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McKenna B.

New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded IT Girl from Dance Spirit Magazine
  • Teaches students 4 to 50
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McKenna B.

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Students can expect to have a lesson that is tailored to their skill set and knowledge of ballet. Emphasis will be put on technique and imagery that aids in correct placement. The student will gain an understanding of ballet's structure and beauty.

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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Jackson G.

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

Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Third Place Performer from Torch Music Fest
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
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A lot of acting and learning improv techniques!

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for

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Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
Lucretia
I love it
Kamali
I started getting better at math homework

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Jordan D.

93 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Nominated for "Best Original Score" from The Attic Film Festival
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music-Media from The University of Texas at Arlington
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Jordan D.

93 Reviews
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I am an experienced, educated, professional musician with a strong background in arrangement and composition. I have written songs for numerous rock bands, worship groups, and for my personal projects. I graduated Magna-Cum Laude from UTA with a bachelors degree in Music-Media where I excelled in composition. I am currently interning with the great film/commercial composer Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio in Dallas, and I have scored 2 films to date, one of which was nominated at The Attic Film Festival for "Best Original Score".

About Jordan

13 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am a worship leader for Fellowship of The Parks, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate instructor. I h

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Phoenix D.
Jordan is fantastic! We have been so pleased. Since starting with Jordan our son is loving piano again.
Steven
Jordan is a nice guy, my son enjoys the lessons. So far seems like a good experience.
Julio
After many years of contemplating learning an instrument and making excuses like a busy schedule, I finally made the commitment. I started the first few weeks with online videos and made a little progress. I found Jordan through this sight. I was hoping to find someone who would help guide me on a steady path to improvement and growth. Jordan has been a perfect fit for me. He's patient (I'm not). He is encouraging (I'm pretty hard on myself). I am slowly getting better and wanting to stick with it. I think it's because he's clear and methodical in his teaching and he keeps you enthused with music that you like. While I have a long way to go, I practice every day and look forward to my weekly lessons with Jordan. I'm learning the guitar for my self and over the past three month Jordan has helped me stay engaged and excited about playing the guitar. I highly recommend Jordan and will continue to learn from him.
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Michelle D.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Top 12 Classical Variation from Youth American Grand Prix
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Michelle D.

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Hello! My name is Michelle and I’ve been teaching ballet for about 6 years now! I'm a professional ballerina with American Contemporary Ballet, one of the few professional ballet companies in Los Angeles. I love working with students of all ages...ranging from 2 year olds to adults. Whether you're dancing to have fun or to one day become a pro, I strive to teach classes that satisfy your needs. My goal is to help you achieve your goals! Can't wait to meet you.

About Michelle

My name is Michelle! I began my pre professional ballet training at the world famous Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City. There, I had the opportunity to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center in various ABT productions. At age 18 I signed

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Matteo
Amazing experience! Michelle is such an amazing ballet dancer and she is really good with kids too! I will recommend Michelle to everybody wants to learn ballet for any level!
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Rosita R.

311 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Rosita R.

311 Reviews
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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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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!
Allie
Always wonderful!

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"Alicia has the ability to pull the best out of every individual and I had the opportunity to work with her over 6 weeks while I was working on monologues/ prepping for auditions.

She is straightforward, upfront, and her ability to coach and relay her thoughts to her students is what students need.

She is able to use her experience in the industry and transfer that knowledge into material that most students can relate to/ use in their acting methods.

I highly recommend Alicia!"
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Took Acting lessons from Alicia A.
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