Denise Poole

Denise P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
This will be your FAVORITE class! If you want to have your own show, learn how to act natural on camera, be more confident when you give a speech, and develop a rich speaking voice, with this class we will make that happen :) I'm a professional award-winning actress with over 25 years of training (yep, since I was a kid!), and I'm here to pass along that training to you. We will first find out what areas are your strengths, and then on eliminating all fears that have held you back from being the best you on stage/camera!
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About

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Denise delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 80

Teaching since:
2008

Take lessons from an AWARD WINNING WORKING PERFORMER. Denise has over 15 years experience in public speaking, acting, modeling, and dance. Her full-time job is WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY. She will teach you what you REALLY need to know in order to succeed.

Denise has been teaching private lessons since 2008 and is currently teaches in Hollywood. All classes can be taught online as well except dance which is taught at the world-renowned International Dance Academy.

Denise is an award winning professional actress, and is also a hugely successful model. She started her own gogo dancing company in Canada from 2005-2011 and again in the USA in 2018. She has danced for events like EDC, ULTRA, and the World Olympics.

Denise has an extensive training background starting at a very young age in acting, singing, and dancing, and still trains today! In 2006 she received a degree in acting. As an expert in performing arts, Denise looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

Her teaching style is personal and catered to you, making sure you feel confident to go for your dreams! Lessons will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, but always in a nurturing safe environment. Work on YOUR goals and get one on one training made for YOU!

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Experience

Dance Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Flaunt Gogo Academy

Learn to freestyle dance in heels!

Actress
Sep 2010 - Present
Live Free Produtions

film, television, stage.

Model
May 2007 - Present
Self

Fashion, Print, Runway

Gogo Dancer
Jun 2007 - Jul 2011
Flo-go Entertainment

Owner, choreographer, dancer.

Education

Advanced Scene Study
Jan 2018 - Present
Jamie Wollrab Studios
Acting
Jan 2015 - Present
Lifebook Acting Academy
Voice Lessons
Sep 2012 - Present
White Hall Arts Academy
Stunt Training for Film
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Screenfighters Academy
Method Acting
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Playhouse West
Emotional Core/Scene Study
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
with Susan Giosa
Voice Training
Jun 2010 - May 2011
Jeff Cohen
Acting School Graduate
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
Shoreline Acting Academy

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Best Actress in a Comedy
Oct 2016
Miami Web Festival

Denise was awarded Best Actress at the festival from thousands of entires.

Acting School Graduate
Jun 2009
School Creative

A Vancouver Boutique FIlm School now called Shoreline Academy.

Awards

Best Actress
Oct 2015
Miami Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress
Mar 2010
Winnipeg Film Festival

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
May 2013

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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ACTRA
Sep 2009

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media.

We are actors, recording artists, comedians, announcers, stunt co-ordinators & performers, dancers, narrators, voice performers, hosts, choreographers, models, singers, background performers, puppeteers and more.

ACTRA’s principal role is to negotiate, administer and enforce collective agreements to provide performers with equitable compensation as well as safe and reasonable working conditions. Performers who work ACTRA have access to a full range of health benefits provided by ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS). Created in 1975 by ACTRA members, AFBS was formed to provide insurance and retirement services at a time when benefits available through other insurance companies could not meet the distinctive needs of performers.

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Photos & Videos

I have hosted many shows in LA.

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Winning the award for Best Comedic Actress.

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Learn things like getting FREE headshots

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Giving a speech for the premier of California Roll.

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With my dance group after a performance.

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Modeling is an art - with tricks you can learn :)

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It looks natural, but it's not easy!  Learn how to pose properly with my modeling class.

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On the red carpet at the DGA awards

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California Roll episode 1!  Denyc wrote, directed, produced and starred in this LA driven comedy series.
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14 Reviews

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Lenny Jul 7, 2018
Speaking Voice · Online

Normally, I don't write reviews for teachers until a couple of months have passed, but I acquiesce as TakeLessons keep on spamming me to write a review. Unlike other reviews, I'm not going to act as an echo chamber for five-star reviews. This review is based on two months with her after ten one hour online lessons through Skype.

Let's start with the positives. Denise puts in a good amount of effort in teaching you. She's flexible with accommodating your schedule, and she tailors her lessons based on what your goals are. This is evident from her referring to her notes when beginning her lessons with me. She also isn't a clock watcher who makes sure your lesson ends straight on the minute unlike some other teachers.

Is she effective as a speaking voice teacher? So far, yes there has been some progress made. Her methodology might be a bit more different than other speaking voice teachers I studied under. Other teachers focus more on the phonetic sounds, while Denise linger more toward stretches probably due to her dancing background. If you don't like Yoga type of stretches, you may be in for a bad time.

Keep in mind that due to my focus on developing a voice for acting, I'm also not having a pure speaking voice lesson as my lessons are intertwined with monologue work too. If you wish to take speaking voice lessons for public speaking, your mileage may vary.

