I am excited to tell you I got my first job! I did IVR for a new local store in my area: Indian Motorcycle Wayne, in Wayne, NJ. I'm still thinking about that fantastic webinar you hosted with Elley-Ray. I've started creating and cataloguing characters! My hideous NJ commutes of 45-minutes to an hour every morning and evening have turned into times to warmup, practice and create! Thanks for always being supportive!
I enjoyed the webinar immensely! Elley-Ray was inspiring and informative to the max! I was riding high all day today just thinking about it all.
Wow - what an experience working with you on the webinar tonight! We'll all want to view the recording many times to consume all your energy and wisdom.
Thanks so much for the awe inspiring session we had on Tuesday Elley! I'm listening back to it and it's so helpful.
You are AMAZING and WONDERFUL and SUCH an INSPIRATION to me! You change lives - you know that? You really make a difference and I'm sure that I am, by far, not the only person to tell you that :)
Marcia is truly a dedicated and passionate voiceover actor. Her drive to help children and bring joy to them through her work is truly inspiring. When asked of the best lesson she has learned, Marcia shares, “I love Elley-Ray! She is a brilliant actor, VO artist, coach, and director. One of best in helping one develop character voices. She has taught me that voice acting is about truth…it’s about realizing and making realistic copy. So, to do that as a voice actor, we must inspire our audience by bringing love, joy, and risk to words which will, in turn, evoke feeling within our listeners.” A lesson we all can learn from.
I wanted to send you a thank you. Since we met a year ago and I started doing the meditation so many things have happened. I got and agent and started auditioning again. I have booked almost every gig that I've auditioned for save for a few commercials. And on Tuesday I am recording my first voice over gig! I am so grateful. Thanks so much for helping to get me back out there.
Saint Elley, I know you are the person to put me in the right frame of mind...
Just caught up on my email and had to let you know....after that dry spell I was telling you about, I was sent a fantastic audition for Susan Heart while I WAS IN THE ROOM with you!!! Next Monday :) it's true...you're magic!!
Buddha said: ‘Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.’ You, my dearest Elley, encompass this in its absolute truest form. ” Nancy Macera
I had the opportunity to be mentored by Elley during a voice over workshop, she then was able to get my demo disc together and get me an agent! Since then, I've been cast to voice a beer commercial, a character in an upcoming animation series. I've even been cast for minor roles in some well know tv series. Elley got my ball rolling, she has been the catalyst in jump starting my career. Not sure where I'd be without her. Love you girl! Thanks for everything!
Elley-Ray can elevate, restore, and reconnect you with your creative talents. She is the spark and insight that any artist needs. She loves madly and gives endlessly. She's masterful without being a "master" or a "dictator" or a "method". She meets you at your level and levels you. Elley-Ray allows the impulse and genius to come from you. She empowers and pushes you forward. The confidence she has in you...becomes the confidence you have in yourself. Working with her revs your innate ability to tell stories.
Elley-Ray is one of the most giving, exuberant, and positive teachers that I have ever encountered. She literally shakes you out of your comfort zone and takes you to places you didn't know you could go... but always wanted to. And she does it with such love and humour that you come out the other side feeling so grateful for the incredible journey she has just taken you on. Work with Elley-Ray- she's good for your soul.
That's what I always do. When someone says I can't I say, "Watch Elley-Ray."
You are an incredible force of nature Ms. Elley. I'm absorbing all you give and it makes me a better person. Thank you!!
It is not everyday that such ambitious projects happen and you made it possible.
I cannot wait to live the dream!
There is only one Elley-Ray, but to be honest I am not sure the world could handle two! She is a phenomenon, get in, buckle up, and get ready for the ride of your life.
You’re the best! No one even comes close.
You were incredibly generous with your time and advice, and your comments were always so dead on that it's scary! I'm really looking forward to working with you again.
Elley-Ray is one of the most talented human beings i have ever been blessed to meet and work with. Through a combination of techniques ,and skills she builds individually with each student a foundation that can only lead to success and personal growth. She combines spiritual and emotional truth with how to utilize these tools to tell the individual's 'story' within. Her demos are phenomenal , and have landed me work and led to many opportunities. Most of all she is an inspiration to those who 's paths she has touched and guided. A true mentor who will help you aspire to your dreams.
I was told that I would never be a voiceperson… I’m still doing it after 30 odd years!
In-person sessions are held at MCS Studios, 550 Queen Street East. Individual Session rates are $200.00 for a two hour session. You can contact my assistant by clicking here for more information.
SIX PACK COACHING SESSIONS
Bulk sessions are available and provide a considerable discount as opposed to al la carte sessions!
Skype Six Pack – Six 90 Minute Skype Sessions $750
In-Person Six Pack – Six Two-Hour In-Person Coaching Sessions – $900
When you are prepared to record your demo, that is something myself and my production team can assist you with! I will provide you with extensive homework to prepare for and make sure that your demo exhibits the best of your creative talents. We spend no less than 75 hours in post production on our demos and it shows in the quality of work that is produced.
With over 30 years experience in voiceovers, television, film and theatre, Elley-Ray is one of Toronto’s top VO professionals and coaches, specializing in Animation, Commercial Announcer and Multi-Voice. Elley’s exposure and influence reaches far beyond the Toronto market, she has students across North America, Europe and Asia.
Elley-Ray has voiced literally thousands of T.V and Radio commercials and has appeared on countless animation series and animation feature films. Some of her credits include: Sidekick, My Big, Big Friend, Spider Ryder, Franklin, Babar, Busy Town, Yam Roll, Bernstein Bears, Robo Roach, Get Ed, Bakugan, The Cat In The Hat, Carl Squared and Rocket Monkeys just to name a small few from her resume.
Amongst being a well rounded and talented actor she is also a Writer and Voice Director, completing 3 animation feature films; One released in 2011. ( Z-Baw), One currently in production (Alley Of Dreams At Liberty) and another (Papagorgio The Great) currently in preproduction, with Imagination Films and Imicine Films.
Elley-Ray was also signed on as Voice Director for Z-Baw and Alley Of Dreams as well as the animation series MP 4-0RCE out of Berlin, Germany.
In 2012 she was a VIP presenter at VOICE 2012 and presented to a packed house at Disney Land in Anaheim California teaching lessons in Advanced Vocal Placement and the Animation Playground.
Elley-Ray is the ‘go to’ person for acting, voicing, directing, writing, curating, producing and teaching. She’s currently working with universities in Canada and North America to institute voice over into the curriculum to prepare students for one of the fastest growing performing arts today.
University of Windsor
Nomination-The Age of Arousal
Best Voice-Digata Warriors
Nomination-The Edible Woman
Nomination- The Emotionalists
Nomination- The Destruction of Eve
Toronto Theatre Contribution
Mid Theatre Catagory
Pauline McGibbon Nomination
Nomination - Muscle Memory
Nomination - Strange Little Monsters
Nomination - Spoken Art-One Last Look In the Mirror