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About Ollie L. J.

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Silver Spring, MD
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About 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 the President/Owner and Founder of Timeless Visual Works - the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company. She leads with Christian faith-based principles and extensive knowledge as well as experience training aspiring and professional performers.
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Linda September 9, 2016
· Acting · In studio
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.
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Kristyl N. March 3, 2016
· Acting · In studio
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.
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Leana T. January 13, 2016
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.
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Ollie L. J.

Ollie L. J.

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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About Vandi E.

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Carmel, IN

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About Vandi
Credentials:
Meisner Training-Phoenix Theater with Bill Simmons 2017-2018
Destruction in Decatur 2017-Broadsword and Rapier and Dagger SAFD Certifications
Crittenden Opera Workshop 2017-Washington D.C.
CISCO 2017-Stage Combat Certifications
Vianden Summer Program 2016-Luxembourg
CISCO 2016-Stage Combat Certifications
MM in Vocal Performance, the University of Akron, May 2015
BFA in Musical Theater, Shorter University, May 2011
(Theatre minor and Equivalent of a piano minor)
Cosmetology Instructor's Certification and License, Gadsden State Community College, May 2007
Cosmetology Certification and License, May 2006

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: opera, musical theater, straight theater, film, church music, jazz, and contemporary music.
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Queen A. June 17, 2018
· Singing · Online
Hey i hope you get it .😀
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Elisa June 15, 2018
· Singing · Online
Vandi was very sweet and nice. She made the lesson fun. I’m glad I began to take lessons with her.
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Queen A. April 24, 2018
· Singing · Online
Awsome and very professional singer .
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Vandi E.

Vandi E.

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About Sarah M.

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North Little Rock, AR

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About Sarah
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I graduated from Lees-McRae College in May 2017 with a BFA in musical theater and a minor in art and design. I know at a glance it may be overwhelming how many classes I teach. You see as Musical Theatre Major I had to learn all about dance, makeup, singing, acting, and all of the sub categories that go with it; not to mention with my minor in art and design I know my way around with a paint brush. Art, in all forms are has always been my way of expressing, feeling, and embracing life. I took an internship at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre and I had to learn ALL aspects of theatre and work with kids every day.

I was training American Sign Language at Northern Virginia Community College b
ack in 2012. In 2015 I studied under an ASL master from Gallaudet University. I have continued to further my knowledge of ASL every day. I was recently the ASL captain at work who helped make sure all signs were done correctly and expressed properly.

My goal is to help you learn what you are craving to know! I try to not charge too high for lessons, I know that this is something that is for fun and is not always a possibility so I try to keep it at a lowish price so that everyone has a chance to learn. I am very flexible to schedules. I am willing to have a regular time or switching it up weekly; I have students who travel for a living so they are always on a different time zone; no matter the obstacle I will make it work for you!
Something that is great to know about me is that I never stop training, pursuing growth and knowledge. I read books in these various fields to learn more and more, take master classes, and train with my own vocal coaches. I think art - on any platform, is a great way to get out of your head, free your mind, and open up yourself. So this can be for professional training, a hobby you always wanted to pursue, or a dream you wanted to chase after.

In my class with you, or you child, I will make an individualized lesson plan that focus around what skills you already have, what skills you aim to improve/gain, and how you learn. I am very familiar with the fact that we are ALL different, which means we will all learn DIFFERENTLY. I am willing to explain something in as many ways as one needs in order to understand. I like to think of my lessons as a “safe place” to explore, have fun, grow, and be okay with making mistakes. We will always start with the basics, understand the core of the craft - for example in singing that would be our vocal anatomy and how it all connects together. I use props to help make the concept more visual and graspable as well as diagrams. This is not something someone will pick up in one lesson, so don’t come in saying “I can’t”, you can, you just have to learn HOW. I will show you the how. Remember, this is a learning process, we must embrace each step of our growth.
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Some background of how I came to do what I do:
I have been working professionally for theatres for five years now; which has had me living in various towns in NC, OH, AR, and traveling nationwide for tours. I have a lot of experience under my belt for my years. I began taking performance classes as young as age 2 when I started ballet, then I began singing in choir in third grade. I started being in awe of sign language when I saw an interpreter working her magic around age ten and I asked my mom for a sign language book. Expanding my knowledge is what I do for fun, so when you pick me you pick someone who is constantly growing and learning more which will ultimately benefit the student.

I teach a variety of classes that, for the most part, circle around the arts! Some of my classes include but are not limited to: Acting, Child Acting, Improv Audition Prep, Various styles of “Singing” classes, Ear Training, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Various “Art” classes, Facial Exercises (Which is great for singers, and those who speak a lot day to day to help relieve tension in the face), and more!
For an explanation on each class, I will be recording a video that describes them and posting that on here soon! There is a video trailer of me singing and dancing that is currently available. If you want to know anything more at all please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can!
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Skip Brown June 12, 2018
· Singing · Online
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Lani June 10, 2018
· Acting · Online
Helped me target exactly what I need to work on . She’s good at identifying the problem and the solution
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Abigail June 6, 2018
· Acting · Online
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Sarah M.

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About Lorena C.

