Alyssia Dodson

Alyssia D.

Manvel, TX

Lesson Details

Improv Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been acting for over 25 years professionally and teaching acting for about 12 years. I love working with aspiring actors of all ages to help them reach their own unique goals. I've trained with top acting coaches Bob Luke and the Weist Baron school in NY and with Eleese Lester in Houston in addition to having graduated with a B.A. in Theater and Dance from the University of Texas Austin.
Having appeared in film, television and commercials with Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Tim Blake Nelson, Natalie Portman, Mike Rowe and more, I've been blessed to learn from amazing actors and coaches myself. I love to combine what has been most effective for myself as an actor to help my students make progress each week both in front of the camera and in the business area of the industry. I teach with a strong focus on technique primarily using the Stanislavsky method but also bring in elements of Meisner, Uta Hagen, and my own coaches. Whatever works and serves the actor! Many of my students have found success as a result of hard work of course but also from our work together and audition tapes that I've helped them with. Some student successes are Allie DeBerry (Paisley on Disney's Ant Farm), David Simpsonn (American Horror Story, Scream Queens, Bad Moms, Wolverine), Nathaniel Woolsey (recurring role in Preacher, One Mississippi, Little Ceasars commercial), and more! Don't hesitate to reach out. I'm very flexible on appointment days/times and open to coach ages 5 and up!
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Alyssia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2006

Alyssia ‘Dujmovich’ Dodson has been an acting coach for 12 years. A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, she has been acting professionally for 26 years. She has worked in film, television, commercials, voiceovers, and theatre including work for Reelz, National Geographic, Millennium Films, NBC, Sci-Fi, Tribecca Films, the Alley Theatre, the Houston Grand Opera, and more. Recently, she’s appeared in Leaves of Grass with Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Keri Russell and in Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist on the National Geographic channel, Scandal Made Me Famous on the Reelz Channel, and in a commercial with Mike Rowe for Mister Sparky.She has also had supporting roles in Daughters of Houston directed by Tony Garcia, Lars the Emo Kid directed by Joe Grisaffi and Spirit Camp, written and directed by Kerry Beyer, all independent filmmakers in Houston. She began by spending her summers in New York auditioning for everything she could from Nickelodeon shows to Broadway to films like Interview with the Vampire and Little Giants.
In addition to her own acting career, Alyssia enjoys coaching other actors, helping them prepare for auditions, and putting them on tape for auditions in other cities. Many of Alyssia’s students have booked roles from the audition tapes that she coached and taped them for. She has even taped Shantel Van Santen of One Tree Hill, The Messengers, and Final Destination, and Chelsea Ricketts of Scream Queens, The Killing, and True Blood. She’s worked extensively with Allie DeBerry, formerly a regular on Disney Channel’s Ant Farm and David Simpson, who’s appeared in Scream Queens, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Bad Moms, Preacher, and Wolverine. She’s also had students book roles from their taped auditions with her, such as the Emmy nominated HBO film, Bessie, Left Behind, We Are The Millers, Daddy’s Home, One Mississippi, Hoovey, Eastbound and Down, and many more! She looks forward to continuing growing as an actor and acting coach and working with as many up and coming actors as she possibly can! If you love it, then go after it! The opportunity to thrive is at your finger tips!

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Education

B.A. in Theater and Dance
Aug 2002 - May 2006
University of Texas Austin

Photos & Videos

Alyssia and Edward Norton at the premiere of Leaves of Grass.

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Having fun at an Improv workshop!

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Student, Kamryn Johnson, on set of Left Behind

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Allie DeBerry May 18, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In home

I have been taking acting lessons from Alyssia for years and could not be more thankful for the ways she has helped me perfect my craft. She is always coming up with ways that I can stand out in my auditions and in my tapes. I really appreciate how she always makes herself available to me, and it is now so convenient that she can come to my home to coach & tape. I have booked several jobs because of her tapes and am beyond grateful for her services!

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Morgan May 15, 2018
Film Acting · In home

She is this absolute best!! She knows what she is doing and is devoted to making sure you are successful!

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