Ashley Crow
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Ashley Crow

Ashley C.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more. For beginners who are simply interested in trying something new, your creativity is your GOLD, and I am excited to work with you as you treat yourself to exploring the world of storytelling and as you honor what YOU have to say. Time to leap!

About Ashley C.

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. I hold a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University and have worked now for over 30 years professionally, I view every experience along the way as a valuable stepping stone. Every teacher, every class, every director, every fellow actor, and every audition has provided me with another opportunity to learn and to grow as an actor, storyteller, and human being. I've learned to convert the "no thank you's" into opportunity and the "yes's" into fuel! I have been fortunate to work in theater, television, and film and believe that, yes, luck plays a part, but I also believe that preparation, work ethic, and taking class is everything. The goal is to increase one's odds of being hired. There is much we cannot control. We do not hire ourselves. However, if we are diligent students of the craft of acting, we enhance our chances. I also believe in the value of living a healthy creative life, whether an actor is pursuing professionally or not. That means paying attention to all the basics...eating well, sleeping enough, and moving every day!. It also means being curious and diligent about the immense wealth of creativity and resources at our fingertips. Read plays! Go to the theater! Take classes! See movies, go to museums, take walks, write! We are creative beings. Living a full creative existence is vital for our own growth as storytellers. And it's fun! Looking forward to working with you!

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Ayana B.
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She was very engaging and it’s like we clicked automatically. She made sure I was comfortable and allowed me to be open and honest. I love that she’s very hands on and understanding!

Posted Nov 12, 2021
Hannah T.
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Because she genuinely cares about YOU as a fellow actor and doesn't have the mindset: "I have to be here, this is my job", Ash is definitely my favorite acting coach I've had. She really wants you to succeed and truly cares about the people she coaches. She's a really kind and supportive person who went above and beyond for me. I am so glad I got to work with her. She gave me confidence in my acting and I am by far a better actor than before. Ash will devote time and energy to help you achieve your goals, and I promise you she will exceed your expectations!!

Posted Oct 24, 2021
Shashank G.
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Ashley is an absolute sweetheart and a delight to work with. She is very knowledgeable and helped me and my sister understand the basis of our problems and come up with solutions for them. I would highly recommend her!

Posted Oct 13, 2021
Jessica webb
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My expectations were far exceeded going into these lessons. Ash not only helped me grow professionally but personally as well. She has become one of those teacher who impact will forever be with me.

Posted Sep 29, 2021
Shannon C.
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Ashley is fantastic with my 16 year-old daughter. She is organized, on task, encouraging and motivating. We could not ask for more.

Posted Aug 20, 2021
Laura S.
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Great lesson!!

Posted May 10, 2021
Deitra N.
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i love playing games and doing lines with ms Ashley its so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Deitra N.
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Ashley is the best instructor ever. She is really fun and funny we play fun games and acting with her is fun!

Posted Jun 7, 2020
Peyton N.
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Ashley is amazing. My nine year old daughter absolutely loves working with Ashley and is excited for every lesson.

Posted May 29, 2020
Deitra N.
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I had a great time with Mrs. C. It was so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday

Posted May 26, 2020

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Experience

Private Acting Coach
Jan 2000 - Present

Self

For the past 20 years, I have worked privately and in class and studio settings with professional actors as well as youth actors.

Professional Actor
May 1986 - Present

various

Broadway, Off-Broadway, Television, and Film. See IMDB for resume

Education

Masters of Fine Arts - Acting
Aug 1983 - Jun 1986

New York University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theater
Sep 1979 - Jun 1982

Auburn University

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jun 1986
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Actors' Equity Association
Jun 1981
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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