Jessica Burton

Jessica B.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been teaching acting and miming since 2001 in academy settings. Some of my favorite roles have included: Witch "Into the Woods", Hannah Pitt "Angels in America", Renee Pelagie "Quills". I am also a director and have directed plays, musicals and operas. Some favorite directing projects have included: Angels in America parts 1 and 2, The Laramie Project, and Bent.

I can help you with acting technique, as well as role preparation and healthy vocal technique.

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About

Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
January 2010

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending time with my cat.

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts: Opera Direction
Aug 2015 - May 2018
University of Texas
Masters of Music: Opera Direction
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Jan 2008 - May 2013
West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science: Theatre Arts, emphasis in Costume Design
Aug 2005 - May 2007
West Texas A&M University
Associate of Science: Theatre, Acting
Aug 2003 - May 2005
Amarillo College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Dinora R. Aug 10, 2019
Sewing · In studio

Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.

Barbara May 7, 2019
Sewing · In home

Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!

Heather N. Mar 17, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio

Jessica is awesome! She is warm, patient, and kind. We hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next lesson. Heather. ;-)

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