Carmen Lysiak holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree from Wollongong University where she majored in Acting and Music Theatre, she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from NIDA and has studied Shakespearian performance and Contemporary acting with the British American Drama Association at Oxford. More recently she has completed a music degree and won an award for Most Outstanding Performance of an Original work. She has worked as an accent, dialect and vocal coach for every major professional theatre company in Sydney including Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Opera on Bruce Beresford’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and worked with many of Australia’s best-known performers. They include Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney, Caroline O’Connor, Yvonne Kenny, Leah Purcell, Brendan Cowell, Colin Moody & Peter Carroll. She has worked as a vocal coach for Gannon Television on ABC’s Heartbreak High and as an accent coach for ABC’s Docu-drama “Darwin’s Brave New World” which was nominated for a Logie. Carmen appeared recently on ABC Radio National’s program speaking about accents with Sarah McDonald and as a voice, accent and dialect teacher has worked for New York Film Academy in Sydney, La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore, Wollongong University, Victorian College of the Arts, The Actors Pulse, NIDA, PACT, ACTT and TAFTA. Carmen has also written and performed in 3 cabarets and toured one of these to the Adelaide Fringe, been a semi finalist in the World Monologue Games, performed with Siren Theatre Company in The Ham Funeral, and worked for the Australian Opera as an actor in Manon Lescaut, Barber of Seville and Wozzeck directed by Barry Kosky. She was also in Who Knows at The Edge Theatre and appeared in Peter Pan and LockOut the Musical. She has also worked in 4 short films including Heavy Burden, The Forbidden, Unbecoming and TV pilot and Strata Wars.