Valerie Madden is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, an actor, and a theatre educator. Madden was designated as a Linklater voice teacher by Kristin Linklater at the Linklater Voice Center in Orkney, Scotland in 2019. She earned her MFA in Theatre Education from Emerson College in 2020. She currently teaches voice and text at Emerson College and at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Madden also teaches private voice lessons online and at her in-home studio in Boston.
Previously Madden taught at Shakespeare & Company, where she directed over a dozen shows for their education department. Madden worked as a facilitator for Anna Deavere Smith's "Notes from the Field: Doing Time In Education" at the American Repertory Theater, engaging with audience members in conversations about the school-to-prison pipeline. She has also taught in the past with Actor's Shakespeare Project, CityStage, and the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
Madden's research interests center on how teachers' voices affect student learning in the K–12 setting.