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Private lessons will tackle character development, scene analysis and breakdown, beats, creating strong choices, as well as camera technique for film/tv and/or stage blocking if the scene is for a theater audition or performance. Classes will always be tailored to the student's needs and goals.
I have been teaching acting for all ages and levels for 10 years now and I focus on a student's innate creativity. Lesson are concise, relaxed and fun as we go through basic actor techniques and conclude with monologues and audition practice. Lessons are geared toward stage, commercial and film.
Beginner- Introducing the novice actor to character development, memorization technique, and finding the joy in play.
Intermediate- Refining character development using physicality and vocal quality, introduce script analysis, finding freedom in creative choices.
Advanced- Pushing self-imposed limits to find courage in trying new creative choices, in-depth character analysis, finding subtlety and nuance in every beat.
Elena Vannoni has a master in direction from the prestigious Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome.
She has worked in theatre for her last twenty five years as a director (Miss Julie by August Strindberg, Bites by Kay Adshead, Emigranci by Sławomir Mrożek, A Marriage proposal by Anton Chekhov).
She is the artistic director of THEATRE FACTORY studio, a LA based theatre production company that actively produces plays in the LA area (Bites, Madwoman and Hairy Ape - in production).
She taught theatrical acting for 14 years (University of Art, Berlin, Rome and Florence) She works on physicality, improvisation and characterization. Having acquired a strong experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action, she develops the student's abilities using different methods such as the Commedia dell’Arte, Stanislavski and Grotowski and the Mimesic Method by Italian Director Orazio Costa.
Her background includes professional ballet ( Academy of ...
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Performing live in front of an audience can be daunting... But it should also be fun! I am very detail-oriented, but also all about playing and exploration. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be!
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