Elise Delap
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Elise Delap

Elise D.

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Greetings!
My name is Elise Delap, and I am a professional actress with my MFA in Acting from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance.
Throughout my career thus far, I have worked with young professional artists preparing them for auditions, whether they be professional or educational.
I know firsthand when I was applying for theatre schools straight out of high school, I really needed a mentor to help me find solid audition material, cut the pieces to the audition time requirements, professionalize my resume, and help me work my material so that it was active and confident... Not to mention look for schools that peaked my interest, along with compiling questions to ask programs about their specific training and teachings.
Let me be the one to help you put your best foot forward as a young artist entering the industry!
Sending warmth and health your way!

About Elise D.

Greetings! My name is Elise Delap. I proudly reign from Louisville, KY! A little about me...

In May of 2019, I graduated with my MFA in Acting from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. In May of 2016, I received my BS in Theatre Performance/Directing with a Musical Theatre Concentration from The University of Indianapolis. My biggest goal in life is to change the world through artistic expression and story telling, and I do that through acting, directing & community outreach.

I am a Company Member with Kane Repertory Theatre, composed of the Class of 2019 NIU MFA Acting Cohort, along with several other graduates of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. In October of 2019, we opened our first production of Our Town, where I played Emily Webb. This year, we will produce Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, where I will play Izzy. I also serve as the Community Outreach Coordinator at KRT. I am extremely passionate about the storytelling we strive for as a group of theatre artists that speak the same language, which is Somatic Meisner. Studying under Patricia Skarbinski, we were all trained in impulsive listening and responding through the nervous system. This psychosomatic understanding of the body allows for primal and deeply felt acting, which is our goal for KRT; to deliver an exhilarating theatre experience to the artistically hungry people of Kane County, IL.

​I have assistant directed for the Rolling World Premiere of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz at Phoenix Theatre, and The Great Gatsby at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Along with show production, I created and directed my own Children's Musical Theatre Camp titled "Let's Go Fly a Kite," which was a free, week-long offering for over 50 children K-5 through the Jeffersonville, IN Parks Department.

​Besides acting/directing endeavors, I am a passionate children's theatre educator and a coach for young artists, serious about preparing for college auditions, competitions, professional acting opportunities, etc. Throughout the work, we look for the perfect audition material to bring to life, cut down the pieces for time, edit resumes, research schools, compile questions to ask programs, and so much more! Beyond logistics, I LOVE working with my students to discover artistic and creative growth, emphasizing authenticity and vulnerability.

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Anna
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I’ve loved every second of doing these lessons! Just a few lessons and I’ve already seen a difference in the way I act and learn about theatre!

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Lisa
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I have been involved with Elise and have seen her talent and dedication over many years. She is experienced at her craft and has methods of sharing that experience that are very effective. Any student of her lessons will flourish and grow! Excellence in acting is her foundation! Methods and skills....you can’t beat. Simply the best!

Posted Apr 17, 2020

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Experience

Instructor
Jul 2019 - Present

Children's Theatre Company Chicago

Teach Musical Theatre to K-5 through the parks departments of the Chicagoland Region.

Education

MFA in Acting
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Northern Illinois University

BS in Theatre with a Concentration in Musical Theatre
Aug 2012 - May 2016

University of Indianapolis

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR and Lifeguarding
May 2019

Red Cross

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