John Dellaporta

John D.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Take a monologue or scene from "acting" to acting! John will help you find a personal entry point into the character, build a natural path of action, find places to introduce variety, and give you the benefit of well-communicated feedback. We will score the text, find ways to fully engage your instrument, and tell the clearest story possible.
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
February 2014

Los Angeles, CA has thousands of acting and speaking coaches - and here's one more!

There are dozens of variables that go into preparing for a role, an audition, a performance, or a public presentation of any kind - voice, demeanor, point of view, "what do I do with my hands", "what do they want", etc.

Likewise, everyone has been told a different way to approach each aspect mentioned above - Chubbuk, Stanislavski, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, "The Method", Meisner, Suzuki, Viewpoints, Alexander - it can be absolutely overwhelming.

John will meet you where you are, from his specialized background of interdisciplinary work. A recent graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, John received a master's degree in acting, with a special emphasis in learning different approaches and integrating them into one coherent, personal one, that works for an individual.

Having studied multiple training practices in voice and speech, musical theatre*, physical and psychological acting, and acting for mediums as varied as devised theatre, film, television, audiobook, and motion-capture, John has accumulated many tools with which he can help you clear the weeds of your pieces of material - and your own mind, too.

The work you've already done is good work! John is excited and passionate about helping you to celebrate both the skills you already possess and the new ones you've dedicated yourself to learning.

John is particularly passionate about working with students new to the field of acting, or students looking to apply the tools learned in acting study to their life outside the stage - business presentations, political candidacy and office, award presentations, etc.

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Teaching Associate
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television

With UCLA, was the teaching assistant and primary classroom instructor for Theatre 20: Acting Fundamentals, a class specially designed to introduce non-theatre students to the basic building blocks of creating a stage performance from the ground up. Emphasis on voice training, body work, text analysis.

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Master of Fine Arts - Theatre (Acting)
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Advanced Acting Student
Sep 2009 - Jan 2015
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory
Bachelor of Music - Musical Theatre
Aug 2002 - May 2006
The Catholic University of America


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Hollywood Foreign Press Acting Fellowship
May 2018
Hollywood Foreign Press
Jack Nicholson Prize in Acting
May 2017
Jack Nicholson
Laura Pels Fellowship in Acting
May 2017
Laura Pels
Hollywood Foreign Press Acting Fellowship
May 2016
Hollywood Foreign Press
Audience Choice Award (Nomination)
Sep 2009
DC Theatre Scene

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Anna Aug 12, 2018
Acting · In studio

I coached with John for my Yale MFA program audition and he was incredible! I felt 100% more confident after breaking down Shakespeare text with him and developing my monologues under his direction. I am so, so happy I chose to work with him for this audition and felt really great about my work after he coached me! He was supportive, professional, knowledgeable and all over great.

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Kathryn Z. Aug 23, 2014
Acting · In studio

John is very approachable and friendly! Great for monologue work and honest, constructive feedback.

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