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

38 Reviews on Kelsey J.

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Harley Feb 16, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
My daughter is 8.5 yrs old. She loves the time spent with Kelsey. Kelsey treats her as an individual and I can tell my daughter is gaining a sense of maturity as she discovers different emotions during her acting lessons. We always wish the class was longer and my daughter always skips away on a cloud when class is over.
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Kim Feb 11, 2017
· Meisner Technique · Online
Max loves Kelsey! She is a great teacher and connects well with Max. He looks forward to his lessons with her. She helps him prepare for auditions.
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Nikhita Jan 28, 2017
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Kelsey is so awesome! She is so great with beginners and I am so glad that I chose her as my teacher in the sea of teachers that were available! She really makes you feel so comfortable which is extremely important for a bond between a student and an acting coach. She knows what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are and, she will do her level best to make sure your weaknesses improve! She is definitely a really great teacher! Love her so much!!!!!
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Cassidy Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Film Acting · Online
Can 6 stars be an option? Wow! I love her already. Kelsey is great. She's very informative and knowledgable on the subject. Our first session went really well. Kelsey gave me some good pointers and advice. I can't wait for our second lesson!
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Kim Jan 2, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Kelsey is phenomenal! She tailors every lesson to the student and really encourages Sarah! Sarah has learned a lot and her confidence has soared.
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Matthew Dec 27, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Easy to talk to and understand what sh wants!
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Steve Dec 21, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Kelsey is a great teacher!
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Steve Dec 12, 2016
· Acting · Online
Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her.
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Gaana B. Dec 5, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
I absolutely loved Kelsey's teaching. I was initially nervous as it was my first class but she made me feel really comfortable. She makes the class so much fun by mentioning what went well and what can be improved. Looking forward to my next class with Kelsey.
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Mathew C. Nov 30, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · In home
The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!
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