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Ms. Nicole will be touring London summer 2014 with Chamber Opera of Chicago in the touring production of Persuasion. Her previous experience includes: Verismo Opera as Aninna, she was the first place winner in the emerging artist division of Elgin Opera's fourth Annual Vocal Competition. Nicole performed as a nun soloist with Chamber Opera of Chicago in the Sound of Music for the last 2 seasons in a row. She performed as a soloist in Persuasion in 2012. Under the baton of Maestro Alfredo Munar, she was a mulatta girl in Maria La O. ÃÂÃÂ Nicole sang with Chamber Opera of Chicago in 2010 under the baton of Nyela Basney as the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. She performed many solos with orchestra in their production of Te Amo a night of Spanish music. She was the cover for the Mother in ...
Acting students will receive instruction customized for their individual needs and skill level, drawing on a variety of techniques, including Linklater (physical and vocal work), Stanislavski, Meisner, and Grotowski, Shurtleff, among others. Students can work privately on audition skills, including monologues and cold reading, as well as scene work, character building and basic principles of acting. The first step to great acting is a free body and voice, allowing full expression of of emotional life of the character!
I am a professional singer, songwriter and actor working in the Chicago area for many years. I have a B.F.A. in Theater/Voice from The University of Kansas and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. I've been teaching private vocal instruction since 2003: I host the Singer's Salon in Chicago, a unique and supportive venue for singer's to become more comfortable performing before an audience. I also instruct workshops for vocal technique and performance. For the past 10 years I was the lead singer for The Red Apples, an acoustic roots band that performs an eclectic mix of rock, swing, blues, country and jazz. I also have a cabaret/art song project consisting or original material with composer Jaroslaw Golembiowski. As a singer and actress I have performed with ...
I have been involved in several productions, and have extensive acting experience. I am able to help my students study their characters, and realize a wide range of acting choices.
My expansive breadth of interests has led me through years of experience in the arts and natural sciences. I'm a voice instructor, math tutor, and biology teacher. Now, I'm pursuing a career in opera and vocal performance. I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have been in many operas and musical theater productions. I am currently performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at the Booth Tarkington Theatre. I was a finalist in the MasterWorks Festival concerto competition. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz and pop. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. I use the appoggio technique of breathing and believe all singing should be produced in a ...
I have worked with children and adults at all levels! From beginner to advanced, my approach does not change! It is all about finding out what you want in the scene or monologue and then incorporating different techniques based on your level to help you achieve that goal.
Hello! My name is Ashley W and I am an acting teacher and coach! To give you a bit of background about myself, I have recently moved to Chicago from New York where I spent the last three years working on my careers both as an actor and teaching artist. Teaching has become such a passion of mine and I am extremely invested in making it a parallel career for myself. I hold a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre and a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville. I have worked with children for over 15 years as a childcare provider, camp counselor and mentor. Working with children is truly a passion of mine, alongside acting, and I love integrating both of these aspects of my life by being a teaching artist. I have also coached adults working on ...
I teach all aspects of acting for the camera and the stage including:
The Artistic Side: script analysis, character choices, specificity, strong objectives & verbs, being in the moment, spontaneity, connection, intuition, imagination, taking risks, and audition technique for both on-camera and for theatre.
The Psychological Side: dealing with anxiety & stage fright, listening skills, focus & concentration, trusting yourself, being vulnerable, tapping into and expressing all emotions.
The Business Side: career advice, goal setting, getting an agent, developing your niche, marketing materials, union vs. non-union, promoting yourself & networking.
Holly has been a casting director for 15 years and a professional actor and acting teacher for almost 20 years. She has auditioned thousands of actors over the past 15 years for commercials and feature films. The film she cast last year, Chasing Ghosts, is currently making it’s rounds on the film festival circuit. She also runs sessions for PR Casting in Chicago who casts for television series, commercials, and feature films. She began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and private lessons over the span of 19 years. Teaching is her first love and she strives to create a supportive, encouraging environment for actors to let ...
I've been teaching acting for over 25 yrs with students that have gone on to being working actors on the stage in mjaor feature films and commercials and also television. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to strip yourself of your fears and self-doubt and as time goes on you'll be able to be ready with my guidance to registering with a mjaor casting agent. Be ready learn: Scene Study, Character Development, Voice & Diction, Cold Readings, Monologues, Improv, Auditioning, Marketing & more
Finally you will have the option to super kick start your career with producing a 2-3 minute Actor's Slate Video clip and an Actor's Demo Reel (video) that I can professional put together for you complete with taping, directing and packaging.along with the option of a slick dynamic professional website, all through thisTakelessons site.
Started as a musician and lead vocalist in my 12pc high energy, world touring concert act for artists like, Donna Summers, Oak Ridge Boys, Jacksons etc. Extensive training & experience as an actor in statge screen & television. Trained at Ted Liss Drama School, & the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in UK & more. Won a Telly & a Silver Hugo Award. With the unique personal style I have developed, I am very passionate about my students achieving their dream. My greatest reward is when a student makes a major breakthrough. Take a solid hold of your career and empower yourself with the combination of my background in "The Method," Stanislavsky, Meisner, Michael Shurtleff , my extensive experience, coupled with a true caring and compassionate style, that I have developed, will set you ...
"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."