Ren Zai

Ren Z.

Las Vegas, NV
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Ren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9 to 90

Teaching since:
January 1994

Ren Z


REN ZAI BIO
Ren Zai is a veteran actor, award winning TV host playwright, composer, arranger, director and acting coach and creator of The Natural Actor Programs. Ren has traveled the globe performing in/or directing shows in many different venues from television to civic centers including being a guest star on the #1 Italian television show Bueno Dominica. Ren was one of the producers, creators and stars of the Theatrical Illusion Show “The Royal London Magic Circus” He is the protege of the legendary actor and master magician Sebastian Adrianni of the iconic Chicago Roundtable (Jackie Gleason, Red Skeleton, Charlie McCarthy....). Ren was the star the Mysteries of the Night Show at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nv and Final Impact Shows at the Aladdin and Tropicana Casinos. Ren graduated from the prestigious music conservatory Grove School of Music with certifications in Vocal Performance and Composing and Arranging. Ren is one of only two acting teachers certified to teach the Intuitive Theory of Acting Method developed by one of Stella Adler’s long time students Darrel Wayne. Ren was the Educational Program Director for Kauai International Theater and has taught at UNLV, Ren is presently teaching The Natural Actor Program, directing and writing webisodes music videos and indie films while booking and producing live shows for events in Las Vegas for his production and talent development company DWStarTrax. Ren teaches many professional performers including Fred Oddgard (Broadway "Finding Neverland & "Kinky Boots") Justin Sams (TV Mini-Series "When We Rise" Young Sylvester), Sarah Thiele Recording Artist, Jennlee Shallow (Nala in Lion King Broadway, Germany, Austrailia), Teshi Thomas (Young Nala, "Lion King" Broadway), Luke Lowrey (National Tour "Cats" & "Movin' Out", Opening Act for Standup Conic Lisa Lampanelli) to name a few.

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Experience

Acting and Vocal Performance Coach, Co-owner Show and Technical Theater teacher and Director
Nov 2017 - Present
DWST

Acting Coach, Vocal Performance Coach, Acting for Singers, Video Lab Acting Teacher, Live Theater,
Overcoming Stage Fright, Sound & Lighting Technical Theater Set Design & Construction, Film & Television Production, Conscious Songwriting.

Acting & Vocal Performance Coach Co-owner
Jan 2006 - Nov 2017
Dreamweaver’s Productions / Las Vegas

Acting Coach, Vocal Performance Coach, Acting for Singers, Video Lab Acting Teacher, Live Theater,
Overcoming Stage Fright, Sound & Lighting Technical Theater Set Design & Construction

Show Host/Director/Editor
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Dreamweavers Filmworx

DreamWeavers StarTrax” TV Show WCOBM Las Vegas/Los Angeles

Screenwriter/Director/Editor
Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
Dreamweavers Filmworx

“Moonlit Tears” Independent Film

Recording Engineer/Director/ Director of Photography/Editor
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Dreamweavers Filmworx

“One Moment in Time” Sophia Alexis (from "The Voice Teens" Philippines 2017) Music Video

Screenwriter/Director/Editor
Mar 2013 - Nov 2013
Dreamweavers Filmworx

“Urban Love Story” Independent Film

Screenwriter/Director/Actor/Editor
Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
Dreamweavers Filmworx

Junctions” Independent Film

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2010 - Apr 2010
Dreamweaver’s Productions / Las Vegas

“MaskSkara'”Original Musical

Co-Director / Co-Director of Photography/Actor/Fditor
Sep 2009 - Nov 2009
Dreamweavers Filmworx

“Nightchild” BlueRain Band Music Video

1st Assistant Director / Director of Photography/Actor
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009
ITA Productions - Las Vegas

“Deal Me In” Independent Film

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008
Dreamweavers Productions / Las Vegas

“Anotha' Day of Livin'” Original Musical

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2007 - Apr 2007
Nickel City Players / Las Vegas

“They Came” Original Musical

Acting and Vocal Performance Coach, Show and Technical Theater teacher and Director
Mar 2004 - Jun 2006
New City Theater / Las Vegas

New City Theater / Las Vegas
Acting for Live Theater, Sound and Lighting Technical Theater, Set Design & Construction
Intuitive Theory of Acting / Las Vegas
Adult Acting for Camera

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2006 - Apr 2006
Nickel City Players / Las Vegas

“They Came” Original Musical

Acting Coach
Jan 1999 - Jan 2006
The Complete Singer / Las Vegasi Co-Owner

Acting Coach, Vocal Performance Coach, Acting for Singers, Video Lab Acting Teacher, Live Theater,

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2005 - Apr 2005
Nickel City Players / Las Vegas

“Hot Hollywood” Original Musical

Theater Director/Writer/Actor
Feb 2004 - Apr 2004
New City Theater / Las Vegas

“Meet Tony” Original Musical

Acting & Vocal Performance Coach
Apr 1996 - Apr 1998
Yamaha School for the Performing Arts

I taught acting for theater, audition techniques, on camera classes to 10-adult students. I also taught vocal performance for stage and on camera for music videos.

Youth Program Director/Acting Coach/Youth Show Director
Jan 1994 - Mar 1998
Kauai International Theater

At Kauai International Theater I was in charge of setting classes and curriculum and the season for the shows the children and teens would be performing. I would also teach the acting and vocal performance classes the youth theater offered.

Education

Vocal Technique
Jan 1989 - Present
Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing International
Course Graduate, ITA Certified Acting Coach
Feb 2007 - Feb 2009
Darrel Wayne's Intuitive Theory of Acting / Las Vegas
Composing & Arranging, General Music & Vocal Performance
Jan 1989 - Sep 1991
Dick Grove School of Music / Van Nuys, California
Educational Psychology & Video Television Production
Jan 1984 - Jun 1986
Cal State Los Angeles
Magic, Novelty & Thrill Arts
Jan 1972 - Feb 1980
Sebastian Adrianni (of the Chicago Roundtable Precursor to The Magic Castle) Mentor

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Intuitive Theory of Acting Course Graduate
Feb 2009
Darrel Wayne's Intuitive Theory of Acting / Las Vegas

ITA Acting Coach Certification
Feb 2009
Darryl Wayne's Intuitive Theory Of Acting

Composing & Arranging Program
Sep 1991
Dick Grove School of Music / Van Nuys, California

Vocal Performance Program
Sep 1990
Dick Grove School of Music / Van Nuys, California

Photos & Videos

Connor Weil "Will Belmont of MTV's Scream" talks about Working with Ren Zai as an Acting Coach
DreamWeavers StarTrax TV Show WCOBM Hosts Ren and Coren Zai

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Sophia Ramos of "The Voice Teens" Philippines Talks about working with Ren on her vocal performance and Acting since she was 8 years old.
Eryn Pablico of "Chicago PD,and Best Friends Whatever" Talks about working with Ren on acting and vocal performance starting at 8 years old.
Indigo the star of the Indie film  "Urban Love Story" talks about working with Ren as a director and acting coach.
Students talk about working with Ren in an advanced cting workshop
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