Tyne Turner, a third generation artist/educator, teaches theatre at Lincoln Center of the Arts, an arts integrated middle school in Milwaukee Public Schools. She joined the faculty in 2003 during national service to Americorps, with the intention of supporting the arts in urban education. She is one of ten national recipients of an NEA Grant for 2004-2005 for her innovative theatre program for urban children.
From 1985-2002 she served as a Professor of Voice and Speech for the University of Minnesota BFA/Guthrie program, Southern Methodist University/Meadows School of the Arts Theatre Division BFA/MFA Program, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee BFA/MFA Professional Actor Training Program, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Ms. Turner has designed the curriculum for, and initially implemented, three theatre training programs for children - among them is the highly esteemed First Stage Theatre Academy. She is a nationally recognized professional voice and speech coach serving the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, and a variety of other professional companies across the country. She is a twenty-year veteran of Actor's Equity Association and has performed professionally on a regular basis since 1984.
Ms. Turner holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Professional Theatre Training Program, a Master Certificate from Will-O-Way Apprentice Theatre, a 1-8 Education Certification from the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center, and K-12 Theater Certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She is published in several professional journals and has served as a presenter for the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association, as well as for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education and the International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education.