Lydia Jane Graeff

Lydia Jane G.

Somerville, MA

Lesson Details



Lydia Jane delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2009

I am a contracted Independent Teaching Artist for Huntington Theatre Company, Company One, Wellesley Theatre Project, Boston Lyric Opera, and Somerville Public Schools. I also work as an Actor/Facilitator for True to Life Training and Boston Children's Museum. For my private students, I offer a personalized mixed method approach to acting because I believe in catering each lesson to the individual student based on their personal goals. I look forward to working with you in person or online. http://
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Teaching Artist
Aug 2017 - Present
Somerville Public Schools

Devised Student Production, grades 2-5

Aug 2017 - Present
City Stage

Boston Children's Museum, Kidstage Productions

Teaching Artist
Aug 2017 - Present
Company One

Boston Adult Technical Academy, ages 18-22, ESL
Shakespeare Performance: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet
Devised Student Production

Jun 2017 - Present
True to Life Training

Title IX Training, Colleges and Corporations
Resident Assistant Snapshot Training
Corporate Communication Training

Teaching Arist
Aug 2016 - Present
Huntington Theatre Company

Codman Academy Partnership, 10th grade
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Devised Student Showcase

Teaching Artist
May 2016 - Present
Wellesley Theatre Project

Year-Round Seasonal Workshops:
Page to Stage, ages 4-8
Improvisation, ages 7-12

Teaching Artist
Jan 2016 - Present
Boston Lyric Opera

Hansel and Gretel School and Library Tour
Devised Opera Project:
Joseph Lee School-Dorchester, MA, grade 4
Brown Elementary-Peabody, MA, grades 1-5
Miles River Middle School-Hamilton, MA, grade 7
Randolph High School-Randolph, MA, grades 9-12
North Cambridge Family Opera-Cambridge, MA, all ages

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Teaching Artist
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Artbarn Community Theatre

Sprouts, ages 4-6
Literature based, Theatre basics
Field Mice, ages 7-9
Devised Production, Choreography

Teaching Arist
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
The Boch Center

The Target Arts Program:
P.J Kennedy Elementary-East Boston, grade 4
Devised Student Production

Theatre Instructor
May 2013 - Aug 2014
Milton Hershey School Visual and Performing Arts Department

Developed curriculum and instructed classes:
Elementary Division - Creative Dramatics
Middle Division - Improvisation, Playwriting
Senior Division - Acting Techniques, Dramatic Literature, Theatre Performance

Tour Actor/Director
Dec 2010 - Jul 2012
Missoula Children's Theatre

MCT International Tours, Inc.
Pinocchio, Tortoise Versus the Hare


Master of Arts in Theatre Education
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Emerson College
Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Cinema
Aug 2004 - Jan 2008
Elon University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


MA Educator Teaching License K-12
May 2016
Massachusetts Department of Education

Photos & Videos

Photo by Lydia Jane G.

Photo by Lydia Jane G.

Artbarn Community Theatre
Field Mice Production, "A Single Seed"
Co-Directer and Choreographer
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1 Review

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Lydia Jane G. Sep 2, 2014
Acting · In studio

Written by a friend and colleague:
"I've worked with Lydia for many many years, and with her 15+ years of acting/stage experience you CANNOT go wrong with Lydia Jane Dramatics. Whether you have an audition and can't seem to pick the right monologue, need to nail down a character/personality for a show you're in, or just need help figuring out what to do with your hands (a la Talladega Nights) Lydia is your gal. She's willing to work with you for ANYTHING you may need to prepare for stage or screen at an unbeatable price. Lydia Jane Dramatics is a no-brainer.

5 Star review all day every day."
-Brandon Wiestling, Scranton, PA

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