Stephanie Barton-Farcas
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Stephanie Barton-Farcas

Stephanie B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents, winning awards. Have been a director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!

About Stephanie B.

Although splitting my time between NY and Florida, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel, auditioning and getting an agent are all steps I can help you to take.

I am the proud author of 'Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media" now on sale at Amazon, published by Routledge Press.

Award winning NYC teacher and internationally known director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA.

Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.

Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.

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Mary H.
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Posted May 21, 2020
Michelle T.
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I really enjoyed my first lesson with Stephanie. She is extremely knowledgeable about the voice over industry.

Posted May 17, 2020
Marquis
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A joy to chat with. Looking forward to our next session!

Posted May 14, 2020
Brad L.
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Stephanie's coaching has really helped me to be louder, clearer and to really move my jaw! Although it has been 3 sessions, I've learnt to overcome most of my fears.

Posted May 13, 2020
Greg
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Posted May 1, 2020
Somtirtha R.
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It was first class and it went pretty well.

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Alisa
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Amazing teacher. She Is Professional and very patent!

Posted Apr 22, 2020
Starr
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She is the reason I'm able to do what I do right now! What a gem. I learned so much in a matter of a short period of time. She was always available for me and I love her energy; very positive person. I'm on my way back to her class again right now!

Posted Apr 16, 2020
John M.
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Stephanie is a terrific instructor, she molded her lesson to fit my goals and I'm greatly looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Perry F.
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Stephanie provided the type of direction that I've been looking for. She didn't make outlandish promises but made it clear that I would get out what I put into the class. Really looking forward to working with her more.

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Silvia
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Posted Apr 13, 2020
Natali M.
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Totally calmed my nerves. Very knowledgable I'm so excited to embark this journey with her!

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Jacob N.
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Exceeded all my expectations

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Michael
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Stephanie is an amazing teacher with a deft sense of what needs to happen next. She paces things well, is always challenging, and makes the lessons accessible and fun. Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Ron
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Posted Mar 9, 2020
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Posted Jan 29, 2020
Rojan
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Posted Jan 22, 2020
Raji R.
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Stephanie is AMAZING!!! She knows exactly where the problem areas for me were and what i needed to do to fix them. She makes learning fun. It leaves me eagerly waiting for my next class with her. I would highly recommend studying/learning with Stephanie.

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Marae S.
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I enjoy how knowledgeable and experienced Stephanie B is. She has a wonderful personality. I am very pleased and excited to have her teach as a teacher.

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Zachary T.

From a first impressions perspective, this was a 5 star experience. Stephanie made me comfortable and took the time to hear my concerns and goals on the 1st lesson. Simultaneously, she provided encouragement and confidence coaching I did not anticipate. It was a great experience, and I am excited to see what the future holds!

Posted Dec 10, 2019
Diane
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Stephanie is a great instructor. Her teaching is very clear, dynamic, flexible and client-centered. I started with accent reduction lessons, and then she taught me a lot about interview preparation as well. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. My lessons with her always feel like a transformative experience for me.

Posted Dec 10, 2019
Michael
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Absolutely brilliant.

Posted Dec 9, 2019
Barbara
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We practice things that are tricky, so you know what content to look for in a piece of writing that is more difficult. You'll know how to deal with it, as opposed to getting tripped up by it.

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Rebecca
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Posted Dec 5, 2019
Keith B.
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Fantastic instructor!! Got tons of tips.

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Shiro K.
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Posted Nov 25, 2019
Barbara
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Fabulous knowledge of what it takes to improve and prepare for a voice acting career, including the technical side of producing a recording.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Noemi
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Identified my accent issues quickly. Assured me it was not as bad as I had imagined them to be. And gave me a homework assignment that will make an immediate improvement. I'm looking forward to my next class!

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Diane
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great lesson! very informative and profound!

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Melissa
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Stephanie offers just the right mix of vocal technique theory / practice and useful marketing insights in her engaging, didactic and entertaining classes. She has also shown herself to be clearly attuned to the specific skills I want to develop professionally and has set up my classes to meet these exact needs. I throughly enjoy the various lesson readings (and the fact that she sends prep work ahead of time), the flexibility she offers for class scheduling, and her overall approach to teaching.

