As an educator to the next generation of actors, I like to teach both the skills of the trade as well as the nature of the business itself. Many programs will create very talented performers, but leave them without any idea of where to go once they've graduated.
In addition to being a full-time actor/teacher currently, I have numerous regional and national tour credits on my resume in a career that has just passed 20 years long.
Theatre and Acting have always been my passion in life, and recognizing/encouraging this passion in others has been a singular joy I've discovered amid building my own career.
Whether it is in group settings or 1 on 1 lessons, I'm thrilled when I can help other performers discover new skills.
I got the chance to work with Nathan while performing in Avenue Q and he taught me how to puppeteer as someone who had absolutely no experience. With him I got some great excercises and notes which I was then able to work on, which really helped me bring my puppet to life. He was always open to put in extra work if anyone was having difficulty, which made all the difference in our ending performances.
Nathan is amazing person to work with, he really knows the ins and outs of puppetry and I have learned so much while being in a production of Avenue Q at my school with him being our puppet master!!! A very outstanding person to work with!!
Every student is different, but I prefer to spend the first few sessions having an open dialogue about theatre and their views/thoughts on acting. This allows me to establish a baseline and develop a curriculum that will more specifically target what they want to work towards.
I hold my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from NAU.
Additionally, I have been performing professionally since I was 7 years old in venues across the country including national tours.
My first meeting with a student is always free as I want to be sure we are a good fit for eachother as student/pupil. Once it's determined that you'd like to hire me, individual lessons are $55/hr with reduced rates for recurring classes.
Theatre is a collaborative art, and I believe it is always important to learn. To encourage this in others, I decided to pass along my knowledge to those who want to learn.
I have taught students as young as 10 to as old as college freshman, and have had success in the entire range.
This being said, the more advanced techniques and philosophy is best taught to students 14 and older.
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