Corinna May

Corinna May is a Designated Linklater Voice Method Teacher and a Feldenkrais Method practitioner, one of a dozen or so people in the world holding both certifications.  

She is a longtime member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, where she met Kristin Linklater, Professor Emerita of Columbia University, one of the most recognized names in the field of voice & text training for actors. Ms. May was Designated as a Linklater teacher in 2003.

A professional actress for over 30 years, Ms. May starred in the award-winning indie feature Split Ends, directed by Dorothy Lyman, and spent two years in the Broadway tour of The Graduate. She recently played Marty in Circle/Mirror/Transformation at the Chester Theatre, and Margrethe Bohr in Copenhagen at the Berkshire Theatre Group. She won two 2021-22 Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards (“Berkies”): for Shirley Valentine, and Things I Know To Be True. Shakespeare & Company: 40 + productions including A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The Memory of Water, Enchanted April, BetrayalA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Roman Fever, Hamlet (and many more). Berkshire Theatre Group: Nine seasons. Productions include Seascape, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shirley Valentine, Benefactors, Two-headed. Lots of regional theatre. TV: House of Cards; Unforgettable; Law & Order. PBS: Evening at the Pops. Playwright: Dancing With The Czar produced by Ventfort Hall, a Gilded Age mansion in Lenox, MA.

Teaching includes the Actors Studio Drama School/MFA Program at Pace University; National Theatre Institute (NTI); Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School; Syracuse University; MIT; Smith College; SUNY (Albany and New Paltz); University of Pittsburgh; Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training. She collaborated with Feldenkrais trainer Arlyn Zones on a live-recorded workshop entitled "Voice, Breath & Posture”, published by Feldenkrais Resources. They continue to teach public workshops synergizing the Feldenkrais & Linklater methods. Ms. May is a lead trainer/USA with Cornell Voice Advisory/Australia.  She has coached barristers in the Australian Advocacy Training program, business and technology leaders in the USA, and private clients in the arts, academia, and many other fields. 

In 2019, Ms. May began training in Theatrical Intimacy. She has trained with IDC (formerly IDI), and in 2022 she was selected to be in the inaugural cohort of Theatrical Intimacy Education’s (TIE) Educator Advocate Program.

Ms. May is a Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude graduate of Barnard College, and a graduate of the professional actor training program at Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School. She is proud to be a union member: AEA, SAG/AFTRA, and The Dramatists Guild.