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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA

About Amelia N.

Amelia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2002
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Amelia graduated from Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York City with a B.A. in Performance, and a Masters in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.

She has worked on Broadway, Regional Theatre, and Film. Some rules include:
Puck in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Little Red in Into the Woods, along with many others. She is also dancer and has worked professionally with the Nevada Festival Ballet. She has lived in New York, London and Moscow.

She has been teaching for twelve years. She has worked with many New York and LA actors and has developed many drama curriculums for the D.C. metro area and abroad.

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Masters of Fine Arts, Acting

Jul 2002 - May 2004
American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University

Bachelor of Arts, Performance

Sep 1996 - May 2000
Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Unarmed Stage Combat

Feb 2004
Society of American Fight Directors


Actors' Equity Association

May 2004

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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16 Reviews on Amelia N.

Svetlana Aug 12, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Great, supportive teacher. The sessions are useful and motivating to become better in acting.
Eifer L. May 21, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
She's a wonderful teacher!
Bernard Smadja Apr 9, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Amelia is very dedicated to her students. In just a few lessons she was able to really make a difference.
Olivia Mar 15, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Very happy with her preparation, clear knowledge of the industry, honest advise, and enthusiastic, positive approach to teaching. My 'tween' daughter was thrilled with her lesson and looking forward to more time with Amelia.
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Jessica R. Mar 15, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking one-on-one lessons with Amelia for a little over a year. Anyone looking for acting lessons with a personal touch would be lucky to have Amelia as their teacher. She is very attentive and personable, but isn't afraid to give you polite criticism where she feels you can improve. She's open and honest and always looking to help her students do their best. Highly recommended!
John A. Feb 15, 2016
Voice Acting · In home
Verified Student
Amelia is terrific, easy to work with, patient and encouraging. She has really improved my VO work, by helping me to articulate clearer and bring physicality to my readings. I originally signed up for 5 classes, just to see how adding acting to VO acting could improve my performances. And after the first 4 classes, I was so impressed that I signed up for more. John A.
Abby Middleton Oct 26, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I couldn't be happier about my experience studying with Amelia! She really meets you at whatever your level is, and instructs with her superior knowledge and sincere encouragement.
Alex Lidell Jul 16, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Enthusiastic and very nice
ilyse C. Apr 23, 2015
Acting · In home
Amelia is brilliant, caring, and the real deal. I've never known anyone as adept at the classics, and in understanding how to make texts come alive.
Tess G. Mar 24, 2015
Acting · In studio
Amelia was one of my first acting coaches and by far the best I have ever and will ever work with. Amelia encourages her students to look beyond the pages of the script and find the meaning in the words. She taught me to explore the characters I played and challenged me each time, helping me improve with each character. Amelia helped me realize my love for acting and allowed me to explore what it takes to truly connect with a character. While Amelia clearly loves the craft of acting, more importantly she loves to see her students improve and grow. Even though five years have passed since Amelia has been my teacher, I still reference the tools she taught me with each of my roles.
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