Joy holds an MFA in Voice Studies from the University of London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where her dissertation earned her a mark of Distinction. She earned her BFA in Acting from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Joy has served as voice and speech faculty at HB Studio, American Academy of Dramatic Arts - NY Campus, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM), College of Staten Island-CUNY, and internationally at University of Essex East 15 Acting School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and St. Dominic's Sixth Form College in England. Serving as a private dialect coach to Broadway professionals and Emmy-award winning actors, Joy has also worked with Comedy Central, Center Theatre Group, Atlantic Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Ma-Yi Theatre, NAATCO, New Dramatists and Attic Theatre Co. Joy currently serves as the Voice and Speech Trainers Association's Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
In addition to Joy's work in the theatre and entertainment field, she is also an experienced executive presentation and
communication coach for corporate professionals. Her clientele spans from the US, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, and France, to name a few. She has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies and currently serves as an Executive Speech and Presentation Coach with Springboards Consulting in addition to her private coaching and workshop facilitating. Joy also works as a communication tutor for Sanctuary for Families, an organization that provides domestic and gender violence survivors a range of direct services to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse.
Joy's research interests include Asian American identity, cultural sensitivity and awareness, and inclusive coaching strategies. You will find Joy presenting at various conferences and lectures throughout the US.
Her article "Coaching Asian Actors and Asian Accents with Cultural Sensitivity" won the Rocco Dal Vera Graduate Research Award and is currently available to the public.
"Joy is fantastic at making voice and speech accessible and achievable at all levels. She has coached several productions for me, and I don’t know what I would have done without her."
Laura Braza, Artistic Director
Wong trained with dialect coach Joy Lanceta Coronel—a step Yee advises fellow creatives embrace: “Actors don’t come with their own perfect set of accents, nor should we expect that of him. Giving actors the tools to succeed and being specific and accurate of what your needs are helps an actor feel empowered to play the role.”