Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
September 2000

Let's be real. If you want to be a working actor, you need to continuously study and be prepared. Let's work together to make your dreams into reality. Let's get you prepared. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Whether you just need someone to run lines with for your last minute audition, or are looking to study on a regular basis, I want to offer affordable solutions for actors.

Monologue & Scene work
Audition preparation
Demystifying Shakespeare
Classical & Contemporary work
College & Conservatory admission preparation
Public Speaking

Especially interested in working with highly motivated, highly participatory students...

As a professional in the Arts & Entertainment industry with over 20 years experience, I have had the opportunity to apply my skills over a varied and extensive career. As an artist, I've always strive to find ways to use theatre to help promote positive social action. As a teacher, I've always focused on helping other emerging artists hone their craft while finding their own unique voice.

I have always believed in the transformative power of theatre and I would welcome the chance to get to know you as an actor/artist and how we can collaborate together.

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Role of "Smee"
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

Perform role of "Smee"
Pioneer Theater Co. + Victoria Theater Assoc.

Role of "Smee"
Feb 2015 - May 2015
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Cincinnatti Playhouse on the Park/MilwaukeeRep.

Perform role of "Smee"
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park + Milwaukee Rep. co-production of PETER AND THE STARCATHER

Understudy "Black Stache", "Smee", "Fighting Prawn", "Alf", "Mrs. Bumbrake"
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014

Learned, maintained, and performed as necessary the roles of "Black Stache", "Smee", "Fighting Prawn", "Alf", "Mrs. Bumbrake"

Teaching Artist
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

2011 Midsummer Day's Camp:
A two week summer conservatory for NYC's young Classical Actors (Age 14-18) and a unique opportunity for young actors to hone their craft and expand their classical skills. We foster a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity. A conservatory-style acting program developed for teens. It focuses specifically on the challenges, rigors, and joys of performing Shakespeare's work. The intensive curriculum combines work on acting, voice, movement, games, text analysis, clown, and stage combat.

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Role of "Sonny LaTierri"/understudy "Kenickie"
Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
GREASE - BROADWAY (Brooks/Atkinson Theater)

*Tony Award Nominee for Best Revival of a Musical
*2007 Broadway Revival Cast Recording


Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
Gotham Improv
Jun 2002 - Jun 2003
ACME Improv (LA)
Certificate of Theater
Sep 1990 - Jun 1993
American Academy of Dramatic Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 1997

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 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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Photos & Videos

photo by Leslie Hassler

photo by Leslie Hassler

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22 Reviews

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Jason B. Dec 12, 2016
Improv Acting · Online

Jordan Nov 18, 2016


Holly Nov 9, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Best acting instructor out there!

Holly Nov 2, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Great as always!

Jordan Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Jose is simply fabulous! He's a down to earth and funny guy who knows how to bring out the best in one's characterization. Looking forward to next week and another lesson!!

Holly Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

les stroud Oct 31, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online

simply excellent

Cynthia N. Jul 1, 2015
Improv Comedy · Online

It was nice working with Jose! In the midst of my challenges, I am beginning to find humor! His advise has help me to recognize comedy daily! He has taught me how to achieve my desired career! I highly recommend Jose as an improv comedy teacher!

Carlen P. Jan 5, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online

Jose is patient and kind and very very knowledgeable, plus he is actually working so what more could you want? Well because I want to work I chose him. If you want your money's worth, choose him. I just might consider moving to NYC to attend classes........... Yeah, Naaah. I will however, continue with this pro online. Thanks Mr. R.

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Stefan A. Dec 16, 2014
Improv Acting · Online

Great teacher. Highly recommended.

CeCe B. Nov 6, 2014
Film and TV Acting · Online

I really enjoyed my lesson with Jose. I got a lesson customized for my needs. We were able to focus on my strengths and how to grow in other areas. Jose is experienced, teaches well and is really comfortable to work with. Good vibes. I definitely recommend choosing Jose as an acting coach.

