Bio/Training

While Linsay’s been a performer her entire life, she took a few detours along the way. She is a former journalist and was one of four Carnegie Fellows chosen to work with the Brian Ross Investigative Reporting Unit at ABC News in New York and worked as a production associate and associate producer for PBS Frontline. Her masters thesis for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, “Rape in the Field,” went on to be produced by PBS Frontline, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Univision. The documentary has won the Alfred I. duPont-Colombia Award, John F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Public Radio News Directors Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Prior to attending Berkeley, she served as a combat photographer and public affairs sergeant for the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. She spent a year in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk documenting and reporting on combat and humanitarian operations. She also works to give back to veterans as an ambassador for the non-profit organization Pin-Ups for Vets.

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Profiles
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Actor’s Access
LA Casting
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Special Skills

+Combat/Weaponry: U.S. Army Iraq War veteran, tactical firearms proficiency (M4, 9mm, shotgun), military tactics, stage/film combat, hand-to-hand combat (CQC, Systema, Krav Maga), fighting sticks, Wushu (broad sword, straight sword, staff), HEMA (long sword, rapier, sword and buckler, knives), crashes, falls

+Vocal: Mezzo, F3-D6 – Belt to F#5 Vocal Styles: Musical theatre (belt and legit), opera, classical, jazz/big band, Celtic, pop, rock, choral

+Dialects: Ask and ye shall receive+Instruments: piano, flute, piccolo (20+ years experience), auxiliary percussion, quadratoms , conducting

+Athletics: baseball, basketball, bike riding, cardio kickboxing, horseback riding (English & Western), kayaking, SSI certified SCUBA diver, skiing (downhill, cross country), softball, swimming (all strokes), weight lifting, Yin yoga, Zumba

+Dance: jazz, modern, theatrical (20yrs each), ballet (10yrs), tap (1yr), swing, Latin, ballroom (2yrs each), choreography (2yrs)

+Languages: basic Spanish

+Misc: Creature movements, substitute teacher, singing coach, former EMT, needlepoint, marching band, drill & ceremony marching

Training
+Acting — Steppenwolf, Larry Moss, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theater, The Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory, College of William & Mary Theatre Dept., Encore Music & Theater School
+Improv, Musical Improv — The Groundlings, Second City, Impro Studio, Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theater, College of William and Mary
+On-Camera Acting — Lesly Kahn, LA On-Camera Training Center, TVI Actors Studio, Tim Phillips
+Dialects — Pamela Vanderway
+Motion Capture — The MOCAP Vaults
+Hand-to-Hand Combat, HEMA (variety of swords, knives, shields) — Creative Combat
+Wushu (including swords and staff) — National Wushu Training Center
+Singing Classical/Musical Theatre/Jazz — Elizabeth Zharoff – Los Angeles, CA
+Singing Musical Theatre (legit/belt) — Clark H. Lewis, Gina Latimerlo, Encore Music & Theater School
+Singing Classical/Opera — Martha Connolly — College of William & Mary
+Singing Jazz — Stephanie Nakasian — College of William & Mary
+Dance (jazz, modern, tap, ballet) — Dance 10, College of William & Mary, Encore Music & Theater School (summer intensive 5 years)

Education
+Masters of Journalism (M.J.) — University of California, Berkeley-Graduate School of Journalism
+B.A. Sociology, minor Anthropology — College of William & Mary
+Broadcast Journalism/Public Affairs Specialist Certification — Defense Information School: Ft. Meade, MD

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