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Ryan P.

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Urbana, IL
Starting at $30
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Ryan P.

Urbana, IL

(8)

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I have been teaching acting since 2013 and use a combination of tools and techniques from many of the well known acting theories. Through exploration, you will learn how to use the "acting fundamentals" (given circumstances, personalization, actions/tactics) to discover an honest connection to the script.

About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whe

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July 16, 2016
Justin D.
Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot.
June 14, 2016
Gloria
First lesson. Worked on exercises and breathing. Ryan is personable and knowledgable. Looking forward to learning more from him.
January 21, 2016
Jami A.
Ryan is a wonderful teacher. Love that he first starts in the fundamentals and is able to slowly pave the way for you to achieve your own personal goals.
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Schanora W.

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Modeling
Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ready to turn your passions into reality?

I’m here not only as a professional in my field, but as a passionate creator eager to pass on what I’ve learned to you . Brand collaborations include multi million dollar companies such as: Lusters Pink and Smooth, Suave Professionals , and Laudi Vidni to name a few.

So get ready to dive deep into what it really means to build a modeling brand, and how to creatively make those talents/gifts work for you.

Let’s promote your art!

About Schanora

I provide industry insight + professional development that is inclusive, current, and true to you. In my course, I provide inclusive modeling training that pushes branding boundaries with over 10 years of experience as a booked and professional freelance model

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Christian C.

(17)
Film Acting
Starting at $16
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 to 60
  • Teaching since 2014
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For theater students or new acting students that are looking to build experience and confidence in front of the camera. Take on acting scenes from film and break them down so that you can ultimately live realistically in the given circumstances. If you are preparing for an upcoming audition, please bring that in and let's solidify the scene and let's work on getting you that job!

About Christian

I am a working actor from Chicago as well as a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2003, I hit the ground running and worked with Chicago Dance Crash for 3 years as a company member. I solidified my theater acting muscles for 4 years before moving to L

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October 20, 2019
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August 27, 2017
Michael
I enjoyed my session with Christian. He is fair and knowledgeable
August 20, 2017
Amy
Very knowledgable teacher! Christian is patient with me as a beginner and has a great teaching method whereby he never tells you exactly how to perform a piece, as that is not what acting is about.

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Jace T.

(2)
Film and TV Acting
Starting at $59
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BFA in Acting for the Stage & Screen from Azusa Pacific University
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Jace T.

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I not only am seen as a teacher, but as a mentor as well. The one-on-one relationship that is built between my students and I is priority. I want my students to know that it is 100% okay to try something new and play with it, therefore, I provide a safe and encouraging environment.

It is important to me that my students get the most out of their training. I am a trained and working actor with a BFA in acting for both stage and screen. So whichever you are looking to train in, I can coach you in one or both areas.

Experience: I have directed and stage managed plays and musicals, have had previous experience teaching acting classes, and have been a camp counselor for youth acting camps.

I promise we will have a fun time while working hard!

About Jace

I am a working actor and musician in the LA area. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with my BFA in acting for the stage and screen. My background is in musical theater and stage acting. I recently have started film acting the last couple of years and have been in short films since. I have

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June 7, 2019
Ann
My daughter took lessons from her a while back. She was simply wonderful. My daughter could not stop talking about how much fun she had working with Jace. She knows lots about who to go to for headshots and how to build a resume as well. I’m so grateful she was able to help my daughter pursue what she loves.
June 7, 2019
Clara
Having graduated in rigorous BFA acting for stage and screen program , and working in Los Angeles as an actor Jace has a wealth of knowledge about acting as well as the film industry. With her being a working actor she offered me so much insight about what you need to do for an audition as well as how to tweak my monologue to give it more layers. She goes with you step by step and makes you feel confident and safe. She works with you at your level and she made me feel confident going into my audition and self tapes. Seriously, she is so great!
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Liz J.

(12)
Acting
Starting at $60
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  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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With 15 years of acting and directing experience, Liz brings her vast knowledge of acting and performance to the forefront with a positive and energetic attitude!

About Liz

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summe

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October 15, 2018
Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
September 21, 2018
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
September 27, 2016
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!
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Cynthia V.

(1)
Film and TV Acting
Starting at $34
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Journalism and Professional Writing from Georgia Perimeter
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Cynthia V.

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Learn to act from a Magna Cum Laude’ graduate with two communications degree. In addition, she studied for two years under a renowned playwright. she has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. . She has written, produced and directed community and church productions. Her first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

She displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.
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She is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, She has two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To her credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

About Cynthia

Hello I am the owner and CEO of my own publishing and entertainment company .I graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with a communications degree. In addition, I studied for two years under a renowned playwright. I have over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. A

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December 27, 2018
Prophet
I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her.

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"Recently I worked on a callback with Jake. Being an actor himself he knows exactly how to talk to performers in a way that empowers them. In his mock audition settings he successfully creates the feeling of professionalism that you encounter in the world and enables you to find confidence in your process and work within that setting. Most importantly, Jake is encourages you to be yourself and bring you to the audition, not give the people behind the table an idea of what you think they want. Jake understands that auditioning is not about delivering what you think it should be, but taking the opportunity to express your unique self within the character and circumstances."
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"I have struggled for years with a monotone and nasal voice. Through exercises and tips, bill has dramatically improved my speaking voice and now my voice sounds much more interesting and fun. I highly recommend taking lessons with bill if you are unhappy with any parts of your voice."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Bill P.
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Took Voice Acting lessons from Bill P.
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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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