About Kyla S.
My name is Kyla and I am currently a working actress and substitute teacher. I am on a webseries that just won a pilot competition, I just wrapped a play and start rehearsals for another one in June, and I have done a number of other live shows, short films, and webseries. I have taught theater, I substitute teach, currently, and I have babysat and tutored. I am also an alumni of the University of Southern California (BA) - one of the top universities in the US with one of the best theater (and film) schools! I love teaching, especially the arts, and I love to help someone understand something better and to feel more confidently about a subject or skill. I am excited to meet you all and get started!
All The Best,
Speaks English, Spanish
BA in Dramatic Arts from University of Southern California - School of Dramatic Arts/British American Drama Academy
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
The teacher was able to discern my exact needs, and then focus on those, and create in-the-moment scenes to energize my abilities as well as stimulate my own ideas in the directions necessary for my development.
Although Kyla is very nice and I could see her being a good acting teacher there were a-lot of issues. Late almost every-time and often seemed frazzled or caught off guard for my lesson. She was helpful with her acting technics for the first couple of lessons once we got into it, but then I took a week off for a vacation. She bumped the prices double the cost and did not inform me as a student. When I came back and was ready to purchase my next set, that we had already discussed a date and time, I noticed the price increase and questioned her. It was difficult for me to understand why she did not inform her current students of a price increase (and a big one at that). I was very clear with her in pervious lessons where I stood financially and that this was an investment already. Although she isn't an "expensive" teacher being a college student made this transition difficult. I was able to look past some of the other issues but the miscommunication between students was a NO WAY for me. Unfortunately, although she has potential as a good teacher she did not handle my lessons professionally.Show More
Kyla was awesome. She helped me prepare for a role I had in a play. She taught each lesson with care and was always prepared. She researched my character before the lesson to understand ways to help me. She helped me decode each scene for maximum effect. Kyla was committed to helping me with my role and for that I am grateful. I received many accolades after the show. Her encouraging words, bright, positive, energetic attitude and great advice helped me tremendously.Show More
Kyla is absolutely amazing. She was patient, thorough, and invested in my progress during my lessons with her. Most importantly, she created a safe environment for me to allow myself to grow. She's the best of the best!
Kyla really knows what she's doing. I regularly go to her for performance help and never fails to provide constructive criticism and great suggestions for character development and script analysis. She also superb at teaching audition techniques! You will definitely feel more comfortable on the stage or in an audition room when you have Kyla as a teacher!Show More
Kyla's experience is through the roof! Such a joy working and learning with her. She always brings a smile to my face while pushing me passed what I think I can do.
Kyla and I did a play together and she she really helped me with finding my character and getting the most out of my scenes. Her advice and training really paid off, I would recommend anyone looking to build upon their acting chops to take lessons with her!Show More
Kyla is an excellent teacher. She's patient, attentive, and always has a positive attitude. If you learn from her, your skills will improve without a doubt.
Kyla shows a great understanding for TV acting and has been a great assistance in helping me grow as a vocal performer.
I teach History and English one on one to students at this speciality school.
School Professionals/Manhattan Staffing
I cover classes for teachers who are missing. I am responsible for teaching and I also proxy some classes.
Some of my credits include the following: FILM (Selected): Walk-Up- Various - Paper Ring Productions The Love Doctor (Voice) - Supporting - Malibu Productions Ethics - Lead - Wingspan/Dir. Kim Shields Rapport - Lead - USC/Dir. Makiah Green TELEVISION/WEBSERIES (Selected): Finding Our Way - Katherine - Melanin & Magic Productions (Founder) Scarborough and Tinsley - Guest Star - The Pink Company Treading Yesterday - Main Cast - Treading Yesterday, LLC Supernatural Enthusiasts Club (Web) - Recurring - Dir. Jen Enfield America’s Court With Judge Ross - Lead - Entertainment Studios THEATER (Selected): Resistance - Desiree - Semicolon Theatre Company Hemophobia - Lead - 68 Cent Crew/Cameron Martinez Hyena (The Refugee Plays) - Invisible Mother- Snowy Owl Productions/Frigid Festival 48 Hour Stage Show - Multiple Roles - 48 Hour Stage Show Productions Autumn Cools Summer - Autumn - Theater Unleashed/Ann Hurd Disappearing Act - Ms. Wilson/Mrs. Daniels - USC School of Dramatic Arts Love’s Cure - Sayavedra/Meltadi - BADA/Graham Watts For Colored Girls - Lady in Yellow - USC School of Dramatic Arts
Teachers on Reserve/21st Century Staffing
I was also responsible for covering classes, making sure students are behaving well, and helping students get their work done. I was also responsible for teaching and I did some long term substitute work, as well.
I responsible for picking up a student from school, taking him home, playing with him, prepping food, helping him with homework, and making sure that he was getting work done.
University of Southern California - School of Dramatic Arts/British American Drama Academy
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy/Gallery 37 Center for the Arts
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Commission on Teacher Credentialing