John Zoitos

John Z.

Flushing, NY

Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I teach from the beginning foundations of acting all the way to advanced help on auditions, monologues, scenes, script analysis, etc. I individualize each session based on my student's needs and goals. We work together to achieve your goals, whether it's nailing an audition, scene work, going back to the basics, anything and everything that you're struggling with as an actor. I help with performance nerves, cultivating a sense of freedom and play in my students that makes acting exciting and fun, not scary. I passionately believe that acting is a joyous and transformative artform, as well as a craft requiring practical technique. I create a safe space for my students to learn, discover, and play.

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About

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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2016

I'm an actor and coach professionally trained across a range of techniques, with exceptional training in Meisner, Michael Chekhov, Shakespeare, Linklater (voice), Mask, Clown, Lecoq, Movement, Film & TV, Stage Combat, along with extensive knowledge in a number of other techniques. I employ a variety of creative and practical tools suited to my students' needs and goals. I have a deep love and passion for the craft of acting that I bring with my teaching always.

I graduated from the Maggie Flanigan Studio, a conservatory specializing in the Meisner technique in NYC, the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, a conservatory specializing in the Michael Chekhov technique in NYC, as well as the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where I received my MFA.

I believe that teaching, like acting, is an art and a discipline. I am patient, kind, creative, and practical in my approach with my students. I aim for them to leave every session more inspired and confident in their work, all while specifically addressing their goals in each session. I'm confident that in working together we can end every session with you growing as an actor and artist.

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Experience

Private Acting Coach
Sep 2016 - Present
Self-Employed

Actor
Jan 2011 - Present
Self-Employed


Education

M.F.A. Classical Acting
Aug 2018 - Jul 2019
Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University
Michael Chekhov Technique
Jan 2017 - May 2018
Michael Chekhov Acting Studio
Meisner Technique
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Maggie Flanigan Studio
B.A. Classics
Sep 2007 - Dec 2011
Fordham University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

SAFD Certification
Jun 2019
Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University

Certified in Broadsword, Rapier & Dagger, Unarmed

Awards

Summa Cum Laude
Dec 2011
Fordham University

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Aug 2019

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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SAG-AFTRA
Apr 2012

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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5 Reviews

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Danielle Sep 16, 2019
Acting · In home

Great instructor. I learned a lot.

Jennifer Sep 14, 2019
Theater Acting · In home

Wonderful teacher. Warm, patient, and energetic with an incredible knowledge of techniques.

Mike Sep 13, 2019
Shakespearean Acting · In home

I really enjoyed my lesson with John! I am a little rusty since I haven't done Shakespeare in a long time but John made me feel totally confident. He introduced me to a lot of great techniques and worked with me on the text. Highly recommend!

Jake Sep 11, 2019
Theater Acting · In home

John is such a wonderful and talented teacher! He’s so enthusiastic and knowledgeable with his lessons always designed to your needs. I would highly recommend working with him!

Stacey Sep 11, 2019
Child Acting · In home

John was great! My son Niko absolutely loved working with him. He would be excited for his lesson every week. John was able to come to the house to make the environment even more inviting for my son to open up. We will definitely be continuing to use his excellent skills and knowledge!

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