Voice Masters

Voice Masters goal is to teach, support, encourage and give groundbreaking training to actors in the art of Animation voice acting. Our founding members, Paulette Lifton, Mimi Maynard and Ashley Bornancin are award-winning working professionals as voice actors, casting directors and voice directors of animation series and theatrical feature films.

When we launched Voice Masters we wanted to really change how actors are taught in this art form. We wanted our students to learn real life skills in the voice business. Some of the practical experience they receive are practicing sync to picture, learning efforts, honing idiosyncratic behavior, singing as a tool, being competitive without competing, create stand-out characters for their demo reel, understanding the audition process and setting up their own recording studio (no matter the budget).
We always have one-on-one coaching with each student on multiple characters and voices along with extensive weekly voice homework as well.

The Voice Masters community of actors has gone beyond our expectations! Life-long friendships, support teams, practice buddies and cheerleading support for fellow actors are the norm in our community. We do NOT believe in competition between our students. We believe that the only actors competition is themselves – to be the best they can be creating a safe space for everyone to win in their own way. 

Mimi Maynard

Award-Winning Producer, Casting &
Voice Director

Ms. Maynard is a voice and casting director of her six 3D theatrical animated features she produced for Studio Canal, Summit and Lionsgate with her films winning Best Feature Film Cartoon and the Trophee du European for animation. Ms. Maynard handled the Celebrity casting, voice direction and development on all her films. Independently, she cast the feature Son of Bigfoot. As an actress herself, she won the ACE award and starred in many studio feature films. Her looping career includes, Zootopia, Frozen, Spiderman, and Desperate Housewives. She has been voice coaching actors for over a decade who have booked major commercials, starring roles and television series

Ashley Bornancin

Award-Winning Voice Actress, Star of "Spy Kids: Mission Critical," on Netflix, Seth Green's Camp WWE, and more! 

Ashley Bornancin is an award-winning TV & voice-over actress, writer and producer, known for her quick wit, charm, improvisation and adaptability. She currently voices the lead of the Netflix Franchise, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, along with the young John Cena and The Rock in Seth Green's Camp WWE, and lends her voice to upcoming Nickelodeon shows, including Shimmer & Shine and Dreamworks shows including Where's Waldo & Dragon Rescue Riders, along with a number of film and TV Credits. Ashley has also been coaching actors, from co-star to series regular levels for over 4 years and loves working with talent to not only master their craft but to also find their unique abilities to hone in on, to break out.

Paulette Lifton

2x Emmy Winning
Casting & Voice Director
Producer & CEO of Oracle Post

Ms. Lifton, is a multi-Emmy and MPSE winning Sound/ADR Supervisor on shows like Kung Fu Panda and SpongeBob Squarepants. She was Co-Producer and Casting Director of the animated series, Spy Kids: Mission Critical for Neflix. Ms. Lifton was also the casting and voice director on multiple animated and live-action features for Netflix, Amazon and Starz including the Academy Award-nominated films Lion and Carol. She voice-directed some of the top actors in the business; Meryl Streep, Ed Norton, Jim Gaffigan, Julie Andrews, Kate McKinnon, Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Mel Brooks.

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