Joe Herrera

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Joe Herrera is a Professional Actor, Acting Instructor, Acting Coach, Director, Producer and Writer. He holds his M.A. in Theatre from Regent University, and is a graduate from the National Michael Chekhov Association; recognized as a Certified Acting Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, through the National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA). He is a Member & Recognized Michael Chekhov Instructor of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He served as Founder & Acting Instructor of the Michael Chekhov Studio Florida, where he provided professional training for actors, directors and teachers.

As an actor, he is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), since 1994. He has professional experience in theatre, film/TV, and various media venues. He has worked on numerous award winning films; he recently worked with actor Lily Collins, Chace Crawford, and Simon Pegg no upcoming feature film Inheritance. He also worked with Kevin Sorbo on Christmas movie, "Let There Be Light" in 2017.
 
As an acting instructor he is a physical theatre and movement specialist, teaching various psycho-physical techniques such as: Michael Chekhov, Laban Movement Analysis, Alba Emoting Method, Rasaboxes, and various body-mind connection pedagogies. He also teaches scene study using a fusion of Chekhov with Robert Cohen's G.O.T.E. method, Shakespeare, monologue work, auditioning for the actor for theatre and film, and acting for Film/TV.

Joe also has production experience in directing, producing, casting, stage composition, and production coaching (acting/scene work/characterization).
List of Specialties: Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, Psycho-Physical Acting Technique, Improvisation, Private Coaching for Audition: contemporary or classical, teaching children, teens and adults, Acting Workshops, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Coaching for Film/TV Acting, Stage Acting, Public Speaking (to eliminate any dialects) and Directing Children's Theatre Education Programs.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 14 to 75

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Experience

Acting Teacher for High School
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019

Manatee School For The Arts

Developed & introduced students to a holistic/psycho-physical approach to the curriculum of theatre/acting • Teaching load: Six sections of theatre/acting: -Theatre I - IV -Acting I (Stanislavski; Hagen; Shurtleff; Cohen’s GOTE; Meisner; M. Chekhov) -Intermediate & Advanced Acting II - IV (Michael Chekhov & Psycho-Physical Techniques: Laban; Rasaboxes; Alba Emoting) • Prepared, coached, advised and mentored seniors for college/university and conservatory theatre/acting auditions • Prepared, coached and cultivated acting students to compete at regional and state thespian competitions. Coaching/advising acting students for upcoming community theatre auditions • Directed theatre/acting End of the Year Showcases. • Ongoing recruiting of new students into Theatre/Acting programs.


Education

Master of Arts in Theatre
Aug 2015 - May 2017

Regent University

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015

Columbia Southern University


Languages

Spanish

Professional Proficiency


Certifications

Michael Chekhov Acting Technique & Pedagogy
Mar 2015

National Michael Chekhov Association, Inc.

Michael Chekhov Training Intensive - 76-hours of lecture, improv and practice The flagship training program is the Michael Chekhov Training Intensive. This 1-week intensive program provides 45-hours of intense practice in the techniques of Michael Chekhov, as enhanced and explained by Master Teachers, Lisa Dalton and Wil Kilroy, as well as hours of additional mini-workshops in auditioning, directing, analysis and performance.

Awards

Award of Excellence
May 2017

Regent University: School of Communication & The Arts


Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jun 1994
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.

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