The Voice Actors Studio is a 1400 square ft. facility of pure voiceover awesomeness!
The Voice Actors Studio, the brainchild of Melissa Moats and her husband Troy first opened their doors in February 2015. It all began in 2010 when Melissa formed a small voiceover group in her home and began mentoring beginners who didn’t know quite how or where to start. In just a few short years the Las Vegas voiceover community has exploded! Melissa, still a busy full-time voice over actor herself, provides mentorship and professional voice over coaching to local Las Vegas based talent along with her stellar team of industry leaders! The Voice Actors Studio recently opened their “virtual doors” now helping voice actors around the globe!
Explore voice acting for Commercial, Narration, eLearning, Video Games, Animation, Anime and more! Not to mention gaining the insight and instruction of topnotch special-guest coaches, agents, casting directors and production companies Melissa invites to teach and share in her beautiful, fully-equipped voiceover facility from major markets like LA, NY, and Chicago! Coming up on their 7th Birthday, The Voice Actors Studio has mentored and developed countless now working talent and their one-of-kind voiceover community has grown beyond anything they could have ever imagined.
Every journey begins with a dream, and TVAS is here to support you and the rest of our talented voiceover community every way possible – and to help everyone’s voice acting pursuits come to fruition. It’s all here… Performance coaching, guidance on how to set up your home studio, an education on how and where to find voiceover opportunities – and even moral support (like hugs, fist bumps and high fives) are all included in your training! Many say it’s our heart that sets us apart. And we graciously thank our loyal & loving students! If becoming a professional voice actor is your passion, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to The Voice Actors Studio. Everybody’s favorite place to learn!
If you are a voiceover coach or industry expert interested in utilizing our space for your own voiceover training opportunity…we invite you to contact us!
Milla Rutland has been acting and dancing since she was a young girl and knew she was born to entertain, so it was no surprise when she packed up and moved to fabulous Las Vegas to pursue her acting and entertainment dreams.
This Vegas Vixen found her passion in burlesque, live theater and voice over acting! Milla absolutely loves her role as Studio Manager for TVAS and all the fun that comes with it. She especially loves all the amazing coaches and students that she gets to meet and interact with. In her spare time, she stars a few nights a week in a murder mystery dinner theater show. A true believer in always learning, growing and honing your craft, she regularly attends workshops at TVAS and you can also find her hosting or engineering workshops as well.
When she’s not in her booth/home office or at TVAS, she enjoys competing in pinup competitions, visiting Salem, Massachusetts as often as possible, planning for Halloween and spending quality time with her fur babies which include an Akita and 3 cats (yes, of course she has a black cat).
Brent Mukai is a stand up/improv comedian, actor, and voice actor from Pearl City, Hawaii. As an improv comedian, he is a part of Las Vegas’ longest running improv comedy show, Jest Serendipity, which has had residency shows at Planet Hollywood and The Palms Casino. He performs improv and stand up all over town, and currently produces the monthly two-man nerd improv show, The Cosplay Improv Mashup Show at the Millennium Fandom Bar.
As a teacher, he is an instructor at two schools in the city-wide improv league the High School Jesters, and also puts on corporate team building workshops. In his spare time, Brent likes to freestyle rap, play Pictionary, and write about himself in the third person.
Shelley is from the other side of the pond, a true Brit, working as a professional Voice Actor for nearly a decade and is also a casting and booth director for an elearning company. Although she is based out of the USA, she has lived and secured clients all over the world and because of this success in navigating the intricacies and nuances involved in doing business with different countries and cultures, Shelley is literally bursting at the seams to share all her knowledge with the rest of the VO community. As a recognized professional Voice talent herself, Shelley provides that perfect Neutral British sound for clients such as Amazon, Apple, Cadburys, Johnson & Johnson, FAGames, The Phil Show, Microsoft, Intel and so many more. She’s pretty much done most genres too, from medical elearning, right through to animation. Oh and most importantly, when she’s not voicing, she’s traveling with pilot hubby or cuddling her two ginormous horse sized cats!
Denise is a proud student of TVAS turned full-time VO pro. Her life experiences, education and career path have covered a vast spectrum, and have all contributed in a unique way to her success in voice over. Denise truly believes that through the power of positivity, hard work and perseverance, anything is possible! She loves sharing the practical knowledge she’s gained through training and her personal VO journey to help new students to the craft, flourish! She feels great joy watching students grow in talent and in confidence.
For fun, you’ll find Denise on a Southern California beach with a good book, practicing Mindfulness Meditation (both on and off of the mat), or stepping out of her comfort zone with her husband and kids to swim with sharks in Hawaii, or zip- line in Alaska…amazed and appreciative of every singe one of life’s treasured moments!
Andrea Balsa is a passionate bilingual voice over actor with over 20 years of experience in broadcast media. Before earning her Bachelors in Communications, she was already an on air personality in one of Mexico City’s top radio stations, Alfa Radio.
She moved to Las Vegas in 2004 where she worked for Univision as a News Anchor, reporter and producer. Having always loved being behind a microphone, she is beyond grateful to now be a full-time voice actor and mother of two. Her voice has taken her around the world for various projects, and her love for our beautiful craft has landed her gigs for Netflix, Target, State Farm, Toyota, Sprint and many more.
Commercial – Radio Producer/Host – Boxer
(Be careful his VO coaching is packed with quite a punch)!
As a 20 year Las Vegas local, spending half of that time serving tables on the Las Vegas Strip, Taylor Moats has absorbed the essence of hospitality while pursuing his passion as a photographer and videographer. Capture, Create, Deliver. That’s this Las Vegas local’s mantra, and deliver he does.
After two years of launching his business, Moats Media, Taylor has recently transitioned to full-time media production, and has recently teamed up with TVAS to continue creating some killer content showcasing the journeys of the talent who consider The Voice Actors Studio their home away from home. 😉
Taylor now spends his energy growing his Youtube channel, creating promo content for clients & their businesses, and capturing those special moments in life that you never want to forget. When Taylor isn’t behind the camera, you can find him contorted in a yoga pose cleansing his body, mind and spirit.
Do you wish you could conquer your anxiety when you’re asked to speak in front of a group? Do you wish you could be calm, confident and compelling when making a presentation? You can…simply connect with Amy Ayoub at The Zen Speaker! Amy has been coaching politicians, nonprofit leaders, business owners, law enforcement officers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, celebrities and more to improve their speaking skills for decades. She opened her own company, The Zen Speaker, 10 years ago and is known as the premier communications coach in Southern Nevada.
Amy is a lifelong Las Vegan. A self-described recovering political fundraiser, Amy has been appointed by various Nevada Governors and Senators to four state and federal commissions. Fun fact: Amy was the first female appointed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, better known as the Boxing Commission!
Amy personally knows the impact of sharing your story and standing in your power. She has a unique way of helping you find your power and articulate your story in a way that is helpful and healing to you and to your audience.