Who's Dara?

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I'm a singer, actor, audiobook narrator, energy worker, and life-enjoyer. I love storytelling in all its forms, and I believe that oral storytelling offers us a connection not only to each other, but to our ancestors. 

I'm classically trained in acting and singing, and I endeavor to bring nuance and authenticity to my narration. 

I studied opera at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and my musical experience ranges from opera to kids' music. In addition to voice work, I teach music classes at daycares throughout Chicago.

I went to learn from and work with the best at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. I love working with Shakespeare, and I'm so into language. Working with heightened text, verse, and poetry lights me up. 

Setup deets:

I work from a well-treated home studio. 

Mic: AT2020 XLR

Interface: PreSonus AudioBox

Program(s): Audacity, Studio One