- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 18
- Teaching since:
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.
Featured voice actor for early release trailer of independent video game.
Featured actor in Hearing and Deaf Talent production of "Romeo & Juliet" featuring Shakespearean English and American Sign Language
Puppeteer for web series pilot
Special Engagement production of "Godspell"; Featured performer
Voice actor for lead role in independent audio drama
Mainstage performance of "Into the Woods"
Lead and supporting voice actor for companion and side quest characters in independent video game.
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+ Read More
After school acting coach for high school drama productions.
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
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More