Acting Lessons & Classes in Burien Lake View
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Coaching: monologues, auditions, scenes, character work for a role in a show
Having received a Bachelor's of Music in Voice (Music Theatre Performance) from NYU, I stayed in NYC after graduation performing in musical theatre and theatre.
In 2009, I decided to apply to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, with the intent to broaden my range of skill and opportunity as a performer, but also with the intention to teach, with the higher degree strengthening this possibility. I began to teach voice lessons to fellow students while at LAMDA. When I returned to NYC, I began to
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I teach voice lessons to adults and young students who are beginning their vocal training practice, as well as those who are accomplished singers and performers and want to take their singing and performance to the next level! I use my skills as an accomplished vocalist and teacher to empower my students to find their own voice and learn to express a story through song. I enable my students to hone their craft and find their own style of expression through the exploration of music in a multitude of genres and cultures.
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I have a Stuyvesant style piano in my home studio. I also have a vast collection of repertoire.
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Singing for Music Theatre / Broadway
Singing Original Material (Singer/Songwriter)
Acting: Audition Coaching / Performance
Speech & Dialects
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Masters in Acting from Harvard American Repertory Theatre and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. I guide you in finding your own authentic expression in monologues, cold readings, and scene-work. We'll focus on bringing the elements to light that make you and your character unique for a memorable and engaging performance. With text analysis, you'll learn how to make smart, strong choices, and sharpen the tools you need to bring yourself fully to your work. Through cultivating a professional, reliable acting technique, you can amass your full potential as an artist, allowing you to truly shine on stage, screen, and in your auditions.
An innovative artist committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion with a demonstrated commitment to promoting creative learning environments that are conducive to excellence in music, dance, and drama
Visionary and creative educator with a Master of Fine Arts from Harvard University. Possess a strong history of success in creating equitable opportunities for learning while engaging and inspiring audiences through captivating performance and visual art. Artistic scholar, with a well-rounded background in roles with include Dance Program Director, Acting Department Chair, Acting/Vocal Coach, Choreographer, and Professional Actor. As a dedicated teaching professional committed to creating and maintaining a productive teaching environment based on camaraderie and equity for all students reg
Drama, Musical, Theatre, & Dance | Life Skills Training| Curriculum Development | Diverse Musical Genres and Styles| Cooperative Learning | Cultural Awareness | Performance Assessments | Character Development | Creative Arts Program Planning, Implementation, & Management | Strategic Leadership | Conflict Resolution/Mediation| Yoga, Fitness & Wellness Instruction | Project Management | Team Building & Leadership | Process Improvement
Teaching Philosophy in Acting:
I coach everyone from high-profile professionals to young artists at the beginning of their career. Each session with me is always personally tailored to your progression, your type, taste in material, and preferred learning method in developing your craft.
I've trained formally for many years, holding a Bachelors in Fine Arts (Theatre) from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts (Acting) from The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.
I'm a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and The Actor's Equity Association, having worked professionally in New York, LA, Miami, and Moscow in award winning Theatre, Television, Film, and Voice Over.
Each client I take onto my roster holds a special place in my life as a coach. I serve not only as a teacher of the craft, but as a mentor you can turn to at any time regarding any facet of your journey as a working actor. I support my clients through auditions, workshops, headshot decisions, agent meetings, and major milestones in their blossoming careers.
Many of my clients begin coaching unsure of their skill and place in the industry, but in only a few sessions, mold into artists with authority, staking their claim in prestigious training programs, arts colleges, and roles in professional theatre, TV, commercials, and film.
My overarching ambition is to open the channels that allow you to flow freely in life and art, encourage you to take meaningful, rewarding risks, and unleash the confident performer inside of you waiting to emerge.
“Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances” -Sanford Meisner
My pedagogical approach to the craft of acting is derived from the fundamentals of the Stanislavski System, which comprised a great deal of my graduate training at The Moscow Art Theatre School. My teaching and directing model stems from these revered Russian techniques which show actors to use their emotional memory and trained concentration to respond impulsively to the circumstances of the full stage environment.
