Director of ‘Resonare’. Joy has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from York University in both Acting, with a specialty in Voice Teaching. She has designed and delivered courses in Voice and Speech, Presentation Skills, Dialects, and Acting for such school as York University, Randolph Academy For Performing Arts, Brock University, Georgian College ,The National Voice Intensive, Vancouver Film School and the Toronto Film School.
Her courses for Corporate and Sales Professionals have been customized for successful training projects with Royal LePage, Investors Group, Ministry of the Environment, The Pingway, TD Bank, and The Farm Consulting Group. Joy has also served as a media consultant and private coach for public and political figures.
Private Coaching: Joy is available for private Voice & Dialect coaching. Please contact the LB Acting Studio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-221-4387 for Rates & Bookings.
“Just a couple of sessions with Joy really helped me find my ‘voice’. In particular, her assistance in bringing out an American dialect has been really beneficial… Working with Joy is a breath of fresh air!” – Peter Valdron, Actor
“Thank you so much for both the Working With Dialects Level I & Level II classes. I feel like I walked away with some great tools and definitely more confidence in myself when it comes to my ability to do accents in general!” -Hailey Birnie, Actor
“This year I had the opportunity to record my first album as a singer in LA, California. We worked on the mixing of the material in Toronto, Canada. During this trip I realized how important it is to my work as an actress and singer to manage the English language and the American Accent in particular. I found Joy Juckes at the Lewis Baumander Acting Studio, and she opened me up to a new world of voice & accents. I am an actress and singer from Chile, and I had the luck of having taken English lessons from a young age, but I hadn’t realized how strong my Latin accent was.
Joy taught me many things, but the most important thing I took with me was that, even though a strong accent can be a challenge in this industry, at the same time, it can be a very powerful tool. It can teach you about yourself and your body, because the voice and the accent are a part of each individual’s story and our instrument used to portray it.” – Andrea Velasco, Singer/Actor
“I’m so happy to be part of the Lewis Baumander family. I say family because everyone is so caring about the students. You will never feel like just a number and will never leave the studio feeling bad about yourself. All of that while learning a lot. Until you find a studio that has adapted to your needs you can’t stop looking for it and I know I found mine. When I signed in for accent/dialect coaching with Joy I wasn’t expecting what was coming… Just working on words pronunciation? NO NO. You will learn so much about your body and yourself. Your breathing, your habits, your tensions, how all of that translates in front of the camera… But also the differences between dialects and all the scientific things to help you understand it. This is not a random accent coaching. I could go on and on about how awesome Joy is as a teacher and a person but I recommend you to see for yourself, even if you don’t need to correct an accent. I know I’ll stay close to her long after I master my accent.” – Melody Balet, Actor
“I loved the chance I had to work one-on-one with Joy Juckes for a production last fall, and loved her Dialects class at LB Acting Studio this spring just as much! She provides solid information and the kind of help that makes you feel good about what you are doing while helping you let go of anything holding you back. You WILL know your GA and RP dialects by the end of classes. Everything made sense, and I appreciate the wealth of printed information she provided to go with what we learned in class. I am grateful for both opportunities and look forward to any chance to work with Joy again. Highly recommend!” – Lawrene Denkers, Actor
Thank you so much for this wonderful session! Emilia loved, loved the acting class and ability to express herself as an actress! I think she did amazing job and we are so grateful to have a such a wonderful teacher as Marcia to help us grow and give […]
No matter where you are at in your career, Lewis brings it right back to the grass roots of acting in film…authenticity and honestly is key.
Working with Dialects was excellent. I learned a lot! And not just about dialects, but also about breathing, speech and resonance. Joy is just fabulous! Funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable.
Lewis was my first coach whom I approached when I wanted to start acting. I’m happy to say that after 3 years of working with him, he’s built my confidence and given me the knowledge I need to succeed in this industry. One thing […]
As an old theatre actor finding my way into the wonderful world of television/film/commercials, LB Acting Studio has been perfect for my needs. I have already been able to apply what I’ve learned in class, from the Intro to LB Acting Studio, and most […]
“I have been taking classes at LB Acting Studio for about almost 2 years now. During this time, I have learned and improved so much when I’m auditioning for casting directors. Lewis doesn’t just teach you how to act, he incorporates breathing, staying true […]
“Lewis keeps things simple and workable. Everything he uses is based on what we naturally think and do. I don’t worry about being “wrong” or “right” for a role anymore, I just am. He gave me the confidence to do what I always innately […]
“Lewis Baumander is my go to acting coach, life teacher and friend. The skills he provides for his students are timeless and can be applied to all mediums of film, television and performance. He has expanded my thinking as an actor from eliminating the […]
“We have watched Lewis coach and teach for many years now. He is a consummate professional and seems to make the actors feel at ease as they hone their craft. What is uniquely great about Lewis’ approach is that he helps the actor find […]
“Actors enjoy rigorous workouts: stretching and reaching new heights with Lewis. Function, form, and facts are more than baseline with him. They are the foundation he lays for actors to succeed. Lewis Baumander’s diagnostic and practical approach to training actors is pivotal to the […]