Learn More About Leah
Energy, Talent, and Discipline! These are the words that describe Leah Arscott! An award-winning diverse and contemporary voice actor who’s performed for hundreds of international clients, including Fortune 500 companies and various international production houses. Her voice has been heard across premium commercials, corporate narration, advertainment, animation, promos, documentaries, video games, telephone systems, radio imaging, e-learning courses, explainer videos, and more. Leah’s conversational natural tone and delivery resonate with many millennial and gen Z audiences. Continue reading about Leah, her story, and her inspiration!
Leah’s Creative Background
Born into a family as the youngest of three girls Leah was always performing. Leah would perform comedy acts for her family often as a young child, including once where she was to trip as part of a silly slapstick routine only to actually trip and landed face-first on her basement floor resulting in a very bloody nose. Talk about commitment! 🙂
Leah grew up taking dance for many years growing up, studying Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. She also took gymnastics and won awards in track and field, and drama class.
Leah then began gaining a deep interest in health and fitness, participating in various fitness competitions winning two, including a national competition resulting in a new car, swag, and the opportunity to be a spokesperson for a large nutrition company sharing her story and success with many local residents.
Experience and Education
Leah has worked for Fortune 500 companies in various sectors including Government, IT, and Health. Throughout her experience of working in the corporate world, she has been able to understand the needs of her voice over clients.
Leah has an Adult Education Honours Certificate from a top Canadian college and understands the theory and principles involved in training adults, children, and corporate staff. She has also developed in-person and e-learning curricula for hundreds of government staff regarding a variety of topics. Being on the other side of the microphone has really helped Leah speak in a way that grasps her listeners and stay focused and engaged with the content.
Leah has had a deep love for music ever since she was a child. She plays the clarinet, drums, and guitar as well as sings. She had the privilege of performing in an orchestra at one of Toronto’s top professional concerts, which was a dream experience. Being a musician provides her a unique perspective as a voice actor as she can understand tone, pitch, and rhythm, which she says is very evident in voice over, just as in music.
Leah also is an avid traveler and has visited 28 counties to date. This love of travel has given her the ability to pick up a wide array of accents and intonations, that her clients love. She can perform a wide variety of characters and accents on the fly with this unique ability. These abilities allow Leah to maintain a healthy roster of clients who keep coming back time and time again.
The Journey Into VoiceOver
Leah was working in the corporate world when she was looking for a creative side-hustle, as most Millennials have to make some additional income nowadays. She made a long list of potential side-jobs, but nothing piqued her interest. One day her friend Natasha sent her a message through WhatsApp to look into VoiceOver from home as a possible option. This at-home option intrigued Leah, so, she did her research. Four months later, Leah went to her local music store and purchased all the equipment needed to get started and an online membership for a casting website and jumped in headfirst. One week later, she booked her first gig. A corporate explainer voice over for Air Wick. She was hooked! And the rest, you could say, was history.
Clients and Awards
One and a half years later, Leah had gone full-time in Voiceover during Covid, leaving her stable job and loving every minute of her new career. To date, she has worked for hundreds of international clients, including:
- Air Jordan
- And More!
Leah has won three Voice Over awards, including:
- The 2020 voices.com Favourite Demo Award
- The 2021 Telly Awards Online Commercials Bronze Award
- The 2021 Get Mic’d Competition Best Live Inspiration Award
A Voice for Your Next Project
Leah loves voicing commercial projects. Her trendy, down-to-earth Millennial raspy sound has been heard on national airwaves and countless digital commercials. Animation and Video games are genres that Leah excels in. Her ability to change her pitch, tone, and rhythm has allowed her to work on top animation projects, such as Barbie and Supercell’s mobile game Brawl Stars.
Leah’s easy to listen-to style has allowed her to work on hundreds of corporate narration, explainer videos, and e-learning projects, helping her listeners to stay focused and engaged on the content they are listening to.
Searching for a Top-Notch Voice Over Talent?
Leah also receives a lot of IVR, promo work, radio imaging, and trailers. Each genre is unique, and she enjoys every project she does. Her talent has allowed her to maintain a healthy roster of clients who keep coming back time and time again. So, if you’re in the market to find a life-long Voice Over talent for your upcoming projects, your search stops with Leah Arscott.