Wi-Moto Nyoka

Wi-Moto N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Wi-Moto delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
June 2005

Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Wi-Moto worked in regional theater as a music theater performer before moving into music composition with the Funk, Soul & Hip-Hop musical collective Community Education. Since then she has toured Western Europe with the group making television appearances on Second Channel in Germany and has been a featured artist at Tanzhaus NRW International Dance Theater in Dusseldorf, as well as CKUT FM-90.3 Radio in Canada, WFMU FM-91.1 in New York and New Jersey and Tilos Radio FM-90.3 Budapest, Hungary. Wi-Moto has gone on to work with multi-media artists to write and produce seven (7) online graphic musical webisodes, The Last Days of Kartika. She has brought the graphic musical to the stage in a live cabaret show in Budapest, Hungary. Most recently, the piece was selected for The Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 where it premiered four workshop performances. Wi-Moto continues to perform in NYC and holds an MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, as well as a BFA in Musical Theater from University of the Arts. For more information please go to

*** Lesson Details ***
Alongside theatrical, on-camera and concert performances Wi-Moto has worked as a teaching artists for both young and adult students in Philadelphia, NYC, Duesseldorf, Cologne, and Budapest. The lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student(s) and usually culminate into some kind of performance, video, or audio recording. For young performers the emphasis is on creative learning, games, and other fun activities to instill confidence, build repertoire, and establish a work ethic. For adult performers lessons are based on the needs of the student(s) and their schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio mic
Logic audio recording program
MIdi Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mp3 player and portable speakers

*** Specialties ***
Voice instruction, theater, and music theater performance for ages 3-17 yrs, audition and music exam prep as well as bilingual workshops and intensives. Group and individual vocal training in Broadway and Pop styles for adult students.
Fingerprinted by the DOH

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Creator/Executive Producer
Jul 2018 - Present
Cold Sweat

Cold Sweat is a chilling coming-of-age anthology series following tween protagonists as they overcome supernatural hurdles in order to make it to high school in one piece. Each production is followed by a community screening and Q&A to facilitate discussion and hold a space for youth voices. Through collaboration with the schools, bodegas and communities that our stories are set in, we bring YA content directly to our audiences.

For more information please go to https://adobe.ly/2RYvFRZ

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Jun 2018 - Present
Public Music Assembly

Public Music Assembly (P.M.A) provides music entertainment and workshops for school assemblies, parent teacher workshops and family engagement events in schools throughout New York City. Our staff is trained in culturally responsive pedagogy and uses Hip Hop music, and all of its sub-genres, to engage in youth culture and enhance learning.
Our events are highly interactive in order to encourage participation and support student voices. We provide a spectrum of themes to discuss through music that include: bullying, perseverance, self-discipline, fairness, and integrity.

For more information please go to https://adobe.ly/2IxPRdA

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Project Director
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Urban Arts Partnership

Implementing the UAP Hip Hop curriculum to assist in academic success for middle to students

Spanish/Movement Instructor
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Private Daycare

Developing and implementing bilingual curriculum for ages 12-24 months to enhance motor skills, language ability, coordination, and conflict resolution through music, dance, games, and imaginative play.

Teaching Artist
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Teatro SEA

Drama and music theater instruction for ages 3-17 yrs culminating in bilingual (Spanish/English) performance to support cultural awareness and community building, as well as increasing self-confidence and self -esteem.

Teaching Artist/Choreographer
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Drama Works

Music theater instructor, choreographer, and movement specialist for the Budapest based youth theater program. Specialization in performance, audition technique, and music exam preparation.

Vocal Instructor
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Tanzhaus NRW

Vocal instructor for adult beginners in music theater and pop singing.


MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Brooklyn College
BFA Musical Theater with Honors
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
University of the Arts


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2015 Finalist
Feb 2015
Indie Boots
Comic Book Theater Festival, selected playwright
Mar 2014
The Brick
Puffin Grant Recipient
Apr 2012
Puffin Foundation
Now & Next residency participant
Mar 2011
Tanzhaus NRW


Actors' Equity Association
Apr 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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Photos & Videos

Snippets from the workshop presentation of Hero How To, performed as part of The Brick's Comic Book Theater Festival, 2014.
James and The Giant Peach,
Drama Works

A Midsummer Nights Dream,

Drama Works

Drama Works

Space Pirates, Drama Works

Backstage with Drama Works kindergarden group

Prepping for the Wizard of Oz, Drama Works

Musical Theater singing group at Tanzhaus NRW

PS 222 in Queens, 1st grad bilingual production of Chicken Licken
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2 Reviews

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Ashley Woods Jul 23, 2015
Acting · In studio

I am a poet and I began working with Wi-Moto as a means to empower my stage presence. Working with Wi-Moto was pure joy. She has an ease about her that just makes you comfortable with yourself when in her presence. She is very attentive and passionate about the work that she does, I truly felt like she was routing for me in each of our sessions and constantly challenging me to go deeper emotionally. I learned so much about myself and the skill of acting while working with her.

Overall, Wi-Moto was very professional, She was always ready to work when I arrived and her studio space is very open with lots of sunlight and good vibes.

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Matthew M. Jan 26, 2014
Broadway Singing ·

Wi-Moto is an incredible teacher

Wi-Moto creates a stress free environment where productivity is always guaranteed. After working with her for only 8 weeks my vocal range was expanded dramatically. She helped me snag the lead in my schools musical and worked with me on my college audition monologues until they were perfected. If your looking for a acting or vocal coach look no further.

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