Toya Nash

Toya N.

Dallas, TX
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.
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Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes


*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Pageant Prep
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater

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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up

Reviews (26)

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Olivia May 31, 2019
Audition Prep · In studio

Made a huge difference in my daughter’s voice in just an hour. Tangible lessons taught. Definitely doing more lessons with Toya!

Jill May 22, 2019
Speaking Voice · Online

Personable and affirming!

Kathryn May 11, 2019
Acting · In studio

When I first started working with Ms. Toya, i was very apprehensive towards acting. However, she has inspired me to keep working towards my goals and instilled in me a confidence i had never known.

Kuran May 11, 2019
Acting · In studio

Toya Nash helped me tremendously. The first time i saw her I immediately knew that this is the acting coach that i have been waiting for. She teaches you the necessary fundamentals to become a successful actor or actress and provides you with so much prep that it will be impossible to not do well once you start auditioning. She has made a change in my acting career that allows me to take it to the next level.

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Laci May 9, 2019
Acting · In studio

Toya is an amazing acting coach!! She makes you feel very comfortable and teaches you to be confident, trust your instinct and not overthink. She teaches you different ways to approach a scene or monologue and helps you find what tools work for you. I’m able to laugh at myself and not feel as nervous anymore thanks to her!

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Eyüp May 9, 2019
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I think she’s a wonderful teacher and I’ve learned bunch of new stuff from her. And I highly recommend.

Patricia May 9, 2019
Acting · In studio

Exceptional! Toya is a working artist herself, so she is beyond knowledgeable about acting and voice. A lot of my daughter’s lessons ran longer than the time I paid, which is a rare, and very generous thing. Toya makes sure you get what you pay for and more. She’s so passionate about helping talent find their way in the arts. She is equally great at helping parents who know nothing about the arts, like me, learn the best way to support our kids in the arts, which is just incredible. She is beyond talented, very professional, and an absolute inspiration to all those she teaches. My daughter started out with no experience, and learned it all from Toya. She is now working as a professional actor thanks to Toya! My family and I will get to see my daughter in a major film in theatres! By far the best acting/vocal instructor on TakeLessons or anywhere else, hands down.

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Tanya B. May 9, 2019
Acting · In studio

Toya is very friendly, which is wonderful. However, I was surprised by our experience. In our case, our lessons were cut a few minutes short, and half the lessons started late. (I do have proof showing this.) I would be fine with that, if we saw great results, but unfortunately, our daughter did not feel like she was learning anything new with Toya. Toya had her do exercises, which was great, but didn't make comments on how to improve. – Just told us our daughter was doing great. Maybe Toya was busy or distracted during her lessons, and it may be that normally there are better results, but for the cost of the lessons, we did expect more. We took lessons in a "conference room" setting, in a building Toya had us go to. Our other teachers with Take Lessons are wonderful and cost significantly less. Hopefully this is an anomaly, and your experience is different than ours.

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Mimi W. Jan 27, 2019
Singing · In home

i enjoyed my first lesson with Toya.

Daphne Jan 17, 2019
Broadway Singing · Online

Just met her and can’t wait to start working with her! She’s so kind and knows what to do to make you reach your goal. Thrilled to have found her!

Hal Mar 6, 2018
Speaking Voice · In studio

Toya is great! Exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. She identified my areas for improvement, recommended exercises, and outlined a plan. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am very pleased.

Osungu Feb 26, 2018
Acting · In studio

I absolutely love Toya!. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which has greatly helped me as an actor. I’m more confident and relaxed.

Nicholas Jan 9, 2018
Acting · In studio

If you want to work with a professional who knows exactly what she’s doing and knows exactly how to get you where you wanna go, then Toya Nash is the person for you.

Kate P. Sep 23, 2017
Audition Prep · In studio

Toya was great. She really connected with our daughter and motivated her to give it her all. Toya rocks!

Kelly Aug 12, 2017
Audition Prep · In studio

I love Toya she is great, she pushes me to new levels and makes me think wich is great. She is so knowledgeable and is ready to share that knowledge with her clients

Haley G. May 9, 2017
Child Acting · In studio

My daughter has learned so much from Toya since she started getting lessons from her. She is pretty flexible if you have to reschedule she's willing to work with you and your schedule as well as her own. My daughter has nothing but good to say about Toya and the fun she has with her all while learning too. She really enjoys her acting lessons and loves Toya.

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Maya Apr 25, 2017
Broadway Singing · In studio

In a just a few weeks of taking lessons with Toya, I saw the biggest improvement in my voice. She's amazing!

Taylor D. Jun 4, 2016
Child Acting · In studio

Toya is great. She focuses on the goals that you would like your child to accomplish and customizes the lessons to achieve it.

Yolanda C. Jan 13, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

I really enjoyed my first lesson. Toya is very competent, highly skilled, and professional. She is also very kind and patient. I look forward to continuing to work with her!

Yolanda C. Jan 12, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

I really enjoyed my first lesson. Toya is very competent, highly skilled, and professional. She is also very kind and patient. I look forward to continuing to work with her!

Laura D. Jan 7, 2016
Singing · Online

Had a great first session with Toya. Very excited to continue our work together.

Juliette B. Nov 9, 2015
Audition Prep · Online

Toya, offers a lot of concrete suggestions to help her students achieve their goals. Her acting experience and business skills are invaluable.

Jeanine M. Sep 9, 2015
Acting · In studio

Toya was very helpful and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and set me up with a plan for success. Thanks toya

Priyanka S. Sep 6, 2015
Acting · Online

Toya is experienced and extremely motivating to work with.

Morgan Lee Sep 6, 2015
Acting · In studio

Toya is such an awesome and fun acting coach to work with. She is wonderful to work with and truly would recommend her to anyone who is interested in or needing acting lessons!

Shera D. Jun 25, 2014
Acting · In studio

I've been going to Toya for awhile she very nice. She knows exactly what she is doing. She helps me understand everything
I do. I would recommend her for anyone who is serious about acting.



Education

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting
Jan 2007 - Apr 2010

Actors Studio Drama School

Acting
Jan 2002 - Dec 2003

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Affiliations

Actors Studio
May 2006
The Actors Studio was formed in 1947 in New York City to provide a place where professional actors could work together between jobs, or during long runs to continue to develop their craft and to experiment with new forms in creative theatre work. In 1967 the Actors Studio opened its only branch in West Hollywood, California. Membership provides a place for theatre artists to advance their craft and talents. For more than sixty years The Actors Studio has lived a very rich artistic existence and will endure as long as talent needs a home.
Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2004
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.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 1999
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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