Kelsey Jimenez
Saint Charles, MO
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.
Kelsey Jimenez

Kelsey J.

Saint Charles, MO
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
These lessons are for students pursuing a career in commercial/film acting or perhaps interested in what it takes to become an actor. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of film/commercial acting techniques, and explore different genres of this industry including voice over work. We work on a variety of tv/film monologues, scene work, character development, and developing our craft.

About Kelsey J.

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University.

I have always been a performer who acts from natural instincts and with passion! I am completely devoted to my craft and could not imagine doing anything else with my life. My objective is to inspire creativity among all ages and to expand their imagination. I instruct understanding in the craft of acting and learning how to develop an expressive voice and body. In my lessons I 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.

I am available for private acting lessons of all kind. Each of my lessons are uniquely designed for the student and their goal. All my lessons include audition prep. I 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 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.

Reviews

Write a Review
5.0
90 Reviews
5
98%
4
2%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
Brady
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Maheshwari Gurukula G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 27, 2019
Ryan B.
Profile-location-online Online

I felt very comfortable and at ease with Kelsey. I know this is only our first lesson, but I’m looking forward to more with her and hope to keep working on this skill.

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Jodi G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 4, 2019
Kaitlyn Hager
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Oct 2, 2019
Ethan
Profile-location-online Online

Realy good I learned a lot.

Posted Aug 27, 2019
Charli
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Aug 22, 2019
Emma
Profile-location-online Online

She is helping me prepare for an audition and her tips for the character I want to get have been very helpful.

Posted Jun 10, 2019
sabrina
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 7, 2019
Jon F.
Profile-location-online Online

I am learning from Kelsey, which is appreciated.

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Chris B.
Profile-location-online Online

Thank you!!

Posted Apr 16, 2019
Kaitlyn
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Apr 10, 2019
Sammantha
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Dec 19, 2018
Jonathan B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is wonderful instructor!!

Posted Dec 3, 2018
William C.
Profile-location-online Online

Instructor is personable and a competent communicator knowledgeable in her craft. Lessons have been so enjoyable I regret when their completion arrives, and eagerly look forward to each next meeting!

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Petek Kabakci
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Michele
Profile-location-online Online

My 16 year old daughter has been taking online lessons with Kelsey for 2 months now and it is all she talks about!!! She adores and respects Kelsey as a person, a teacher and a career coach. Her confidence level is increasing and this in itself makes me thrilled to have made this inverstment in her. Therapy sessions are great, however, when you are able to find a coach and instructor that helps your child find their inner confidence and heart song through something they love, well, there is nothing better than that! Thank you, Kelsey! As we all know, it is not just knowing how to do it or even doing it - execution style is everything and you have sincerely won my daughter’s heart!

Posted Oct 17, 2018
Laurel G.
Profile-location-online Online

Very helpful talking through my mindset when speaking and how to focus on more useful things.

Posted Oct 4, 2018
Katherine
Profile-location-online Online

Off to a great start! My first lesson and I already have homework! Yipee! Kelsey is great.

Posted Oct 1, 2018
Beth B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is an excellent instructor whose passion and care for my daughter was evident from her very first lesson. My daughter is extremely shy and Kelsey was able to connect with her and get her to open up. She is getting more and more comfortable with Kelsey with each lesson and I am already seeing the personal growth in her. I am very impressed with Kelsey and highly recommend her.

Posted Oct 1, 2018
Parker
Profile-location-online Online

My son really enjoyed his first acting lesson with Kelsey. He learned so much, and can't wait for his next lesson.

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Michelle
Profile-location-online Online

great

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Max
Profile-location-online Online

Very comfortable to work with and a great teacher. She really wants you to grow and succeed. I have learned a great deal from her so far and look forward to our classes in the future.

Posted Jul 25, 2018
Erica
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kelsey is an amazing teacher! She absolutely loves what she does and has such a fun energy. Kelsey challenges you and helps you come out of your comfort zone to show your true potential. She has absolutely helped boost my confidence.

