Dana Goodman

Dana G.

Denver, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect fun and rigorous acting lessons designed around their goals. I am a nurturing teacher, so shy students should have no fear! We will work with the three major acting tools: our voices, bodies and imaginations.

About Dana G.

Hello. I am a Colorado State certified drama teacher. I moved to Denver in 2015 from New York City. I love it here, and I am always looking for passionate students that want to learn stage and/or film acting and audition preparation.

I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and received my B.A. in Theatre and Psychology. I earned my Master's degree in Educational Theatre from New York University in New York City.

I am a nurturing and high-energy teacher, and I understand different students learn differently. Shy students, you will feel comfortable, I promise!

I have worked as a professional actor in the theater as well as film. I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild. I have an artistic resume that I am happy to share upon request.

I love to teach acting. I teach students of all ages with all different levels of experience, and I teach all aspects of performing: stage acting, film acting, scene study, audition preparation, improvisation and more!

I am now teaching at the Arvada Center, Denver Public Schools and Colorado Academy. I am also working as an actor for Twopenny Productions for Crisis Intervention Training programs that police officers and other law enforcement folks take to learn how to successfully manage situations with civilians in distress. it's very rewarding.

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Grace
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I love the energy Dana brings to the lessons, it helps me open up more when acting.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Amy
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We love Dana! She is so attentive to my daughter, went above and beyond not just in the lesson but staying in contact between lessons and putting in extra legwork finding monologues, resources, and tips for her. We recommend her 1000%!

Posted Apr 10, 2017
Gayla
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She worked wonders with Mia. Dana brought her to a level within a few lessons I didn't know was possible.

Posted Apr 2, 2017
Ellie
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Dana is great! She has established great rapport with my daughter and provides insight and advice while also coaching her with her acting skills. She is also helpful to us in acquiring what we need to pursue things on our agenda.

Posted Oct 16, 2016
mark
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Dana did a great job of instilling confidence and teaching techniques my daughter could use for her audition. Thanks Dana!!

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Ella
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Dana does an excellent job of tailoring instruction to specifically address my daughter's needs. She looks for opportunities to include my daughter in activities that she personally works on, and goes above and beyond to help her prepare to meet the goals my daughter has set. She is reliable and follows through with all things she says she's going to do!

Posted Aug 14, 2015

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Experience

Acting Teacher
Jun 2016 - Present

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

I teach acting to 9-12 year-olds, teens and adults at the Arvada Center. I teach my students scene study, audition preparation, improvisation and dramatic games and exercises. My Basic Acting for Adults class will be offered to Regis University students for college credit beginning in January, 2018.

Guest Drama Teacher
Nov 2015 - Present

Denver Public Schools

I am a Guest Teacher for the Denver Public School system. I teach Drama (and other subjects.)

Guest Performing Arts Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present

Colorado Academy, Costume Designer

I am a Guest Teacher for many subjects within Colorado Academy, from pre-K to highs school. I am also the costume designer for high school productions directed by the head of the Arts department there.

Private Acting Teacher for Theatre and Film
Jul 2015 - Present

Takelessons.com

• Teach all levels of stage and film acting to students 13 and older, including audition preparation for professional and school auditions.

Director
Jul 2015 - Feb 2017

Curious Theatre, New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive

• Directed staged readings of a young playwright’s original play and offered play writing feedback. (Intermittently)

Acting Teacher and Coach (private lessons)
Sep 2015 - May 2016

Actors' Academy for the Performing Arts

I currently teach students that are ages eight to fourteen in Theatre Lab classes, which are classes culminate in showcases of original work involving improvisation, movement, vocalization, scene work, etc. I am also a private acting coach for AAPA.

Freelance Writer and Editor
Jan 2007 - Jan 2015

Freelance

• Wrote content for digital marketing campaigns. Clients: Nickelodeon, Pixar, Procter & Gamble, Oscar Mayer, REI and more. • Edited copy for clients like Chef Ann Foundation. Examples included human resources forms, job descriptions and blog posts.

After School Drama Teacher
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014

Bailey's Cafe at PS 21 Crispus Attucks School

• Taught subjects like monologue writing, scene writing and creating skits about relevant issues. • Directed dramatic activities using voice, movement and writing for ensemble building and self-expression.

Fulltime Drama Teacher
Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

New York City Department of Education: P.S. 250: The Williamsburg Magnet School for Communication and Multimedia Arts

• Directed, produced and choreographed "The Jungle Book" with a student cast and crew of 45. • Created drama curriculum for K-5 and taught drama to 500 elementary school students. • Taught drama club which included vocal work, play reading, improvisation and theatre games.

Middle School Drama Teacher (Student Teacher)
Feb 2012 - May 2012

New York City Department of Education: NEST+m (New Explorations Into Science, Technology and Math) for the Gifted and Talented

• Taught sixth grade drama which culminated in an original student-created play. Each student had one of eight different jobs. • Conducted dramatic activities for vocal growth, character development and ensemble building.

High School and Middle School Drama Teacher
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Berkeley Carroll School

• Directed and produced original documentary theatre production with advanced acting class (juniors and seniors.) • Coached and taught monologues, Greek theatre and audition preparation to seniors preparing for college auditions.

Writer-Producer
Sep 2006 - May 2010

MTV Networks Kids & Family Digital: Nickelodeon

• Wrote and produced show sites, video and game copy, actors’ Star Pages and SpongeBob social media app for Facebook. • Created marketing campaigns for clients like Kraft, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. • Created and managed content for Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA.) Wrote and produced 20-year KCA retrospective. • Wrote video scripts for NickJr.com’s "Cooking With Kids" and "Crafts With Kids."

Audience Outreach Manager
Dec 2005 - Jan 2007

MTV Networks Kids & Family Digital: Nickelodeon

• Addressed audience’s questions and concerns, including COPPA (Children’s Online Personal Privacy Act) issues.

Online Content Coordinator
Oct 2003 - Dec 2005

Girls Incorporated

• Created content and copy for launch of Girls Inc. Online, a private online community just for girls. • Produced website’s first pod casts, including an interview with Sally Ride. Interviewed female professionals.

Online Community Coordinator
Aug 2002 - Oct 2003

Girls Incorporated

• Profiled authors and books, and wrote articles on topics like the Amber Alert bill. Responded to audience concerns.

Teacher and Tutor
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003

Princeton Review

• Taught preparatory classes and tutored individuals for the SAT and SSHSAT. • Taught New York State teacher certification preparatory classes (ATS-W and LAST).

Education

M.A. Educational Theatre
Sep 2010 - May 2012

New York University

B.A., Theatre and Psychology
Sep 1992 - May 1996

Vanderbilt University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher: Secondary Drama, 7-12
May 2015

Colorado State

My certification for Colorado is pending. The process could conclude this month or June, 2015.
Initial license, Teacher: Theatre Arts, K-12
May 2012

New York State

Awards

John T. McGill Award for leadership, scholarship and gentle bearing
May 1996

Vanderbilt University

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 2004
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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