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Kim C.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • BA Summa Cum Laude, Speech & Drama from Catholic University of America
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Kim C.

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On camera, Kim has been a spokeswoman for clients including AT&T, IBM and DuPont, as well as being a featured on-camera principal commercial performer for OsCal, Nutrasweet, USF&G Insurance and many fine Fortune 500 companies. In film and television she was featured with Richard Harris (The Ravagers), Burt Reynolds (Stroker Ace) and James MacArthur (Superboy) and played Lurleen in Life's a Drag (When You're a Man in a Dress), Claire in Drowning, Susan in the short film, The Couch, and Kim in the soon-to-be-released short Bird-Dog. She recently founded an Advanced Acting for the Camera Master Class, team actor

About Kim

Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and produ

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Jessika C.
Kim is the absolute best! She's incredibly helpful, understanding and enthusiastic. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Marissa L.
Wonderful instructor. She is able to give a beginning actor tips/suggestions while keeping the session positive and upbeat. The amount of knowledge she has to share is amazing. She is a gem! Glad we found her.
Jonathan
Kim is fantastic! Terrific lesson.

Nicholas R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Englsih
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Television,Film, Theatre Theory from Bristol University
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Nicholas R.

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My name is Nichoals Richardson and I am a working professinal actor from England with a passion for teaching, wich I have cultivated over the years. My approach is friendly and detailed and based on my experiecne in the industry and what works today. Part of our work together will be focussing on improving your skills tehcniquly, as well as building your confidence and exploring potential. I bleive acting training can be extremly improtant whether your goals are to become a proffesional acotor or build communication skills, public speaking, or general confidence.

I have a BA in Televison, Film and Theater theory from Bristol Univeristy in England, and an MA in Acting from The Guidlhall School of Music and Drama (alumni includes Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Lilly James) which is a classical training.

I have worked preofessionaly in television, film and theater (with networks such as Hulu, Fox Searlight and Comedy central TV) and have an extensive background in ...

About Nicholas

Hello, My name is Nicholas Richardson and I am a working professional actor from England with a passion for teaching, which I have cultivated over the years. My approach is friendly and detailed and based on my experience in the industry and with what works today. Part of our work together wi

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Natalie
Nicholas teaches from the heart with clarity and expert knowledge. After working with him I felt so prepared and confident. Would highly recommend!
Steve
Nick is an excellent teacher. He has already improved my creativity and communication skills so much in the few sessions I've had with him. I've been able to step outside of my comfort zone and am a better actor for it. Thank you Nick for such encouraging words and your kind spirit. I can't wait to work together again very soon.
Stella
Nicholas is fantastic! He is encouraging and knows exactly where to push to get that bit extra out of you.
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Shirley N.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 to 45
  • Teaching since 2017
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Shirley N.

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My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.

About Shirley

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduat

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Nadia P.
I had such a good time and learned a lot! Looking forward to my other lessons.
Lauren P.
She's really nice!
Cadence D.
I was sort of nervous about how this would go, but I am more than pleased with the first lesson! Shirley is very knowledgeable and she has great energy! My eight year old was engaged the entire session! She also was very inviting towards my participation in the lessons. I would highly recommend!

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Darren D.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Screenplay from AOF International Film Festival
  • Acting, theater, television, film - NYC various teachers from NYC
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Darren D.

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Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Darren Dowler has won multiple awards in entertainment. An actor trained in New York, he's also an L.A. film school graduate. Darren has appeared in film, television and on Broadway. Teaching for over 27 years, Darren owned THE ACTOR SHOP, an acting school first in Orlando then in Los Angeles. He is writing a book on acting, entitled THE ACTOR INSIDE YOU.

Also a director of multiple films, he has a unique perspective from both sides of the camera and stage. Studying multiple disciplines, he has developed tools to help actors of all levels reach their full potential.

"An actor must never stop training, growing and bettering their craft. As a person learns till they're last moments of life, so must the actor, lest he grow sedentary and wither. An actor like a muscle, must stay worked to remain strong and competitive."

Also an international recording artist, Darren also teaches Voice. He's performed with legends such as Bill Medley of the ...

About Darren

I'm not just an acting coach, I am a full time working performer with multiple awards in entertainment. I am an actor, singer, screenwriter and director with extensive experience in television, film and on Broadway. I've acted in, directed and cast multiple feature films and am currently producing

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Dianne
Darren is an incredible acting Coach. I couldn’t recommend him higher. He goes so above and beyond with his time, his care and investment in you as an actor, his amazing guidance and how to truly delve deep into a character and a scene. Before I started taking with him, I was ok as an actor. Once I started working with him, I started getting callbacks and booking jobs and really started to grow and reach my full potential as an actor and I began to feel very confident about my abilities. If you take lessons with him, you will be so happy you did!!
jb
It was such a pleasure to have my daughter working with Darren. He instilled confidence in her, taught her how to prepare herself to be an actor, and provided her with opportunities to show off her craft. THANK YOU! Darren for your time, help and support of our budding angel!! You are The Best.
Steven
I initially started with Darren in Orlando in 1990. Being a talent manager I wanted to understand acting better to better help my clients needs. After a few lessons I had learned so much that I required my entire client stable of about 25 people to take his class. He had to add an additional night to handle my people. In a couple weeks I saw incredible growth. In a few months I had the best acting stable in Orlando. My people were working.

