Foster Johns is an accent and voice coach as well as a performer who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and currently teaches and coaches at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He holds a B.A. in Theater and English from Boston College and is currently pursuing his MFA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. As a performer, he has had the privilege of working with such companies as the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane in New Orleans, the Harvard French Farce Festival and the Gurnet Theatre Project in Boston, and the Brazen Theatre Company, Classical Actors Ensemble, Savage Umbrella, and Theatre Pro Rata in Minneapolis/St. Paul. As a professional voice consultant, he has provided accent coaching for professional productions in Minneapolis, St. Paul, London, and Cincinnati in addition to privately coaching performers and serving as the resident dialect coach for the Actor’s Workout at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Theaters he has worked with in this capacity include Park Square, Bloomington Civic Theater, Minnesota Jewish Theater, the Chain Reaction Theater Project, Theater Latte Da, and the Know Theatre. As an instructor, Foster has taught voice at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a proud member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) for which he currently serves on the interdisciplinary engagement committee.