Altara Michelle


Voice Description

Relaxed, real, conversational, confident and comforting for commercials. Inspirational, educational, informative and kind for narrations, audio books and e-learning programs. Smooth, intelligent, experienced and professional for documentaries, PSA's and anything of a studious nature. Sexy, fun, upbeat and animated for promo's, commercials, audiobooks and trailers. All of these can be interchangeable as well. I have a flair for cartoon characters of any age or attitude. This goes for video games of any genre as well.

Empathetic, inspirational, motherly, deep rooted in the "real", raspy, witty, upbeat, hip, young, fun, smooth, confident, magical, quirky, professional, intense, soothing, serious, direct, honest, straightforward, strong, animated, realistic and enthusiastic.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

NY, Brooklyn accent, Jewish NYer, "Hard Core" from the wrong side of the tracks NYer, White Collar NY professional, Lady Gaga, a Brittany Murphy in sound, speed and energy, young Jewish mother, Barbra Streisand type, raspy like Demi Moore, perky and fun like Sarah Jessica Parker, INTENSE and REAL like Kate Walsh, silly and magical like Phoebe from Friends and friendly like Jennifer Aniston.

My Voice Experience

Starting in 2007, I began voicing radio commercials for Clear Channel Radio (stations) in Southern California. In 2008 I joined a successful podcast (with vetted talent) called "Naked TV" and hosted a weekly radio show (every Sunday in Palm Springs) for Mix 100.5. In addition, I have done voiceover work (and ADR) for film, TV and commercials. Currently booking commercials, cartoons, video games, promo's, narrations, e learning programs, documentaries, trailers, documentaries and in-house presentation programs. Some of my most recent and notable bookings to date: ANGRY BIRDS BLAST (video game, promo and trailer), PALMER'S FLIP BALM, D.A.R.E, CHAPSTICK, BEST BUY, WHIM, MEINEKE, McCORMICK'S SPICES, LIONSGATE, FOX DIGITAL STUDIOS, WHOLE FOODS, iSTORY ANIMATION- PEGHEADS - PEG, DREAMWORKS TV (HILARY in DUELING KAPOWSKI'S), GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY- (CES 2015), LAKEVIEW FORD, BUMP, ECRU NY, REDEMPTION AUDIO, BOSTON PRODUCTIONS, NY POWER CO, RUBY ELECTRONIC DOCS, iBABY AIR

My Training

B.A, in Communication, Radio Personality, Red Carpet Reporter and SAG/AFTRA Actress. I have been coached privately for Commercials and Promos by Mike Varela, David Lyerly, Lori Tritel, Terry Berland and Bill Ackerman. I also started training in group sessions at the Voice Academy, Voicecaster and at the Don La Fontaine studios (SAG Foundation). My background includes journalism, copywriting and sales at Clear Channel Radio. I have been trained in a class setting at Kalmenson & Kalmenson, Playhouse West and UCLA.

My Studio Equipment

Full state of the art "home" recording studio: Apple Mac Pro with dual 24” LCD screens running Avid Pro Tools HD systems, M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controllers and the Command 8 control surface. In addition, there is a variety of industry pro mic's to choose from. Access to a second studio using Mac /Twisted Wave and a 3rd using Windows PC/Audacity. 7 days a week AND access to an engineer, ISDN, Skype or Phone Patch.

Additional Skills

Copywriting for commercial ads, able to voice, record and edit WAV and MP3's from my home studio, access to the sound stages and green screen at Siren Digital (Post Sound Studio), unlimited access to the Don La Fontaine Center at SAG/AFTRA and being an on-camera actress makes voicing characters easy and rich in context.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

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Commercial 2017

Narration 2017

Palmer's Flip Balm


Narration Demo Reel

Sexy Luxury

JW Marriott

Funny Commercial

University Promo

Online Teaching

Mean Girl Teen 12-16


Announcer legal tag

Tag Movie Trailer

Career Website Booking

Me Undies- Booking TV Tags

Griffin Technology CES 2014

Answering Service Instruction

Inspiring Minds

Instructional Retail Video VO

Green With Pride

Audiobook (based on a Novel)

Corporate Narration "Color Trends 2015"


University Promo

Spanish to English Documentary

D.A.R.E eLearning Program