Angela Sonner

Angela S.

Van Nuys, CA

Lesson Details

Shakespearean Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Classically trained and interning with the prestigious Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Company, my first love was Shakespeare. Whether you need help with the language or bringing a scene to life I can help you find your inner Elizabethan voice.
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Angela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
June 2004

Hi there! My name is Angela and I've been running my own theatre acting programs and classes for over a decade. I received my Bachelors in Theatre and have gone on to work with and develop acting programs ever since. I have an expansive teaching resume including teaching workshops with the Dragons of Thespis going into low income schools, the Performing Arts Director for the YMCA, an Acting Instructor for Barbizon of Los Angeles, International Performing Arts Academy, to working with the Lakes Tahoe Shakespeare Youth Program to name a few.... I am currently working on starting my own Children's Theatre Company here in Los Angeles. Whether you're looking for basic skill and methods or looking to prepare for more advanced works my teaching style is fun and focused. I look forward to working with you!

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Acting Instructor
Jan 2004 - Present
Private company

Acting Instructor/Site Director
Jun 2015 - Aug 2017
Performing Arts Workshops

Running the West LA location of Performing Arts Workshops managing and instructing up to 60 children per session. We put on fully staged musicals with the kids every two weeks and I look forward to this amazing experience every summer. I've worked with hundreds upon hundreds of students building confidence and stage presence for ages 5-15.

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Stage Manager
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
About Productions... - "They Shoot Mexicans Don't They"

This amazing revival took place at the iconic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse where I was given the task to manage a site specific production of this show. We took the audience through an interactive and riveting behind the scenes look at the theatre itself combined with a touching story of the Californios story of tradition and art in the first days of Los Angeles. To be featured in National Geographic in April 2018!

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Stage Manager
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
AKA Productions - "The Dodgers"

This amazing world premiere production featured an all-star cast with Emma Hunton (Wicked; First National Tour & Freaky Friday), Jared Gershner (Book of Mormon; First National Tour), Eric Gellner (Emmy Nominated), and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical & In the Heights). Co-produced by Tony Award winning Jim Keirsted (Kinky Boots, Waitress, The Great Comet) and Ashley Kate Adams based in NY.

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Acting Instructor
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
STAR Education

Working in the schools has always been important to me. STAR gave me the opportunity to get to know the children of Los Angeles who otherwise would maybe not be exposed to the arts. Leading weekly classes at schools all over Los Angeles I was able to really see the impact the arts can have on children.

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Stage Manager
Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
Heart & Flame Productions - "We Are the Tigers"

A world premiere and 2017 Ovation Winner for "Best Original Music" by Rebekah M. Allen along with a 2017 Ovation Nomination for "Musical Direction" by Patrick Sullivan. I was lucky enough to help bring to life this rock musical and work with a predominantly NY based creative team.

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Acting Instructor
Nov 2010 - Apr 2013
Barbizon of Hollywood

I had a the pleasure of working with top children's casting directors in the industry and help countless children build strong on camera technique. My classroom management skills led me to be one of their most valued teachers taking on the larger groups and executing their curriculum with precision and focus.

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Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
The Groundlings
Bachelors in Theatre
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
University of Navada Reno


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best of Fringe, Children's Theatre
Jun 2012
Hollywood Fringe Festival


Actors' Equity Association
Jun 2017

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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Photos & Videos

Working with my little ones over the summer at Performing Arts Workshops as their Site Director and Acting Instructor!

Production Photo for We Are the Tigers

Production Photo for The Dodgers

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse - They Shoot Mexicans Don't They

Keeping everyone on track and full of music at rehearsal!

Check out my group classes location on the West Side of Los Angeles!
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1 Review

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Dympna Jan 7, 2018
Child Acting · In studio

Miss Angela is a wonderful, resourceful, fun, energetic, experienced, knowledgeable and likable acting teacher.
My two daughters have attended the past 4 years at PAW camp at West LA location where Miss Angela is the Camp Director.
We have recommended the camp to many local friends and families and they too attended and agreed.
Recently my daughters took after school child acting classes and again we are very happy.
I would highly consider and recommend Miss Angela as a acting mentor and positive role model for your children.

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