My curriculum integrates physical and vocal training which increases emotional availability and releases tension. I teach the value of sensory awareness with imagination-based exercises such as Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and Meisner repetition. These practices help to strengthen observation and impulse awareness, training actors to fixate their attention outside of themselves, instead of acting from a place of self-consciousness.
I encourage my students to investigate their scene-work from different angles, and I believe that script analysis is absolutely integral in identifying a playable action, or objective. Clues in the playwright’s text allow us to discover the unique world of the play. To personalize their connection to the character with an “inside-out” perspective, one emerging from their own inner psychology.
The variety of tactics an actor uses to achieve their character’s objective should be ever evolving, ranging on a scale from low to high intensity. This undulation of energy creates a quality of “aliveness” on stage and film. I ask students, “Is it working? Are you getting what you want?” In many instances, the actor’s default, habitual tactics fail to elicit change in their scene partner and drive the scene forward. I encourage students to explore new impulses by tapping into their tactical toolkit, ushering them away from a premeditated idea, which inevitably falls flat.
I encourage actors to investigate their own personality traits which serve as the foundation for building and molding compelling characters. I ask students to consider how they are similar and dissimilar from their character. This generates a spectrum of attributes for them to navigate; familiar ones stemming from their own core personality, as well as adventurous behaviors which are foreign and exciting to play with. Eventually, a captivating character emerges in the crossover.
As an educator, my top priority is to foster a nurturing environment. One which is supportive, collaborative, and inclusive for all students. I believe that growth emerges from commitment, a willingness to take artistic risk. I hold the class to a professional standard and maintain aligned expectations.
The craft of acting is methodical and multi-faceted. It demands a solid technique, a vivid imagination, and a strong conviction. My overarching ambition is to guide each student in finding their own inspired expression, integral to success not only as a theater artist, but as a global advocate of the arts, lending a distinctive voice to a world stage in great need of change.
Teaching Philosophy in Dance
As an instructor of dance, I strive to witness the growth of the class ensemble, as well as each individual, not merely as dancers, but as artists with unique, layered complexities. I aim to celebrate the joy and passion of movement, married with technical foundations to enable the dancer to find his/her distinct expression. I wish ultimately for the themes explored in studio to extend organically into all aspects of each dancer’s life, unifying personal experience and art.
Fostering A Conducive Learning Environment
By cultivating open communication and collaboration with students, I am determined to propagate the following values:
Vulnerability & Discovery
Laying a bedrock for a safe environment that serves as a platform for exploration and discovery, I encourage open-mindedness and a willingness to risk—to strip oneself of artificial layers of self-identify, so that each dancer can reveal their own personal truths through movement that is not forced or pre-meditated.
“Movement and gesture are the oldest language known to man. They are still the most revealing. When you move, you stand revealed for what you are.” -Doris Humphrey
Dancers know their bodies better than anyone else. I urge students to develop an intuitive awareness, as well as responsibility, for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I engage my students in open discourse, constructive feedback, and guide them in locating their strengths and weaknesses so that they are able to look after their bodies like instruments that need consistent attention and care.
Growth & Balance
Regardless of the level of experience a dancer enters the studio with, there should be an established trajectory of continual growth: including but not limited to—advancement in technical skill, athletic endurance and stamina, and artistic sophistication. I believe in goal-oriented lesson planning to facilitate this navigation, journeying with students as they negotiate the balance between strength and flexibility, sharpness and smoothness.
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” -Scott Fitzgerald
Efficiency of Movement
By balancing weight and momentum in a technical equation that promotes energy conservation, a dancer is able to develop movement that is not compromised in quality. My students will be supported in building internal muscle strength, namely a localized core-energy that radiates power, so that they can efficiently utilize their inertia.
Specificity and Detail
The ability to execute distinct, stylized movement enables a dancer to articulate intention. Bringing awareness to detail of movement so as to paint the air precisely is key to presenting movement with finesse and flair, more fully embodying the character of the music.
