Kathleen Dunn-Muzingo

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice in Voice and Movement


Kathleen Dunn-Muzingo is an associate professor of theatre practice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She has two certifications in the areas of voice, speech, dialects and movement. She is a certified trainer of Lessac voice and body work, and a Collaianni speech teacher and Phonetic Pillows practitioner.

Dunn-Muzingo was part of the core faculty at the Lessac Institute for 10 years, teaching six-week intensive workshops across the United States in voice, speech and movement

She co-founded the Open Fist Theatre Company in Los Angeles and performed with The Evidence Room, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare, Workshop 360 and, most recently, at the Malibu Stages as Veronica in God of Carnage, starring A. Martinez and Pattie in Kimberly Akimbo, starring Katharine Ross. She has received Dramalogue nominations for leading roles in The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Blood Moon and Dusa-Stas-Fish and Vi.

Outside USC, she works as a professional dialect and speech coach and has worked on over forty productions in television and film. Her most recent credits are Shooter (USA), Get Shorty (Epix), Last Ship (Netflix), How to Get Away with Murder (ShondaLand), Mad Men (Lionsgate) and Avengers (Marvel).

Dunn-Muzingo teaches in the BA and BFA program in the areas of voice, speech and dialect training for the actor-a holistic approach of embodying voice, speech and accents. She is the instructor for “Developing your Speaking Voice” for both the major and non-major.


MFA, Cal-State University, Fullerton
BFA, Western Michigan University

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