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Tiffany
Profile-location-online Online

I've had 4 lessons with Kelsey so far and feel like I've already learned SO MUCH. I have never had a lesson in my life before I started with her, which could be intimidating but she makes you feel very comfortable.
Kelsey is awesome and really good at explaining techniques and also making sure you understand them. She's patient and encouraging. I know I still have so much left to learn and I'm really looking forward to it! She's very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a true passion for acting.

Posted May 16, 2018
Bruno G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 8, 2018
Erica
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kelsey is such an amazing teacher! She makes each lesson fun, she's encouraging, and she has such a passion for what she does that it's contagious!

Posted Mar 8, 2018
Terri L.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Mar 6, 2018
Sammantha
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Feb 22, 2018
Tiffany
Profile-location-online Online

I just finished my first lesson and I already can't wait for next week! I was pretty nervous but got comfortable as the lesson went on. Kelsey was really great and I feel like I've already learned so much from her. She's very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I'm excited to learn more from her.

Posted Feb 21, 2018
Casey
Profile-location-online Online

Great first lesson! Kelsey is very observant and can communicate very effectively with a complete novice. I can tell she's invested in me and my goals, and that makes me excited for the next session!

Posted Jan 31, 2018
Natalia Caruso
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jan 23, 2018
Ashley
Profile-location-online Online

Just had my first lesson with Kelsey—She's awesome! She made me feel at ease right away. The lesson was extremely comfortable yet informative, and her critique is effective and easy to digest.

Posted Jan 9, 2018
Eva
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kelsey did a great job of making my 13 year old daughter comfortable during her first lesson. She balanced praise and constructive feedback very effectively. Looking forward to more classes!

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Aliya K.
Profile-location-online Online

She is great.

Posted Nov 4, 2017
Kim
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Lauren
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Aug 15, 2017
Bruno G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Aug 4, 2017
Lynn W.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is passionately enthusiastic and supportive.

Posted Jul 17, 2017
Janey
Profile-location-home Student's 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!

Posted Jul 17, 2017
Kathy
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Jul 15, 2017
Ron
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Jul 14, 2017
Sammantha
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jul 13, 2017
iris
Profile-location-online 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

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Jodi G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Matthew
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
Maya
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 15, 2017
Mike J.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Mary-Martha A.
Profile-location-online 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

Posted Mar 18, 2017
Susan
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Mar 13, 2017
Renee L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Mar 13, 2017
Walter
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Feb 23, 2017
Harley
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Kim
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Feb 11, 2017
Nikhita

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!!!!!

Posted Jan 28, 2017
Cassidy
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jan 15, 2017
Kim
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Matthew
Profile-location-online Online

Easy to talk to and understand what sh wants!

Posted Dec 27, 2016
Steve
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is a great teacher!

Posted Dec 21, 2016
Steve
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 12, 2016
Gaana B.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Mathew C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Brendan
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Brendan
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Rosemarie M.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Jodi G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

Good class despite technical difficulties.

Posted Nov 18, 2016
Alyssa M.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Alexandria U.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Terri L.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Nov 2, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

I loved class. Great pick-up.

Posted Oct 26, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

Great class, and instruction.

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

Great class. I loved it.

Posted Oct 5, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

Great session. Challenging. I learned a lot.

Posted Sep 6, 2016
Jane
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Sep 3, 2016
susan B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail.

Posted Sep 1, 2016
Vivian C.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Jada L.
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Alia
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Trisha
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Jul 18, 2016
Austin
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Janice O.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jun 30, 2016
Shelley L.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jun 25, 2016
Joe
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted May 24, 2016
Faith H.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Mar 28, 2016
Amanda
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Kailee Q.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Heather S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted May 5, 2015
Ry A.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Apr 25, 2015
Danielle S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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 :)

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Photos & Videos

8 Photos & Videos

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

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Film Acting
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Kelsey's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Kelsey's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed