Keri Costa

Keri C.

Jersey City, NJ

Lesson Details

Shakespearean Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
When it comes to Shakespeare, you will be surprise at how much of the work is already done for you within the writing itself. Learn to trust his language and rhythm and support it with technique, intent, and a full, supported voice.
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About

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Keri delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 24 and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

For a fun, warm, but thoroughly determined and passionate lesson experience, I'm your gal. Plus, I'm a local - Brooklyn born, Jersey raised - so if you're a local too, I bet we have the same regional accent. Want to know how to ditch it when necessary? I can help.

We can start from the very beginning and explore in a fun, creative environment underlining the basics. But if you're looking for a more career-driven lesson experience, get ready to learn lots of technique and do. the. work.

8+ Years of performance experience in NYC, Regional, NJ, Philly, and Indie Film (Full acting resume available in photos below)

8+ Years of teaching classes and privates lessons in NYC and NJ

Training:
Current resident student at HB Studio (keep studying!)
NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
Industry Media School (film production)
BFA Acting Montclair State

What have I been studying all these years??
Scene Study and Acting Technique, Voice Work and IPA, Character Development, Movement, Shakespeare, Chekov, Acting for the Camera, Directing, Improv, Film Production

While my passion as an actor tends to lead me into theater work, I have skills in film production and can help you get authentic on-camera experience. There is a definite difference in the way an actor approaches screen work vs stage work, and the best way to learn it is to be ON camera and see the difference for yourself.

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Experience

Instructor
Jan 2014 - Sep 2016
Middletown Arts Center

Theater and dance instructor to children ages 6 - 15, emphasis on improvisation and theater games.

Also directed full production of a Christmas Carol with all ages (adults, as well).

Teaching Artist
Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
Two River Theater

Theater classes to children and teens - emphasis on story structure, script analysis, imagination games, and Shakespeare for teens

Education

Scene Study and Acting for the Camera
Sep 2017 - Present
HB Studio
Scene Study
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
BFA Acting
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Montclair State University

Photos & Videos

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Theater class with kids at Middletown Arts Center

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Acting Resume

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3 Reviews

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Maria Mar 13, 2018
Theater Acting · In studio

Keri does a wonderful job instructing her students in a professional but fun manner. She is an absolute pleasure to work with . She is extremely patient and truly wants each student to reach their potential!

Manisha Mar 7, 2018
Child Acting · In home

My child is a little bit shy but loves playing silly characters. Keri really helped her to feel comfortable and be confident. She is a very patient teacher and very aware of how my child was feeling and reacting. She is very good at helping Lily express herself. I really appreciate Keri's presence in our home.

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James Mar 7, 2018
Acting · In studio

Had so much fun with Ms.Costa ! She was such an incredible instructor who brought such a joy and life to every class. Very knowledgeable and has a wonderful insight into this beautiful art. Would absolutely recommend her to anybody of all interests, ages, and abilities. She’s awesome ! Can’t wait to be able to take another class with her !

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