Improper alignment is the number one contributor to injury. Utilizing my experience as a trained yoga teacher, I find it essential to educate on anatomical alignment as a means to ensure preservation of the dancer’s finite instrument- the body.
Sensitivity to dynamics in music greatly determines a dancer’s level of professionalism. My goal is to impart a deep sense of rhythm that permeates the “thinking” mechanism/barrier and lives in the soul unquestioned. It is crucial for dancers to be able to respond to music in a way that uniquely informs and enriches movement. Students will be equipped with basic music fundamentals such as (but not limited to) rhythm, timbre, and tempo in order fully master choreography.
Assurance in one’s craft is the defining force in making an indelible mark on the audience. I intend to highlight the essential quality of confidence, a presence that arises from within, inseparable from a performer’s personality, and not worn like a costume superficially.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.”
In closing, the art of dance is rooted in symbiotic sharing of inspiration and energy. It is the universal language of storytelling. I am honored to share in this craft with students who in turn reciprocate and celebrate the interconnectedness of the human spirit.
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Comedic, Improv and Dramatic Acting for all levels, for fun or to help develop technique or prepare for auditions!
M.M and B.M from BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Trained in Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant inner beauty come alive on the stage and in the classroom. With International and Cabaret influences, she performs and writes deeply from the heart, and is never afraid to pour out heart felt emotions on stage.
World class performances at venues include: Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palau de les artes de Regina Sofia, and Symphony Space. Liz T has also performed with the Amore Opera, NY Lyric Opera and Regina Opera companies of New York City.
Favorite Theatrical Credits include: The International Tour of
Past NYC Music Venues include (Select): The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, Toshi's Living Room, The Shrine, Silvana, The Bitter End, The Path Cafe.
Past TV/Film Selections Include: Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Law and Order SVU, Mozart in the Jungle, Grown ups 2, Labor Day, The Makeover, Nurse Jackie, The Knick, Blue Bloods, The Following, The Woody Allen Summer Project, Madame Secretary, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Heat, The Carrie Diaries, Vinyl, Public Morals,The Tap, The Only Boy in New York, Irreplaceable you,The Leftovers, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Bull.
Liz T has a passion for singing jingles, and recording voice overs all around the world for clients in India, New Zealand, France, Israel, Philippines, and Russia to name a few, be on the lookout as you never know where you may hear her Voice!
Liz T has had the pleasure of Musical Directing with various inner city schools with young, at risk students including Inside Broadway, Brooklyn Arts Council, Mainstages, The Queens Theater, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Berklee City Music Program, Boston Bridge Charter School, and St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School.
Past shows she has musical directed have included Annie, Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Oliver, Shrek, and Chicago. Liz also serves on the Berklee Alumni Audition Committee, and was recently named Berklee Alumni Ambassador of the Year in 2017.
Currently she is working on her original musical Ciao Bambino, which debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016, and Off-Off Broadway at the 13th Street Repertory Theater! At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for Best Staged Reading. "Give me the stage" an original song from the musical also won first place in competitions at the Bunol Symphony Orchestra in Spain and Hampton Beach talent show in New Hampshire.
YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS
Verona, Italy June-July 2018
Coaches: Dr. Madelyn Gearheart, Dr. Lisa Sylvester, Catherine Ciesinski, Joyce Fieldsend, David Walsh, Laura Athey-Janka, Darrell Babidge, Gerardo Felisatti and Gordon Ostrowski.
Miss. Turner is a member of the following professional organizations: SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, BMI, Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Drama League, The Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers, AFM Local 802, Actor's Equity Membership Candidate, Theater Resources Unlimited, The Off-Broadway Alliance, Women in Music, National Italian American Foundation, National Organization of Italian American Women, International Women's Jazz Association and The League of Independent Theatre.
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I like to work with students at all levels, whether you sing for your own enjoyment or are serious about pursuing a career in performing, I want to help you be the best performer! Please send me a message before you sign up for lessons so we can coordinate time difference/scheduling, Thank you!
