Teaching & Research Interests
Kate Webster is a Red River Metis (MMF) woman with roots in Canada and the Caribbean. She is a Professor of Acting with Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program, specializing in voice, dialects, voiceover, and classical text. She graduated with Distinction from the MFA Voice Studies Programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and from the Fountain School of Performing Arts BA Hons Theatre Programme at Dalhousie University. Prior to working at Sheridan College, Kate taught with Seneca College's Acting for Camera & Voice diploma program and at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatoire of Music. In addition to working at Sheridan, she also runs her own business, “Get On Voice”, in which she coaches dialects for auditions, provides vocal show support, and teaches public speaking skills to a wide variety of professionals and young people. Kate served on the Junior Board of the Voice&Speech Trainer’s Association from 2021-2022 and is currently learning her ancestral language, Michif-Cree.
Her primary research interests include using sports psychology in arts training and performance, skill transference from classroom settings to external contexts, ancestral language reclamation, and voice coaching as a tool for empowering girls and young women.
- Sports psychology applications in arts training and performance
- Skill transference from classroom settings to external contexts
- Ancestral language reclamation
- Voice coaching as a tool for empowering girls and young women