Stephanie LaVardera

Stephanie L.

New York, NY
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Stephanie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

Stephanie holds a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University, where she studied with Michael Kahn, Gary Logan (author of The Eloquent Shakespeare) and Ellen O’Brien (head of voice and text at the Shakespeare Theatre Company). Stephanie has also studied Linklater voice technique with Kristin Linklater in Orkney, Scotland. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, she has performed regionally with the New York State Theatre Institute, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Constellation Theatre Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre. She is currently a resident acting company member with the New York City Shakespeare companies Hamlet Isn’t Dead and New Place Players, and has also worked with New York Shakespeare Exchange and Theatre 167.

Stephanie served as the voice and speech teacher at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore from 2013 to 2015, working with students in their high school summer intensive program and teaching classes throughout the school year. She also worked as an actor and teaching artist with Maryland Shakespeare Company on their “Shakespeare Alive” tour of middle and high schools throughout Maryland, which utilized an educational philosophy and pedagogy based on the work of Shakespeare and Company on Lenox, MA. Stephanie has also taught Shakespeare and children’s drama classes for Imagination Stage, Wingspan Arts, and Hamlet Isn’t Dead.

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Jan 2018 - Present
Hamlet Isn't Dead

Teaching the "Shakes Pre-K" program for 3-5 year old students

Teaching Artist
Jan 2016 - Present
Wingspan Arts

Teaching acting, Shakespeare, and playwriting for elementary schools throughout Manhattan

Teaching Artist
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Imagination Stage

Taught acting and Shakespeare for students ages 8-13

Voice and Speech Teacher
Jun 2013 - Jul 2015
Everyman Theatre Company

Voice and Speech teacher for high school students, and coach for various student productions

Actor and Teaching Artist
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Maryland Shakespeare Company

Performed and brought Shakespeare into the English classrooms of middle and high school students around the state of Maryland

Education

MFA, Classical Acting
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
The George Washington University
BFA, Drama
Aug 2005 - May 2009
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Feb 2016

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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