Dax Abrams
Clifton, NJ
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Dax Abrams

Dax A.

Clifton, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I'm Dax Lily, As a coach, my approach is kind, down to earth, and non-judgemental, but I make sure to give constructive criticism because without it, you cannot and will not improve. I have studied with a wide array of different acting coaches. I am also a producer, director, and screenwriter (check out my new film Limits of Therapy on IMDb). Now having finally had the privilege of being the casting director for the film I produced, I have invaluable knowledge to share with you on what to do and what not to do when auditioning (both self-tapes and in person) if you choose to make one of our lessons an industry coaching lesson. For acting coaching, I have helped actors have that "WOW it finally makes sense" moment, where they understand what they had been lacking all along.. unpredictability! In my opinion, the things an actor needs to do to stand out in an audition is be unpredictable, believable, and fully focused. I am super excited to team up with TakeLessons and I hope to be your new coach!

Side note: If you need both industry/marketing advice and acting advice, we can go back and forth. For example: one lesson industry, next weeks lesson acting, then back to industry, and so on. It is all up to you! Please read my "About" section for a more thorough explanation of my experience and capabilities as a coach.

If you want to learn even more about me, Google my name, Dax Lily

Warmest regards,

Dax Lily - Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Coach
My Website: Daxlily.com
Dax Lily on IMDb

About Dax A.

Dax Lily is available for in-studio, in your own home, and online lessons in the categories of teaching acting to beginners, teaching acting specifically for the camera, teaching actor’s and performers how to stand out on social media as well as organically grow their social media presence. Dax has been acting for over 19 years and teaching since 2019. Many of her students have received callback auditions and bookings after coaching with her. Dax teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
Dax has her own technique of teaching to help actor’s learn how to analyze scripts in order to make good choices for conveying lines, to be believable when acting, to be unpredictable when acting, and how to not stereotype roles to the point where performance is negatively impacted. Dax also has helped many actors learn how to memorize scripts and how to do it very quickly for when time is not on their side.
In the Fall of 2020, Dax finished filming her first self-produced, self-directed, and self-written movie called Limits of Therapy. She expects the movie that she also stars in to be available to view on Amazon Prime by December 31st, 2020. During her time picking the best actors for her film, she learned what it was really like to be on the casting director’s side of things. By being in the shoes of a casting director, Dax learned so much in regards of what TO do and what NOT to do when auditioning for roles. Sometimes it was something so easily fixable that completely erased the actor’s chance of getting a callback audition. Dax would love to share her tips, tricks, and techniques with you that she has acquired through her experiences both in front of the camera, and behind the scenes.
Dax attended William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey where she got her degree in Marketing because she knew that half of show business is acting and the other half is knowing how to market yourself. Dax is fully equipped with knowledge on how to captivate a desired audience, how to make them stay for the long haul (not unfollow you), and how to increase how big the audience is.
Prior and after college, Dax has had 1000+ hours of private training in acting from some of the world’s best coaches. She has been trained in group settings as well. She continues coaching weekly because she believes acting is like a muscle, if you don’t lose it, you will lose it.

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Danny
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Best instructor ever. She is really down to earth and has helped me understand scripts better and I can honestly say without her coaching, I don’t think I would’ve booked the indie film I just got cast in! I can’t wait to continue lessons with Dax! A+ coach highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 4, 2020
Lidia
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Dax is really kind and reliable and she always makes me laugh- a great coach to work with. She has trained me twice a week for about 1 year now and I am still learning new things in each lesson. I am happy to recommend her to anyone in need of improvement in acting and also auditioning - trust me on this one, dont let this one go, coach with Dax!!!

Posted Oct 31, 2020
Janice
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As an experienced actress with a marketing degree, Dax is a great communicator and coach. She helped me with my monologue and her coaching helped bring my ability to the next level. She has also helped me with self-taping auditions. Highly recommend.

Posted Oct 31, 2020

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Experience

Producer
Mar 2020 - Present

Limits of Therapy film

Acting and Marketing coach
Jan 2019 - Present

Take Lessons

Editor
Jan 2016 - Present

Dax Lily LLC

Recurring Guest Star
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017

TheSAPProject

Guest Star
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

About.com

Education

The Lyndon Technique
Aug 2020 - Present

Amy Lyndon

Filmmaking
May 2020 - Aug 2020

Michigan State University

MN Acting Studio
Jan 2016 - Aug 2020

Taught by Dena Tyler, Van Hansis, Blair Baker, and Katie Flahive

Acting
Feb 2020 - Apr 2020

The Actor's Axiom- Taught by James Ciconne

Private Coaching in Acting
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018

John Windsor-Cunningham

Bachelor's Degree
Sep 2012 - May 2016

William Paterson University

Acting
May 2006 - Oct 2011

ATC Studios

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor's Degree
May 2016

William Paterson University

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Awards

Deans List
May 2016

William Paterson University

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