Lydia Darly

Lydia D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lydia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 21+

Teaching since:

Lydia Darly, was born and raised in Paris (France), and is originally from Guadeloupe. She was first discovered as an actress at Age 17 when she was invited to audition for Mathieu kassovitz film''Cafe au Lait'' thus began her journey and passion for theater and films. She was part of several experimental and avant-garde theater companies in Paris as a teenager, before her journey as aspiring actress and model took her to Rome, where she continued her passion for acting. She was featured in ''The Exorcist the beginning'' and acted in several TV series in Rome. Lydia love of American Cinema and desire to develop and perfect her craft took her to New York City. She studied at the Lee Strasberg, TVI actors studio, and with acting coach and Director Jordan Bayne. Lydia is the writer, producer and lead Actress of the short Film SCRATCH. For her performance she won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 CinemAvennire Film festival and Best Director Award for THE WAY YOU LOVE in 2014 at the CinemAvennire Film Festival in Rome Italy.

She is the Co-Director and Co-Producer of The Womanity Project a Multi-media platform on gender, identity and equality and the Co-Founder of The NOVA Frontier Film Festival & Lab

Lydia is a frequent guest speaker in support of emerging indie filmmakers and women in film. She received the 2014 Queens World Film Festival Community Award for her work as a moderator to the festival.

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Visual Arts Teaching Artist
Jul 2018 - Present
APW ( UCLA extension)

● Facilitate hands-on workshops in filmmaking and acting. ● Facilitate in-class presentations, creativity-based activities, and group discussions. ● Lead student groups on the out-of-class educational and community excursions, museum visits, and other activities relevant to visual arts. ● Track and monitor students within section for attendance and assignments.

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Acting Coach
Jul 2017 - Present
Act Fluent

Coaching Acting and Group classes in French and Italian.


Acting in Film and Theatre
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
The Lee Starsberg Theatre and Film Institute


French - Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Director
Dec 2014
Cinemavvenire film Festival
Best Short
Sep 2014
Harlem International Film festival
Best Actress Award
Dec 2012
Cinemavvenire film Festival

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Teaching Acting -filmmaking  at the APW ( UCLA extension)


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