I am knowledgable about what I am teaching. I am flexible to different learning styles. I think it is important to really see the artist and help them go in the direction they are going. My past acting students have gone on to have promising careers in acting and they are not just students, they are friends.
I am very passionate about the art and science of storytelling. Acting is the aspect of storytelling that involves advanced play. We all have what it takes to act, it is innate. However, there are many technological components that help us to engage in advanced play. My 10 years in acting and my MFA in acting give me the tools to share this craft with others. I love to see people learn and be set free by unlocking thier own genious. I hope you let me facilite those exciting discoveries.
Extremely professional and prepared. Came in every day with a positive attitude and made sure that the classes were as enjoyable for everyone as they were educational.
Christen is a fantastic teacher! She's not afraid to think outside of the box when teaching and is great at finding what works for each individual student. She tailors each lesson to her students and is extremely passionate about the work she does with them.
She is an absolutely wonderful teacher. Acting can be very emotional and sensitive, especially when it is a tough subject or your working very hard on a piece. She handles it with such kindness. She is honest, kind, supportive and incredibly talented. I have had the pleasure of working with her as my Acting teacher and also have watched her perform. Her teaching and talent is equally wonderful. I would highly recommend her to all acting levels. Beginners and seasoned actors looking for a bit of feedback. If your interested in acting or want coaching, I would highly recommend her!
Extremely encouraging. Brought out the best in me and my class mates. Really clear actions and pushed us to experiment which led to beautiful moments in scenes. Would take time out of her day to help me rehearse. Was always there if you needed advise or help for auditions and practicals. Helped me with an audition which I ended up getting the role for. I don’t think I would have been as lucky without her advise, tweaking and teaching. I still use her techniques today. The most pivotal point was she helped me believe in myself when I had started doubting myself.
My process depends on the student and their needs. I am fortunate to have a lot of tools in my craft and the experience to know when to employ different tools. It has helped me to see what is blocking other actors from reaching a goal in their craft. Different people have different artistic blocks and comunication is an important part of removing those blocks so that the artist can unleash their own divine creative genious.
I have a Masters in Fine Arts in Acting
Years of professional work in the buisness in both New York and Los Anges
I am a member of both acting unions SAGAFTRA and AEA
A Bachelor of Arts and Science in Theatre
I have also taken specialty classes and workshops with the best practicioners in the english speaking world.
I think acting classes should be attainable to all and want to keep my rates low to accomidate people of different economic backgrounds.
I first started teaching in graduate school
I have worked with students of all backgrounds and experience levels. No matter how advanced you are or if you are just beginning, I can help you take it to the next level.
I was very fond of a show I recently played the lead in at Arizona Theatre Company. We got a standing ovation every night and closing night was very emotional and special for me.
I would say make sure you find a teacher who see's you, the human, the artist. In this work, if your teacher can't see understand you and where you are trying to go, then there will be a lot of comminication issues that can get in the way of progress in your craft.
Don't think too hard, just tell us what you want and go from there. Be brave, and dare to want big things from yourself so that your teacher shares those ambitions for you.
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