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  • Alice Shikina Acting Lessons

    Alice Shikina Acting Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94621

    5.0 (6)

    I have over 20 years of theatre experience. I have a B.F.A. in acting and worked on an M.F.A. for directing. I am also a producer and playwright.  I produced the Bay One-Acts Festival for 3 years in San Francisco. My play, Okinawa 1945, was produced in San Francisco, Hawaii and went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Among the dozens of shows I directed, a few of my favorites include Equus, Dragonwings and History of Stone.
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  • Full Spectrum Improvisation Workshops

    Full Spectrum Improvisation Workshops

    San Francisco, CA 94112

    5.0 (4)

    FULL SPECTRUM IMPROVISATION is a unique approach that releases powerful creative energy, imagination and natural spontaneity. Beyond comedy "improv" this training activates full emotional and physical range to create improvisational theatre of authenticity and substance. Includes expressive movement and voice, storytelling and acting technique. Joya Cory is the author of TWO WORLDS At The SAME TIME: Full Spectrum Improvisation for The Theatre and Life. She has  taught acting, movement and improvistion for 40 years.
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  • Children's Acting Lessons

    Children's Acting Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94123

    4.8 (4)

    I am a graduate of NYU Tisch's Stella Adler Studio of Acting (MFA Program), and an after-school Drama instructor at the New School of San Francisco. I am also a working actor, having performed in multiple productions in New York City and San Francisco (The Gallery Players, Puppet Shakespeare, and Awesome Theatre Company). I have been acting since childhood and have a passion for mentoring and tutoring young artists. I strive to help my students reach their creative goals and deepen their understanding of the craft.
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  • Juicy D. Light Acting And Burlesque

    Juicy D. Light Acting And Burlesque

    Oakland, CA 94609

    5.0 (2)

    With more than 25 years of experience burlesque dancing and acting, I am able to work with beginners and assist seasoned professionals in shining brighter. I work with individuals and troupes. 

  • Climate Narwhal

    Climate Narwhal

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    5.0 (1)

    I have been a professional artist and athlete performing internationally since the age of 14 in the forms of Meisner acting, stand-up comedy, writing, ballet, flamenco, spanish dance, modern dance, hip hop, gymnatsics, salsa, belly dance, singing, choreographing, directing. I perform in shows/films/projects and teach regularly. I teach all of these genres as well as personal training and barre/hiit/cardio classes. More information at
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  • Tina's Music Lessons

    Tina's Music Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    I was raised in a musical household, started playing piano at the age of four, and began teaching classical piano when I was 16. Though I have been formally teaching off-and-on since then, I've found it incredibly rewarding and have always been happy to teach any friends or family who showed an interest in learning. I have taken voice lessons from Broadway, Classical, and Gospel instructors and, as a theatre performer, have also studied voice as an actor. Having spent two years as the Soprano section leader for a local choir, I use and teach methods that both strengthen the voice as well as
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  • Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

    Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

    Pacifica, CA 94044

    We are a non-profit children's Performing Arts School. We offer classes and private lessons and summer camps. We do have adults in our private studios and a dance class or two. Established in 1994, we operate in Pacifica primarily but have outreach in schools and preschools as far as San Francisco.  We offer session based training in music, dance, theatre, improvisation and musical theatre. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, cello, violin and guitar. We have a Dance Company for ages 7 to 19 with 4 levels offered and produce a dance concert yearly. Our dance classes have recitals at
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  • Kids On Camera TV/Film Acting School

    Kids On Camera TV/Film Acting School

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Award winning Kids on Camera TV/Film Acting School, established in 1981, for ages 4-18, improves audition skills for stage, TV, and film. Expand creativity thru improvisation and build confidence. Learn physical comedy and work with scripts. Video feedback makes learning fun. Student success stories include speech contest winners; Ethan DiSalvio on Nickelodeon's, HENRY DANGER, Bridgit Mendler on Disney’s GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. email   
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  • Cindy Heen Dance Lessons

