Micha Espinosa is an Arizona-based artist, activist, teacher, and voice, speech, and dialect coach. She has performed, lectured, and taught voice and speech around the world since 1992. She is a proud 30-year member of SAG/AFTRA(SCREEN ACTORS GUILD), and has performed in film, television, and regional theatre. As a performer she has been privileged to work with film and theatre directors including Oliver Stone, Peter Patzak, Tina Landau, Les Waters, and Aaron Landsman, among others. As a voice and dialect specialist she has worked with regional theatre companies, such as: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Southwest Shakespeare, Arizona Theatre Company, Mixed Blood, Phoenix Theatre, and Coconut Grove Playhouse as well as clients chef and host - Lorena Garcia, network - Telemundo , and company - Hewlett Packard. She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor with extensive background in Bikram, Kundalini, Ashtanga and the Feldenkrais method. A Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Fitzmaurice Institute, Director of Outreach for South America, and a master trainer for the Fitzmaurice Teacher Certification. She is an Associate Professor of Voice and Acting at Arizona State University - Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre and the program coordinator for the acting concentration in Screen and Film Acting. She is also affiliate faculty with Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies. She has served as an officer for the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA -since 2000) and is currently on the board. She has served as conference director or co-director for five of VASTA’s national and international conferences. She is especially proud to have coordinated the first bi-lingual voice conference in Mexico City and the first Asian voice and speech trainer’s conference in Singapore. As an associate editor for the International Dialects of English Archive- Micha has contributed and analyzed over 20 dialect samples from all over the globe. She has published several peer reviewed articles in the Voice and Speech Review, the Journal for Intergroup Relations, and was a contributing author for The Politics of Actor Training published by Routledge. She is the editor of the award winning book Monologues for Latino Actors: A Resource Guide to the Contemporary Latino/a Playwrights and co-editor for the forth coming Scenes for Latinx Actors published by Smith and Kraus. From 2013-2018, Micha was the program coordinator and the somatic educator for the actor training program Bali Taksu in Bali, Indonesia. She is a proud and active affiliate of Guillermo Gomez-Peña’s performance troupe - La Pocha Nostra and the South American female performance, empowerment, and advocacy collective -Mujeres Poderosas. The proud recipient of ASU’s Sangre de Arte Award for her mentorship of Latinx students, her research, performance, and scholarship over the last twenty years examines and contextualizes the current climate with the training of actors of non-dominant groups. A Fulbright specialist, she is passionate about social justice in actor training, global perspectives, women's rights, and the cultural voice.