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Melissa
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Posted Sep 26, 2019
JAY
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Been through one lesson with Stephanie it was awesome. Super excited and motivated to continue one this path.

Posted Aug 29, 2019
June C.
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great lesson and teacher.

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Brandi
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Stephanie is wonderful. She has helped and taught my daughter so much about voice acting, such as voice acting lessons, insightful feedback, and explaining how she can audition for voice acting jobs. Stephanie is patient and knowledgable in the field. My daughter did the 1 hour lessons.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Realynn Tence

Stephanie is a great teacher! She is very helpful when answering questions. She does a lot! I would definitely recommend her because she gives you a lot of important information.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Sam Medina & Claire Seneca T.
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Stephanie is very professional genuine and makes the effort of learning very ludique. I really love my accent reduction lessons!

Posted Jun 6, 2019
Shiro K.
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To me, it is really helpful that Stephanie's coaching is in the context of acting--it is not only about the technicalities of pronunciations, but also about how to be in control of words and how to use acting choices to help clarify the speech.

Posted May 2, 2019
Trevor
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Stephanie is incredible. She's making sure I know every aspect of the Voice Over industry from engineering your own audio to what to expect in auditions. Anyone looking into becoming a Voice actor or wanting to become a stronger Voice actor would benefit from her knowledge.

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Jay
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Stephanie was amazingly helpful right from the start! She knows all about the current state of the industry, for both voice and on camera work. She gave me a huge level of confidence and inside knowledge on how to strike out on my own and become a professional. I couldn't have done it without her help.

Posted Apr 18, 2019
Trevor
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It was only my first lesson but I can already tell Stephanie genuinely cares about my career goals and has given me a wealth of information to start my Voice Over journey. Can't wait for the coming sessions!

Posted Apr 15, 2019
Shiro K.
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Posted Apr 8, 2019
Tiffany K.
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I am a blind individual interested in doing voiceover work as a career change. I selected Stephanie as an instructor because of her extensive acting experience and her advocacy to include individuals with disabilities in the arts. She is an encouraging, realistic, and dynamic instructor. I appreciated her candor about the topics we discussed, including the types of voiceover work, and I was glad that she gave me homework to do prior to our next lesson. I'm glad that I was able to get started with lessons right away.

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Father
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This being a first lesson, I only experienced the assessment of my accent. Even so, I can testify that the professor is friendly, knowledgeable in her field, clear in her communicating, and very encouraging. Really looking forward for the next lessons.

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Starr
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Had a great time. Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge and just as animated as I am; what a relief! LOL Can't wait to learn more. She seems like someone I would actually like to be friends with. I hope this will be a lasting relationship!

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Ngozi N.
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Off to a great start with Stephanie.She is very upbeat and encouraging.Love her 'we can do this attitude".

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Ngozi N.
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Posted Mar 5, 2019
Maria
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I enjoyed the lesson.

Posted Mar 3, 2019
Anna G.
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Fantastic! So so much fun. Can't wait for the next one. Stephanie is super knowledgeable and I can tell I'm going to learn loads from her.

Posted Feb 28, 2019
Kumar
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I had a very good experience with Stephanie with regards to tailoring lessons to my needs. She was also very accommodating to my unpredictable schedule as a physician.

Posted Feb 21, 2019
Nadia
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Posted Feb 13, 2019
Susana M.
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Posted Feb 13, 2019
Robert H.
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Very Informative

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Faisal A.
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Posted Jan 8, 2019
Ashlee G.
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Stephanie is very nice and a fun teacher. She was pretty slow with getting the ball rolling and often forgot what we previously said we would work on. I liked her price but really wanted to make some moves with acting.

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Morgan H.
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Stephanie was very informative. We both enjoyed her. She has a great personality too

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Gavin S.
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Wonderful encouragement and great teaching!

Posted Nov 7, 2018
Gavin S.
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Wonderful, as always - and with some great tips to help me remember what Stephanie has taught me which it comes to auditions.

