SHANA'S VOICE: EFFORTLESS, PROFESSIONAL
AND SHE'S A SEXY, WACKY, MILLENNIAL MUPPET
Born into a family that loved literature, Shana grew up in Denver, Colorado with her novelist father and her librarian mother. At the tender age of five, she decided that this was the best age ever. She is still five-years old most of the time (real age not withstanding) and that is why Shana was ultimately drawn to the art of voice acting. With a successful 25-year career in musical theatre, Shana became a voice actor when she realized that she could spend more time with her family than she could on stage performing eight shows a week.
Shana studied theatre at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, toured internationally with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, studied abroad with the Tuscany Project in Prague and Roy Hart Theatre in France, and coached in VO with Mary Lynn Wissner, Dave Fennoy, Jeff Howell, Stephane Cornicard, Pat Fraley, Dave Walsh and Bob Bergen. Shana loves to keep learning. In reality, she’s ready to be in class well into her old age and beyond to just keep on getting better. If microphones are accessible in the after-life, she’ll be there.
Shana’s vocal style has amazing variety. She has been described as an “effortless” talent. She’s incredibly direct-able. You tell her to do it, and she does it. Shana’s belief that professional VO talent should be four things is at the core of her performances. You have to be an awesome person, then talented (in that order), then on-time, then lucky.
Shana’s clients hire her again and again. She’s fun to work with and is able to get you what you need quickly… and professionally.
BROKEN WIDE OPEN
Shana’s amazing story of surviving an ascending aortic aneurysm rupture while traveling alone in Ireland is now an Audio Drama available through Audible.com and Blackstone Audio.
24-48 hours or sooner, depending on project and availability
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Files in the format of your choice (WAV, MP3, AIFF etc) & delivered by email or FTP
- Explainer Videos
- Internet & Web
- Video Games
- Medical Narration
- Telephony / IVR
- Museum Tours
Confident, Convincing, Clear, Believable, Bright Sexy, Sassy, Sophisticated, Energetic, Millennial conversational, laid back
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult; Romance
Teenager, Sultry Creatures, Gossipy News Reporters; Girl Next Door; Haggard cigarette-smoking old ladies
PEOPLE ARE SAYING ...
“Everyone loved the promo! I’m sure we’ll be calling you in the future!”
“I am a fan of your performance on First Impressions: Last Intentions; book 1… Your performance of Claire in the first book provided me one of the most enjoyable listens I’ve ever had with an audiobook…thank you for bringing that awesome character to life!”
“I love the personality and enthusiasm in your work and rave about it here at the Seattle Channel. I’ve been working in broadcasting many years and your voice work is easily a favorite.”
“I don’t usually like being a baked potato, but when a talent like Shana Pennington-Baird has a session where she just kinda does everything perfectly, I’m content to sit there like an animated spud and nod approvingly. GREAT job!”