Emily Bridges

Emily B.

Topanga, CA

About Emily B.

Emily teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theatre actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the client. My goal is to help you reach yours through the development of technique, confidence, and helpful tools you can use to further cultivate your talent outside of our sessions.

Read my post for the Take Lessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/the-actors-life

Photos and Videos

Filming the feature film "The Public Domain"



May 2008 - Present
Audition Technique, Monologue Selection, and Private Lessons


Jan 1990 - Present
Film, Theatre, Television, and Voice Over

Code Black #116 (CBS Original Series)
The Public Domain (Feature)
Masters of Sex, Episode #103 (Showtime Original Series)
Guidance (Official Selection 2015 Cannes Film Festival Short)
1000 To 1: the Corey Weissman Story (Feature)
The Call (Pilot)
Most Likely To Succeed (Short)
Purple Mind (Feature)
Voyage of the Unicorn (Hallmark Feature for Television)
The Uninvited (CBS Feature for Television)
Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will? (Feature)
... and more!

Bram Stoker's Dracula (Off-Broadway)
Happy Hour (Off-Broadway)
Extremities (Regional)
The Wall (Regional)
Aladdin and His Lamp (Regional)
Bob Cratchit and Mr. Tightwad (Regional)
Our Town (Regional)
Quickies Floor (Regional)
Behind Big Bucks (Regional)
Acting: The First Six Lessons (Regional)
The Princess and the Frog (Regional)
Gaslight (Regional)
The School For Scandal (Regional)
... and more!

Voice Over:
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Academy Award nominated Studio Ghibli Animated Feature)
From Up On Poppy Hill (Studio Ghibli Animated Feature)


Masters Degree in Arts and Cultural Leadership

Sep 2013 - May 2016
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Fordham University at Lincoln Center: New York City

English Theatre Acting, Semester Abroad

Jan 2007 - May 2007
The London Dramatic Academy: London, UK

Russian Theatre Acting Intensive

Dec 2005 - Jan 2006
Moscow Art Theatre School: Moscow, Russia

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


2010 Star-Making Performance as "The Creature" in Acting: The First Six Lessons

Dec 2010
Grigware's Best in LA Theatre, a yearly awards list published by Los Angeles theatre critic, Don Grigware.


Actors' Equity Association

Oct 2008

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Jan 1996

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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3 Reviews on Emily B.

westin C. Jun 28, 2016
Film and TV Acting · In home
Verified Student
Rex H. Feb 1, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!
Kenny H. Jul 24, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
My lesson went really well, I was a bit nervous at first but Emily did a great job of making me feel comfortable and really helped me out a lot!
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