Posted Oct 24, 2018
jiezhun G.
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very helpful

Posted Oct 15, 2018
Amir N.
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very friendly and efficient

Posted Oct 11, 2018
Gavin S.
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Detail, clarity, great guidance. Just what the doctor ordered. Thank you!

Posted Oct 10, 2018
Gavin S.
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A great confidence builder! Thank you!

Posted Oct 3, 2018
Julicia J.
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Stephanie is wonderful to work with! You cover soo much is such a short amount of time!! She's knowledgable, charasmatic, and honest! You wont want to leave your session!

Posted Sep 28, 2018
Joey B.
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Stephanie is an incredible acting instructor with invaluable insight and instruction! I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking to become an actor/actress or hone their skills

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Sarah Beall
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Posted Sep 19, 2018
Chau Nguyen
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Posted Sep 13, 2018
Chinwe
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Posted Aug 16, 2018
Taylor Z.
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She is very nice and knowledgable about acting. I have learned a lot from her in a short period of time.

Posted Aug 7, 2018
Mary
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Posted Aug 2, 2018
Soha G.
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Very good advices for acting and accent

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Wei Z.
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Posted Jul 20, 2018
Jeff
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Excellent! Stephanie was fantastic: knowledgeable, informative and very helpful. I look forward to continuing these lessons.

Posted Jun 26, 2018
Sarah H.
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she is helping me everyday and giving me millions of compliments she truly is the greatest

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Asya
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Posted Jun 18, 2018
Rina
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Stephanie really knows her stuff, you won't be disappointed!

Posted Jun 18, 2018
Michael
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Really enjoyed my first lesson with Stephanie. And I’m very excited to move forward.

Posted Jun 7, 2018
Kayla P.
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Very friendly, easy going and informative. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted May 30, 2018
Sarah H.
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it was a GREAT first class she was AMAZING

Posted May 23, 2018
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Posted May 22, 2018
Imani F.
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She's amazing. Very knowledgeable of the business and creative side of acting. I look forward to future sessions!

Posted May 21, 2018
Hana
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Stephanie is such a great teacher! She makes the lesson so much fun!

Posted May 15, 2018
Liana R.
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Posted May 14, 2018
Jael
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Stephanie does a great job!

Posted May 9, 2018
Susana M.
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Stephanie is a great instructor! In just 3 classes I have made a tiny improvement.

Posted Apr 20, 2018
Agnes
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Great, fun, interactive first lesson. Looking forward to learn more.

Posted Apr 19, 2018
Tingting
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Posted Apr 11, 2018
Wendy M.
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she great every class, informative, helpful and very comfortable to work with

Posted Apr 5, 2018
Susana M.
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Great instructor! Very good energy too.

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Manuel Olonia
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very insightful, kind, and informative. Stephanie gave me hope that i could pursue voice acting.

Posted Mar 26, 2018
Hannah Z.
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I finished my last class today. I am very happy what I got from these classes. Stephanie is fabulous! She helped me quickly identify my pronunciation issues, gave me the right tools to improve, and most importantly, helped me build up a habit to pick up (listen) the words I say. I am certainly more confident about my pronunciation than before. And I know how to say the words right. That's awesome!

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Hannah Z.
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Posted Mar 15, 2018
Vania M.
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Stephanie is great

Posted Feb 27, 2018
Cecelia
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Stephanie is patient and engaging. She is a pro at helping even the most shy child come around, actively participate and eventually shine!

Posted Feb 17, 2018
Wendy M.
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Stephanie is amazing! she is so helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. She is very positive and encouraging. I would definitely recommend her

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Sherry
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Posted Feb 8, 2018
iveel T.
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Very helpful comments! I am looking forward our next sessions.

Posted Jan 15, 2018
Razel
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Posted Jan 15, 2018
Isac S.
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Stephanie is not only smart but also has a great technique in explaining what to look for in reducing your accent.

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Wendy M.
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She was great on the first day. i'm looking forward to more lessons

Posted Dec 14, 2017
Antonia
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Stephanie is a very great acting coach who really know's her craft! It's so much fun working with her!

