I absolutely love to teach and coach actors. My strength is that I meet each student exactly where they are and help them to find their voice in their work. I always start with the individual; honoring their instincts and helping them to hone them into the best storytelling from their perspective, while honoring the text. I teach them script analysis skills so they know what questions to ask and what clues the writer has supplied them.
I work to give my students an understanding of the industry; helping them to understand that this business can be challenging and a long road, but giving each student the sacred space to explore their work, feel confident in their choices, honor their ability to tell stories and relate to characters based on their own experience. I teach them to trust themselves, play, and find ease with emotional access. Acting is one of the art forms that calls for each individual to use themselves in their work; their history, their experiences, their relationships all bring humanity to the characters we create. If we have a better understanding of ourselves and a true appreciation for the individual we are, we get out of our own way, let all that we have lived be our unique roadmap and allow the characters to live and breathe truth through us.
I would say I am an actress first, a student second and a teacher third. Each feed the other, but I truly believe every artist is continually building their craft and see class like a gym in which you work the muscles to maintain and grow whenever you are not in a rehearsal room, on a set, or on stage. The more I grow and learn, the more I have to offer in my work and to my students.
I work primarily in television and film these days, although I got my start in theatre and perform on stage whenever schedule allows and creativity demands. It is essential to me to be out in the market auditioning and working in order to better serve the needs, education and understanding of my students.
I am humble and share with them my ups and downs, when I succeed and when I haven’t been successful, so they can learn from my experiences and understand they are just part of the journey.
I believe we are all here to lift each other and support each other to our best self. We will work together to help you shine because the only thing no one else has to offer is your beautiful, unique, authentic self... YOU!
I can be reached for continual growth on your craft or private audition coaching at 917-554-8977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping to start up Group On-Camera Classes again soon!
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