Danielle Di Vecchio

Danielle D.

Stratford, CT
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Improv Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have over 30 years of experience as a professional actor in television, film and theater. My approach to the work incorporates a number of acting tools, tips and exercises that are easy to grasp and apply. These tools are designed to help encourage spontaneity, naturalistic and compelling human behavior and allow you to bring a cool confidence to your work as an actor. Acting is a skill that needs to be honed and developed so you are excited about what you can bring to a role. I LOVE what I do and sharing my skills and craft with you is a thrill! Let's get started!

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About

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Danielle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

I have 25+ years of professional acting experience in televison, theater and film. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I received a B.A. in Theater and English. I also attended the prestigious National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. I am a working actress, acting coach and entrepreneur. I love working one-on-one with students using tools and exercises that I have "collected" over the years. I incorporate these tools along with improvisation, relaxation techniques and long-standing rehearsal exercises all designed to encourage spontaneous, authentic and natural behavior. The tools I use make sense, are easy and fun whether they be used in the rehearsal room, on set or in preparation for an audition.

I have studied Meisner, The “Method” and more classical approaches to the work yet it was my time spent studying with the late actress/writer/director, E. Katherine Kerr as well as Seth Barrish, founder and co-artistic director of NYC's The Barrow Group, that provided many AHA! moments for me as an actress. It was through their unique and easily relatable approaches to the work that I was able to allow myself to "be" rather than "act".

I have coached one-on-one, taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) as well as given workshops and master classes. My credits include: Television: Person of Interest; The Sopranos; Ugly Betty; Prison Break; All My Children; One Life to Live; Another World, Guiding Light Film: The Brave One; Tadpole. Theater: One Hand Theater, The Summer Fringe, The Barrow Group, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Lark, H.E.R.E., Studio Arena Theater and has performed live at Town Hall, NYC with Garrison Keillor on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and can be heard on APHC’s A Pretty Good Joke Tape along with Alison Janney, Paula Poundstone and Roy Blount Jr. I am a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

I lived in Manhattan for over 20 years and am now back in Fairfield County, CT after 4 years in Los Angeles. I provide one-on-one coaching online from my studio. I work with a wide age range, assorted skill levels and am also available for audition coaching.

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Experience

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Jan 2000 - Present
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Education

Theater & English
Jan 1984 - May 1985
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Theater
Jan 1983 - May 1983
National Theater Institue, New London, CT
English & Pre-Law
Sep 1980 - May 1982
Bowdoin College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Arts
May 1985
UMASS, Amherst

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Apr 1994

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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SAG-AFTRA
Jan 1990

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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