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 B.A. in Theater and received her Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting at Lindenwood University in December 2012.

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 the youth 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 as well as private audition prep. The audition prep is perfect for those students who have an interest in continuing their education in theater, 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 and objectives. I have 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 with full lights
•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 ***
I specializes in the Meisner Technique, Uta Hagan "Respect for Acting" Technique, and Jerzy Grotowski technique. I train performers to use their natural instinct and true emotions on stage. I teach them how to analyze their character, discover beat changes, and develop their senses.

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Experience

Fine & Performing Arts Admission Rep

Jun 2014 - Present
University

Actress

Jan 2014 - Present
NOW Talent Management

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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17 Reviews on Kelsey J.

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Jane Sep 6, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
Great session. Challenging. I learned a lot.
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Jane Sep 3, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my time with Kelsey. She seems to have a true love of what she is doing. she made me feel comfortable immediately.
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susan B. Sep 1, 2016
Film Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail.
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Vivian C. Aug 16, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
My daughter enjoyed the lesson with Kelsey very much, She helped identified the ares that my daughter needs to work on. She is a wonderful teacher.
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Jada L. Aug 1, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Kelsey was easy to work with on scheduling and setting up our sessions. Home is easy to find and her studio (office) is setup nice and comfortable. She tries to make everything fun. She makes an effort to use techniques for teenagers to get them to open up and feel comfortable. Enjoy the sessions.
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Alia Jul 20, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
I learned so much already in the first lesson. I was nervous at first but she put me at ease very quickly. I'm so excited that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
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Trisha Jul 18, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Kelsey is so engaging and my daugthter loves learning from her. She is very flexible and her lessons are taught in a very convenient location.
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Austin Jul 11, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
I'm only a few weeks into my acting classes with Kelsey and I've already seen a tremendous amount of improvement in myself. Kelsey is educated in what she teaches. She's so nice and is really good at what she does. I recommend anyone that is new to acting and wants to learn more, to trust Kelsey to be their mentor.
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Janice O. Jun 30, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Kelsey is amazing. She delivers honest, very helpful feedback and helps you evolve through your lessons. She has a great energy. If you can work with her, I highly recommend it!
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Shelley L. Jun 25, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kelsey was great. Very helpful and fun. Really excited to be taking lessons from Kelsey. She is a perfect instructor to get me prepared for my performance.
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