Wi-Moto Nyoka

Wi-Moto N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:

    Wi-Moto teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    June 2005

    Last background check
    Wi-Moto passed a background check on 02/05/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
    • County/State Criminal Record Check
    • Sex Offender Registry Search
    • SSN Trace & Verification
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    2/5/2015

    Average response time

    16.0 hours

    About Wi-Moto

    Overview

    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 is a vocalist with ASE Dance Theater Collective, a professional neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. For more information please go to
    wi-motonyoka.com

    *** 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

    Photos and Videos

    Snippets from the workshop presentation of Hero How To, performed as part of The Brick's Comic Book Theater Festival, 2014.

    Experience

    Teaching Artist

    Apr 2015 - Present
    Urban Arts Partnership

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

    Teaching Artist

    Mar 2015 - Present
    Community Works

    Designing and implementing theater curriculum to encourage cultural awareness and community building. K-12th grades

    Spanish/Movement Instructor

    Feb 2014 - Present
    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.

    Assistant Director

    Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
    New Brooklyn THeater

    Assistant Director for Rachel, currently running at Irondale Theater in Ft. Green Brooklyn. Produced by the New Brooklyn Theater. For tickets and information go to: http://www.newbrooklyntheatre.com/rachel.html

    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.

    Education

    MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts

    Aug 2015 - Present
    Brooklyn College

    BFA Musical Theater with Honors

    Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
    University of the Arts

    Languages Spoken

    German

    Limited Proficiency

    Spanish

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Awards

    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

    Affiliations

    Actors' Equity Association

    Apr 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.

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    2 Reviews on Wi-Moto N.

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    Ashley Woods Jul 23, 2015
    Acting · In studio
    Verified Student
    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
    Verified Student
    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.