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R.Evolucion L. Nov 2, 2014

Jose is a playful and experienced actor whose willingness to share his knowledge has always inspired everyone at R.Evolución Latina. Starting with his professional relationship with our Founder/Director Luis Salgado to the many times he has donated his talents to teach our kids in our summer camp and and other RL events. Jose's artistry and dedication have helped make our going beyond a success.

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Maria S. Oct 25, 2014
Theater Acting · Online

Jose is a great actor and overall performer. I would recommend him as a teacher because he has always shown great dedication and passion for his craft. He is a fabulous communicator and continually studies the human condition. Jose is an individual that possesses great qualities; it can be said with great veracity that Jose is a good, solid human being who will do what is needed to show you the way to become the best actor you can be.

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Mauricio E. Oct 25, 2014
Theater Acting · Online

Very patient and intelligent teacher. Answered all questions and gave me a better understanding of the whole Theater Acting profession. Very knowledgeable and Highly Recommended.

Anna L. Oct 16, 2014
Acting · In studio

I have worked with Jose for over 10 years. He is one of the most professional, disciplined and passionate artists I know. To say that you will be in superb hands while studying with Jose is likely an understatement. Go. Work. You will see improvements and have an inspiring time while working with him. Not only is he a wonderful teacher, he has the language skills to be able to communicate clearly and effectively, giving feedback that is concise and imminently useful. Highly, highly recommended.

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Lynne C. Oct 10, 2014
Theater Acting · In studio

Intelligent, patient, experienced teacher who understands the individual needs of his students. His lessons are a joy, giving the student the feeling that he/she can do it and do it well. No doubt, you will walk out of any session with the feeling that you have learned and learned from a master actor and teacher.

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Brett R. Oct 9, 2014
Acting ·

I've know Jose professionally for several years. In that time, I've seen him wear many hats. Whether it be watching him preform in a show or seeing him work with actors in a classroom or studio session, he never ceases to amaze me with his ease and understanding of the craft. Jose knows exactly how to talk to actors and generate organic, story driven responses in their work. He is perfect for coaching scenes, working on monologues, or clarifying audition sides to give you an extra edge. I couldn't say enough great things about Jose. His prices are a steal considering the quality actor and teacher you'll be getting to work with. I assure any one who works with Jose will not be disappointed.

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Robert C. Oct 6, 2014
Theater Acting ·

As a veteran of seven Broadway shows and an ongoing student of the craft, I feel not only somewhat qualified but also THRILLED to endorse the ability, integrity, and passion of my colleague, Jose. Besides being a smart actor and teacher, he has a collaborators spirit and an enthusiasm that will spur you on, no matter what stage of your development/career you currently find yourself.
Robert Creighton
(Actor/Writer. AEA/SAG member since 1993)

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Jamie H. Oct 6, 2014
· In studio

I've worked with Jose as an actor for over five years and have always been completely impressed by his passion for the craft of acting. From Shakespeare to musicals to his work in PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, Jose is a great example of how great training and hard work leads to a diverse and long career. I highly recommend his class for young actors starting out and for working actors in need of a brush up class to get back in the game. Jose is exactly the kind of teacher I wish I had when I was starting out as an actor.
- Jamie Harris- Director, Clear Talent Group NY

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Brooke J. Oct 6, 2014
Acting · Online

Jose is amazing. He is passionate about what he does and cares deeply about doing great work. I would work with him again and again!

Jorge A. Oct 3, 2014

Jose is a man of integrity, acute intelligence, clear artistic vision, and a huge heart.
I know Jose as a fellow Standardized Patient, and as a fellow actor.
I am certain that any one who studies with Jose will learn & grow, not only in the specific area or technique studied, but also as a human being.
It is with pleasure that I endorse Jose as a person and as a teacher.

Best wishes,
Jorge Acosta
(Actor/Director, AEA member since 1986)

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Jennifer T. Oct 3, 2014
Theater Acting · In studio

Jose is an amazing actor, and a knowledgable, patient, and inspiring teacher. He comes highly recommended!

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