Associate Professor, Voice and Speech
MFA University of Houston
BFA University of Southern California
Michelle Lopez-Rios is a professional voice coach, actor, and director. Coaching credits include: Goodman Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Bad Soviet Habits, Stages Repertory Theatre, Jersey Productions, Unhinged Productions, Unity Theatre, UW-Milwaukee, University of Houston, and Rice University. She has performed at Mark Taper Forum, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Court Theatre, Troy Rep, and Ojai Shakespeare Festival. Directing credits include Marisol, By the Bog of Cats, Arms and the Man, Ring Round the Moon and Verseworks at UWM. She has also directed Enfrascada (Renaissance Theaterworks), Decaffeinated Tragedy (Inspiration Award at the 2009 Prague Fringe Festival); One Hot Texican Summer (or the summer I found out I was Mexican), Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Historia; and A Trip Through the Mind of a 'Crazy' Mexican (Royal Mexican Players). Michelle is a featured coach on accenthelp.com, an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and co-founder of the Royal Mexican Players.