Elza Hofeld

Elza H.

Los Angeles, CA
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About

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Elza delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 18

Teaching since:
2010

I have two Bachelors degrees in Theatre Arts and English with emphases in Performance and Directing and Creative Writing. I have 10+ years experience coaching high school students in performance and audition prep, 3 years directing for and teaching middle school. Students I've taught have gone on to excel at such institutions as as the Orange County School of the Arts, The Boston Conservatory and Tisch School of the Arts.

I’ve worked professionally on stage, in film and voice over for the past four years as an actor, writer, director and instructor. I'm also an experienced puppeteer, award winning playwright and am proficient in American Sign Language.

Experience

Voice Actor
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
Final Floor Studios

Featured voice actor for early release trailer of independent video game.

Actor
May 2018 - Jul 2018
Ophelia's Jump Productions

Featured actor in Hearing and Deaf Talent production of "Romeo & Juliet" featuring Shakespearean English and American Sign Language

Puppeteer
Feb 2018 - May 2018
Bandit Bear Productions

Puppeteer for web series pilot

Actor
Jan 2018 - May 2018
Glendale Centre Theatre

Special Engagement production of "Godspell"; Featured performer

Voice Actor Lead
Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
Boyd Barrett

Voice actor for lead role in independent audio drama

Actor
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
Lewis Family Playhouse

Mainstage performance of "Into the Woods"

Voice Actor/ Lead and Supporting
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Viewpoint Games

Lead and supporting voice actor for companion and side quest characters in independent video game.

Drama Director
Nov 2013 - Mar 2015
Friends Christian School

Drama director for full scale musicals. Individual acting coach for students, detailing scene work, partner work, monologue work, approaching songs artfully and critically, memorisation techniques, stage presence, stage movement, running and directing rehearsals

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Acting Coach
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Arrowhead Christian Academy

After school acting coach for high school drama productions.

Education

Certificate, Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Bachelors, English
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Vanguard University of Southern California
Bachelors, Theatre Arts
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Vanguard University of Southern California

Languages

American Sign Language
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Shakespeare and His Conemporaries
Aug 2015
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

8 week Certificate short course studying Shakespearean and Jacobean theatre, Elizabethan singing and dancing, stage combat, partner scene work and group scene work, with master classes at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Awards

Grand Prize Winner
Jun 2018
Durango Arts Center, 8th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
Outstanding Creative Contribution
May 2014
Vanguard University of Southern California, Department of English
Regional Finalist
Feb 2014
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Regional Finalist
Feb 2014
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
National Semi-Finalist
Feb 2014
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Affiliations

Dramatists Guild, The
Mar 2014

The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

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Photos & Videos

Elizabeth Suzanne's Musical Theatre Reel
Elizabeth Suzanne as Blanche Barrow in "Bonnie & Clyde", Costa Mesa Playhouse, 2015

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Elizabeth Suzanne as Disciple in "Godspell", Glendale Centre Theatre, 2018
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Jordan Jan 2, 2019
Theater Acting · In studio

I worked with Elza in middle school and she was one of the best acting coaches i’ve had. Her energy and encouragement was something that inspired me to work hard. She never made me feel bad about my work but always gave constructive criticism when necessary! If you are looking for an acting coach, you’ve found her!

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