Overview

Voice One is the leading voice over school in San Francisco, offering a comprehensive training program for everyone from the novice to the professional. Our Core Curriculum features classes in commercial, character, narration, and acting to build a solid foundation in skill and technique. Our expansive program also includes advanced classes taught by industry veterans, business & marketing, home recording, and vocal empowerment classes, as well as demo preparation and production onsite. Advanced students get the opportunity to meet agents, casting directors and producers as well as membership on a talent database for exposure to local job opportunities. Founded in 1986, by Elaine Clark, and purchased in 2018 by Sally Clawson - an alum of Voice One as well as a professional voice, on-camera, and theater actor – we have the ideal program to help you become a professional voice over actor.

Sally Clawson

Sally Clawson

Owner and CEO

Sally Clawson has over 20 years of experience as a voice teacher, speech coach, actor, and performer. A former professional dancer, Ms Clawson toured internationally with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. After a hip injury, she took a day job answering phones, discovered her voice, and began studying at Voice One.

Sally now teaches classes and workshops in voice, acting, presenting and performing all over the Bay Area, including Berkeley Repertory School of Theater, Google Arts, and California Shakespeare Theater. In addition, Sally is a certified executive coach through the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and is the annual emcee at the Dreamforce conference hosted by Salesforce.

Sally’s voiceover performances include: Yoplait, Clorox, Toyota, Old Navy, McDonalds, Pixar, Apple, Google, Microsoft, EA Games, Telltale Games and Lucas Film to name a few.

Danny Scott

Danny Scott

School Director

Danny began his voice over career at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre in 2015 in Sally’s Beginning Voice Over class, and continued to study voice over, acting, and improv for the next three years at multiple schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. His background in linguistics gave rise to an avid interest in dialects in addition to fluency in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Danny is represented by Stars the Agency in San Francisco. While he specializes in character work, he has been no stranger to commercials and narration. Credits include 2K Games, Amazon Music Unlimited, Facebook, the California State Fair, Eisenhower Health, UC Berkeley, and Creativity Inc.

Aaron Burke

Aaron Burke

School Administrator

Aaron is a Bay Area native actor whose love of the performing arts started when he was at Skyline high school in Oakland. He's studied acting (and voice acting in particular) extensively at Berkeley Repertory's School of Theatre and at Voice One with Sally Clawson and other excellent teachers. He is the brand voice for Monkeylectric in Berkeley California and is part of an improv troupe with other Voice One alums.

Yma Osani

Yma Osani

Administrative Assistant

Yma has a background in dance, film, and theater design and production. Her interest in performance design brought her to the Washington Ensemble Theater to study theater design and fabrication, the Northwest Film Forum and Wiggly World Production Studios as a contributing Assistant Administrator, independent film work in Seattle and San Francisco, and the independent arts community in Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York.  She is currently studying comedy writing and training at Voice One.

Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark

Founder

Elaine Clark is an award winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and the author of the quintessential voice-over book, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is, in addition to being the founder of Voice One. As an actor, she is a member of SAG and AFTRA, having performed in hundreds of voice-over and on-camera commercials, industrial narrations, video games, cartoons, film and made for television movies. She also serves as an audio engineer, casting director, and multimedia & anime director.