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Julieanna S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Acting from Texas State
  • Teaching since 2017
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Julieanna S.

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An early career teacher! Experienced with audition coaching, scene work, and Shakespeare. I primarily use the Miesner approach to acting and physicalization tools to bring out the truth in every story. I am upbeat and dedicated to working with my students at whatever level they are at, to help them achieve their potential. I believe that actors are the pioneers of the human heart, they take the deep dive for those who are not ready yet. I am the perfect teacher for both those just getting into acting to more experienced actors needing some tune up!

About Julieanna

I am a professional Actress and Stage Combatant. I have been acting for about 10 years now. I studied acting and stage combat at Texas State University. While I was there I did plenty of shows including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mr. Burns, The Tempest, and A Dolls House. My Main focus

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Matthew
Constructs a safe, experimental, artistic environment where she nurtures and pushes you when needed. She is an excellent instructor in meisner repetition; being able to help the student access vulnerability in places they've never experienced. Knows and practices a copious amount of acting styles and techniques. From my experience working with her as a director/acting advisor, she is keen and eager to work on the human connection between actors, accessing emotions through extreme physicalization and stepping out of comfort zones, and experimenting with a variety of text to express various stories.
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

About Rachel

Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-sufficient artist. Professional training and customized programs in singing and acting technique. All learnin

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.
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Kristin H.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BAC Theater Arts from Bowling Green State University
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Kristin H.

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I have a Masters Degree in theater arts. I have been a director and acting coach for over 10 years in two countries and in four different states. I have studied all methods and can teach multiple styles of acting to all levels.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the inte

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Rachel D.
My daughter started a series of lessons with Kristen in preparation of her high school play audition. It was very clear that Kristen is extremely knowledgeable of all technical aspects of singing & able to clearly communicate. My daughter really enjoyed her initial lesson w/ Kristen & is confident that she will be well prepared for her school’s play auditions.
Gerie
I’m so glad that I found Kristin. She provided a ton of info for my first lesson, and I’m looking forward to continue learning from her.
Josephine
Super fun experience with these lessons! Every lesson is comfortable and i’m Seeing positive changes in my voice

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sherilyn F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $125
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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sherilyn F.

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Golden Globe and Emmy nominated veteran actress actively working in the business. High quality resume . TWIN PEAKS, GILMORE GIRLS, SHAMELESS, OF MICE AND MEN, LIZ- THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR STORY, RAY DONOVAN, SWAT and currently on Amazon show GOLIATH, to name only a few. TEACHING: Acting for Life, it is about emotional fluency. From auditions to actual 'on set' guidance I have wealth of information that I share deeply from my heart. You WILL grow and get better. IMDB for my entire resume. I love to teach and it is my honor to help artists make their dreams come true. Blessings. xoxo

About sherilyn

It is my honor and heart felt joy to share with you the wisdom I have acquired working steadily for 37 years in this business. I love to teach, to help you go deep and mine the gold that we all have in our hearts and to share it with the world. Learning my method will effect your life as well as y

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Michael O.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sigh language
  • BA Communications from Cal State Fullerton University
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Michael O.

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My fellow thespians,

You will be mentored by an Emmy Nominated actor and award winning Playwright. I have studied with legends such as Stella Adler and Larry Moss. My lessons are built on the Meisner technique. I have the solid foundation as a working actor and writer for thirty years.

I'm a highly sought after speaker and have taught my seminars at universities around the country. One of my goals is to transition the college acting student to a working actor. My students have built careers as a result of my coaching and mentoring. My all encompassing approach will cover everything from how to give an amazing audition to fast tracking you to obtaining an agent.

Compare my credentials of all your prospective teachers. I'm confident that my approach to presentation, proper breathing, voice, making a lasting first impression, how to dress, building your career, how to get an agent is unique and helps me stand apart from my competition.

Lastly, I really care. I am invested in

About Michael

Hi friends, It is nice to meet you! I am an 'Emmy Nominated' actor and twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history 'The Guiding Light.' I was fortunate to study acting from the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and Larry Moss. I'm also a student and perf

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Walter G.
This was a gift for my husband Michael came early. He talked about his credentials. Explored my husbands desires and goals. Then gave him over an hour. He was extremely encouraging and very professional. My husband is very intersted in exploring t
Mychal
I loved working with Michael. I am learning a lot and will resume lessons after the holidays. He was a really great coach , answered all questions honestly and encouraged me as well as guided.
Thanks so much Michael, see you in Jan 2020
Mychal
so patient and fun
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Claire F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $117
  • Awarded Breezewood from short film
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Claire F.

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I have over 20 years of experience as a professional actor in thearte, tv and film.
I am currently working as an off-Broadway actor, writer/director and producer of a web-series I also star in.
I have 10 years of experience teaching high-school drama, undergrad acting, private coaching, undergrad and grad acting coaching, auditions for tv, and theatre.
I truly love teaching and bring my 1st hand experience and love of the craft to every lesson.
My teachers have been my biggest champions and I truly value each student, and champion their work with humor, kindness and instilling the values of hard-work and empathy.

About Claire

Born in Wilmington, NC, Claire is the daughter of a poet, and dancer. Acting credits include: New York: The Making of King Kong (Target Margin Theatre) A Christmas Carol (Blessed Unrest), NY Classical Theatre (Macbeth), NYTW, The Fire This Time Festival, New Victory LabWorks, New Dramatists, Queens

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"I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it."
- Jamie
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Zach is perhaps one of the smartest and most well rounded artists I've met. He has experience in all aspects of the business, from being an actor to a producer and to an award winning director, which makes him an unbelievable resource and teacher. I always look forward to our time together because I feel supported, heard, seen and never judged. He is always one step ahead which allows for very productive sessions. I leave our sessions feeling confident and fully prepared for whatever may come my way in auditions. I've worked with many people in this business and you do not come across people like him often. I feel incredibly grateful that I have Zach as a coach and resource. I cannot recommend him enough or give him higher praise."
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"She is a great teacher and is very positive. She has a great style of teaching and makes everything you do a lot of fun!"
- Elise
Took Acting lessons from Katelyn J.
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"First lesson and my son can’t wait for the next! He said she is very expressive and animated and gave amazing coaching advice on the first session. We are so excited to have found her!"
- Jacob
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"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 !"
- Eugene
Took Acting lessons from Franklyn W.
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"Kelsey is amazing! Very knowledgeable and very very passionate about her craft.
She is so patient with me and I look forward to my lesson each and every week :)"
- Danielle
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny."
- Randi
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Constructs a safe, experimental, artistic environment where she nurtures and pushes you when needed. She is an excellent instructor in meisner repetition; being able to help the student access vulnerability in places they've never experienced. Knows and practices a copious amount of acting styles and techniques. From my experience working with her as a director/acting advisor, she is keen and eager to work on the human connection between actors, accessing emotions through extreme physicalization and stepping out of comfort zones, and experimenting with a variety of text to express various stories."
- Matthew
Took Acting lessons from Julieanna S.
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"My daughter is 15 yrs. old and this is her first time ever taking any acting lessons. She enjoys her lessons & likes how Jan uses real life scenarios so she can relate to them in commercials and she says Jan is easy to work with!"
- Lindie
Took Acting lessons from Jan L.
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