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Homa
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Very satisfied!

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Nicole S.
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Awesome teacher!

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Joshua
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Stephanie was a very helpful tutor. She gave many different tips on how to improve my performance, and she showed me a few tricks I never knew about! I look forward to seeing her once again.

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Homa
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Posted Nov 16, 2017
Andrea B.
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Posted Nov 7, 2017
Sherif
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Stephanie is a very nice person and an EXCELLENT teacher. She has knowledge, experience and patience and unique style that really help you recognize your faults and the areas to work on. I would surely recommend her as a teacher.

Posted Oct 27, 2017
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Posted Sep 6, 2017
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Posted Sep 6, 2017
Denise M.
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Stephanie has helped me make progress in no time. I've been able to give presentations feeling confident while my audience adapted quickly to my accent. She's a pro and I always look forward to my classes.

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Tin
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Fun class and explain thing very clearly

Posted Aug 30, 2017
Page G.
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I've had five lessons with Stephanie. She has a lot of knowledge about the business, both artistic and technical. She's very encouraging and gives constructive tips. And I love the energy she puts into the lessons; I'm learning a lot but also having fun.

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Hannah Z.
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I really enjoyed the classes. I like the the methodology Stephanie used to teach. The assignment was helpful, too. Stephanie is very patient, clear about her messages, and encouraging. I look forward to the next classes.

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Sidney B.
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Stephanie is a great teacher! She knows how to get the right facial expression, sound etc out of me. I feel I've grown so much and I think I'll get far with her

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Heather
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Posted Aug 4, 2017
Denise M.
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Great start. Very professional.

Posted Aug 1, 2017
Don
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Stephanie is an absolute JOY to work with. She knows the industry, she knows what starting actors need, and she isn't afraid to express herself. Best of all, she knows how to laugh. If you're like me and you absolutely MUST have someone with a good sense of humor in addition to know-how, Stephanie is the agent for you.

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Don
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Stephanie absolutely knows the industry. She is a blast to work with, full of excellent information for helping you get started, and she knows how to laugh. If you get the chance to work with her, you WILL NOT be disappointed.

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Becky
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Stephanie is fun to chat with. Very animated. Far from dry or boring. Thank God. I'm glad I can look forward to the lessons!

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Sherry
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I WAS ENTIRELY SATISIFIED!!!!....

Posted Jul 2, 2017
Ashley
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I've only had five lessons with Stephanie, but I can already tell I've improved! Stephanie is so kind, but is still willing to tell you when something isn't working, which is very important to me. She is a brilliant teacher and has been so helpful. She is also very adaptable and listens to you and what you want, which has unfortunately become rare in teachers. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Stephanie!

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Laurel B.
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I never could have experienced a better class! She is very natural to talk to and really encouraging.

Posted Jun 14, 2017
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Posted Jun 5, 2017
Mate G.
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Stephanie is an excellent teacher and mentor. She is very patient, positive and encouraging. She explains everything in details and makes it easy to change my accent. She has a good ear and within the first 1 or two classes she gives you the top 5 sounds you need to work on. It takes a long time to reduce accent, but even with meeting once a week it was possible to make great progress with Stephanie's help. I highly recommend her to anyone who would like to reduce or change their accents or would like to learn public speaking.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
Ashley
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Posted May 31, 2017
Marion P.
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I am having a great time. Stephanie is a great teacher!

Posted May 26, 2017
Chris
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Posted May 24, 2017
Maxime
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I'm making good progress and Stephanie is really helping a lot finding clues on how to pronounce words correctly
This is a great experience.

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Phillip S.
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Great teacher! Very informative and very encouraging !

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Alicia
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Great 1st training!
Stephanie was very interested in who and where I was coming from to find out how she could help me the most. Since day one she has been very easy to contact and has answered all my questions. I know I am going to learn a lot from her. I am so glad I decided to take these lessons from Stephanie!

Posted Apr 7, 2017
Alicia
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Great 1st session!

