Kelsey Jimenez

Kelsey J.

Saint Charles, MO

About Kelsey J.

Kelsey teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2012
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Kelsey’s love for acting and the performing arts is awe-inspiring. Kelsey graduated from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and received her Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting at Lindenwood University.

Kelsey has always been a performer who acts from natural instincts and with passion. She is completely devoted to her craft and could not imagine doing anything else with her life. Her objective is to inspire creativity among all ages and to expand their imagination. She instructs understanding in the craft of acting and learning how to develop an expressive voice and body. In her lessons she will focus on character development, experiment with a variety of scenes and monologues, study the essential elements of acting, and explore the world of performing arts.

Kelsey is available for private acting lessons of all kind, including audition prep. The audition prep is perfect for those students who have an interest in continuing their education in theatre, in the community, or for a school show. Kelsey will assist those students by preparing them for their next audition by studying audition etiquette while expanding their material selection.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can be 30-120 min long minutes which include proper stance, vocal warm-up, breathing exercises, evaluating your voice, developing character analysis, objectives, subtext, improve, and so much more! It is advised that each student keep a "Sense Journal" to enhance their senses and help them stay true to their character. Fun and encourage atmosphere, great with all ages and teach both men and women. Youngest student in 5 years old.

*** Studio Equipment ***
•Performance space
•A large script and screenplay library

*** Travel Equipment ***
A variety of Dramatic and Comedic Scripts and several binders full of audition material and monologues from different genres and subjects.

*** Specialties ***
Kelsey specializes in the Meisner Technique, Uta Hagan "Respect for Acting" Technique, and Jerzy Grotowski technique. She will train performers to use their natural instinct and true emotions on stage. Kelsey will teach them how to analyze their character, discover beat changes, and develop their senses.

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Experience

Actress

Jan 2014 - Present
NOW Talent Management

Fine & Performing Arts Representative

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
Lindenwood Univeristy

Education

Master of Fine Arts - Acting

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Lindenwood University

Bachelor of Theatre

Aug 2006 - Dec 2009
Missouri Southern State University

Certifications

Jerzy Grotowski Technique

Aug 2014
Acting for the Professional

Awards

FEMALE LEAD- The Shape of Things

Dec 2012
Lindenwood University

Best Female - Lead

Nov 2010
MSSU
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29 Reviews on Kelsey J.

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Mathew C. Nov 30, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!
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Brendan Nov 29, 2016
Acting · Online
Kelsey was awesome as an acting coach! She helped me prepare for my college acting auditions, both by finding monologues and helping me perfect them to give me the best chance possible.
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Brendan Nov 29, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
My very first acting lesson was with Kelsey. Going into it, I was extremely nervous because I had no prior experience at all. However, upon meeting her, Kelsey showed me the most amazing kindness and patience as she molded me into a much better actor, as well as speaker. She knows exactly how to make her students feel as comfortable as possible around her. She is very funny and personable, and an overall pleasure to have as a teacher and coach. I'm still in her class now, and so far I can tell a huge difference in how far I've come 100% due to her. I would definitely recommend her to any aspiring actor at any level. Thanks Kelsey!
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Rosemarie M. Nov 21, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
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Jodi G. Nov 21, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
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Jane Nov 18, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
Good class despite technical difficulties.
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Alyssa M. Nov 14, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
My daughter took the lesson today and she was thrilled! She loved how easy it was to relate to the teacher.
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Alexandria U. Nov 7, 2016
Film Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kelsey is such a great acting teacher. She's very patient with beginners like myself and also a great communicator. She gave me tips and a knowledge on film acting which I will carry on forever. I recommend very highly to taking her class.
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Theresa Nov 2, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Kelsey is great at pointing out where I do well, as well as areas for improvement. I look forward to my next lesson!
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Jane Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
I loved class. Great pick-up.
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