Niketa Calame

Niketa C.

Lomita, CA

Lesson Details



Niketa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
September 2005

Niketa calame has her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School in New York City and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has been an acting coach for 10 plus years and has taught musical theater and dance to kids for 7 plus years. She is a working actress and is most noted for her role as the voice of Young Nala in Disneys 32nd Animated Film The Lion King.


Intro To Acting Workshop Instructor
Apr 2012 - Present
UC Santa Cruz

Seasonal, every April
Stanislavski Method
relaxation, scene study, sense memory, emotional memory, private moments on stage, theater games, monologue work

Acting Career Coach
Jan 2007 - Present
In Motion

Private coaching in Acting
some students have gone in to book film tv and professional theater projects.

For working actors we work on audition portfolio monologues and songs. Audition techniques

For beginners we work on relaxation, vocal excercises, monologues, scriptanalysis

Kids dance Tap, Hip hop, Ballet, Musical theater movement, Jazz

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Adjunct Professpr
May 2017 - Jun 2017
East Los Angeles College

Beginning/ Intermediate Acting
Theater History

Director : "In The Heights"
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
UC Santa Cruz

Director of In The Heights Musical Production
Blocking Production including some Choreography
Technical Crew Supervision
Acting Coaching
Set Design Coordination

Guest Artist
Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Ivory Arts Camp

Directed cast and choreographed a children's production of Annie The Musical. theater games and techniques and voice coaching .

Enrichment Teacher
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Performing Arts Workshop

Directed Choreographed MUSICAL theater productions for elementary schools.
"Toy story" "Annie" "Marry Poppins" " Enchanted" "The Lion King"

Enrichment Teacher
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
The Leadeeship Company

After school theater arts instructor in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City.
Dance (hip hop, jazz, tap, drill team) Musical theater culminating with end of the year performances


Masters of Fine Arts,Acting
Sep 2002 - May 2005
The Actors Studio Drama School @ New School University in New York
Bachlor of Arts, Theater Arts
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
University of California, Santa Cruz
Junior Year Abroad
Sep 2000 - May 2001
University of Exeter, England UK


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Project Match (Professor Training)
Dec 2016
Los Angeles Community College District

Teaching Institute - Whole Child Learning. Conflict Resolution, Learning Styles, Leadership Styles, Syllabus creation, Policies and Procedures. Student Learning Outcomes.

Canvas Online Teacher Training
Nov 2016
Soutwest Community College

Course Creation
Student Learning Outcomes
Syllabus Creation
Quiz. Test Creation
Student Evaluation Creation


Advocate of The Year
Dec 2014
American Diabetes Association
Best Ensemble Cast in The Color Purple
Oct 2012
Ovation Awards
Best Actress In Feature Film Animation
May 1995
Youth In Film Awatds


Actors' Equity Association
Jun 2012

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 1994

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Ivory Arts Camp: Niketa with he Musical Theater Students

Niketa with her students at the End of the year production of "Marry Poppins"

private student who booked production of The Color Purple and got accepted into performing arts middle school milikan

Junk: A Rock Opera
Role: Martina

Theatrical Reel
Photo by Niketa C.


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