I teach beginners to intermediate performers, working with children, teens, and young adults. With my background in acting, singing, VO, nutrition, public speaking and psychology, my students learn: *tools to create vocal, physical, and psychological aspects of character *discover their range in performance and voice *psychoanalysis and character development *positive mindset and strong sense of self *confidence and perseverance *how to maintain a healthy body & state of mind while navigating the industry I am a professional international actress, recording artist, singer, and voice over artist. I have worked professionally in New York, Thailand, Tokyo, London, and Florida working with companies like Shiseido, 7-11, Uniqlo, and Disney's World of English, as well as several films, local TV, and many stage productions. Since returning to the US I started my health business Ilana Integrative Health and currently produce and host my own cooking show Candida Kitchen®. I have spent the past few years working as a Health Coach with people with various illnesses, emotional eating, and weight loss needs, and no matter what the problem is, mental health is crucial to healing and changing. I developed my workshop Psychology for Actors to help actors break through their psychological barriers and better understand themselves so that they can better understand and develop the character on the page. We also work on improving their health and mindset for strength and vitality on and off the stage!
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2019
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
The first lesson went great and though there was a lot to learn, she explained everything and was clear about her expectations.
Ilana is my first instructor, and I can already tell I made the right choice. First lesson, I told her what I felt my biggest weaknesses are, and she immediately began helping me. She was very considerate and emphasized her concern about pushing me too far, but I told her to trust me in return to tell her if I had hit a limit, and I felt very heard in that moment. The sort of open and safe communication she has provided makes me feel at ease during our lessons and thus makes it easier for me to push past any limits I've so far come across. Honestly after each lesson, whenever anything happens in my newly found VA world, the first thing I think is: "I can't wait to tell Ilana!"
Ilana was very informative, friendly, and helpful. It's hard to find someone that truly has these qualities, but Ilana has them and is great. She was very informative on breath control which is a major thing to know. Looking forward to more lessons with Ilana and to continue improving.