I started as a Shakespeare-loving acrobat turned dancer for the stage -> which lead me to choreography and directing and tap dancing --> which lead to musicals and singing, oh singing! 

 

I went to school for music and trained as a classical singer and then finally delved into the world of voice for the stage. I have come full circle as a text-loving, voice and acrobatic movement coach. Every discipline calls me back to words, to movement, to the human experience. The integration of different media for expression - the desire to be where they all merge, that's what makes me an actor. 

Some of the roles featured in the gallery include:

Perdita in The Winter's Tale. A glorious summer spent in a park in Illinois.

 

Maria in The Sound of Music at an amphitheater in West Texas. 

Joanna in Christopher Bond's version of Sweeney Todd in Virginia.

Lizzie in The Rainmaker on Chicago's southside.

Catherine in Proof on Chicago's northside. 

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady in West Texas.

One half of a dueling piano pair's "Side by Side Cabaret" performances in Chicago. 

Voice Over Commerical Demo - Ann Marie Pollard
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Having started my career in the arts as an acrobat and now primarily working with spoken text I find that my most fulfilled authentic self is found at the intersection of disciplines. Some of my proudest projects include directing and choreographing music theatre, creating cabaret performances, arranging music for theatrical performance and merging texts from the past with staging of today. 

To the left is a production of Maria de Buenos Aires 

which I had the honor to direct and choreograph. 

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