Clarissa Allred
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Clarissa Allred

Clarissa A.

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I'm passionate about the arts and love to teach! I have over 19 years of performing arts experience, and 6 years of teaching experience (K-8th grade music, as well as dance and musical theatre camps for kids in my community). I received my Bachelor's degree in 2013, studying Theatre, Music, and Art.

What makes acting lessons with me unique is that I have a background in music and dance as well--as musical theatre is my specialty. As a teacher, I will tailor my lessons around you, at your own level and pace, and will do my best to meet your individual needs as a student and performer. After learning what your goals are, I will provide a variety of material for you to prepare and perform. In addition to some fun exercises, we will do in-depth analysis of monologues and dialogues/scenes. I also offer an Audition Prep course!

I am loving, creative, and meticulous--and great with children! We're going to have so much fun and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for the arts with you!

About Clarissa A.

Clarissa has a passion for the arts, with over 19 years of performing experience and 6 years of teaching experience. She loved teaching music part-time for 4 years at a K-8th grade school in Montana, which involved directing the Christmas musicals each year.

As a spunky three-year-old, Clarissa would sing and dance to her dad's piano accompaniment at home. In her childhood, she would perform with her family at church functions. She had her first solo in a choir concert at school when she was 12. And since then, she has continued to perform solos at various athletic events, graduations, restaurants, and in competitions. She enjoys songwriting and recording covers of songs from a variety of music genres—including Pop, Christian, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Jazz, and Country. 

Some of the neat opportunities Clarissa has had as a performer include: winning the top 10 in a national vocal competition in 2015, where she was featured as a soloist on artist Jenny Phillips’ studio album; winning 2nd place at the American Idol Experience competition at Disney World in 2014; playing “Eve” in the musical Children of Eden, at BYU-Idaho in 2010, and "Sister Mary Robert" in the musical Sister Act, through community theatre in Montana in 2018. She had a callback film audition in 2017 for the role of "Beth," in an adaptation of Little Women, but instead had the fun experience of playing the lead actress's double and being an extra. She submitted her original song, "Believe," written for the movie, in a competition the movie producers held--and made the top 10. Also, in 2012, she was able to be an extra in a music video starring Alex Boyé and Carmen Rassmussen--and in 2017, she was asked to be a musical theatre judge for a high school regional drama competition in Utah.

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Wendy
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I loved how friendly and personable that Clarissa was. Her passion for the arts was evident as she taught. The techniques and tips she shared were very informative and helpful. She had me do various exercises and activities that made it an overall enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Clarissa as a teacher!

Posted Aug 7, 2017

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - May 2019

Zurich Elementary School (K-8th)

Created own curriculum; taught choral singing, rhythm instruments, basic music theory; directed Christmas musicals.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp Teacher
May 2016 - Jun 2018

(Self-employed)

Instructed kids ages 3-13 in music, theatre, and dance; directed dance recital.

Dance Teacher
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Red Rock Dance Company

Taught girls ages 3-8 Jazz and Ballet; choreographed dances for recital.

Respite Care Provider
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012

Central Coast Kids and Families

Cared for 10-year-old boy with autism (along with his two younger brothers)

Theatre Intern
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

School of Dramatic Arts

Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA Co-taught variety of musical, theatrical, and kinesthetic exercises to elementary school-aged students

Education

B.S. in University Studies with Emphases in Theatre, Music, and Art
Jan 2009 - Apr 2013

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

“Most Likely to Receive an Acting Contract"
Mar 2010

Theatre professor, Hyrum Conrad - BYU-Idaho

Affiliations

American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Aug 2017
The American Alliance for Theatre & Education serves and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.

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