The proud founder of Competitive Edge Voice Training and the Character Acting Academy, Eliza Jane Schneider is a veteran actor and dialect coach whose clients include celebrities, politicians, A-list directors, AAA game companies and major studios such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, Fox, Dreamworks, Hulu, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Comedy Central.
Renowned for voicing the female population of Comedy Central’s South Park, Eliza has an extensive list of credits in some of the most popular animations and video games. As a coach, she has helped perfect the accents and dialects of countless colleagues, from beginners, to Oscar winners, to the casts of Overwatch, Mafia 3 and Resident Evil, among many others.
An avid researcher, Eliza has dedicated her life to the study of voice and dialects. For her extensive Dialect Database, she traveled six continents, recording thousands of people speaking English in their native dialects. An activist and proud advocate for underserved communities, she is committed to preserving these dialects and allowing all unsung voices to be heard.
In Pygmalion fashion, Eliza has created a curriculum which incorporates the collective wisdom of her favorite working mentors, colleagues, coaches, professors, directors, casting directors and voice stars, to level the playing field and give every voice a chance to soar.
A woman of many talents, Eliza got her on-camera start as “Liza” in Beakman’s World. She won Best Solo Show at the NYC International Fringe Festival, and is also a world-class fiddler.