Ricky Abilez

Ricky A.

Burbank, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hello, my name is Ricky. I have studied acting for 10 years and I've been working professionally for 5 years. I have my BFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton, where I was taught by Russian Master Acting Teacher Svetlana Efremova. I am trained in Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Michael Chekhov, Meisner and Shakespeare. I'm also well trained in voice & movement, comedy and script analysis.

I frequently work in regional theatre including: South Coast Repertory, MainStreet Theatre Company, Coeurage Theatre and Rogue Artists Ensemble.

As a teacher, I make personal growth my main focus. I find that so many actors try to revolve their life around acting that they forget acting revolves around life. So much of what we know in acting all stems from personal experiences and our individual truth. I believe as you discover more about yourself, you discover more about the art of acting. I teach the Stanislavski method - "living truthfully in imaginary circumstances." However, I also use Uta Hagen as the groundwork for character development.

I offer scene work, monologue workshops, audition technique, basic technique, script analysis, film analysis, and most importantly: self discovery.

I look forward to learning more about you and helping you reach your full potential. Anything is possible.
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Ricky delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 30

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Hi there! I'm Ricky - I'm a professional actor and a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. I have my BFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton where I studied under Russian master acting teacher Svetlana Efremova. I am trained in Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Chekhov, Meisner and Shakespeare.

I find that so many actors spend too much time revolving their life around acting they forget that acting revolves around life.
I believe that the most interesting thing in this industry is YOU. Who are YOU? There is no one else in this profession with your experience, your depth and your talent. You are unique. So much of what we know about acting stems from personal experience and individual truth. I believe that unlocking your potential through self discovery is the most efficient way to grow as an actor. You can learn every technique there is, but how you use it as an individual is what matters. That is what makes people sit up in their seats. They know the techniques, but they don't know you.

I've learned this over the years attending open calls 3-5 times a week and submitting self tapes too many times to count. I've had the pleasure of frequently working in regional theatre including: South Coast Repertory, MainStreet Theatre Company, Coeurage Theatre Company and Rogue Artists Ensemble. I'm still learning from day to day. The education of this profession never ends and it never should. There is always more to discover and there is always more room to grow. That is what makes this industry so exciting and fulfilling, despite the many obstacles that will stand in your way.

Join me on the journey and lets discover what makes you unique!

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Apr 2018 - May 2018
Main Street Theatre Company

In the Heights
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
Lewis Family Playhouse - Broadway at the Gardens

Shakespeare in Love
Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
South Coast Repertory

The Secret in the Wings
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
Coeurage Theatre Company

Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Rogue Artists Ensemble

Independent Pilot
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Awesomeness TV

The Baltimore Waltz
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Grand Central Theatre

Sweeney Todd
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
Southgate Productions


BFA in Acting
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Cal State Fullerton


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Actors' Equity Association
Feb 2018

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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