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  • MFA in Acting: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®

  • Member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)

  • Member of Actors Equity Association

  • Member of SAG-AFTRA

  • 15 years teaching at the university level

  • 15+ years professional acting experience: theatre, on-camera, voice-over


“Jacqueline Springfield is an excellent instructor...she is noted for being extremely professional and having great expertise in performance training.”


"What I gained the most from Jacqueline Springfield's class was a deeper awareness of my own body and how it can affect my breathing or my performances. I had training in Viewpoints, Suzuki, Linklater, and a touch of Fitzmaurice before this workshop, but never in this depth."


"Jacqueline's workshop was a challenging and worthwhile endeavor, and from it I can take away an acute perspective on my body and breath and how to use them best."


“It is always a joy to serve on a committee with her because she is eternally upbeat, fun and enthusiastic!”



Kennesaw State University, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (August 2021 - Current)

Professor of Acting, Tenure Track

  • Acting I and II

  • The Actor's Voice

  • Originated "Chips and Scripts," a monthly networking and play reading series meant to encourage connection for all students in the TPS department across disciplines

New York University- Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (September 2020 - June 2021)

Adjunct Instructor

  • Dialect and Accents for the Actor

Point Park University (September 2020 - June 2021)

Adjunct Instructor

  • Advanced Classical Acting 

  • Advanced Voice and Speech

  • Dialects and Accents for the Actor

American Musical and Dramatic Academy (October 2015 - June 2021)

Instructor of Voice Production and Speech

  •  Development of speech, articulation, and projection for performance; use of the International Phonetic Alphabet


New York Film Academy (June 2012- June 2014)

Instructor of Voice/Speech and Movement                                      

  • Development of speech, articulation, projection and movement for on-camera performance


Brooklyn College (January 2014- May 2013)

Instructor for Introduction to Acting                                                     

  • Led students in exercises for vocal and physical freedom in performance, taught stage movement and blocking principles, monologues and scene work


Middle Tennessee State University (August 2004 – May 2012)                                                  

Associate Professor in Dept. of  Speech and Theatre (Non-Tenure track)

Voice for the Actor

  • Development of vocal technique for performance

  • Development of physical awareness and its effect on the voice

  • Fitzmaurice Voicework - Destructuring and Restructuring

  • Integration of vocal work and text

  • International Phonetic Alphabet


Fundamentals of Acting

  • Basic understanding and appreciation of the art and craft of acting

  • Vocal and physical freedom in performance

  • Applying basic scoring principles to text

  • Stage movement and blocking principles

  • Monologue and scene work


Theatre Appreciation

  • Relevant concepts and terminologies of theatre

  • Examining the historical and artistic contexts of dramatic literature

  • Critical analysis of dramatic literature and live theatre productions


Child Drama

  • Applying drama to the curriculum for elementary and secondary education

  • Adhering to state and national standards for Theatre Arts and other content area


Jazz Dance Techniques I

  • Beginning jazz dance skills

  • Body alignment

  • Musicality and quality of movement



  • Faculty Advisor for Alpha Psi Omega

  • Theatre Adjudicator for Tennessee Governor’s School of the Arts

  • Speech and Theatre Department Recruitment Committee

  • Season Selection Committee

  • Search Committee for Costume Instructor

  • Search Committee for Technical Director

  • Search Committee for Dance Instructor

  • Search Committee for Lighting Instructor


University of North Carolina at Greensboro - August 1999 – May 2002

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Theatre

Voice for the Actor

  • Vocal Technique  (Fitzmaurice Voicework)

  • Clarity of textual sense and diction

  • Projection for the stage

  • Structured breathing

  • Skeletal and vocal anatomy

  • Text work in prose and poetry


Acting I for BFA students

  • Development of physical and vocal freedom

  • Monologue coaching


Fundamentals of Acting

  • Body awareness and vocal development

  • Beginning improvisation

  • Stage movement and blocking principles

  • Monologue and scene work

  • Audition techniques


Playscript Analysis

  • Aristotelian elements

  • Progressions and structure of plot

  • Utilization of script elements for actors, designers and directors


Drama Appreciation

  • Developed, proctored and graded exams

  • Graded essays and play responses

  • Weekly tutoring with students



University of North Carolina at Greensboro: MFA – Acting, May 2002

Middle Tennessee State University B.S. – Advertising, May 1997

Minors: Theatre and Sociology



Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework 



Fitzmaurice Voicework: Catherine Fitzmaurice, Saul Kotzubei, Phil Thompson

Shakespeare and Text: Dudley Knight

International Phonetic Alphabet, and Dialects: Cynthia Barrett, Phil Thompson, Michael Barnes

Viewpoints,T’ai Chi Breath, Alexander Technique, Yoga, Neutral Mask, and Contact Improv: Marsha Paludan

Stage Movement: Marsha Paludan, Jeff Morrison

Stanislavski System, Meisner Technique, Contemporary Realism: John Gulley

Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture, Period Styles: Jim Wren

