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About Stephen H.

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New York, NY
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students will work on creativity, ad lib, plot and development, emotion, presence and personality.

About Stephen
A native of New York City, my studies in dance include Jazz , Hip Hop, ballet, modern dance, and movement for theater. I have studied dance at various schools and studios including Ailey, Dance Theater of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Gibney, Peridance Capezio, and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami, FL, the Choreojoey Project in NYC, and Bees & Butterflies Performing Arts.

I have been teaching dance as a choreographer for over 5 years. The focus is on precision and performance. I specialize in technique and pedagogy for all levels of dance as well as movement, staging, and stage presence for dance theater performances. I embrace raw talent a
nd new comers with as much respect as advanced level dancers. It's all about passion, talent, and commitment.

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Lessons will be both entertaining and challenging. Each lesson will be energetic from start to end and will be tailored to meet your needs and match your pace. Rest assured students will walk away from every lesson with new dance history knowledge as well as improvements in dance. The private lessons can prepare you for auditions, performances, and special events, or simply increase your strength and enthusiasm for dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
none. lessons will be private lessons on site.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring music, speakers, and sometimes worksheets. I can work in any open space in your home.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary, lyrical, Modern.
Jazz, Broadway, hip hop, Caribbean.
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Aisha July 3, 2017
· Dance · In home
Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!
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George T. January 27, 2017
· Ballet · In home
Stephen is Great. My kids had a blast.
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Barbara M. June 19, 2016
· Dance · In home
Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we.
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Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
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$65 / 45-min

About Angela Theresa E.

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Queens Village, NY
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Basics of Improv; How to create, listen, react.

About Angela Theresa
Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of β€œThe American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Carl C. April 24, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Lessons have been satisfying. Angela pays attention to detail and makes sure material is grasped.
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Angela Theresa E.

Queens Village, NY 11428
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$60 / 30-min

About Carolyn M.

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New York, NY

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Improve your improv! Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”.

About Carolyn
Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Getting cast in Broadway shows, winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores on vocal/piano NYSSMA solos, and being accepted to
some of the most competitive college programs in the nation are just a few of her clients’ many accomplishments.
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Nika and Dasha F. April 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Today what's the first lesson for my two girls with Carolyn. All I can say but the lesson was absolutely amazing my girls came out extremely inspired with lots of exciting homework to do they couldn't wait to show me what they've learned and couldn't wait to start practicing Carolyn was everything we were hoping for and a lot more. I have no doubts that would have made the best choice who could possibly make. My girls can't wait for their next lesson.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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David March 13, 2019
· Tap Dance · Online
Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great
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Robbin F. October 3, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
Carolyn was very helpful! I’m looking forward to our next session.
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Carolyn M.

New York, NY 10018
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About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY

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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, as I am still understanding what techniques work for myself.
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Francina May 21, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
She is The best !!!!
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Sharad D. May 4, 2019
· Painting · In studio
She is great and caring.
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Stefanie March 17, 2019
· Method Acting · Online
Jennifer is amazing! I went into my first lesson really nervous, but she assured me everything would be fine, and helped me push through the nerves. She truly wants to know what interests you, and incorporates it. Would recomend 100 %!
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Jennifer V.

Bronx, NY 10468
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$15 / 30-min

About Ophelie W.

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New York, NY

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I have studied, worked as an actress and a director and taught in Berlin, London and New York - both in theater and opera. I was the first person to ever be offered the Juilliard Opera directing Fellowship two years in a row (where I worked primarily with Postgraduate students) and have worked with actors and singers across the country as well as in several German A-houses. After studying a variety of acting methods over the years, I have developed my own method of approaching a character or an audition monologue/song, which encompasses the physical, emotional and intellectual in order to create an easily accessible three-dimensional person. I will not only help you apply said method, but also teach you the tools so you may access it on your own at any time. Finally, I have received critical acclaim as a young director, and - as a teacher - I have a track record of helping people get hired from major auditions.

About Ophelie
I am a professional stage director, who has worked in Germany, England and across the United States. I have worked with singers as well as actors, as a teacher, assistant director and director.

I graduated as an Associate of King’s College London with a degree in Philosophy and significant experience acting and directing for independent theater companies in London.

I then went on to work as an assistant director in major German opera houses, where I learned how to apply the same teaching and dierecting methods with singers.

At only 23 I was offered the Juilliard Opera Directing Fellowship - and I was the first person, to whom it was offered two years in a row. At Juilliard, I mostly worked with the few selected Postgraduate students.

I have considered accepting an adjunct teaching position, but chose to go on directing and tea
ching privately instead. My students have repeatedly gotten hired for auditions I coached them for (amongst other places at the Metropolitan Opera) and gotten great reviews for jobs I coached them on.
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Sarah November 6, 2018
· Voice Acting · In studio
Ophelie is great at simultaneously allowing her students to explore their own discoveries, and focusing their energy on the genuine message behind a story. She finds a way of making everything real and relatable, at encourages her students to succeed.
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Stephanie November 6, 2018
· Theater Acting · In studio
Ophelie is an incredibly personable, intuitive, bright director and acting coach! Working with the student’s natural instincts, she invites you to go deeper and further with it. She also helps you think about spacial awareness on stage, in relation to the stage set up and fellow actors, creating an overall beautiful and dynamic scene. I highly recommend working with her!
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Kirsten October 16, 2018
· Voice Acting · In home
“I cannot recommend Ophelia Wolf any higher as an acting coach and stage director. I worked with her privately on staging all of my audition arias. Her genius is connecting your unique story to the character. She knows intuitively how to break down emotional/body tension to free up performance and discover your truth. She has a flexible formula for analyzing characters and making them immediately personal to you.
As a German native speaker, she prepared me for all of my audition trips to Germany. With her guidance in perfecting diction and conversational style, I gave a confident tour. I also sought out her method when giving a series of masterclasses on how to interpret characters.
We worked together right before my first audition for the Met, and I got the job! You’ll love working with this director who has experience working with the greatest opera houses in the world."
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- Kirsten Chambers - Soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Hong Kong, among others Most Known for her portrayal of Strauss roles, particularly SALOME
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Ophelie W.