Darren is one of the most talented actors and teachers I’ve ever come across. But he’s not the coach for someone who takes it lightly. He’ll work your butt off.
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Mandi K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Drama/Acting from Meisner Acting School
  • Teaches students 7 to 25
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Mandi K.

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In my class we will dig deep into the audition process. Auditioning is a craft in itself, it's not just about reading words off of a paper. Auditioning is about confidence and personality.

We will start with some acting/improv exercises, followed by script read throughs and then character development. We will dig deep into each scene.

We will then go into scenes and treat this like a real audition. After following audition protocol (which I will teach), I will give notes/feedback and we will work the scene one last time. We will end with a Q&A session where the students can ask questions about anything related to the business. Some examples might be: working on set, headshots, agents, etc.

I will send over age appropriate sides/scenes to each student in advance, if you have your own scene or monologue we can work that instead.

This class is going to be a BLAST and I can't wait to work with you all!

About Mandi

Acting Resume: I was an actor for over 10 years in Los Angeles before I began to teach. I was on TV shows like Criminal Minds, CSI: NY and Modern Family to name a few, and a handful of films like "Funny People" with Adam Sandler. I have been in a handful of commercials including one for Nikon

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Nichole
Mandi taught my daughter and her friend a couple of cheers as I wanted to see if they would be interested in trying out for their school squad soon. They loved their session so much they asked to take more lessons with Mandi and said they were excited to try out for thier squad!
Veronica
I worked with Mandi on a few scenes I had to prepare for an audition. She helped me see things in the character and writing that I would have never noticed. Our session was fun and I felt more than ready for my audition by the end of class. I will be contacting Mandi again soon so I can stay on top of my craft!
Caitlin
Mandi helped my daughter with her cheer and dance routine for her school try outs. My daughter had a ton of fun working with Mandi and learned a lot from her. Mandi helped her perfect her routines and gave her major pointers on her cheer and my daughter MADE THE TEAM! Thanks Mandi!

Amy C.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • BA from SUNY at Purchase
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amy C.

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Acting for film requires finding simple powerful ways to transmit the emotions and inner world of the character. I work with the student to keep their work simple, yet powerful.

About Amy

I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavs

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Alan L.
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons.
Kenny T.
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
Winnie C.
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.

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Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons in Cortland, IL

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons in Cortland is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"Jessie is the best!!!

I have had the privilege of taking lessons with Jessie for over a year now. I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. Jessie is always attentive to what my strengths and weaknesses are and is always willing to help in any area necessary. She is always helpful, supportive, willing, and most of all caring. Jessie has a genuine love for teaching that rubs off on a student. I'm very grateful to be a student of Jessie's. thank you Jessie!!!"
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Took Film Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"I look forward to every lesson. He is really good at breaking down characters and analyzing a script. He really cares. He is awesome!"
Gary
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"I absolutely love Kim's acting coaching!

I have been in financial business for many years. Recently, I took a project and need to adapt quickly to play a role in a film within very short time period. I am very lucky to find Kim:

(1) She is well prepared for each lesson. She understood clearly about my objectives;
(2) She gives me lots of valuable tips to improve my acting skills;
(3) She is very quick to grasp the film writer and director's intention for the role;
(4) She pays great attention to every detail of the script to help me to maximize my potential in the role;
(5) She goes above and beyond: she reviews my recording and gives me great feedback after the lesson; she went through multiple scripts within very short time period on her own time;
(6) She is extremely fun to work with;

I just finished my second lesson with Kim. She is not only a great acting coach, but a great actor! She is definitely a go to person in my future film venture!!!"
Jessica Zhao
Took Film Acting lessons from Kim C.
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"Just had my first lesson with Kelsey—She's awesome! She made me feel at ease right away. The lesson was extremely comfortable yet informative, and her critique is effective and easy to digest."
Ashley
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"My son really enjoyed his first acting lesson with Kelsey. He learned so much, and can't wait for his next lesson."
Parker
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you"
Rabbi W.
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Rabi
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Zach is a fantastic instructor. He is a true coach, and has an insight into script analysis without all the bull, being able to help you pull the truth out of a scene whilst keeping it simple. Highly recommended."
Thomas
Took Film Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"It went well for my first acting class. I never had experience with this area before. Kelsey is nice and tries to make you feel comfortable . She is very knowledgeable"
iris
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"she was fun and she let try she also gave great advice"
Charles and Rebecca
Took Film Acting lessons from Ali R.
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