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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

Franklyn W.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $67
  • Speaks english, hebrew, french
  • Teaching since 1965
  • Teaches students 18 to 90
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Franklyn W.

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For 43 years, since 1975, I have pioneered the use of Gestalt Techniques of awareness training, dream work and work on personal relationships as a tool to supplement traditional methods of teaching performers: actors, singers, dancers. this approach interlocks especially well with the Michael Chekhov and Brechtian styles of performing.

As a performer you cannot express well actions which you cannot deal with in your own life, so filling these holes in your own functioning is half the job of releasing your artistic creativity. In this way you do not need to resort to cliches and gimmicks to fool your audience. all of you is there for real, authentic. Your search for truth is also your goal as an artist.

About Franklyn

I am a med school dropout who decided one day not to keep fighting his creativity demon. Next came 6 years of Musical Theater training at Julliard (2 years), Columbia (2years, ma degree), Indiana school of music (2 years), and one year of social work training at Pittsburgh, 1970-1980 I spent 10 yea

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Lorraine
I worked with Franklyn from 1975-76. His Gestalt Theater workshop helped me to learn about myself, gain self-confidence, work with others, and discover and sharpen my skills.
David
Working with Franklyn is being with a true master of a field. Not only was the process well organized, done pragmatically, and attention paid to the details, but also Franklyn taught his trade as he took you along his particular Gestalt influenced method. He is well versed and highly skilled in helping actors and people reach their potential. I recommend him for his vast knowledge, dedication, and hard work in making a final product, the product is a better you! Thank you Franklyn!
Eugene
I am an introvert by nature . It is hard for me some times to express my feelings openly . Franklyn helped me to open up , to trust my self more ! He showed me the way to express my self , he showed me some actin techniques , we did some weird staff like expressive body movement and other ,weird for the guy who never took acting before , but i had a great joy , and learned some wisdom from this knowledgeable and passionate Teacher ! Thank you Franklyn !
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Jeremy K.

12 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $34
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Vina Chalice
Great creative writing intro class if you're curious to character development and comedy! Great explanation/examples, encouraging, and includes practical exercises you can use immediately. Thanks Jeremy.
Nadia
After my first film audition, in as many years, it was quite evident I needed an acting instructor. For months, I looked high and low to find the right one. I wanted an instructor who could challenge me, yet in a nurturing manner. An instructor who can speak confidently about the craft. Above all, an instructor you look forward to seeing every session. Jeremy Kruse is all that and then some.

Within weeks of pairing up, my acting style/delivery is far more conversational. Plus, I’m more at ease when working to find the true essence of a character to develop and make my own.

I always walk away from Jeremy’s sessions learning something new. Jeremy’s constant encouragement has propelled my confidence, as an actor, to another level.

Initially, I wasn’t really into the idea of taking acting classes via FaceTime. The idea sounded so impersonal and potentially distracting, not with Jeremy. It's as if he's working with you, face-to-face, in a studio.

In addition to acting, Jeremy has been so supportive with my first attempt in writing a screenplay. He's such a creative influence.

The secret is out, Jeremy Kruse is the "Best Instructor Ever"! Working with him makes my dreams of becoming an accomplished actor a reality. Thanks Jeremy!
Kinzie B.
Jeremy is great! He's super personable and down to earth, and he never makes you feel like you've screwed up. He gives good feedback and is very knowledgeable. He's always open to answer any questions I have, too. Really great guy!

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Kalyse E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Digital Media Production from IADT Detroit
  • Awarded Boxfest Detroit Financial Scholarship Award from Boxfest Detroit
  • Teaching since 2000
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Kalyse E.

3 Reviews
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Students can expect to learn the basics of acting, writing, scene study, monologue work, and auditioning through weekly vocal and physical warm ups, visualization exercises, theatrical activities and improv games. Students strengths will continue to be built upon while weak areas will be identified and reintroduced in a way that will allow it to "click" Specific course work in theatre, film & TV, or auditioning will be chosen by the student, is not mandatory, and can be changed at any time.

About Kalyse

I have always loved entertaining. I've appeared in hundreds of productions onstage, on television and on film. I am an accomplished trained singer, pianist, writer, and director and I have been nominated for several awards in acting, and directing. I am a proud graduate of The Second City Detroit

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Valerie A.
I found the instructor to be very patient and experienced. I am a beginner and have no experience with playing the piano and hopefully will learn from her experience.
Matthew
What can I say about Kalyse because there are not enough words to do so, however I will try and sum it up. Kalyse is truly gifted in many areas from acting to musical. Her acting skills are phenomenal and her voice is simply amazing on all levels. She is multitalented, innovative, assertive, and very caring. I would recommend anything on the spectrum for her.
Thandiwe Thomas
I’ve hired Kalyse as an actor multiple times. She’s also a great pianist and guitarist. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their instructor.

Cristian P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $167
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Top Fred Astaire World Teacher from Fred Astaire Dance Studios
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cristian P.

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Being born in Ecuador, Cristian has had rhythm in his blood since his early ages. He has been a significant part of Fred Astaire Dance Studios for 10 years and has been awarded Top Fred Astaire Teacher in New Jersey and Worldwide. Cristian is known for his charisma, effortless ability to transfer his way of moving to his students, and expertise to perform in nearly all styles of dance. You can find Cristian sharing his passion with students, training to evolve his dancing skills and knowledge, or competing across the nation with partner Devyn-Nicole Pasalano.

About Cristian

Being born in Ecuador, Cristian has had rhythm in his blood since his early ages. He has been a significant part of Fred Astaire Dance Studios for 10 years and has been awarded Top Fred Astaire Teacher in New Jersey and Worldwide. Cristian is known for his charisma, effortless ability to transfer h

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Lance R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Music from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 2010
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Lance R.

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My strong background in Vocal Pedagogy includes a working knowledge of the anatomy of the vocal mechanism and the acoustical physics of sound production. These fundamentals can be applied for significant and often immediate improvement in sound quality both in sing and in spoken word. Targeted diagnosis of the issues and clear remedies are the name of the game. These lessons are for those that are looking to gain confidence and stamina for presentations at work, or for those looking to overcome speech difficulties.

About Lance

Ever been told that you’re "a little pitchy," or that you “just need to give it more support?” Tips like these often leave people frustrated because they don’t actually give anyone a plan for improvement. In my lessons we will focus on real, specific issues, and make sure you have a great plan for

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Tahlia
My personal lessons with Lance have been extremely productive and in 2 months I have already greatly improved my singing. The creative space in my lessons have aloud me to feel more excited and confident about my singing. I have tried my fair share of voice teachers and Lance is by far my favorite and would strongly recommend. Personally I have never had an encouraging experience with voice lessons and Lance has helped me go so far out of my comfort zone and I am very happy with How much my singing has improved.
Matthew B.
Lance is an amazing instructor. He extremely patient with beginners and has an amazing capability of teaching at a comfortable but fun speed for the student. I highly recommend Dr. Lance Russell.
Neel D.
He is very nice, patient to my 8 years son. The lesson are going very good.

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"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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"I really enjoyed my time with Kelsey. She seems to have a true love of what she is doing. she made me feel comfortable immediately."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it."
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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