Posted Apr 7, 2017
Greg A.
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She has such substantial knowledge of the industry and has a terrific way of bringing out the very best potential within you! What's more, she's very sweet and makes Acting/VO a lot of fun! I always look forward to learning and enhancing my skills under her guidance!

Posted Apr 3, 2017
Tatevik
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Very helpful and understanding

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Jackie
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I reiveiwed Stephanie when I was just beginning lessons with her. Now that we've meeting for almost a year I think I can give more insight. Stephanie continues to impress me with her insight and help as I navigate my way in the entertainment industry. Her real-world experience and active presence in this community (both theater and film) makes her knowledge cutting-edge. Look no further for a fantastic instructor!

Posted Mar 15, 2017
Mayra M.
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She is very professional, instructional and productive. She is also an easy going teacher and she is able to cheer you up on whats the next steps to take, making clear the chances and opportunities to make your goals come true. Thank you!

Posted Feb 27, 2017
Cesar M.
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Started my first lesson today, and I am beyond excited to work with Stephanie!

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Alan
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Stephanie is just amazing. She is knowledgable, experienced, and very encouraging . She is one of the best teachers I've had.

Posted Feb 2, 2017
Andra
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Stephanie is amazing! She made me feel like she really does want me to succeed and imparted so much into a short, 30 minute lesson. I can't wait for more!

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Julia
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Stephanie has a lot of knowledge and wisdom about casting, not just acting, I've gained more than just tips on actings, she provides a well-rounded lesson of preparing for casting calls/auditions as well!

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Jenny
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Stephanie is awesome! She explains complicated concepts in simple terms. She is charismatic, encouraging, and her knowledge of acting is very practical and inspiring.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Taylor
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Wow! I feel so exhilarated! Stephanie has an energy about her that is so passionate and true. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her.

Posted Nov 3, 2016
Michael G.
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Stephanie, it's professional and knows how to make you comfortable.
Lessons are clear and go step by step, focalizing the attention on singles speech defects with simple exercises.
I'm satisfied with my five lessons experience, and I bought more.

Posted Nov 2, 2016
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Posted Oct 28, 2016
Veronica
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I've worked with Stephanie for 5 lessons now and I think she's a great acting teacher! I've learned a lot from her about both acting theory/exercises AND the acting business. She's also really funny :D I was initially worried if online acting lessons would even work, but I can tell you that they do work and I'm so glad Stephanie is my teacher! If anyone is thinking about doing lessons with her, go do it! I really recommend them :)

Posted Oct 20, 2016
Shannon
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Stephanie is a great teacher. Very knowledgable!

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Michael H.
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Stephanie is such a great instructor. She knew things about me and we never even met. She's sweet, funny, helpful, and informative. You'll have a great time and she listens and answers questions incredibly. Trust me, if you're looking for a great teacher, Stephanie is the one. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Dacey
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Great teacher, very knowledgeable!

Posted Oct 10, 2016
Rafael M.
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I really liked the way that Stephanie guide you in this subject.
Excellent!!!!

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Rebecca M.
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She has been working with my daughter for two months now!! My daughter looks forward to her sessions each week. Stephanie has given us very helpful information about this business as well as helping with acting.

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Robbyetta L.
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Amazing! She is the best coach. She still works with her and helps her to grow and improve. Recommend you to choose her.

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Brooke M.
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We live in a small town and needed an acting instructor. The closes instructors are about 4 hours away. Was not sure about finding one online but I am so glad we made the decision to try it!! Stephanie has been great. She is very knowledgeable about this business. My daughter is very happy and exited about working with her.

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Arethea B.
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I had a fun time working with Stephanie. She's so helpful when it comes to the business side of the industry but also very good at mixing both acting techniques you should know as well as how to approach the industry. I learned a lot.

