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Felicia Ricci has taught over 90,000 voice students on seven continents via her innovative online courses (yep, she has a student in Antarctica!). She runs a popular YouTube singing and self-development channel, garnering over 425,000 subscribers, and has appeared as a recurring guest on BBC Radio 1, The Scott Mills Show.
Felicia holds her B.A. in English from Yale University, where she won the J. Edward Meeker Prize for nonfiction, the Saybrook Master’s Award, and the Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts. In 2014, Yale invited her to be a guest speaker at their TEDx Conference, "Exploring the Footnotes."
In her first life as a professional actress, Felicia performed the lead role of Elphaba in the Broadway tour of Wicked. She wrote about the experience in her humorous memoir, Unnaturally Green: One Girl's Journey Along a Yellow Brick Road Less Traveled. Other favorite roles include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, opposite David Alan Grier, at New Haven's Shubert Theater.
Starting February 2017, you can catch Felicia every first and third Monday at Philly Improv Theater, making up a new musical on the spot with the cast of Thank You Places: An Improvised Musical.
Felicia calls herself a "voice finder" -- she loves coaching all types of singers and human beings, from complete beginners to platinum-certified recording artists. Felicia has studied voice with Broadway's Victoria Clark and Joel Fram. However, she considers her techniques to be primarily self-taught. Her "visual cueing" teaching methods and simple strategies resonate with students seeking a more holistic, intuitive approach to singing. Felicia's mission is to help folks build self-confidence, release limiting beliefs, and find their best, truest voices.
Didja Hear I Wrote a Book?
In 2010, I was cast in my first professional theater job (ever!) -- understudying the lead role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked. I wrote my memoir for aspiring actors, fans of Wicked, lovers of theater, and anyone who's ever had an impossible dream.
“A greatly fun book on how one actress learned to become, briefly, Elphaba Thropp.”
-Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West