She holds a B.A. from Fordham University, and an MFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she trained extensively with mentor Susan Sweeney. Further training also includes: The Shakespeare Theatre DC, and ongoing mentorship with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Scott Kaiser, and former Royal Shakespeare Company resident coach Andrew Wade.
Her regional coaching credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, The Acting Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks, American Folklore Theatre. Her work has traveled to BAM: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Victory Theatre.
Teaching credits include the University of Wisconsin- Madison; and workshops for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
She has performed as an actor for theatres such as Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Madison Repertory Theatre, Chamber Theatre, Everyman Theatre, The Public Theatre of Maine, Theatre at Monmouth, and others. Her voiceover work includes clients such as National Public Radio, National Credit Union Association, and MCI. She is a proud member of the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Ms. Phillips is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association (VASTA) and has published in the VSR: The Voice and Speech Review