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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 am happy to take any student at any interest level.
I request an open indoor space for physical movement and play.
I specialize in movement for the actor, and draw from the Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, Yoga, and Rudolph Laban's effort action
I am also classically trained within the grand tradition of Constantin Stanislavski and have spent much of my professional career working with Shakespeare.
In addition, I work commercially and can offer students coaching within that context, particularly within the realm of on camera comedy.
I will tailor the work to the needs and interests of the student.
I specialize in movement for the actor, and draw from the Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, Yoga, and Rudolph Laban's effort action work. I am also classically trained within the grand tradition of Constantin Stanislavski and have spent much of my professional career working with Shakespeare. In addition, I work commercially and can offer students coaching within that context. I am happy to take any student at any interest level. I request an open indoor space for physical movement and play.
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 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 acting for 15 years and I have trained at high caliber acting schools such as Second City. In just the first few lessons, you'll work on confidence, acting terminology, getting into a variety of characters, and even creating your own monologue! I specialize in helping students personalize their acting experience. It is my goal to bring out the fun in acting, while building the skills needed. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
Hi, there! My name is Bailey Rain S and I can't wait to meet you! I believe I was truly born to perform. Acting, dancing, singing... I love it all! I was born into a family of performers, and it's all second nature to me. I would love nothing more than to share my knowledge through the training I've gotten with anyone and everyone! I have taken classes at multiple high caliber facilities in my area including Second City! Ever watch SNL? Chances are, your favorite cast members dabbled at Second City too. But first, let me teach you the basics of acting. I currently am enrolled in college nearby my home, and train at the schools own performing arts center. I'm known to be outgoing and friendly, and comfortable to be around. I find it important when learning to act that you feel comfortable.
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