- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- 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 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She then received her Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from 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 ***
•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.
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!+ Read More
Very helpful talking through my mindset when speaking and how to focus on more useful things.
Off to a great start! My first lesson and I already have homework! Yipee! Kelsey is great.
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.+ Read More
My son really enjoyed his first acting lesson with Kelsey. He learned so much, and can't wait for his next lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.+ Read More
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!
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.
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!
She is great.
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!
Kelsey is passionately enthusiastic and supportive.
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!
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!
Kelsey is a great instructor!! She has a passion for acting and it comes through in her teaching!!
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!
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
My instructor Kelsey is awesome! I am seeing things in the world with a fresh outlook an much of that is thanks to Kelsey.
Fantastic! It was a great first lesson! Thank you!
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
She was awesome. She made me feel comfortable and welcomed. She was very patience to help me understand.
Great first lesson, easy to let loose and fall into the "subtext" (you'll get it after the first lesson.)
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.+ Read More
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.
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!!!!!+ Read More
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!
Kelsey is phenomenal! She tailors every lesson to the student and really encourages Sarah! Sarah has learned a lot and her confidence has soared.
Easy to talk to and understand what sh wants!
Kelsey is a great teacher!
Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her.
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.+ Read More
The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!
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.
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!+ Read More
Good class despite technical difficulties.
My daughter took the lesson today and she was thrilled! She loved how easy it was to relate to the teacher.
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.
Kelsey is great at pointing out where I do well, as well as areas for improvement. I look forward to my next lesson!
I loved class. Great pick-up.
Great class, and instruction.
Great class. I loved it.
Great session. Challenging. I learned a lot.
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.
Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail.
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.
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.+ Read More
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.
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.
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.+ Read More
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!
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.
Its good working with Kelsey. I look forward to our lessons together.
Kelsey, Mrs. Jimenez, has made a great first impression on me. She is very encouaging, and her enthusiasm about teaching is very welcoming.
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!+ Read More
Kailee enjoyed the lesson w/ Kelsey immensely! She was very inspired and looking forward to the next lesson.
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.
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.+ Read More
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 :)