Emily Bridges

Emily B.

Van Nuys, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily B.

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 theater 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.

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Kennedy B.
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I had my first lesson with Emily yesterday and I loved it! She was easy to talk to and super nice. She also had great tips to give me and helped me a lot and it has only been one day. I really like the way she teaches and I would highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 13, 2017
westin C.
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FANTASTIC TEACHER

Posted Jun 28, 2016
Rex H.
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Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Kenny H.
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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!

Posted Jul 24, 2015

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Experience

Coaching
May 2008 - Present

Audition Technique, Monologue Selection, and Private Lessons

Actor
Jan 1990 - Present

Film, Theatre, Television, and Voice Over

Television/Film: One Night in Miami (Feature) Acting: The First Six Lessons (Feature) 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! Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula (Off-Broadway) Happy Hour (Off-Broadway) The Maids (Regional) 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)

Education

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

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.

Affiliations

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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