Dawnnie Mercado-Genochio

Dawnnie M.

Tehachapi, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Currently a member of IMTA as a director. I offer IMTA competition prep. International Modeling and Talent Association

In my North Hollywood days the largest portion of my clientele came from agent and manager referrals for major network audition prep. I have also successfully coached and prepped students for auditions in Kansas City MO for theatre auditions. 4 of my private coaching clients were then cast with me in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. One of those students is now on Broadway in Anastasia.

About Dawnnie M.

I own and run TADA Acting Studio.

I'll update my availability again soon to teach through TakeLessons for summer.

In the meantime remember to do something creative every day.

Tehachapi Academy of Dramatic Arts (TADA Acting Studio) MISSION:
We’ve seen firsthand how dramatic and creative play can increase confidence, team building skills, vocabulary, and much more at every age from kids to adults. Even those not seeking a professional acting career flourish in whichever path they choose partially due to their creative beginnings.
Our mission is to be part of that creative growth in any way we can.

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Donovan
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Dawnie is an extraordinary teacher. I recommend her to anyone looking for an acting coach.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Jenna
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Dawnnie is an INCREDIBLE instructor, coach, and most importantly, a great person! She has helped me improve immensely, not only in acting and monologue work, but in the audition process in film and in theater. Her wide range of talents and knowledge is a huge benefit to helping me through my auditon pieces, etc.

Posted Dec 14, 2018
Christine
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Dawnnie is a wonderful coach and teacher who is highly skilled and passionate in her craft. Her extensive knowledge of acting, both in TV as well as theatre, shines through in her work with others. A wonderful mentor, and encouraging teacher, I highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in furthering their acting repertoire.

Posted Oct 31, 2018

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Experience

Owner/ Acting Coach
Jul 2018 - Present

Tehachapi Academy of Dramatic Arts

2018 TADA ACTING STUDIO - Tehachapi Academy of Dramatic Arts Private Coaching Audition Coaching Adults, Acting On Camera & Advanced Acting Adults over 50, Acting On Camera & Advanced Acting Youth/Teens Mixed Acting On Camera & Advanced Acting Youth Acting Bootcamp (Acting Techniques to On Camera) Teens Acting Bootcamp (Acting Techniques to On Camera) Theatre Creators Kids (Improv to performance in 13 weeks) Theatre Creators Teens (Improv to performance in 13 weeks)

Owner/Acting Instructor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

DMG Talent KCMO

2013-2015 DMG Talent KCMO Kansas City MO. DBA Owner, Director, Producer, Acting Instructor, Audition Acting Coach • Founder and Owner. • Private Acting Coach. • Instructor of students ranging in ages 4 to 40: Theatre, Acting, and Audition Technique. • Instructor: Acting On-Camera for commercials, scene study, and monologue study. • Director. • Office Management. • Billing. • CEO duties. • 10/20/2013 Producer and Director of DMG Talent KCMO Red Carpet Showcase o Attended by the following. Thanks Industry!  Caleb Brattrud, Director/Writer: PlattForm  Darren "Doc" Roubinek CreativeDirector/Ad Guy Fasone & Partners  Gary Granger VML | Producer  Manon Lee of Halliburton Natural Light Photography  Shawn Mullane VP/Director of Broadcast: Exposure Model & Talent Inc  Terre’Capers, Booking Agent: Exposure Model & Talent Inc  Stacey Siegert, Owner and Agent: Moxie Talent Kansas City

Director
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Southern California Youth Theater

January – March 2005 Southern California Youth Theater Whittier, CA Director Director of “The Sound of Music”

Guest On Camera Acting Coach
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Exposure Inc

2014 Guest On Camera Acting Coach for Exposure Inc. Kansas City MO.

Guest On Camera Acting Coach
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Moxie Talent

2014 Guest On Camera Acting Coach for Moxie Talent Kansas City MO.

Owner/Acting Instructor
Jan 2003 - Jun 2008

Theatre Creators Inc, & The Academy Training Center

2003- 2008 Theatre Creators Inc, & The Academy Training Center Theatre Creators Kids Dawnnie Mercado Inc North Hollywood CA. Founder and Executive Director of Theatre Creators Collective, Theatre Creators Kids, and Theatre Creators Academy Training Center. Private Acting Coaching. Attended IMTA Competitions as a judge for talent. Instructor of students ranging in ages 4 to 40: Theatre, Acting, and Audition Technique. Instructor: Acting On-Camera for commercials, scene study, and monologue study. Director. Executive Director of both the Theatre Creators Collective (Adult acting company) and Theatre Creators Kids (Kids acting company). Office Management. Hiring and Staff Supervision. Billing. CEO duties. Producer and Actor in all of the following: “Midsummer Night’s Dream”; “A Little New York in NOHO”; “The Ladies of Shakespeare and their Men”; “Hay Fever”; “Mother Hubbard’s Winter Wish.” Producer, Writer and Director of all of the following: “Draculina’s Haunted Birthday Bash”: “Prince Thomas and His Road to Fame”; “Broadway Bound Kids”; “Mother Hubbard’s Winter Wish”.

Owner/Acting Instructor
Jun 2003 - Aug 2003

Theatre Creators, Inc Summer Camp Ojai

June 2003 Theatre Creators, Inc Summer Camp Ojai, CA Executive Director and CEO, Director, Producer, Acting Instructor. Created, Organized and facilitated a complete summer camp with a staff of four, and fifteen enrolled students. We rented Chaparral Auditorium in Ojai California. The ending result was our own play. Producer, Writer, Director of “I Love New York.” Director, Instructor: for students ages 6-16.

Guest Teaching Artist- Acting
Jan 1995 - Jun 2003

Lincoln Center Institute

1995, 1999, 2002, 2003 Lincoln Center Institute New York, NY Teaching Artist of Theatre Theatre Teaching Artist (K-12th grade). Create and carry out age appropriate theatre lessons for K through 12th Grade. Curriculum planning with New York City school staff.

Camp Creator, Director, Acting Instructor
Jun 1991 - Aug 1998

Rustic Canyon Performing Arts Camp

1991-1992, 1994 – 1998 Rustic Canyon Performing Arts Camp Rustic Canyon Recreations Center, Parks and Recreation Santa Monica, CA Camp Director, Supervisor, Director, Acting Instructor. Co-Creator, and Performing Arts Camp Director (For ages 8-12) Construct and carry out performing arts curriculum for campers ages 8 to 12. Original Creator and Director of over fifteen productions during this time period.

Stage Manager
Mar 1998 - Jun 1998

NYU Graduate Acting Program

1998 NYU Graduate Acting Program New York, NY Stage Manager All duties of stage manager, for “Yerma” a 2nd year grad student production

Shakespeare Scansion Teacher
Jun 1996 - Oct 1996

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Topanga, CA

1996 Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Topanga, CA Shakespeare Scansion Teacher Curriculum Building. Facilitate scansion workshop with visiting teen and adult audience members.

Teacher’s Assistant, Master Acting Class
Jan 1996 - Jun 1996

LA Valley College Van Nuys

1996 LA Valley College Van Nuys, CA Assistant Acting Instructor Teacher’s Assistant, Master Acting Class Assistant to Ellen Geer, Master Teacher and Artistic Director of The Theatricum Botanicum.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Acting
Sep 1990 - Jul 1993

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts

BA in Dramatic Arts
Sep 1987 - Jun 1990

UC Santa Barbara

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Jun 1997
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.
Actors' Equity Association
Sep 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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