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Voice, Piano, Clarinet, Music Theory, Songwriting, College Audition Prep. (Past students have been accepted to Berklee College of Music, Laguardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School of Performing Arts, PPAS, Murrow High School)
· Speaking Voice · Online
· Choir · Online
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To study the behavioral traits of acting. Learning how to control one’s Emotions is a crucial necessity in todays world. With guidance you’ll be able to see why knowing how you feel is so important.
Mr. Ferrer encourages his students to see the fun in working hard. He understands that having fun with music lessons, combined with intuitive practice helps the individual find their role in the progress of music.
Eric’s lessons will show you how music is the gap between understanding you and the world around you. Eric Ferrer’s teaching style not only provides incentives on using creativity but as well as the tools you already have right at your fingertips. The use of technology in Eric’s lessons positively reinforces th
Mr. Ferrer really enjoys teaching and wants to help his students create a life-long bond with music.
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· Saxophone · In home
I have been teaching and coaching actors for 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!
I can help with your audition for performing arts high schools. My students have gotten into the schools of their choice.
If you have training or are a working actor, I can help take you to the next level.
I am a working actor, published playwright and award winning filmmaker. I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. I taught Method Acting, Acting for Camera, Improvisation as well as other classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York. My
Acting is the art of bringing a character to life. I use the Lee Strasberg Method, my original exercises and a fun and serious demeanor to help actors express themselves as artists and gain the confidence and skills they need in order to book acting jobs.
My book, "The Young Actor's Handbook", is published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. "The Young Actor's Handbook" ignites the beginning actor's creative soul with acting exercises, acting theory, writing exercises and insight into what it means to be an actor. This is a pragmatic manual that guides and informs the young actor, beginning actor, novice acting teacher or anyone who wants to understand acting.
"Jeremy Kruse's book, "The Young Actor’s Handbook", leads the young actor on the correct path. Jeremy is an experienced acting teacher who has broken down acting in an academic way while nurturing the soul of the actor. He understands the emotional aspects of good acting. I commend Jeremy and believe he has accomplished quite a feat in writing "The Young Actors Handbook." - Vincent D'Onofrio
· Acting · In studio
· Acting · In studio
· Film and TV Acting · In studio
Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.
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Voice students receive coaching in acting and staging for performances and auditions. We also work on monologues as needed.
I am classically trained with over 25 years professional singing/acting experience at venues across the country/around the world, including off Broadway, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney, Australia Opera House. I work full time as a musician performing, choral directing, and giving private voice/acting and piano lessons. My education includes Drew University, the Academia Real in Spain, Hart School of Music and private study.
My teaching f
I accept voice students of all levels and beginner to intermediate piano students. I welcome all ages including adult beginners.
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· Piano · In home
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For me as an actor, the benefit of a great coach or director has always been that they've helped me reach places in my work I couldn't have achieved on my own. As a coach myself, I'm most thrilled by those small (or monumental!) breakthroughs that my students and I discover together during the coaching process. The cool thing is that I've found the progress my students make in their craft will often inspire me to new heights in my own. (A bonus to already enriching work)!
If you want to develop new material for upcoming auditions, hone and refresh (or completely change) your monologues, or simply work on the craft of acting, I can help. I work to gear your coaching sessions to the goals you need to achieve, offering an experience created around what you need to work on and want to learn.
With a BFA in Acting and Directing, an MFA in Classical Acting, and over 20 years of professional acting experience in the theatre and on-camera, I can offer tools for your tool belt ...
Here's how I can help.
SCENE WORK AND MONOLOGUES: Whether it's dusting off and refreshing monologues you've performed more times than you can count, or developing pieces or scenes for the first time for an upcoming stage or on-camera audition, we can break the material down togethe
SHAKESPEARE: Perhaps the most daunting of styles for a contemporary actor, we'll get down to the nuts and bolts of some of the most challenging (and rewarding) material. The famous soliloquies are famous for a reason and can certainly be intimidating, and more obscure material can seem thick and inaccessible. We'll chip away at the mystique of Shakespeare by digging in to the text and verse, activating the language with specificity, and cultivating your personal take on well-known characters or lesser known material they might not have seen before.
