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Mark D.

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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Mark D.

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I believe ALL of us are beautiful and unique enough to have others stare at us. It's getting comfortable with ourselves, our uniqueness, our strengths, our vulnerability to allow someone to stare at us

About Mark

"Pounding the pavement" of New York City and studying with some of the greats (Wynn Handman, Rob McCaskill, Tisch School of the Arts, The Actors Studio) I always felt I had to be someone OTHER than myself. When I became comfortable with who I was, after rejection rejection rejection, I relaxed and

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Darius J.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

My approach

Heightened Sense of Self Awareness
Expanding the Self (mind/ body/ voice)
Text Analysis/ Scene Study
Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters
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About Darius

Who’s YOUR Acting Coach? I am an Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with some top acting/speech coaches like Dennis Hil

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Maia
After a long time of searching for an acting coach, I finally met Darius.

His coaching approach is very unique and truly changed my career and skill as an actor. He has a depth of knowledge and is very caring.

I highly recommend Darius.
Jordyn
Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help.
April
Darius is a great teacher. Not only does he care about his students, but his attention to every detail is spot on. A true theatre artist in every respect of the term, Darius is just as talented as a performer and playwright. Take class from him before he becomes the next Lee Strasberg and the waiting list is eons long
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Addison W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $109
  • Awarded Best Actor from BLASTOFF Film Festival
  • Theater BA from Wayland Baptist University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Addison W.

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I'm a working commercial actor that you see on TV. I am also an acting coach, manager, and former agent. I have groomed talented actors to work in Hollywood since 1998. And many have become top commercial actors, TV and film stars. I grew up in Tyler, Texas and I have returned to work with actors all across my home state of Texas. I specialize in starting actors out on their careers, teaching both a winning technique that will get you working, and a complete understanding of what it takes from a business point of view. All acting techniques have evolved, including what we do commercially. How real can you be? Do you know how create humor and believability? Do you know the role of the casting director, ad agency, AD, and the director? I often hear from casting directors, "It's great to see when an actor gets it right." During the height of my acting studio in Los Angeles, you couldn't turn on the television without seeing one of my actors from studio in commercials and TV series. For ...

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Since 1998, I've helped my clients break through the walls of Hollywood. I asked how does one live and survive in Hollywood as an actor and entertainer? That question took me on a journey that would change my life and the lives of people who have taken my advice. After investing in a $300.00 vide

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Judy
Addison is an amazing teacher and actor, He is always true to himself and is adept at seeing potential in others he works with. I so admire him and his total work ethic. He's a perfect addition to whatever he chooses.
David Vega
The real deal. I have been acting all my life. Additionally, I have worked in Europe, the UK and the USA. When I moved to LA, I had the chance to study with Addison and it was absolutely worth it. Not only does he know how the industry really works but also, he has a deep understanding of character and script analysis. Addison is going to help you to discover the different layers that each role has. When it comes to auditions, working with Addison makes a difference. Believe me, you will be " ready to be ready" and focused. Finally, there is no doubt in my mind that Addison will help you to become the best actor you could possibly be and most importantly: to book acting jobs.

David Vega
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Addison is the best acting teacher I have ever met, He gave me the best advice on how to manage my career in Hollywood snd around the world and the tips he gave me were priceless.
His experience in TV, Commercials and Film makes him a true Hollywood coach and teacher that I will always admire and follow. Thank you Addison ! 🌟⭐️🙏🏼
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Zach B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded Winner, Grand Jury Prize — Director/Writer from SENE Film Festival
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
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Zach B.

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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past several months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, roles on two Netflix drama series, and a major guest star on an Amazon original

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Kelsey J.

118 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kelsey J.

118 Reviews
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These lessons are for students pursuing a career in commercial/film acting or perhaps interested in what it takes to become an actor. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of film/commercial acting techniques, and explore different genres of this industry including voice over work. We work on a variety of tv/film monologues, scene work, character development, and developing our craft.

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been a

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Jefferson C.
Remarkable instructor. Loved the lesson and would advise anyone in search of exceptional skills to sign up with Ms. Kelsey.

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Corey G.
I came out of my lesson with actual tools to use to help with my acting! I can't wait to prep for my next audition. Thank you Kelsey!
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"David is a really nice dude and he helps a lot. I would suggest him."
Finney
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"He is i a great instructor and knows what he's doing, he is very flexible and has taught me a lot and given me many different opportunities, he has a lot of experience in the business and is overall a pretty awesome teacher."
Sarah
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Jeremy is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and makes the lessons fun. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to start a new career!"
Deborah
Took Film Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Rabi
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Its good working with Kelsey. I look forward to our lessons together."
Joe
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"David is amazing! He makes his classes so fun. My daughter looks forward to his classes every week and has already grown so much in her acting. I highly recommend David to anyone wanting to learn how to do film acting."
Jaylin
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"From 0 to 100! Thanks so much, for pushing me over the edge and breaking everything down :) Bis bald"
Cornelia
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"I have been coached by acting instructors since I was a little kid and I've never worked with someone who had more understanding of the acting craft than David Tom. I've never seen an acting coach simplistically break down technique for me to understand the way David did. I am so greatful he has shared his knowledge that must have taken years to master with me."
Philip
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"She gets right down to it and tailors her lessons to your exact level and needs. She guides you to where you want to be. Just trust in Ollie! :)"
Paige
Took Film Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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"Just had my first lesson with Kelsey—She's awesome! She made me feel at ease right away. The lesson was extremely comfortable yet informative, and her critique is effective and easy to digest."
Ashley
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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