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Popular Acting Teachers Near Alexandria

Nicole C.

Waldorf, MD
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Valencia V.

Fort Washington, MD
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David C.

Chevy Chase, MD
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Nicole C. Waldorf, MD

Using short scenes and monologues, I help students work on character development and with speaking their lines. I also help them to think about intention.

About Nicole

As a voice teacher and voice coach I strive to help the student get to where they want to be vocally. For me singing is something that brings me joy and I hope to be able to share that with you.

It took me a while to realize how much music and singing means to me. While studying something entirely different at the University of Maryland, I began studying voice and realized that it was something that I had a gift for. I fell in love with singing art songs, jazz and opera arias. And while studying at the University of Maryland, I had the opportunity to work as a voice teacher/ section leader with the women's section of a choir, numerous opportunities to work as a soloist and in a few jazz clubs. I was also involved in dance performances and acted as a dance tutor.

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Valencia V. Fort Washington, MD

About Valencia

I believe everyone has the ability to sing … some better than others, of course, -- but regardless, I believe every voice can make a beautiful sound. I believe learning to sing requires team work: with the proper instruction and learning tools from me, the instructor, and with the dedication (practice, practice, practice) from you, the student, a well-rounded singer can emerge.

I began singing when I was five years old in church. I continued singing exclusively inspirational music until I was a teenager. At that time, in addition to the second soprano part I sang in a five-part harmony
a Capella (without instrumental accompaniment) Gospel group, I also sang in a couple of bands (Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz). My undergraduate studies were completed at the American ...

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Lenora G. October 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
The absolute best

I sang most of my life and never knew that I had the weaknesses that I did and I am so grateful that I chose Valencia to be my singing instructor! She is very informative and has taught me to think about singing in a way I never have. I am learning now that my voice is an instrument and with her help my voice and range will go on another level! She is also very flexible! Couldn't ask for a better instructor!
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Kevin M. May 4, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
She is an amazing teacher!

She is an excellent teacher! She has helped me progress very quickly and challenges me to make my voice strong.
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Cecil J. February 25, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Valencia suits my learning style!

I must say that I need to understand what I'm trying to do and Valencia really gave me insight into musical theory and technical singing. Learning about diaphrafm breathing and seeing your voice as an "instrument" has opened me up to a new world of breathing in general as it relates to relaxation, yoga, meditation and yes even exercise!

She helped me determine my vocal range #I'm a tenor!# and she gives solid feedback for what you need to practice before your next lesson.

Definitely value for money!
David C. Chevy Chase, MD

I have been teaching acting since 1999. Under my tutelage, I will instruct a powerful and effective method, The Meisner Method of Natural Acting. Through personal exploration, the student learns to bring their own unique qualities to the performance, rendering it that much more eloquent. Bringing who the student is to the scene in question is done through hands-on activities.

About David

With an MFA in Film (Screenwriting) from Boston University, I have had either supporting or leading roles in eight short films, one of which won several awards in festivals around the country. Furthering my work in this area, I have taught acting at Boston University's prestigious film school. As a writer, I have published numerous articles, short stories, essays and op-ed pieces in such notable publications as The Washington Post. As with acting, I have taught all forms of writing at Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, a school for adults with mental illness, and currently at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

rashida C.

Washington, DC
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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA
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Ollie L. J.

Oxon Hill, MD
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rashida C. Washington, DC

Mel began his own training in 1967 under legendary acting coaches Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasburg at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Actors Studio, respectively. He'll develop your skills as you spend ten total hours concentrating on monologues, scene analysis, character development, improvisation, and more over two days in January or February.

About rashida

Take advantage of the insight of a 40-plus-year veteran of the theater during a two-day actors' workshop led by longtime actor, director, and coach Mel Williams at the District of Columbia Arts Center.

Mel began his own training in 1967 under legendary acting coaches Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasburg at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Actors Studio, respectively. Over his career, he has acted and directed in theaters in DC, Boston, New York and elsewhere. And in addition to aspiring actors, some of the top talent in show business can call themselves Mel's students. He'll develop your skills as you spend ten total hours concentrating on monologues, scene analysis, character development, improvisation, and more over two days in January or February.

Amelia N. Arlington, VA

I have been teaching acting for twelve years. My goal is for you to create honest work. I will gear you to the choices that are right for the piece. I am very honest in my approach but I work in a positive manner. I will always tell you what is working and what still needs to be worked upon. As a teacher, I may ask you to reflect on your own life experiences, imagine scenarios, or improvise. I use the Stanislavsky method of acting which asks 'What does your character want?'

About Amelia

Amelia graduated from Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York City with a B.A. in Performance, and a Masters in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.

She has worked on Broadway, Regional Theatre, and Film. Some rules include:
Puck in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Little Red in Into the Woods, along with many others. She is also dancer and has worked professionally with the Nevada Festival Ballet. She has lived in New York, London and Moscow.

She has been teaching for twelve years. She has worked with many New York and LA actors and has developed many drama curriculums for the D.C. metro area and abroad.

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Anthony N. December 5, 2014
Acting · In studio
There is one word to describe Amelia and her work as a teacher and that is; fantastic. I am now a film director and work with a lot of actors. I've been lucky to have great experiences with actors because of what Amelia has taught me about acting, and understanding how actors prepare a project. What a wonderful way to start out learning the craft of filmmaking and acting other than with a teacher who will be go the extra mile to help and fight for her students.
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Samuel E. November 29, 2014
Acting · In studio
Amelia was one of my first acting teachers as a youngster and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to help guide me when I was starting out my professional career. I wanted to be exposed to everything acting-related and Amelia did just that. From Shakespeare to Christopher Durang and acting on stage to acting on camera, Amelia knows exactly how to make you spark and feel confident when handed any type of script or material. She challenges you in a way that reveals your most honest and daring work. I am so thankful for her and I think that any actor would be very lucky to have her as their teacher!
Ollie L. J. Oxon Hill, MD

Over 20 years experience writing, directing, and producing for film and theater. Believing that every person has their unique gift and my mission is to inspire to develop their own gift through the performing arts. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

I am a professional actress and teaching artist with incredible experiences performing at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts and over 60 different stages annually. I have extensive experience and knowledge in acting, and would like to share my enthusiasm and training with students. My background includes instructing elementary thru college students in traditional and alternative environments. I have developed, implemented, and instructed programs and classes/lesson plans in both public and private schools. My awards include the Maryland Theatrical Solo Artist Award, DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities Award, and the First Lady Award.

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