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Joana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:

International working actress from successful tv shows such as Once upon a time, on Abc and international blockbuster film productions.

Professional working actress for over 10 years, successful in 3 different countries and Industries: Portugal, England and US.

Studied with some of the living head teachers from all main acting techniques:

3 degree Year acting National conservatory
Michael Checkhov- Lenard Petit
Lee Strasberg (Method) - Susan Cohen
Meisner- William Esper
Hb Studio Ny
And many more...

The reason why i studied with so many people and different methods its because what works for me is to learn everything i can and take out the exercises that work for me in general and for a specific job and create my own combination and thats what I can offer you. Get to know you and learn what your needs are and what works best for you, be it in general or coaching you for a specific audition or Job, teach you exercises from different methods depending on what you need and create a custom made program depending on your needs, be it preparing the scene, working on nervousness and performance anxiety, memorising lines, being on set and focus on your strengths so you can give the best performance possible.
Since I have also got into the work industry in 3 different countries I can also help you and give my best advise in what steps to take.

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Queen Guinevere
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
Once Upon a Time, Abc

Recurring Guest Star 5th season

Lead Female
Apr 2017 - May 2017
We die Young

About to premiere feature film with Jean Claude Van Damme

Victoria´s Assitant
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
The Man from U.N.C.L.E- Warner Brothers

Supporting Role
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Dracula untold- Universal Studios International


Bachelor Degree in Acting by the Portuguese National Conservatory
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Master class
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
Teatro da Comuna - João Mota
Master Class
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Chekhov Studio Ny- Lenard Petit
Master class
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Meisner- William Esper
Mater Class
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Lee Strasberg NY studio- Susan Cohen
Intensive Course
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
HB studio Ny
Intensive Studies
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
Method acting - Bruno Schiappa


Portuguese, Spanish, English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Calouste Gulbenkian Professional Grant
May 2016
Calouste Gulbenkian for the arts and Luso- American Foundation

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Photo by Joana M.

Photo by Joana M.


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