Carla Jamie Perez has spent her life developing and using her voice in as many ways as possible. She became hooked on Voice Over some 20 years ago when she began being frequently hired to provide voicing for film soundtracks. Always completely committed to exploring the versatility of her voice, she began training with renowned Voice Over actor and coach, Nick Omana. With the encouragement of Nick, and a couple other heavy hitters, Susan Blu and Cynthia Songe, she started out in commercials, which at that time was about all a girl could hope for.
These days the sky is the limit…or almost, and Carla is available for Commercial, Promotional and Narration VO work. Her voice is described as all and any of the following: confident, instructional, authoritative, engaging, warm, easy, sexy, funny, intelligent, real and reassuring. She is at ease with little words and big fancy ones too, e.g., medical, scientific and industrial terminology. As a classical singer she has sung in 16 different languages, is very familiar with names and terminology in all the classical arts and has a great ear for accents or ethnic flavoring. She’s a quick study who is fast, reliable, affordable and easy to work with whether it’s 2 pages or 52 pages, serious or light-hearted and requires one voice or a choir of voices (yes, she has voiced entire choirs for film).
An added bonus …she sings, she acts and SHE WRITES!! Carla has experience with script writing, promo tagline, comedy sketch, songwriting and jingle writing.
A lifelong singer and actress, Carla Jamie Perez, began her professional stage career at the age of four as one of Emile LeBec’s children in a Chicago production of South Pacific. Ms. Perez began studying voice at the age of ten with acclaimed contralto, Elizabeth Krueger She made her professional operatic debut at the age of sixteen singing the role of Cherubino, in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and was offered full scholarships to both Indiana University School of Music and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music to continue her voice training.
Choosing to attend Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, she studied with Metropolitan Opera baritone, Frank Valentino and gained stage experience in studio and professional opera productions in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She helped fund her classical music education by forming her own jazz ensemble. She concluded her degrees in both Theater and Voice Performance at Indiana University where she studied with famed soprano, Eileen Farrell and was invited to Munich, Germany where she spent two years at the Bayerische Stattsoper Opera Studio. Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Perez attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where she studied with renowned Metropolitan Opera baritone, Martial Singher and coached with Gwendolyn Koldovsky and Natalie Limonick. She won the Western Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition and was offered her first US opera contract by Santa Fe Opera’s founder and artistic director, the late John Crosby. She has sung with symphonies, opera companies, in festivals and in recital throughout the U.S. and has made guest artist appearances in South America, Canada and Europe. She teaches voice to aspiring singers through her voice studio Imagine Singing in Pasadena, CA. She continues to study and sing professionally subscribing to the belief that great singing is a life-long artistic and personal pursuit.