Julia Sims
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Julia Sims

Julia S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I coach students on their monologues so they can improve their auditions and self-tapes. I help them with monologue selection if needed, monologue breakdown, character breakdown, performance techniques, exercises, and much more. My students leave with not only an incredible monologue for auditions, but also a more in-depth understanding of acting and character work.

The theater techniques I use to teach acting and coach monologues include: Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Michael Chekhov. I promote a positive and safe environment for actors to explore their character and creativity.

About Julia S.

Welcome!

My name is Julia, and I'm an actor, director, and teaching artist from Philadelphia, PA. I hold a degree in theatre and acting from Temple University, where I was trained by professional actors in the industry such as Amina Robinson (Precious, 2009) and Cheryl Williams (Silver Linings Playbook, 2012). My favorite roles include: Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Babette in The Arsonists, and Violet in Prude.

I've been teaching acting classes for all ages at John Casablancas Acting & Modeling Center for a year and a half, along with working as a classroom actor for Philadelphia Young Playwrights for the past two years. I've also worked as a teaching assistant for an online “Acting for the Camera” class based in Seattle, and am currently a teaching assistant for a "How To Audition" class for that same company. I've directed three plays, a web series pilot, and various scenes throughout my college career. I started coaching monologues in college because I wanted to help fellow actors gain control of their audition. Monologues can be tricky, and I want to help actors enjoy them!

In my free time, I enjoy painting (poorly), reading, and going on picnics.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to working with you!

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Jon
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Julia was the best instructor I could have asked for, being that I just started. She helped me understand the process in acting and helped me work on a lot of monologues to get better and find exactly what I want to do. Always punctual and was easy to reschedule if I had any days I couldn't make it. If you're looking for a good teacher to help you and you're just starting or even experienced she's definitely the choice.

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Megane P.
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Julia was very nice and understanding. She helped me so much with my monologues. I can’t wait for the next lesson

Posted Feb 8, 2021
Jarod
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Exceptional! So incredibly nice, dedicated, and honest. She was prepared, got me monologues ahead of time, and came to my lesson rearing to work. Always deliberate and precise in helping me explore and find what felt most natural for me. Truly amazing, I’m happy to be working with her.

Posted Jan 21, 2021
Sarah
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Julia did a great job helping me feel comfortable and was very patient as we walked through several skits/scenarios.

Posted Nov 17, 2020
Mady
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Julia is an outstanding acting coach for my daughter. She is very positive, creative, and supportive. Not only does she provide excellent acting guidance/instruction, but she also knows the business side of acting. I highly recommend her for all of these reasons.

Posted Oct 29, 2020
Erica
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Julia has been an amazing instructor since day one. She's encouraging and forward with what you need to work on. She's taught me more about myself as an actor than I ever taught myself.

Posted Sep 13, 2020
Brigid L.
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I highly recommend Julia as an acting teacher. Has such an encouraging positive attitude who also believes in her students. Most of all focusing on making our work and monologue into our own. I felt I was able to get the vibe back in my acting once again, thanks to Julia and all her help.

Posted Sep 7, 2020
Tristen
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Julia is absolutely amazing. She really knows her craft and genuinely knows how to get you on the right path. If you're ever confused about something she can easily help explain it to you so that you can perfect it and she is so sweet! Love working with her so much!!

Posted Aug 16, 2020
Daniel
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She is number one acting coach and best instructor.
* Very knowledgeable about acting in theater and films.
** She is very talented and she was very helpful to familiarize me with the art of acting.
*** Her classes are delightful and fantastic.
**** Every minute of her class is useful.
***** She is friendly and love to answer any question at any time of the class.
I definitely recommend her.

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Jon
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Posted Jan 18, 2021
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Experience

Teaching Assistant for Acting for the Camera, How to Audition, and Intro to Shakespeare
May 2020 - Present

Central Stage Community Theater in Seattle

I help break down techniques to younger students. I also give feedback on monologues, scenes, and exercises.

Acting Instructor
Jun 2019 - Present

John Casablancas Acting and Modeling Center, Langhorne PA

I lead classes of all ages and levels of acting experience in warm-ups, exercises, improv games, etc. I coach scenes, monologues, on-camera work, commercials, spokesperson copy, teleprompter work, and photoshoots. I implement theater techniques (Uta, Michael Chekhov, Meisner, Laban, Stanisvlaski) into classes to supply students with tools to improve such as: character breakdown, script analysis, speech techniques, the moment before, operative words, beats, actions, tactics, etc.

Classroom Actor
Jan 2019 - Present

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

I travel to grade schools to perform in student-written plays so students can improve their work. I provide feedback, foster conversations about theater and writing, and help students perform. I teach basic acting techniques to help students boost their confidence.

Education

Theater, Acting
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Temple University

Awards

Best Actress in short film, Prude
May 2018

Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival

Theater and Acting Award
Jan 2018

Nayyar Kappur

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