Kelsey Jimenez

Kelsey J.

Saint Charles, MO
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Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
These lessons are for students pursue theatrical acting. We work on sense journal, variety of monologues, scene work, character development, advance acting terms and skills, and so much more!
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About

Kelsey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2012

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, improv, 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 encouraging 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

Photos & Videos

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I played the role of "Juliette" in Eugène Ionesco's absurdist drama "Exit the King."
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Congratulations JANEY R. Acting Student of Kelsey Jimenez.

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Jolly Roger 2008

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Exit the King 2011

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Rabbit Hole, Becca, 2012

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56 Reviews

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Aliya K. Nov 4, 2017
Acting · Online

She is great.

Kim Sep 28, 2017
Voice Acting · Online

This was my first lesson, and Kelsey taught me so much that I felt as though I had a light bulb over my head the entire time. Great insight!

Lauren Aug 15, 2017
Film Acting · Online

Bruno G. Aug 4, 2017
Film Acting · Online

Lynn W. Jul 17, 2017
Speaking Voice · Online

Kelsey is passionately enthusiastic and supportive.

Janey Jul 17, 2017
Acting · In home

I have been with Kelsey for over 4 years and she's the best teacher to have for acting. She has boosted my confidence and has helped me become a better performer!

Kathy Jul 15, 2017
Acting · In studio

Kelsey is awesome! My 11 year old, has been going to her for about 2 years now. He always has a great time. He is constantly improving. Kelsey is very flexible, and communicates with us efficiently. I highly recommend her!

Ron Jul 14, 2017
Acting · In studio

Kelsey is a great instructor!! She has a passion for acting and it comes through in her teaching!!

Sammantha Jul 13, 2017
Acting · Online

Kelsey is a fantastic teacher! She is always pushing me to be the best actress I can be and helping me understand things from new perspectives! She's supportive and caring! I highly recommend her!

iris Jul 7, 2017
Film Acting · Online

It went well for my first acting class. I never had experience with this area before. Kelsey is nice and tries to make you feel comfortable . She is very knowledgeable

Jodi G. Jun 16, 2017
Acting · Online

Matthew Jun 2, 2017
Acting · Online

My instructor Kelsey is awesome! I am seeing things in the world with a fresh outlook an much of that is thanks to Kelsey.

Maya May 15, 2017
Acting · Online

Mike J. Apr 4, 2017
Acting · In home

Fantastic! It was a great first lesson! Thank you!

Mary-Martha A. Mar 18, 2017
Acting · Online

Kelsey is a great instructor . She brought out the emotions I thought I didn't have. She made me feel relaxed and I had fun with her teaching style. Thank you Kelsey. You are the best instructor ever

Susan Mar 13, 2017
Acting · Online

Renee L. Mar 13, 2017
Film Acting · In home

She was awesome. She made me feel comfortable and welcomed. She was very patience to help me understand.

Walter Feb 23, 2017
Acting · Online

Great first lesson, easy to let loose and fall into the "subtext" (you'll get it after the first lesson.)

Harley Feb 16, 2017
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.

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
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!

Kim Jan 2, 2017
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.

Matthew Dec 27, 2016
Acting · Online

Easy to talk to and understand what sh wants!

Steve Dec 21, 2016
Acting · Online

Kelsey is a great teacher!

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.

Gaana B. Dec 5, 2016
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
Acting · In home

The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!

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.

Brendan Nov 29, 2016
Acting · In studio

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

Jodi G. Nov 21, 2016
Acting · Online

Jane Nov 18, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Good class despite technical difficulties.

Alyssa M. Nov 14, 2016
Acting · Online

My daughter took the lesson today and she was thrilled! She loved how easy it was to relate to the teacher.

Alexandria U. Nov 7, 2016
Film Acting · Online

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.

Theresa Nov 2, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online

Kelsey is great at pointing out where I do well, as well as areas for improvement. I look forward to my next lesson!

Jane Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

I loved class. Great pick-up.

Jane Oct 12, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Great class, and instruction.

Jane Oct 5, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Great class. I loved it.

Jane Sep 6, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

Great session. Challenging. I learned a lot.

Jane Sep 3, 2016
Theater Acting · Online

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.

susan B. Sep 1, 2016
Film Acting · Online

Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail.

Vivian C. Aug 16, 2016
Acting · Online

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.

Jada L. Aug 1, 2016
Acting · In home

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

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.

Trisha Jul 18, 2016
Acting · In home

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.

Austin Jul 11, 2016
Acting · Online

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

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!

Shelley L. Jun 25, 2016
Acting · Online

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.

Joe May 24, 2016
Film Acting · In studio

Its good working with Kelsey. I look forward to our lessons together.

Faith H. Mar 28, 2016
Acting · Online

Kelsey, Mrs. Jimenez, has made a great first impression on me. She is very encouaging, and her enthusiasm about teaching is very welcoming.

Amanda Oct 12, 2015
Acting · In studio

Kelsey has been working with my nine year old daughter and I cannot say enough great things about her. She is extremely flexible in her hours and has given my daughter so much confidence. She is very easy to work with and has a natural gift to teach others. So glad I signed up with her!

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Kailee Q. Sep 11, 2015
Film Acting · In studio

Kailee enjoyed the lesson w/ Kelsey immensely! She was very inspired and looking forward to the next lesson.

Heather S. May 5, 2015
Acting · In studio

Kelsey is an amazing teacher. I am a beginner at acting, but she has really made me grow and learn lots of new things. I have improved so much and my confidence has grown. Kelsey knows how to push me while being fun.
Kelsey knows what she is talking about. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Ry A. Apr 25, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In studio

Not only is Kelsey proficient and very knowledgeable, she also has so much enthusiasm and an obvious love for teaching. She put me at ease right away and from the very beginning showed such excitement to be working with me. She comes prepared, takes the session very seriously, but also has fun with it so time flies by. I'm honored to be her student and pupil, and look forward to many more acting lessons, as she imparts her wealth of knowledge of Shakespeare and acting technique.

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Danielle S. Jun 16, 2014
Acting · In studio

Kelsey is amazing! Very knowledgeable and very very passionate about her craft.
She is so patient with me and I look forward to my lesson each and every week :)

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