Kyla Sylvers

Kyla S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Film and TV Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Depending on what level the person is at, we will begin with talking about the basics of the craft of acting. From there, we will build into film & TV acting techniques. We will discuss everything from knowing what being in frame means to the difference between a comedy and a drama. It will be challenging, but, rewarding.
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About

Kyla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3 to 65

Teaching since:
June 2012

Hi!

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,

Kyla

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Experience

Academic Coach
Jan 2018 - Present
Academics West

I teach History and English one on one to students at this speciality school.

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2016 - Present
School Professionals/Manhattan Staffing

I cover classes for teachers who are missing. I am responsible for teaching and I also proxy some classes.

Actor
Mar 2006 - Present
A Variety

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

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Substitute Teacher
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
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.

Tutor/Babysitter
Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
Care.com

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.

Education

BA in Dramatic Arts
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Southern California - School of Dramatic Arts/British American Drama Academy
High School Diploma
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy/Gallery 37 Center for the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit
Sep 2016
Commission on Teacher Credentialing

After testing to become a substitute teacher, you can apply for this permit which allows you to work as a teacher for higher pay for a certain amount of days per month.

Only valid in the state of California.

Affiliations

National Honors Society
Feb 2009

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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10 Reviews

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Ashlee G. Jan 5, 2019
Film and TV Acting · Online

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.

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Natalie P. Sep 4, 2018
Film and TV Acting · Online

Isabella L. May 12, 2018
Acting · Online

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.

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Angela May 4, 2018
Child Acting · Online

Jazlyn Jan 24, 2018
Film and TV Acting · In studio

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!

Britney Apr 16, 2017
Acting · In home

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!

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Cameron Apr 11, 2017
Acting · In studio

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.

Dave Apr 10, 2017
Acting · In home

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!

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Rebecca Apr 10, 2017
Theater Acting · In studio

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.

Thomas Apr 10, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Kyla shows a great understanding for TV acting and has been a great assistance in helping me grow as a vocal performer.

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