Posted Jun 16, 2016
Claire
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Stephanie is genuine, caring, kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. My typically shy teenage daughter thoroughly enjoys her time with Stephanie and appreciates her guidance and instruction

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Omar
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Stephanie is a great instructor! She's a very nice person, is willing to change lesson plans at your own personal request, very helpful, makes you feel comfortable and shares a lot of great advice.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Brian Bakaj
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She was very informative throughout all the lessons we had and I'm sure will continue to be.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Kim D.
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Stephanie is fantastic! By chance, stumbled upon takelessons.com while searching for an acting coach in our area. My son had always done group classes locally since he was in 1st grade. But online; never! Stephanie's resume jumped out at me along with her accolades and credentials. The fact that she had a history with child actors was icing on the cake. She is great with him. Full of excitement and great pointers. This is only his 1st round of lessons. I foresee a long relationship her. Tony's? Oscars? We'll take it! And Stephanie will be right there in the front row with us.

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Olivia
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Stephanie is fabulous. She has such depths of experience and is gracious in sharing her guidance and expertise with my daughter.

Posted May 14, 2016
Jackie
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Stephanie is focused and knowledgeable while still being kind a relatable. She knows her stuff and has great nuggets of information to pass on. I can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Michelle P.
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The vest acting lesson I've taken. Got a lot of useful information I wouldn't have known about. Can't wait until the next lesson

Posted Apr 16, 2016
Jessica B.
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Stephanie is very knowledgeable and helpful. I am very excited for the future

Posted Apr 13, 2016
Dag
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Stephanie is one of the most amazing people I have ever spoken with, she is funny, caring and brilliant! She want the best for her students and often go out of her way to do so. I have learnt so much from her and I want to keep learning more from this amazing lady. I hope she can help you as much as she have helped me.

So why are you sitting here reading this last paragraph book a lesson and start learning!

Posted Apr 5, 2016
Jon V.
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She adapts to each student. And is very supportive.

Posted Mar 26, 2016
Edilsy
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Excelente teacher!
Really good technique and lovely personality.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Shivone John
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Stephanie was very personable and down to earth. You can tell that she is extremely knowledgeable in the field of acting. I'm looking forward to more sessions with her.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Natalie D.
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I'm awfully shy, but Stephanie made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. She has an amazing personality and is really funny! I am beyond happy to have chosen her as my instructor. She truly cares for her students and wants nothing more than to guide them down the right path. I can't wait for my next lesson with her!

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Callahan Peters
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Stephanie really is so great! She gives you all the tools to succeed and make the success in the film industry seem much more of a feasible accomplishment

Posted Feb 6, 2016
John Reshetar
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As a professional actor of 10 years, Stephanie provided great refreshing advice as well as new insights to help nail auditions. Highly recommended

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Maximo D.
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Stephanie is a remarkable instructor. She is so down-to-earth and encouraging that it makes learning easy and enjoyable. I always look forward to attending her sessions with enthusiasm because I know I'm going to like it and get a lot out of it.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Callahan Peters
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Stephanie really is so great! She gives you all the tools to succeed and make the success in the film industry seem much more of a feasible accomplishment

Posted Feb 5, 2016
theresa
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I thought I was too old to try to follow my dream and do some acting. Stephanie has gotten me prepared so I have the tools I need and I cant believe I just got a role in a short film. At 57 years old!

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Kayla C.
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Amazing instructor! Personable, professional, fun and so informative about the industry. As a working actor herself she knows her stuff. Great with kids. She went out of her way to email exetcises, and important details we needed. Couldn't have asked for a better match!

Posted Jan 11, 2016
Tania C.
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I'm having such a fantastic time learning with Stephanie!! She's a rolodex of information, meaningful lessons and insightful suggestions. I really value her honesty, one of the things that's so important to me. Every class leaves me with wanting to learn more. My energy and excitement hasn't waned since I began. Here's to many more fantastic lessons!! Cheers!

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Brad H.
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Stephanie is incredibly organized and has an excellent understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses. This enables Stephanie to efficiently focus the lessons on the areas that need improvement as well as exploit the student's strengths so that she/he can maximize performance. My daughter was well prepared for her LA Guardia HS auditions after only 5 lessons.

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Esperanza
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She has coached me through 2 off-broadway shows and now i just booked my first film! Really funny, kind and knows so much!

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Rosalie M.
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The first lesson was great! Looking forward to the next!