New York, NY 10034
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$67 / 30-min
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About Dakota W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I trained at the same school as Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ray Fischer (Justice League), Tyne Daly (look her up, you won't be sorry) and Jason Derulo. I am well versed in dialects, American Standard, stage combat (armed and unarmed), film acting, acting for stage, classical, acting and more! Even if you just want to work on a monologue. Im happy to help! I've been a working actor both on stage and screen for almost three years now, but let's be real. We all need a side hustle. I can even help you with learning how to self-produce/promote on a budget.

About Dakota
Hello! I am a trained, working actor with real world experience. Anything else you need to know, if you're looking for a lesson for yourself, is in the class description. Thanks!
Now if you are a parent, let me direct you to the babysitting agency Pinch Sitters, on whose website you can see that I work with kids and have been background checked through the company.
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Jennie December 11, 2018
· Acting · In home
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.
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Dakota W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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About Claire A.

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New York, NY
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I am a certified instructor and teacher, having now taught at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for 2 years (Method Acting, performance ans monologue deconstruction), as well as a former graduate of Manhattan School of Music in Classical Vocal performance and Piano.

My work with students is thorough, concentrating on building their stamina with text work, underlying meanings to the text, as well as in-depth character work and study. Instrumentation/Voice will be approached with careful attention to interpretation, meanings of any text and overall phrasing.

About Claire
I have been a professional instructor at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute with a concentration in Method Acting. I additionally hold a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music, and have 24 years experience as a pianist and cellist.

With regards to Acting, I approach my coachings with students on a structured set of intervals, beginning with getting to know and use your instrument (yourself) before we begin heavy in-depth analysis of text, character inner (and outer) life, as well as beatwork and scene study. Coachings, I view, are fundamentally going to help you grow at a pace that will most be beneficial to you and allow you great ease and flexibility on stage or film.

I approach voice in a similar manner, as the instrument will need to be nurtured, stretched and guided as we move through set scale
s, phrasings and volume. The voice also develops at a vastly diffetent rate than any other physical instrument, and so, we want to approach said teachings with utmost care, patience and ideology that the more time passes, the more can develop.

With Cello and Piano, workbooks with note and sheet music exercises will be provided. This aims to help with fingering memorization, phrasings, dynamics, and overall structure of a piece. Workbooks can also lend themselves to a deeper knowledge of scales, key signatures and basic music theory that should always be applied to all music.

Like with all my,coachings, I recommend the use of an audio recorder and/or notebook to write down a detailed summary of what was worked on and achieved during our session! :)
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Claire A.

New York, NY 10001
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$134 / 45-min

About Nicholas R.

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Brooklyn, NY

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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 will be focussing on improving your skills technically, as well as building your confidence and exploring potential. I believe acting training can be extremely important whether your goals are to become a professional actor or to build communication skills, public speaking, or general confidence.

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

I have worked professionally in television, film and theater (with networks such as Hulu, Fox Search light and Comedy central TV) and am currently filming in New York on a show called Wu Tang: An American Saga. I also have an extensive background in theater.

I would be happy to meet with you for a half hour, free of charge meeting to discuss your goals or get a feeling as to how we might work together to accomplish them!

Thank you,

NR

Things we might focus on dependent on your goals: Text work, (Classical and modern) improvisation, general meeting practice, movement, audition prep for both film, TV and theatre, self-taping and self taping analyses (practical), techniques in how to prepare yourself prior to auditions or rehearsals, and how to have fun while doing all of this!
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Natalie March 11, 2019
· Film and TV Acting · In studio
Nicholas teaches from the heart with clarity and expert knowledge. After working with him I felt so prepared and confident. Would highly recommend!
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Steve March 7, 2019
· Acting · In home
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.
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Stella March 7, 2019
· Film and TV Acting · In studio
Nicholas is fantastic! He is encouraging and knows exactly where to push to get that bit extra out of you.
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Nicholas R.

Brooklyn, NY 11238
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$75 / 30-min

About Hannah V.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Upon moving to New York City almost two years ago, I have

About Hannah
Upon moving to Nyc almost two years ago, my love for acting has only grown. I’ve most recently been teaching musical theatre to children in groups, as a way to get them to work together and out on a show! As a private instructor, my job consists of many things, the most important being finding your groove as an actor and what is most important to you as an artist. In addition, I help with resumes, writing scripts, and preparing for auditions. Let me help you bring out the best version of yourself for the purpose of telling stories! Please feel free to ask any questions that might come to mind.
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Hannah V.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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$55 / 30-min

About Faheem K.

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New York, NY
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About Faheem
International Dating Coach

Yes, you read that right. I am an INTERNATIONAL DATING COACH.I have literally travelled to more than 40 different countries teaching men key confidence and key dating skills to meet and date hot, attractive women.

You are fat. You are ugly. You are short. I get it - You have a lot of insecurities. And even if you are tall, buff, and handsome . . .your balls will still sweat with approach anxiety.

Actors can act . . sure. But that same actor who has been doing theatre for 10 years CANNOT approach that hot woman across the street. They just can't. But you will.
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Faheem K.

New York, NY 10019
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$50 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons in Montvale, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Montvale is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $75 per hour.

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