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Donnabella M.

27 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaching since 2006
  • B.S. Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology from Seattle Universtiy
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Donnabella M.

27 Reviews
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Career guidance, acting technique, audition prep... After a decade in Hollywood, I know a thing or two about the CRAFT and BUSINESS of acting! I've booked over a DOZEN speaking roles on TV and Film including How to Get Away with Murder, The Young & the Restless, and Jane the Virgin, I appear on national commercials yearly, and I've played voices in award-winning audiobooks. I am also a former NBA dancer & collegiate cheerleader!

A decade ago, I wish I had had someone to help me fill in the missing pieces.

What more can I do? What should I do differently?

We will work on material you have, or I'll send you a scene(s) weekly!
We can cover Comedy, Drama, Improv, Commercials, and even the business side of things like resumes, headshots, website profiles, and representation.

Whether you're an EXPERIENCED actor looking for a refresh, or BRAND NEW; and whether you're interested in just FUN or real CAREER moves, I've got knowledge from real experience to share.

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About Donnabella

Need some acting help that is specific to you? Look no further! I'm Donnabella, and I'm excited to help you take your ACTING BUSINESS & CRAFT to the next level! I have worked with dozens of actors from age 7 to 87. I am patient, motivational, and efficient - we will tackle your goals and have

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Mila
Donnabella is great! I really love her teaching style, she keeps her lessons fun and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Elvin T.
I had so much fun. And I learned so much from the first lesson! I totally would recommend her! It was so fun!
Juliana F.

Stephen G.

4 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Drama from NYU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen G.

4 Reviews
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Stephen enjoys helping actors go from average to engaging, with the experience to prepare an actor for a casting director's office or a TV or movie set.

About Stephen

I have been a Screen Actor's Guild and AFTRA member since the 1980's and have real experience as a working actor. I have had a contract roles on soap operas, recurred 18 times as Dr. Beresford on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and have had numerous episodic TV roles. I usually coach actors f

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Matthew
Steven really helped my get my work to "industry-level". My callback ratio is thru the roof, and I got signed with an agency after only a few months of working with him.
David
While he isn't available very much, I always try to coach with Stephen for challenging projects. He always has good ideas for how to make my scenes more interesting or funny.
Allison
Stephen is the best! He was able to turn sides I had for a short four line audition for an episodic into a taped audition that booked me the job. I try to book him for every important audition I have.

Crystal S.

7 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded The Herb Alpert Award from The Herb Alpert Foundation
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Crystal S.

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With a BA in Acting from London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Crystal has learned to use the nuts and bolts of technique to support freedom in artistic choice. With a focus on stage performance, she works with students to find their own unique approach to acting.

About Crystal

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical t

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Raylene L Lehnhoff
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
Tamura H.
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
Tamura H.
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.

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Sebastian S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Lucid Body Acting Technique from Lucid Body
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sebastian S.

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I'm a working Actor from England who moved to Los Angeles. I've worked on large sets and know what it is like to book and be the lead in a movie. I want to help students broaden ideas of what acting is by sharing some of the great actors, directors and films from the past. Share how I do my work. While also talking about what it's actually like to walk on set for the first time and have to carry a film on your shoulders.

For those actors actively pursuing a career we can work on a role or self tape, talk about how to book a job and what to do if you do book one. My last two jobs including driving a car in Downtown LA with a police escort and an Oscar winning DP in the car filming me and the other being flown to Canada to play the lead in a TV Movie that aired in multiple countries around the world. All of this nothing other than I at least can share what things helped me get there and what it's like to be in that situation.

I'm very much looking forward to sharing this with ...

About Sebastian

I've played the lead in multiple projects including full feature films. If you want to get real knowledge of what it's like to be in that situation, how I got there and what my process is in acting. Then let's get to work.

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Jessica
Sebastian was kind, professional, sensitive and an amazing lister. He pointed out multiple subtle changes I could use to make my acting more believable. An observant and empathetic teacher, I would recommend and give him a full 5 stars!

Dr. Ollie L. J.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Awarded Maryland Theatrical Solo Arist of the Year from Maryland State Art Council
  • Master of Arts from American University
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing 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 Dr. Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is th

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Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
Kristyl N.
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.

Shani H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shani H.

2 Reviews
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Always wanted to learn how to act? Feel confident when you give a speech? This class will help you develop technique, character development, scene analysis and monologue preparation. I also teach musical theater acting through song technique for those who are interested.

About Shani

I grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. I recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. I have a great passion for acting and singing, discovering and learning with the student and helping with whatever they need.

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Riley
Shani is an excellent teacher and my daughter is very happy learning from her.
Olivia
I had such a great time learning with Shani—she is an excellent teacher and is able to work with a wide range of levels. We spent 5 lessons together, and I grew more comfortable speaking with each lesson!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Marina del Rey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Marina del Rey is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"I m really happy to have discovered David. He s really positive and intuitive: without asking too much questions, he brought me what I needed.
I advice David definitely.
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Jolen
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Incredibly helpful. Had an answer for every question. She is supremely qualified and it shows. Left with a better understanding of myself as an actor and what I need to be doing to succeed. Thanks Alex!"
Jackson
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"I absolutely loved Kelsey's teaching. I was initially nervous as it was my first class but she made me feel really comfortable. She makes the class so much fun by mentioning what went well and what can be improved. Looking forward to my next class with Kelsey."
Gaana
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Absolutely the best! She knows her stuff. I've been working with her for 6 months now and I can't think of a better person to work with! She knows what/how the industry works and is always available for questions. She has become my backbone for all things acting and the business of acting.. Five stars isn't enough..."
Mark
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"I've been taking lessons with Carissa for a couple of months and she is an amazing instructor! She is patient, supportive and always gives good feedback on what I need to work on which motives me to work harder to improve. I'm really glad I picked her as my instructor and I always look forward to her lessons :)"
Elizabeth
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Dan is a great guy. His impersations are impeccable. We were reading scripts and spoke a lot about the business."
David Rossi
Took Acting lessons from Dan G.
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"I booked the my very first audition after working with Jaret and Booked Off Tape!"
Novia
Took Acting lessons from Jaret M.
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"He helped me become more aware of my voice and body language. He gave me a lot of tools that I can use when speaking to people to customize my talks."
Chris
Took Acting lessons from Larry P.
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"David is informative, engaging and approached my lesson with great input on technique. He helped me go beyond the lines I needed to read, to a better understanding of the character.
He's fun, thoughtful and kept the lesson moving.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Erin
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey was awesome as an acting coach! She helped me prepare for my college acting auditions, both by finding monologues and helping me perfect them to give me the best chance possible."
Brendan
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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