Posted Nov 9, 2015
Krystal B.
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I'm a beginner and can be nervous in front of new people but Stephanie was very informative and was able to put me at ease. I would recommend her to EVERYONE whether you are experienced or not.

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Tanya M.
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We had known Stephanie since my daughter was 11 years old, and Stephanie had directed her in the show / role that, until today, my daughter considers to be one of her favorite. She loved working with Stephanie then, and so choosing her as daughter's acting coach now when she needed help with Shakespeare material was a no-brainer, especially knowing Stephanie's love for classical theater, and her level of expertise with everything Shakespeare. Last week Stephanie also helped daughter to prepare for a very challenging audition she was very much looking forward to, - with outstanding results. My daughter is planning on having regular lessons with Stephanie leading up to her college auditions next year. She is amazing, and my daughter absolutely loves working with her.

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Larissa S.
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Stephanie is amazing! She always got me so excited about acting and I can't wait to take more classes with her when I have time!

Posted Oct 27, 2015
Terry J.
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So Far, everything is great!

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Rom F.
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Just took a class with Stephanie and it was incredible! What a joy to work with, she will make you feel completely comfortable and by the end of the lesson I felt a new confidence in my acting ability. Stephanie will give you those "aha" moments we get when we are really learning from the 1st lesson. Highly recommended!

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Emily H.
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Very organized and knowledgeable about the theatre audition process.

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Natalie R.
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Stephanie is very knowledgeable, fun and helpful! I can't wait until my next lesson!

Posted Sep 14, 2015
Jeff T. N.
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So much good information. With Stephanie I feel that once I do walk into an audition. I am confident that I will nail it with her teachings.

Posted Sep 9, 2015
Chanel B.
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My 9 year old daughter was excited yet nervous about her first lesson with Stephanie. However, that all immediately went away upon meeting her friendly and smiling face! We both agree this is going to be so much fun!!

Posted Aug 1, 2015
jackie I.
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I came to her wiht a heavy Russian accent and she helped me to have it less and also to be more clearer with an american style of speaking which really helped me at work as i interviewed for a better job and got it!

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Margie H.
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Stephanie is a great teacher. I don't have a large support system and she not only gives me techniques, tips, tricks, amazing break throughs in my acting, but she also has become a cheering section for me. Because of her and because of the amazing reel she made for me (she does one for all her students) I have booked a commercial campaign! She's awesome!

Posted Jun 2, 2015
sheila C.
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I was a student of Stephanie's in LA a long time ago but I firmly believe it is because of what she taught me that I booked films and TV job over the years. She is no BS, bt yet is very loving and supportive and sometimes actors need not only a teacher but someone to believe in them. I can't rate her highly enough!

Posted May 29, 2015
mark F.
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This lady is really awesome- not only did she help me prep for my Juilliard audition but she actually gave me tips on an accent on one of my monologues that made all the difference. I think maybe I had a 50/50 chance to get in before I worked with her, but after- wow I felt great and my audition was great and I got accepted too!

Posted May 29, 2015
Margo G.
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I am so in love with Stephanie I would recommend her to everyone! I am just opening the door to acting and she makes me feel so comfortable in my skin, grounded and confident. She is honest and won't bull shit you just because your "paying her". Amazing advice and she answers my emails of questions any day of the week as well as done research multiple times to help me look for schools. 20/10 stars baby!!

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Liz S.
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OMG!!! What can I say??? Not enough that translates into the awesome experience we've had with Stephanie! She's very brilliant, talented and honest about everything she does and her teaching methods. I have nothing but praise and am so thankful we found her. My daughter has learned so much, as have I, from her sessions!! FANTASTIC person…… that's all I have to say about that!

Posted Feb 8, 2015
Courtney B.
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I have been having the time of my life with Stephanie as my teacher! She is extremely informative, has an awesome attitude and goes out of her way to help me succeed in any possible way!! I HIGHLY recommend her for ANYONE and EVERYONE!!!!

Posted Dec 17, 2014
Alexis R.
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She's a great teacher!

Posted Oct 8, 2014
eledryth F.
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The best I have seen dealing with dialect coaching - we did lessons via Skype and she helped me not only tone down my Indian accent but also to learn a British one!