DIALECTS AND ACCENTS: From English to Irish to Southern American and beyond, a well executed dialect can be the edge you need to land (and play) that meaty role. I use a multipronged approach that involves ear training to develop an authentic sound, text analysis for clarity of sound substitutions (IPA Proficient), and exercises that pare away stilted and unnatural speech to cultivate an authentic sounding voice that will be your own.
VOICEOVER: I've been booking voiceover gigs on TV, radio, and the internet for over 10 years with clients like Microsoft, Liberty Mutual, UW Medicine, Tableau, Reno Toyota, and Golden One State Credit Union. I can offer tips and tricks of the trade, as well as techniques that can take your VO submissions to the next level and help you book these lucrative contracts.
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· Voice Acting · Online
· Voice Acting · Online
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I am a professional performer, director, and acting coach with over 35 years of experience, and I love leading you to your best work! I can prepare you for a specific audition ( with monologue, sides, or song), or I can provide material so that we can work on a broad set of acting skills and techniques. I will provide guidance, feedback, training, and industry tools, all to have you feeling great about your newly-refined work on stage. My teaching style is energetic and encouraging, and layered with the insights I have gathered from my work as a producer, director, playwright, and performer in all stage genres ....Drama, Improv Comedy, Musical Theater, Comedies, Farce, Commedia dell'Arte. Let's work!
Her award-winning work as a theater-maker boasts numerous projects across a variety of genres, evidenced by a few of her current projects. She directed and produced the workshop and full production of"The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg" a evocative drama about the McCarthy-era convicted spy, and she was recently asked to write the screenplay for it. She wrote and directed "The Curious Picnic" a play for very young children that encourages STEM learning, which toured into schools in the fall of 2018 through Tennes
For seven years Carolyn was the Supervisor of Theater and Music for Metro Nashville Parks Cultural Arts, cultivating arts programming for Nashville's broad demographic. Her work included custom-crafting content to maximize success for older adults, and working with Parks' Disabilities Program to create a performance program for adults with disabilities. She also managed the Z.Alexander Looby Theater, and created the Centennial Black Box Theater.
Carolyn is a faculty member at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where she created and teaches a series of classes for cabaret artists, including Cabaret Toolkit, Cabaret Repertoire, and Improv Comedy for the Musical Artist.
As a corporate soft-skills trainer, and as a consultant in a variety of arts-meets-real-world capacities, Carolyn brings her extensive producer/project-manager background, and her 35 years of creative-arts experience to every project. Her resume also includes work across all sectors (Corporate, Government, freelance, Non-Profit, and Volunteer) and her leadership infuses each project with her signature characteristics of dependability and creativity. Carolyn's expertise includes creation of content, soft-skills training, instructional design, and meeting facilitation. Her consulting expertise includes multi-use facilities, and patron-focused programming.
In 1998 Carolyn founded Spontaneous Comedy Company, which continues to perform improv comedy from their home-base Nashville Jazz Workshop, as well as regionally.
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Character acting is, at least in my eyes, the greatest thrill of the performing arts. Being able to embody the complexities of a person or thing that seems completely different from that of yourself is the ultimate mark of a master of the craft of acting. Join me as we explore the various ranges of the human heart and mind. Create a skill set that will make you a director’s favorite actor. Learn techniques that will not only give you range, but keep you healthy and effective in whatever role you may portray.
I like to teach first from an analytical approach, but then evolve into a point where you can learn to feel in the moment as a character requires. Using proven techniques learned over the 17 years I’ve spent in the business we will prepare you to be able to handle a variety of different roles through technique practices and emotional exercises. Look no further, your path to excellence in character acting starts here!
Together we can master this complicated craft and make you a director’s best friend!
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