Training

Linsay has over 20 years of theatre and improv experience, giving her versatility and depth. A classically trained mezzo-soprano just as comfortable on stage or behind the mic. With training in a variety of martial arts and weapons (from East to West), she feels most comfortable with a sword, staff or spear in her hand. She knows how to use her instrument and isn't afraid to get a little dirty.

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: The Groundlings, The 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

  • Shakespeare: Susan Angelo

  • Dialects: Eliza Jane Schneider

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Creative Combat, Zedric Harris

  • Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA): Creative Combat, South Coast Swords, Anthony De Longis

  • Wushu (Northern long fist, swords and staff): National Wushu Training Center

  • Muay Thai: Muay Thai America
  • Horseback Riding: Goldspirit Farms
  • Motion Capture: The MOCAP Vaults

  • Singing (classical, musical theatre, jazz): Elizabeth Zharoff

  • Dance (jazz, modern, tap, ballet, swing): Dance 10, College of William & Mary, Encore Music & Theater School (summer intensive 5 years)

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, spear), HEMA (long sword, rapier, sword & buckler, knives), traditional archery, 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, 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

Education
  • Masters of Journalism (M.J.): University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Journalism

  • B.A. Sociology, minor Anthropology: The College of William & Mary

  • Broadcast Journalism/Public Affairs Specialist Certification: Defense Information School: Ft. Meade, MD

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