Acting for the Camera: Marilyn Allen, Molli Benson

Non-Western Theatre (South and West African): Dr. Alan Cook, Dr. Martin Owusu, Dr. Pascal Young

West African Dance: Rossi Turner, Karen Roberts, Sulley Moro, Dr. Zelma Badu-Young

Dunham Technique: Theo Jamison                  

Modern Dance: Rossi Turner, Gina Desko                                                               



Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)




Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta GA

In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter, directed by Valeka Jessica

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Adapted from John Steptoe’s book by Karen Abbott, directed by Taryn Janelle

Actor's Express

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ibi Owolabi

True Colors Theatre, Atlanta, GA 

Nina Simone: Four Women by: Christina Ham, directed by Michele Shay

Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, NY

Behind the Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Colette Robert

Montclair State University 

The Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress, directed by Heather Benton


Black Arts Theatre Summer Intensive 

Taught daily Voice and Speech class for 32 actors of color from across the country as part of a program created by Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Stephen McKinley Henderson, in partnership with Stella Adler Studio of Acting

University at Albany, NY

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Karla Kash

Wildwind Performance Lab - Texas Tech University  

 Taught Voice/Speech workshops for undergraduate and graduate performance lab participants

 Guest artist for readings of new works by Basil Kreimendahl and Patricia Crespin

Dialect Coach and Guest Performer – Tennessee State University and American College Theatre Festival

  • Coached actors in Congolese and Lebanese dialects

  • Played the role of Salima

  • Invited production for ACTF Region IV

  • Selected as alternate production for National ACTF at the Kennedy Center


Nashville Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artist

  • The Voice and Shakespeare’s Text

  • Pitch, Rhythm and Rate: Vocal Tools and Classical Text


Dialect Coach- Tennessee Repertory Theatre- Nashville, TN

  • Staged reading of Ruined

  • Coached actors in Congolese and Lebanese dialects


Vocal Coach- Shades of Black Theatre Festival- Nashville, TN

  • An introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework

  • Voice and Movement


Vocal Coach- Summer and Smoke- Middle Tennessee State University

  • Vocal Technique  (Fitzmaurice Voicework)

  • Clarity of textual sense and diction

  • Projection for the stage


Vocal Coach/Director-Dear Finder- Middle Tennessee State University

  • Coached actors in German, Polish, and Russian accents

  • Clarity and textual sense and diction

  • Projection for the stage


Vocal Coach/Choreography- Baby- Middle Tennessee State University

  • Projection for the stage

  • Projection for singing


Vocal Coach/Co-Director-Freshpersons Showcase-Middle Tennessee State University

  • Projection for the stage

  • Projection for singing

  • Clarity and textual sense and Standard American English


Selected Workshops, Conferences and Presentations

American College Theatre Festival 2010

  • Respondent for Irene Ryan Semi-Finalists

  • Co-taught workshop: Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework®


Guest Artist American College Dance Festival Southeastern Conference 2010

  • Taught Workshop on “Voice and Acting for the Expressive Mover”, incorporating Fitzmaurice Voicework with elements of Viewpoints

  • Presented a 10 minute excerpt of original solo performance piece Going Back To Where I’ve Never Been


Adjudicator for Tennessee Governors School for the Arts 2004-2011

  • Auditioning high school students for admission into a pre-professional summer program in theatre


Guest Artist Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts 2009- Murfreesboro, TN

  • Performance of Going Back To Where I’ve Never Been

  • Taught West African Dance Workshop


Presenter at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2009- Birmingham, Alabama

  • “Shake, Blend and Serve”: Incorporating Fitzmaurice Voicework into the Undergraduate Curriculum


Presenter at Tennessee Theatre Association 2008- Dickson, TN

  • An introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework


Presenter at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2007- Atlanta, Georgia

  • “Improvisation through Commedia Dell’ Arte”

  • “University Scholarship Auditions”

  •  “How to Choose the Right Theatre Program”


Presenter at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2006 – Orlando, Florida

  • “Improvisational Melodrama OR The Long and Short of It”


Exploring Africa Through the Arts 2006- Middle Tennessee State University- African American Communication Course

  • Presentation on African culture as represented in Ghanaian dance, drumming and theater


Presenter at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2005- Greensboro, NC

  • “How to Be a Royal Fop: Movement and Mannerisms in Restoration Comedy”


Presenter at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2002- Mobile, Alabama

  • “The Black Box: Challenges Facing African-American Students in University Theatre Programs.”




  • Roy Hart/Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop with Linda Wise

  • Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop with Catherine Fitzmaurice, Cynthia Bassham, Saul Kotzubei

  • Knight/Thompson Speechwork with Dudley Knight and Phil Thompson

  • Physical Theatre with Daniel Stein of Dell Arte’ International

  • Suzuki movement workshop with Jeffrey Frace’

  • Suzuki movement workshop with Jeremy Sher and Chuck Harper

  • Master Class with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

  • Master class with Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge- West African dance

  • Audition workshop with Casting Director Mike Fenton

  • Audition workshop with Anthony Rapp

  • African Culture Through the Arts, Ohio University, Dr. Paschal Younge-Director







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