A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul Draper, William Bales, Ruth Beckford, and Carol Haws. He studied judo with Professor William Montero Sr., and Senshin Budo karate with Jeremiah Tobin. He has directed, taught, or performed for the Old Globe Theatre, the Folger Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, the USO, California Actors Theatre, Mt. Hope Estate, William Shakespeare Road Company, LA County Parks, Junior League, Sterling Renaissance Festival, Pennsylvanial Renaissance Faire, Maine Renaissance Faire, JP Nightingale, Hollywood Bowl, Franklin Institute, McCabes Guitar Shop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Knott’s Berry Farm, Frontier Village, Yosemite National Park, Netflix, Paramount, and for a decade produced exclusive interactive entertainment for Hersheypark and Christmas Candy Lane. A produced playwright, published poet, and prolific screenwriter, Mr. J. has written, produced and directed film, video, and audio projects. He has performed as voice and on-camera talent for national and regional companies including the Boston Red Sox, NFL Films, Riot Games’ League of Legends (original Gangplank, Taric, Heimerdinger), Fuel Games’ Gods Unchained, NESN, Fleer, Cox Broadcasting, Crayola, Black & Decker, Harley Davidson, Mercedes, Kelly Tire, AAA, LL Bean, Goodwill, Farmers Trust, Lockheed, Hershey, and Prevention Magazine. He directed and co-wrote The Perfect Woman, a nominee for NH Film of the Year. He has narrated and provided character voices for acclaimed documentary films including Shadows Fall North, The People's Forest, Front Wards Back Wards, and Celia Thaxter's Island Garden, which he also edited. Mr. J. has directed educational performances, improvisations, and workshops for elementary schools, secondary schools, and universities in VA, CA, PA, NJ, NY, MD, CT, ME, NH. He continues to teach improvisation, on-camera acting, voice and stage acting, public speaking, and performance workshops. His most cherished accomplishment is having raised four children as a single father.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1968
Modern Dance, Choreography, Jazz Dance
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks American English
Has background check
Just starting out on VA trying to make use of the voice I was given and Denis takes the time to help and understand what I can do with and what I can fix with my voice. The lessons are fun and engaging and I can listen back to them and practice and learn from my mistakes. I still have a long way to go but I'm glad I chose Denis as my teacher.
I am a trial attorney, and Dennis has become part of my trial preparation team. His direction on tone, movement, phrasing, has been incredibly helpful in allowing me to fully express my clients' stories.