptation by Reynaldo Pineda) directed by Tatiana Pandiani         Folger Shakespeare Reading Room Series


  • Acting: Elm Shakespeare's The Tempest,

       (Alonsa) Dir. by Rebecca Goodheart

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

       Dir. Chi-wang Yang

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

        Dir. Stephen Burdman 

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

  • Voice and Dialects: Today is my Birthday Susan Soon he Stanton,                                         Directed by Mina Morita at Yale Rep 


"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 


 Latinx Actor Training

 co-edited by Cynthia Santos DeCure & Micha Espinosa)

 Routledge 2023.

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