Dorian Taylor is a voice actor based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
VOCAL PROFILE: Female Adult • Age range: 30-45 • Mid-range • Mostly smooth, spiced with little gravelly bits
SIGNATURE SOUND: Approachable • Friendly • Self-Assured • Storyteller • Authoritative • Techie • Snarky in places • Warm
CHARACTERS/ACCENTS: Fun Mom • Teacher/Coach, Business Executive • Elf/Munchkin • Jewish Maven • Southern Belle • Warrior Queen • Evil Queen • Ye Olde British Countess
GREAT VOICE FOR: Commercial • Corporate • Radio Imaging • E-Learning • Animation • Narration
English (North American), English
North American, US General American (GenAm)
Business, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio
Hi, I’m Dorian Taylor. Pleased to “meet” you. Here's a bit about me and my voices:
As an AAA/Alt-Rock radio DJ a few years back, it was my job to sound intense/punk, bored, snarky/bratty or sexy, depending on the music I was playing and what our radio ad clients wanted. Fun fact: My on-air name was “Sara Nevada” because my GM thought it would be funny to name a rock DJ in a college town after a beer.
As an NPR-Classical radio DJ I created a warm, smooth tone and trained myself to use good diction — great for narration and e-learning.
More vocal dimensions…
Five years ago, I joined Toastmasters and rose to the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster (advanced public speaker). I train and entertain audiences big and small on topics like leadership, business, and personal development, and tell stories about things like burning hard-boiled eggs, camping fails, and being chased by black widow spiders. The voices I’ve developed from this experience include the teacher/coach/guide, the energetic and confident leader, the wry, teasing, dramatic, quick-to-laugh storyteller, and several characters and accents.
I am a real live mom™ with 20 years experience doing every kind of “mom voice.” Kids fighting in the car on a road trip get “scary mommy,” while tearful children (including the big ones) get the calm, soothing, crooning tones that let them know everything is going to be OK.
My nearly 20 years of marketing, promotion and web/multimedia design include directing creative teams, which developed my “let’s get down to business” voice — crisp and authoritative, but not “drill sergeant.”
One of the first things you’ll notice about me, is my “have fun and get it done right” attitude. I have also been a voice buyer in the past, so I know your pain! I am versatile, take direction well, and am committed to working with you to give you exactly what you need.
Please give my demo a spin and let’s talk! Need a custom demo? It would be my pleasure. I look forward to hearing from you.
> BA Info & Communication Studies – Media Arts at California State University, Chico
> AA-T Technical Theater (in progress) at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, including: Advanced Acting/Meisner Technique with Nicole Heiss Diestler • Intermediate Acting with Beth McBrien • Beginning Acting with Will Springhorn, Jr. • Theater Improv with Beth McBrien • Voice & Diction with Beth McBrien • Interpretive Reading with Tony Bernacci
> Creating Characters with Elaine Clark and David Rosenthal of Voice One
> Private VO sessions with Adriana Davis of D-Squared Media NYC / The Great Voice Company
> Group VO workshops with Susan Berkley of The Great Voice Company
> Comedy Improv with Jill Eickmann and staff of Leela
> Public Speaking with Toastmasters International
Audio Technica AT4040
Computer & Software
Adobe Audition on Windows laptop
ART Pro Channel II mic preamp, Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 audio interface
Email, Dropbox, FTP
24 hours on most projects
Dry audio files, scriptwriting services.
Dori Taylor tells stories…not just with her voice, but her heart. Sit-back and feel her warm-expertise as she guides you on a journey of discovery and motivates you into action. It was my pleasure to coach Dori and look forward to having her audition for any of my clients – especially those that request an assured, approachable sound sprinkled with a teasing wink of the eye! And her friendliness spills over from her vocal chords into her commitment to offer exceptional service – which eases my burden as a Producer. Dori Does It!”Adriana Davis of D-Squared Media NYC
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