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.