So why a one-star deduction? Denise at the start can be pushy with trying to sell you more lessons. I mean it goes without saying that of course you'll see improvements faster if you can devote more time to any class, but time and money are factors that everyone should always consider. Let's be frank, private lessons on TakeLessons aren't cheap (unless you're rich of course). I was annoyed when she repeated her tactic three times, enough that it affected my decision to nearly not renew my monthly lessons with her.

She did cease when it seem like I wouldn't budge. Nevertheless, the pushiness did leave my experience a bit tainted, which made me question her sincereness with her excitement and positive reinforcement at times. I continue to give her a chance though because I do feel there's an ongoing improvement with my speech and line delivery. Also because we get along despite being complete opposites in some ways (which seem to frustrate and intrigue her). Despite being my teacher, I see her as a peer in a way because of how close in age we are, but I digress as this review is about her effectiveness as a teacher.

I would recommend giving Denise a try if you’re an actor seeking a speaking voice teacher. In person lessons are still best, but she has proven to be effective as an online teacher despite being a tad pushy with having you buy more lessons from her.

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Ezra May 11, 2018
Acting · Online

Denise did an amazing job. She had great energy and helped get me more excited about learning the proper skills. I wasn’t able to continue classes at the moment but when I do she is the only person I will learn from. Was understanding of my odd schedule and very flexible which I appreciated very much.

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Oscar Clausson May 2, 2018
Film Acting · In studio

If you need an amazing teacher, Denise is the one you've been looking for. 100% the best teacher ever.

Noemi Apr 21, 2018
Acting · In studio

She gives really good suggestions to people who want to succeed as working actors. She is able to give concrete steps even to actors from another countries that want to stay in the USA throw a visa.

Sabrina Apr 12, 2018
Speaking Voice · In studio

Denise has gone above and beyond to help me achieve my goals and explore my passion projects. She is prompt, gives great feedback and helps you move towards results with confidence. She is an incredible mentor to me!

Beth Mar 25, 2018
Dance · In studio

The best dance classes in Hollywood! Definitely recommended for anyone, from beginners to experienced dancers.

Anne Mar 22, 2018
Dance · In studio

I've had the pleasure to dance/perform with Denise professionally for many years in Los Angeles and recommend her to the fullest! Not only does she have a vast pedigree of dance/performance experience in the U.S. and abroad, but possesses the most wonderful attitude, passion for helping others, and consistent drive to excel in everything she does. Take a class from her? Absolutely!

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anastasia Oct 26, 2017
Modeling · Online

she is awsome!!!!

Annette Sep 29, 2017
Dance · In studio

I love Denise! Denise is patient and kind which is wonderful as a teacher. She creates a safe space, but she's also constructive with her criticisms and how to improve. She's also nurturing which I think is an excellent quality to have as a dance teacher as she's respectful of all dancers of other levels/experience. She loves to fun during class too! I love attending class because not only do I learn how to become a better dancer, but she makes it fun too.

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Rachel Sep 21, 2017
Dance · In studio

I have been taking classes from Denise for 8 months and I absolutely Love her classes! I started with Gogo level 1 and have just completed level 3. She is approachable, always on time, has really fun and informative structures, and will take the time to be up close and personal with you. I highly recommend taking lessons from Denise. You will be happy you did : )

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Amber Nov 30, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio

Denise is my favorite teacher of all time. Before studying with her I was super nervous in front of the camera and crowds. She has helped me completely get over that, and even better, I now love being in the spotlight! I'm no longer getting stuck in my head when I'm speaking to the camera, or in front of a crowd. I'm even getting compliments on how strong my voice sounds. What I love most about having Denise as a teacher is that she truly cares, and does more than improve skills. I've learned valuable, unforgettable lessons with her and I can't recommend her enough. She will change your life!

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jacqueline mclaughlin Aug 1, 2016
Acting · In studio

Denyc's tutelage has been instrumental in sharpening my vocal execution, breaking through barriers of being nervous and self-conscious and remembering to have fun!

She's optimistic, consistent, confident, thorough, supportive and offers solid suggestions for improvement. I especially appreciate her assigning homework enabling me to master skills and amplify results.

I'm a sincere advocate of Denyc's coaching and look forward to an on-going relationship as this is a process, best curated over time.

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jacqueline mclaughlin Aug 1, 2016
Acting · In studio

Denyc's tutelage has been instrumental in sharpening my vocal execution, breaking through barriers of being nervous and self-conscious and remembering to have fun!

She's optimistic, consistent, confident, thorough, supportive and offers solid suggestions for improvement. I especially appreciate her assigning homework enabling me to master skills and amplify results.

I'm a sincere advocate of Denyc's coaching and look forward to an on-going relationship as this is a process, best curated over time.

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Tanisha H. Aug 1, 2016
Dance · In studio

I have hired Denyc for over 5 years to work with my clients. She is an amazing dancer, choreographer and overall fantastic person to work with. Denyc is extremely professional, punctual and detail oriented. More than that she is kind and thoughtful. Working with her is always a pleasure!

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