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Learn the real business of acting. Audition prep. Scene study. Monologues. Headshots, agents and how to make it as an actor.
Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.
Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Her music videos LOVE IS LOVE and LOGICAL SONG charged #1 on MTV's LOGO TV.
As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan ...
My philosophy is that good actors do not "act", but "do" - the key to an effective portrayal of a character is to figure out what he or she wants, and get it!
Music is definitely the universal language, and there isn't a genre I don't love; it's important to me that that aspect be brought to lessons, as well! From humble New Jersey beginnings to an opera career, I've seen the power of what music can do!
Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in.
Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes ...
Are you planning on auditioning for a Broadway play, or just want to be more confident with public speaking? I'll have you comfortable doing classical text to modern comedy.
My life revolves around music in all of its forms. I have studied piano since the age of 6 while singing ever since I knew how to make sound. Throughout my lifetime, I have been taught by some of the most influential teachers, and it is my goal to become one in your lifetime.
I began participating in theater at an early age. Once In high school, I had my first job as a Drama Teacher at Saltworks Young Actors Studio where I taught Improvisation, Monologues and Musical Theater to students ages 6 through 16.
I went to Point Park University where I received a BA in Musical Theater in 2006. Throughout College, I was also teaching voice and piano lessons.
As an actor, I have enjoyed many successes. In 2007, I joined the NY Public Theater’s three night, 40th anniversary ...
Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents. Have been director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!
Director, Dialect Coach. Acting coach
New York THEATER
Red Noses by Peter Barnes – The Secret Theater - 2015
The Cherry Orchard (A Comedy in Four Acts) by Anton Chekhov– Access Theater (added ASL performances) – 2013/2014
How the Day Runs Down (World Premiere) by John Langdon– The Spoon Theatre (added ASL performances) – 2011
Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson - The Spoon Theatre – 2010
23 Coins (World Premiere New Musical) by Mark Abrahamson– One of Theatreworlds 5 best of the year – The Spoon Theatre – 2009
See Us: Showcase for the ‘Abled’ actor – The Spoon Theatre – 2009
No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs by John Redwood– The Spoon Theatre – 2008
kosher harry’s (US Premiere) by Nick ...
Check out my Take Lessons blog article! http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-tips
First consultation- 30 minutes - free!
NYC teacher, director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 14 years in NYC.
Have taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.
from greek to film…I can show you it all
I have taught as a guest teach at universities all over the United States. I'm currently, a private coach for Film/TV auditions. I am a classical trained actor of the stage, and a master of classical text. However, I have transitioned into Film/TV in the last several years. I'm an advanced, soon to be master-level, Film/TV actor and auditioner. I'm more then confident I can assist in any area dealing with either field. Whether you are: just getting into acting, auditioning for conservatory, a young filmmaker, taping with networks, or screen testing I and confident I can help.
My acting resume, and teaching resume are available upon request.
I have been coaching and directing productions for over 20 years. I have a studio set up in my home to avoid the claustrophobic nature of a "closet" studio in midtown to coach and assist people with bettering their auditions and fleshing out songs and materials so nothing new is presented at an audition.
I am a stage director, pianist and acting coach. I can prep nearly anyone to make an audition more successful and have sat through countless auditions for musical theatre and opera. I think everyone needs a second opinion, or third, or fourth on how their auditions look and sound and, most importantly, HONEST advice on what to do better.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."