Inspired Imaginations

Inspired Imaginations

5.0 (1)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I help students build confidence in themselves and to find what makes them unique and special. I will inspire my students to believe in themselves as I teach them how to use their imaginations through acting. It is my hope that all children find the magic that theatre can bring to their life and to help them believe that anything is possible if they set their mind to it. My students will gain a sense of self and find what they are passionate about. 

I have a degree in Theatre and I have been an actor since I was 10 years old. I am 29 and have been teaching theatre since I was just 14 years old. My experience as an actor helps my to connect with my students and understand the actor's point of view. 

I have 4 years of Children's Theatre directing as well as 2 years of work at a private acting studio. 

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Tempe, AZ 85281
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  • Adena Astrowsky

    Angela Kriese has helped to inspire the imagination of my three children for over five years. She has an ability to push children to reach new levels, take pride and ownership in their work, and inspire them to try out and take on roles only imaginable. I have seen a huge growth in my childrens’ talent and confidences since we started working with Angela and am forever grateful for the opportunities (including performing on the Carnegie Hall stage) that she has helped my children achieve. –Adena Astrowsky


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My first lesson will act as an assessment. I want to learn about the student and what their hopes and goals are for their lessons with me. I adapt all of my lessons for what the student is wanting to learn. We would also play some fun, ice-breaker acting games so they can start to feel comfortable with me. This is very important. I want to build a strong relationship with my students. Being an actor can be very vulnerable, so I want to build a strong level of trust right from my first impression. I want them to feel comfortable with me so they have the freedom to be themselves. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Bacherlor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University.

I have directed nearly 25 Children's Theatre Musicals.

I worked at a private studio where I acted as the acting coach for two years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is $60 for an hour and $30 for a half hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started when I was just a teenager. I began as a counselor at a theatre summer camp and I taught and directed the shows. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all youth ages. As young as three and as old as 19.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone that you trust, that you feel that will give you the experience and education that you are desiring. Ask questions and make sure that your teacher is clear on what you are looking for. My goal is to make my students happy and fulfilled at the end of every lesson. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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What are their weaknesses that they want to work through?

Lessons offered

Child Acting Lessons Acting Classes