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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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Kristofer K.

Alexandria, VA
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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. Later, when ...

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Demetrius J. January 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
I really enjoy performing with and learning from Nicole and I love the work that she has done with her students in their recitals.
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 University, ...

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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!
Kristofer K. Alexandria, VA

Every actor has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. It is my goal to pull out the strengths, work on them, and help promote clients as a well rounded, polished theatre professional. From the audition to the final performance, my actors are ready for anything that is thrown at them.

​Becoming a successful actor depends on your definition of success. Some want fame and fortune. Others love community and regional theatre, and independent films. Then there are some that are just figuring out how they fit in to the industry. Whatever your path to success is, it’s all about using your strengths to help connect to each and every role you play. This is our focus, your strengths to achieve naturalism and realism.

No matter what your goals are, I am focused on helping you find the best possible path towards your version of success. Every road is different and that’s what makes every actors story so interesting.

About Kristofer

Currently directing in NYC and the D.C. area, Kristofer began his career as an actor. Working on shows from Off-Broadway, Regional, Community Theater, Film and Television, and even both theme parks; Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Kristofer’s true passion, however, lies in directing where he has forged an extensive career over the last 15 years. With a commitment to naturalism and realism, his unique visions, his resourcefulness, and his versatility have made each and every show a success. His creativity and strong choices led to rave reviews by critics of the Orlando Fringe Festival for his direction of The Land of Counterpane. Kristofer’s most recent directing credits include Superior Donuts, The Producers, Pippin, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical The Musical, Anastasia, ...

David C.

Chevy Chase, MD
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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA
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Ollie L. J.

Oxon Hill, MD
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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.

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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Shana B. January 10, 2015
Acting · In studio
Amelia was one of my first acting teachers and without hesitation I can say that she is the absolute best! She always made sure I got the tools I needed to improve my acting by giving me the individual attention I needed. She will go above and beyond to make sure you are challenged in all the right ways. Amelia is passionate, encouraging, and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a teacher with these qualities then you have found her right here!
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Stefan G. December 22, 2014
Acting · In studio
Amelia is one of the best acting coaches that I've had the privilege to work with. She is patient, caring, and understands that every student learns differently. Amelia will work with you to help you bring the most to any performance piece you work on. She will teach you to analyze the script to understand why your character does what he does or says what he says. She will teach you how to connect to the material to bring your performance to life. Amelia helped me grow as an actor and inspired me to begin writing my own material for others to enjoy. If you have a passion for the performing arts and want to make yourself better for it, then look no further than Amelia.
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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.
Ollie L. J. Oxon Hill, MD

Over 20 years experience acting, writing, directing, and producing films and theatrical stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing/producing/directing/writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. Owner/Founder of the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company - Timeless Visual Works, LLC. Extensive knowledge and experience training aspiring and professional performers.

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