Dr. Ollie Jefferson

Dr. Ollie J.

Silver Spring, MD
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie J.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is the President/Owner and Founder of Timeless Visual Works - the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company. She leads with Christian faith-based principles and extensive knowledge as well as experience training aspiring and professional performers.

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  • Master of Arts from American University
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 to 75

Reviews (9)

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Linda Sep 9, 2016
Acting · In studio

It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.

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Kristyl N. Mar 3, 2016
Acting · In studio

I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.

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Leana T. Jan 13, 2016
Film and TV Acting · Online

Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.

Alicia Dec 6, 2015
Child Acting · In studio

Ms. Jefferson was an outstanding instructor for my 5 year old son. He attended in the evening at her home and she knew exactly how to got him engaged after a long day of school. After a few session I realized that my son needed to mature a little in order to get all that he could out of the program so we stopped. We will definitely be coming back again soon.

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Liya T. Nov 30, 2015
Child Acting · In home

She is wonderful teacher.

Roberto B. Nov 4, 2015
Spoken Word · In studio

It was a good first lesson, we focused on my goals and talk about next steps to reach them.

Paige C. Oct 21, 2015
Film Acting · In studio

She gets right down to it and tailors her lessons to your exact level and needs. She guides you to where you want to be. Just trust in Ollie! :)

Cynthia B. Sep 2, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Ollie is great!!! And makes learning fun.

Keona A. Jun 17, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio

I feel like I am a baby bird being encouraged to fly. Its so challenging yet so rewarding at the same time! I'm learning so much while having fun. Love it!

Experience

Lecturer
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Maryland, College Park

President / CEO
Jan 2010 - Present

Private Company

Instructor
Aug 2016 - Aug 2019

Howard University

Education

Ph.D. in Communication, Culture & Media
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Howard University

Master of Arts
Jun 1996 - May 1998

American University

Psychology
Aug 1991 - May 1995

Johnson C. Smith University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

College and University Faculty Preparation
May 2019

Howard University Graduate School

https://gs.howard.edu/graduate-programs/college-and-university-faculty-preparation
Women's Studies
May 2019

Howard University

Women's Studies certification involves critical reflection on the process of knowing and on the established understandings of history, literature, society, the arts, and the sciences. The emphasis is on gathering and using the information to enhance the quality of women's lives and to solve the social problems facing women, particularly women of color, in the United States and throughout the world.

Awards

NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar
Jul 2019

National Communication Associations

Maryland Theatrical Solo Arist of the Year
Jan 2013

Maryland State Art Council

Affiliations

National Communication Association
Jan 2019
The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.
Maryland Communication Association
Oct 2015
We are a group of communication educators, students, and professionals throughout the state of Maryland. Many of our members are active researchers and authors in the field as well as past officers of regional and national communication associations.

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