Photo: Russ Heller Photography

Photo: Russ Heller Photography


Amy Mihyang Ginther has worked with clients from Europe, United States, and South Korea, instilling a sense of confidence and authenticity when it comes to their voices.

She has worked with Immediate Theatre, the National Youth Theatre, and the RoyalCentral School of Speech and Drama on placement in London. Amy also provided voice support during the Welcoming Ceremonies in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. She has taught master classes at Drake University, Mu Performing Arts, Savage Umbrella, and University of Kansas.

Amy currently is a professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz. She has coached productions at Aurora Theatre Company and Jewel Theatre Company. In Seoul, Amy has collaborated with Probationary and Seoul Players, along with conducting workshops with Seoul Shakespeare Company, Seoul City Improv, and the International Filmmakers Guild of Korea.  Her corporate clients include ATT, Novonordisk, Samsung C&T, Lotte E&C, Novartis, SK Hynix, Dongbu Steel, Hyundai-Mobis, and the Korean Government. Amy lectured on theatre and communication skills at Kookmin University, Cheongju University, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul.

Amy is a Korean-American adoptee from New York. She has an MA (Distinction) in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, a TEFL Certification (Distinction) from TEFL Worldwide in Prague and a BFA (Honors) in Acting from Hofstra University in the US. Famous alumni from her graduate and undergraduate schools include: Francis Ford Coppola, Madeline Khan, Judy Dench, Rupert Everett, Laurence Olivier, Carrie Fisher, Harold Pinter, Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, and Kristin Scott Thomas. She is a Master Teacher of Acting and Singing with Archetypes, an acting/voice methodology developed by Frankie Armstrong and Janet B. Rodgers.

Amy has performed in New York, Seoul, London, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2012, she performed Memorial with Alice Oswald during the Brighton Festival. She is a Theatre Amoeba Teaching Artist and was featured in their TEDx Cheongju talk. Amy's new solo show, Homeful, will be performed at the American Adoption Congress Conference as a keynote performance.

She is a member of VASTA, ATHE, and the ICV and is Associate Editor of the Voice and Speech Review. Amy is also a member of the adoption advocacy organizations in Seoul such as INKAS, GOAL, and ASK and was featured as the GOA'L Spotlight Adoptee for May 2014.

Amy sometimes attempts to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, has a strong and consistent aversion to street monkeys, and blogs about voice, identity, poetry and hegemonic issues in actor training. She is an adoptee rights activist and currently is a contributor for the adoptee online publication, Transracial Eyes, has been interviewed at The Toast, and was featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in 2015.