- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 75
- Teaching since:
- May 2008
Hi all! I am a New York based director/acting instructor and Associate Member of the Stage Directors Choreographer Society with over 10 years of experience teaching performing arts education.
I work with NYC casting directors and agents daily so I have a strong understanding for what's expected of actors in the audition room and on-set.
All scripts and materials used in class are customized for each of my students. I have produced over 100 successful performing arts programs since 2008 for all ages with lesson plans tailored around the Department of Education’s standards to popular content and themes.
I have directed several shows Off-Broadway as well as TV and film shoots, for my on-camera credits please visit imdb.me/walidchaya. My teaching experiences and acting programs have been featured in Broadway World and various newspapers, please visit my website for press and more: walidchaya.com.
My B.F.A. in Theatre Performance with Magna Cum Laude honors is from Virginia Commonwealth University, rated #1 School of the Arts by US News & World Report and I am an alumni of the The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony® Awards, SpringBoardNYC directors program. I love what I do and am excited to work with you.
Let's take your acting or filmmaking to the next level!
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Kind and organized, we love going to Walid for coaching and his classes in New York. My daughter booked a commercial after coaching with Walid too.
I really like the scripts we use during our lessons. All of it it just like what I do when I am called in for a casting, Walid provides real world teaching. I suggest him as a teacher for sure.