...and just plain WICKED
"Her impressive range of character voices and dialects make her a great choice for a wide variety of Genres..."
- Erick Black, Production manager, Dreamscape Media
"... She finds the perfect timing for comedy and deftly handles the emotional nuances for dramatic pieces....She is an immediate go-to for almost any project and has my highest recommendation."
- Khai Dattoli
Scripts and Casting Coordinator, Deyan Audio
"Zura has delivered performances that are nuanced, authentic, and carefully prepped. She is a superb collaborator and a talented actress..."
- Pete Cross
Producer at Dreamscape Media
Also records as Aria Holland
CURRENTLY WORKING WITH
Home Recording Studio
- Neumann TLM 102
- Scarlett Solo Focusrite
- Custom Recording Booth
2022 - Outstanding VO Website - English
Best Female Narrator
Best General Fiction
Training and Skills
MFA - Old Globe Theatre / USD
BS Theatre - The University of Evansville
British RP, London, Scottish, Irish,
Russian, French, German
US Regional Accents
Southern, Texas, New Jersey, Californian
PJ Ochlan, Johnny Heller,
Christina Rooney, Shannon Elizabeth Parks,
-Spring 2023 / Autumn 2023 Deyan
-New England Narrators Retreat 2022
-Spring 2021 / Autumn 2021 Deyan
-New England Narrators Retreat 2021
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Me In A Nut Shell
With 30 plus years of experience in theatre and commercial VO, I began my full time work in Audiobooks in 2020. As an actor I've found it to be the perfect marriage of my two greatest loves: the storytelling of theatre, and voice acting. I hold two degrees in performance, including an MFA from the renowned Old Globe Theatre, in San Diego. My greatest strengths as a storyteller, are in my broad character range, comic timing, and accent work. It is no small task breathing life into another artists work. And I hope to always honor the story the author is telling.
My work was recognized in 2021 when I was an IAA Finalist for Best Female Narrator. Some of my favorite genres to narrate are LitFic, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and Humor. I particularly love when I am handed a project I never would have dreamed of.
Out of the booth I am an accomplished artist and illustrator. I dearly love to travel, and experience new places and cultures with my husband and our two children. I do subversive cross stitch, and I am rather fond of cats.
I discovered my love of storytelling through "books on tape" at the age of four. After years of work on the stage and in VO, I found my way back to audiobooks! It feels like coming home.