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Darren D.

4 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Best Screenplay from AOF International Film Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Darren D.

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Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Darren D 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 Righteous ...

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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Jhohan
Darren is a great teacher. I enjoyed the class.
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.
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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • MFA Directing from Yale School of Drama, Yale University
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Jackson G.

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I'm a freelance theater director currently working in NYC and throughout the country. I'm an acting coach, teach directing for the stage and dramaturgy/text analysis for actors, directors, and designers. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at such institutions as Williams, Yale, New School, Columbia, Fordham, and Primary Stages ESPA.

I will focus my classes on auditioning, callbacks, cold reading audition skills, grad school auditions, and text analysis and dramaturgy. I'm also available to coach and consult with aspiring theater directors and public speaking clients. I would be happy to customize my classes to each student's individual needs and goals.

I received my MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama and my BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts.

About Jackson

As an established theater director and teacher, I am very fortunate to be working continuously in New York and across the country from New York to California and in between. Actors are a part of my daily life as I audition and collaborate with them for a living. I often have new directors as assis

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Leah Nicole Raymond
Jackson is a great director/coach. When you are working you can trust that Jackson is fully listening to you as you the actor and you the character. She knows how to push in a way that works for you and will get you where you need to be. I trust Jackson and highly recommend working with her.
Kevin
I had the privilege of studying stage directing with Jackson Gay at Yale. Jackson has a remarkable way of bringing out students' individual artistic and creative sensibilities. In scene workshops, she gives highly practical advice for working with actors to shape an overall dramatic vision. She also reinforces this instruction by relating her own professional experiences, highlighting what has been effective. Her guidance in script analysis is very clear, and showed me how to fully understand characters' dramatic objectives before going into rehearsals with actors.

As well, Jackson incorporated invaluable practical career advice into the class, which is often hard to find. One of her exercises for this was to pair us with another student and have a mock "writer-director" meeting, where the writer was considering hiring the director. This was a really helpful window into the professional process, which has given me an important springboard to communicate my own ideas in the production of new work.

Jackson Gay’s teaching applies across theater disciplines — for instance, my work in theater is primarily as a composer and lyricist. She showed me how to look at the big picture of a play or musical, giving me the insight to write in a way that is dramatically cogent, engaging, and entertaining.
Sheila-Joon
Jackson Gay is masterful at guiding the actor to find their own authentic voice. She has a laser sharp focus imbued with empathy, that simultaneously put me at ease and helped me find my edge, in a way no other director has. More than anything, she helped empower me to make my own bold choices within a vast array of styles, so that my work was informed from a deep and genuine place (rather than an impersonation or a desire to please). I always feel safe to explore my edge with Jackson, but never humored if something isn't working. She's honest. It's rare to find guidance both so kind and so sharp. Jackson Gay understands and loves actors, and that love comes through in her work.

Tokia C.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from Auburn University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tokia C.

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I have been a professional poet for over a decade now. I have won Poetry slams and even been on a Slam Team that went on to compete nationally. I'm a published author and I host two monthly shows; one is an open mic and the other a poetry slam at Busboys and Poets.

Students will learn how to :
- Structure a compelling poem
- Capture their unedited truth
- Write for profit
- Captivate an Audience
- Identify the difference between poetry & spoken word
- Perform in an open mic and a poetry slam
- Entertain before a crowd
- Brand your performance
- Learn different forms of poetry

This is a perfect space to use your voice to express yourself and to be heard. Everyone has something to say, which means there is someone in the world who needs to hear it. I can help you find your voice.

NOTICE: I am EXTREMELY allergic to pets of any and every kind. If an at home/travel request is your choice please be a pet free home. Vacuuming and removing pets to another room does not make

About Tokia

With over a decade of snatching microphones and captivating audiences, Tokia's (2Deep’s) resume reads like Who’s Who travel guide. From Cornell University to Ottawa University, American University to Penn State, United States to Australia, this German born-Alabama raised entertainer has spoken to c

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Shaquille
I've made huge strides since we've started working together.
Dawn
Very friendly, knowledgeable, and she was able to immediately relate to the goals and vision I have for my lessons. Can't wait to dig my heels in.
Diane
Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!

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Rosita R.

311 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • BA from musicians institute
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Rosita R.

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From Shakespeare to modern plays,, I help the actor to channel their connection with the character. As well to help nervousness, remember their lines, blocking ideas, etc...

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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Rachel H.
Rosita is great! She is very patient as I grasp the concepts of each lesson. I'm very happy to have found someone who also teaches music and is teaching me to speak in music terms as well.
Miguel
Mairead
Being completely new to Spanish, Rosita has started me off with a great first lesson. She's very clear with what she's teaching and why. I look forward to many more lessons to come!

Ghislain G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Young Artists Scholarship from the city of Nice, France from City of Nice, France
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Ghislain G.

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Dance teacher at the French Conservatory of Los Angeles in ballet, and MFA student in choreography at the University of California Los Angeles. My experience as professional dancer in Europe, as well as my experience as dance teacher in France and in Los Angeles make me feel ready to help you improve your skills.
Private lesson in ballet and contemporary dance can help you to be prepared for an event, a dance competition, or for an audition.

About Ghislain

My name is Ghislain, I was born and raised in Nice and I lived and Study for ten years in Paris, France. I arrived in the US in September to study as a master student, dance composition at the University of Los Angeles California. I am currently choreographer at Le Rapt Invisible in France. Am c

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Amy
My daughter had a really good first lesson with Ghislain. She is having difficulties in her french class at school but Ghislain is very organized and helped her lot. She feels more confident already so we are really happy
Caroline
Ghislain is an awesome teacher ! I wanted a native teacher and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm learning so much and I cant wait for my next lesson !
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McKenna B.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BFA Dance from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 4 to 50
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McKenna B.

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No experience necessary! Students will learn the building blocks of tap dance and get comfortable with piecing them together.

About McKenna

I am 29 yr old professional dancer from Dallas, Tx. I have a Bachelor of FIne Arts in Dance from The Juilliard School where I studied mainly ballet and modern. I have also trained with many prestigious teachers and dancers who specialize in jazz, contemporary, pointe, tap, musical theater, and hip

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"Alexandra was a God-send for me. She was able to give me the instruction I needed to fine tune my audition pieces for my USC MFA in a matter of 3 sessions. She is very passionate about the craft and is a genuine person. She knows how to work with each actors' strengths to bring out their best performances. She works with you on getting of rid of habits that hinder your true potential. I am so blessed to have worked with her. I auditioned for the USC program after coaching with her and I feel confident about my chances. I highly recommend her."
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"She coached me through my first agent meeting. Absolutely fantastic, as normal. I got so much good advice and she had me run through the material as I would in the audition, encouraging me and helping me through everything.

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Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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Took Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Molly M.
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