Dallas, TX
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Lesson Details

Method Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've taught acting to children, teens, and adults in the US and abroad since 2005 and my students are working! I have a Masters degree in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School and I studied and taught at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, so I am well versed on Method Acting. My main goal is to help you develop and strengthen your own set of tools for practicing the craft of acting using method acting techniques, and to help you better understand your unique voice as an artist. Make sure to wear clothing you can move in during our sessions, and, most importantly, explore and just have fun!
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TOYA teaches



TOYA delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
September 2004

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

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Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting
Jan 2007 - Apr 2010
Actors Studio Drama School
Jan 2002 - Dec 2003
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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.

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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.

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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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Watch and find out more about Coach Your Craft, CYC, an acting and voice coaching company founded by actor and singer, Toya Nash.
Toya Nash was interviewed on NBC to discuss her life in the arts, and to discuss her acting and voice coaching company.
Photo by TOYA N.


16 Reviews

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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.

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