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Seminole, FL
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About Lorena
Ciao! I am a native Italian living in the USA for several years now.
My background is in foreign languages and I love traveling and meeting new people. I studied English and French in Italy before spending two years in England working and studying to perfectionate English where I also learned conversational Spanish.
Once in the USA I started working in the information technology field for a company that had a branch in Italy. I had to assist, translate and teach different materials in Italian and I also did some freelancing tutoring.
I have three children and I also speak and teach Italian to them only. It has been fun to see them being comfortable in speaking Italian when we go to Italy. I try to travel to Italy at least once a year.

My other passion is cooking and baking. I was lucky that I grow up with both my parents
as excellent cooks. We had a vegetable garden, fruit trees and livestocks so most of the ingredients were fresh. I started cooking a lot when I moved to USA as I missed the Italian dishes very much and I realized my only connection to my country was via the food.

I also have a love for fashion! Growing up in Italy means being surrounded by beauty everywhere.. the marvelous architecture and art, the language and music, the beautiful landscapes, the fruits of nature and the fashion! I believe because of this most Italians develop a sense of style. When I moved here I realized how much harder was to find unique clothes and accessories so I enjoy the challenge to put together outfits with what I have available.
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Peggy M. June 5, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Lorna was great baking with my 12 year old grandson. He was awaiting hip surgery so the class was a great distraction for him and the end product a beautiful chocolate cake to take home was a fun reward.
Lorna was very well prepared, had all the ingredients and tools laid out, let my grandson do much of the work measuring, mixing etc and even had baked a similar cake the night before so there would be a cool cake to frost and decorate.
His review: it was great.
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Karen December 18, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
After you have experienced a cooking lesson with Lorena you will feel like you have visited Venice Italy.
Her birth place. Lorena will share simple, healthy recipes you will use for a lifetime. I learned so much from her and I'm already a glorified chef. Her signature dishes with all the Venetian secrets can be revealed in her kitchen or yours. She's a very good listener and will adapt to what your family likes to eat. I will continue my lessons after the New Year... wanting to pare wine with the food . Another hidden talent .thank you Lorena
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About Nina C.

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North Hills, CA

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About Nina
The first thing people see is our face, so why not want to look our best!
I teach you makeup skills that you can incorporate in your everyday routine. Your confidence level will boost and if you look good you feel good! I have been a makeup artist for over 10 years and currently teach at two different makeup schools. I take pride in what I have learned over the years and I am ready to share my knowledge and experience.
I worked for TV/Film, fashion shows, VMA'S, worked at MAC Cosmetics for over 7 years, during my time at MAC I was a Manager, recruiter and trainer, I currently work for Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics and teach at two different makeup schools. I also teach makeup in Spanish.

The best gift I can give you is to help you look like a better version of yourself.
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Nina C.

Nina C.

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About Brittany B.

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Mokena, IL
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About Brittany
Hi! My name is Brittany and I'm a 21 year old makeup artist. I am a magazine published makeup artist with his magazine named Lividity, and i'm awaiting publication from another photoshoot I did from Amour magazine. When I do my makeup it makes me feel beautiful and empowers me, which is what I would like to accomplish with the people that I teach. I'm patient and have extensive knowledge on basic makeup looks, avante garde, glam, and editorial looks.
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Brittany B.

Brittany B.

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$67 / 30-min

About Twanna R.

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Hillsboro, AL
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About Twanna
I am a professional public speaker, singer, songwriter, and recording artist.
I am also a professional makeup artist.

Voice students, both speakers and singers, can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing or speak with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach makeup to students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied cosmetology and graduated in 1994, and I will help any student reach their goals.

I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic professional people.

My personal passion is Christian music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward
to meeting you and helping you to become a better public speaker, vocalist or makeup artist!

~Twanna~
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Twanna R.

Twanna R.

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$100 / 60-min

About Sue P.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I am a nail artist for 10 years and have been passionate about fixing the educational system. Too many nail technicians are leaving school without any idea of what a good manicure is. State board is all that is required to start working with only proper training in cleaning tools but not where it is also really important as to why people get their nails done professionally. I want the next generation of nail technicians to not only do nails well but to do strive to do them perfectly. I have taught classes of 65 students prior, training new employees for salons, doing 1 on 1 private lessons, and also of course working in this industry gaining experience in Beverly Hills working on celebrities or for photoshoots, and having my own business. Nevertheless my focus is really moving away from this and wanting to do more for the industry and tr
ying to bring new techniques into America from around the world.
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Sue P.

Sue P.

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$60 / 30-min

About TyLeste N.

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Laurel, MS
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About TyLeste
I have a Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management from Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. Currently, I am in cosmetology school at Brookhaven Barber Styling School in Hattiesburg, MS. I've loved styling hair since I was 5 years old! I have a young daughter who I get to practice on as well as myself. I specialize in all things natural hair, including twists, braids, and dreadlocks. Crocheting hair extensions is one of my favs.
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TyLeste N.

TyLeste N.

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$16 / 30-min

About Whitney P.

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Metairie, LA
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My name is Whitney and I am a self-taught makeup artist! I’ve worked on wedding parties, photo shoots and special events.
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Whitney P.

Whitney P.

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$34 / 30-min

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