Dana Goodman

Dana G.

Denver, CO
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Lesson Details

Film Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love film acting! Students can expect to learn how to act for the camera: how to audition for film, TV and commercials and how to tap into their own inner resources in order to perform on film. Film acting performances are more nuanced because of the nature of the medium.
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About

Dana passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Dana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2011

Hello. I am a Colorado State and New York 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, New York.

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 teaching 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 have a website that should be up by September 5, 2017!

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Experience

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

I am a Guest Teacher for the Performing Arts department for the middle school and high school. I was also the costume designer for the high school production of "Twelfth Night" that premiered in December of 2015.

Acting Teacher and Coach (private lessons)
Sep 2015 - Present
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.

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.

Freelance Writer and Editor
Jul 2007 - Present
Freelance

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

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Director
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Curious Theatre, New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive

• Directed a staged reading of a teen playwright’s original play and offered play writing feedback.

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.

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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."

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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.

Photos & Videos

This is my most recent head shot (in black and white). (Taken by a Denver drama teacher!)

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That's me in the green jeans. I am doing my favorite warm-up called, "Bananas!"

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My Advanced Acting students performed a Documentary Theatre piece around a social justice movement. After, the students led a Q & A session.

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5 Reviews

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Amy Apr 10, 2017
Acting · In studio

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%!

Gayla Apr 2, 2017
Acting · In studio

She worked wonders with Mia. Dana brought her to a level within a few lessons I didn't know was possible.

Ellie Oct 16, 2016
Acting · In home

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.

mark Sep 15, 2016
Acting · In studio

Dana did a great job of instilling confidence and teaching techniques my daughter could use for her audition. Thanks Dana!!

Ella Aug 14, 2015
Acting · In studio

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!

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