Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson

Dr. Ollie L. J.

Silver Spring, MD
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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!

Freedom of expression! Calling all dancers to tell your story through inspirational dance and music. Students express themselves through creative dance to inspire under the direction of Ollie.

Professional teaching artists may also assist with the dance choreography.

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Dr. Ollie L. teaches



Dr. Ollie L. delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75

Teaching since:
August 1995

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.


Aug 2019 - Present
University of Maryland, College Park

Professor of Communication & Theatre
Jan 2015 - Present
Prince George's Community College

President / CEO
Jan 2010 - Present
Private Company

Aug 2016 - Aug 2019
Howard University


Ph.D. in Communication, Culture & Media
Aug 2016 - May 2019
Howard University
Master of Arts
Jun 1996 - May 1998
American University
Aug 1991 - May 1995
Johnson C. Smith University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


College and University Faculty Preparation
May 2019
Howard University Graduate School


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.

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NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar
Jul 2019
National Communication Associations
Maryland Theatrical Solo Arist of the Year
Jan 2013
Maryland State Art Council


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.

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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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Ollie L. Jefferson, Actress
Theatrical Solo Artist Award of the Year
The Mommy Miniya & Me Show

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The Mommy Miniya & Me Show

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National Children's Museum Performance Produced by Ollie L. Jefferson
The Mommy Miniya & Me Show by Ollie L. Jefferson
Professor Ollie L. Jefferson, professional playwright and author, productions featured at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage.

Learn about one-on-one private lesson for youth and adults by award-winning actress & President/CEO, Professor Ollie L. Jefferson.

Students of Ollie L. Jefferson Studio, Timeless Visual Works, LLC Theater Academy

Congratulations to my student, Actor Vincent Sistruck, debut on TV One!  

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Ollie L. Jefferson, Professor
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9 Reviews

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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!

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