Posted Sep 18, 2014
Courtney K.
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I cannot say enough about how amazing Stephanie is! She's extremely attentive to each actor's individual needs so you are able to delve more deeply into your work, be it a scene, monologue, or new accent. I am definitely looking forward to working with Stephanie again!

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Nick L.
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Stephanie is a gifted teacher. I learned a lot about my craft from her. You'd be hard pressed to find a teacher as patient and gifted as her. Not to mention the great price!

Posted Jul 1, 2014
Oksana T.
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Stephanie is an amazing Acting Coach/ Teacher. The best I've every worked with. She creates a very fun and comfortable environment for her actors, but knows when to get serious, and when to raise the stakes. Stephanie is persistent in getting her actors to the point of really understanding the characters and the difference I've seen her bring out is remarkable.

Posted Jul 1, 2014
Tom O.
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I was sent to her by a director working on Broadway. After an hour not only had she taught me an Irish accent, but she had made it fun, real and low-pressure. She can do many accents too so she can illustrate what she means. She easily is the best accent teacher I have ever had!

Posted Jul 1, 2014

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Author
Feb 2017 - Present

Routledge Press

Out in September 2018 Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media

Author
Feb 2016 - Present

Routledge Press

Author of book out in July 2017, Disability & Theater: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts

Presenter at USITT 2016 Conference
Dec 2015 - Present

United States Institute of Theatrical Technology

Prepared format and lecture about heatrical technology and inclusion in the arts and what can be done to encourage and grow the industry. Culminated in being a presenter at the USITT conference in 2016.

Accent coach
Feb 2000 - Present

Freelance

ACCENT COACH NY work Phyllis, A Slave to Poetry Producers Club 2000 Accents: (S.R.) British, Cockney, Irish, French, German, Russian Displaced Altered Stages 2001 Accents: Ugandan, Rwandan, Bosnian, Afghani, Russian, Mexican To Kill a Mockingbird American Theater of Actors 2002 Accents: Deep south Stumps The Pelican Theater 2004 Accents: Southern kosher harry’s (US Premiere) Spoon Theater 2007 Accents: Standard British, Cockney, British working class No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs Spoon Theater 2008 Accents: Jewish, Georgia (South) Tibet Does Not Exist Spoon Theater 2008 Accents: Tibetan Beautiful Thing Spoon Theater 2009 Accents: West London, British Working Class Letter from Algeria June Havoc Theater 2009-10 Accents: Boston, New York, British Upper Class Modotti The Acorn Theater 2010 Accents: Spanish, Cuban, Italian You Don’t Want to Know Half of It Manhattan Rep. Theatre 2013 Accent: Lebanese The Lobby (an Irish Farce) by Don Creedon Adam Fitzgerald Director 2014 Accent: Irish Private Coaching in dialects: Russian, French, German, Bosnian, Italian, Spanish, High British, Standard British, Cockney, British Working Class, North London, Scottish, Irish, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, African, Chinese, Japanese, Texan, Southern, Valley Girl, New York, Boston, Maine (New England), Eskimo and more!

Virtual guest teacher
Mar 2020 - Apr 2020

University of New Hampshire

Guest online lecturer for specialty subjects in the arts/entertainment, TV, film and stage

Guest lecturer
Jul 2016 - Jan 2017

University of Hawaii

Guest lecturer in Drama and acting and audition prep.

Education

DBA in Business
Feb 1990 - Feb 1992

Somerset University

BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects
Jun 1980 - May 1984

California Institute of the Arts

Languages

ASL

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Romanian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

DBA
Apr 1992

Somerset University- Belgium

BFA
May 1984

California Institute of the Arts

Undergraduate with a minor in Speech/Dialects

Awards

List of awards
Sep 2014

Best of Manhattan

Top 10 off-off Broadway Professionals
Apr 2011

Reviewfix

Best Actress in a lead role
Sep 2008

NY INnovative Theater Awards

Best Director
May 2004

OOBR

Best Production, Direction
May 2004

OOBR

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 2009
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Actors' Equity Association
Feb 1990
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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