TOYA NASH

TOYA N.

Dallas, TX

About TOYA N.

TOYA teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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

*** Travel 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
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater

Photos and Videos

Watch and find out more about Coach Your Craft, CYC, an acting and voice coaching company founded by actor and singer, Toya Nash.

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 Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Actors Studio

May 2006
Theactorstudiologo

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

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
Sag-aftra

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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9 Reviews on TOYA N.

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Taylor D. Jun 4, 2016
Child Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Toya is great. She focuses on the goals that you would like your child to accomplish and customizes the lessons to achieve it.
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Yolanda C. Jan 13, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Yolanda C. Jan 12, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Laura D. Jan 7, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Had a great first session with Toya. Very excited to continue our work together.
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Juliette B. Nov 9, 2015
Audition Prep · Online
Verified Student
Toya, offers a lot of concrete suggestions to help her students achieve their goals. Her acting experience and business skills are invaluable.
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Jeanine M. Sep 9, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Toya was very helpful and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and set me up with a plan for success. Thanks toya
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Priyanka S. Sep 6, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Toya is experienced and extremely motivating to work with.
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Morgan Lee Sep 6, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Shera D. Jun 25, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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