In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduate school and after, I was the producer’s assistant at Frigate Bay Filmworks. There, I worked closely with producers, screenwriters, casting directors, directors, and special effects teams in the development of motion picture properties based on original literary works and life story materials. At the end of 2016, I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. 2017, I completed the Film and Digital Media Certificate Program with a focus on Screenwriting through the Clayton State University Continuing Education. I have written and directed two short films and am the principal director and story-editor for the web-series, SCALES. As an actor, I have performed on film and stage in various classical and contemporary roles in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington DC, and Atlanta.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2017
Teaches ages 15+
Has background check
So far I've had 2 lessons with Shirley and absolutely loved them. Due to family medical emergencies I had to take a 3 year hiatus from film and theater. Shirley has been very knowledgeable and energetic, and all around an incredible teacher. I am so excited to purchase more lessons.
She’s very kind and informative
When my 12 year old son says he would like to continue I am happy with that!