    Cindy Heen Dance Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94613   Cindy Heen has been dancing since the early age of 2. Currently she is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and working on her MFA in Dance at Mills College in California. During the fall of 2017, she will be teaching a Jazz Class at Mill’s as a graduate student. With her studies, she is becoming a dance scholar. She has her Florida Department of Education Certificate to teach dance in public schools for grades K-12. She has a strong background in Vaganova Method Ballet and teaches ballet from this base. Recently she worked for American
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  • Nicole Apostol Bruno, Teaching Artist

    Nicole Apostol Bruno, Teaching Artist

    Santa Clara, CA 95051

    I am a classically trained, working theatre actor with experience in Shakespeare, contemporary works, mime, and mask work. After graduating with my BFA from Southern Oregon University, I have worked consistently in various regional theatres on the West Coast. While I of course will discuss with you what you would like to achieve, my aim is to teach my students how to approach any text or piece fearlessly and with freedom. Whether this be a hobby, an aspiration, or simply a way to break out of your shell, I strive to help you live presently and completely in your body, to follow your impulses,
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  • Sara Judge, Teacher

    Sara Judge, Teacher

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Hi! My name is Sara Judge. I have been performing and playing guitar for over 20 years. I am a guitar teacher that focuses on a combination of technique, learning to read music, and most importantly harnessing your creativity. I find out what my students are passionate about and tailor lessons to fit their needs and help them fulfill their goals. I am an accomplished songwriter and can help students interested in songwriting get started, develop their techniques, learn how to arrange their song, and perfect their own style. I first started teaching acting to teens at the Walnut Street Theat
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  • Acting Lessons

    Acting Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    Laura is an actor/producer/worker bee living in the Bay Area. She is known for her powerful, raw performances-- abusive drunk moms, silent suffering political wives, and stern judges with hearts of gold. Trained in Meisner technique at Waterfront Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, Laura's artistic foundation includes tremendous respect and compassion for her characters' struggles and vulnerabilities. "We are all these people and these people are us." For booking and other inquiries, contact Laura.
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  • Beverly Hills Playhouse

    Beverly Hills Playhouse

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    One of the best acting classes in Los Angeles expanded north In September 2009, when the Beverly Hills Playhouse opened the BHP San Francisco Acting School, under the leadership of longtime industry and BHP veteran, Robert Zimmerman. Since then, Robert has led the charge each Monday and Wednesday night in the clean theatre at 414 Mason Street, #502, San Francisco, CA 94102.  The class now regularly numbers over 20 students who have developed an uncommon camaraderie and enthusiasm for their studies. The BHP San Francisco Acting School has close administrative and emotional ties to the fame
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  • Pro Audio Voices

    Pro Audio Voices

    Fairfax, CA 94930

    I love helping great stories come alive, and acting is one of the primary tools to make this happen. I have a lot of experience working with students of all ages and love helping each individual find the keys to their own acting success. I got my MFA in Acting in 1981 and have been acting professionally since then, teaching and coaching off and on. I run my own very successful audiobook production company, Pro Audio Voices. You can see more about my theatre work here and my audition coaching here: You can also find me on L
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  • Voices Inc

    Voices Inc

    Burlingame, CA 94011

    As a professional actor/teacher with many years to my credit starting with the movie The Ten Commandments to the classic TV series Family Affair where I played the role of Cissy to 2018 where I just finished a pilot for a TV series.  I have taught at Voice One Studio in SF for 20 years and  have a masters degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA. I love to help new students get started in the business. Please check out my IMDB and Wikipedia pages under Kathy Garver
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  • Black Box (Theatre)

    Black Box (Theatre)

    Oakland, CA 94605

    We're a creative powerhouse. 2 artists, 1 Brand. Peter is the winner of the 2013 SF Weekly Best Classical Theater Mentor of the Bay Area, veteran award-winning actor and director L. Peter Callender brings to coaching his 35 years of theater experience.  He has taught acting Shakespeare for CalShakes and San Francisco School for the Arts.  He has been private Shakespeare coach to Erica Gimpel, Michelle Pfeiffer and professional actors throughout the Bay Area. Mr Callender's theater credits span coast to coast including: Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater, New York Shak
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  • InVariant Productions

    InVariant Productions

    Benicia, CA 94510

    With over 20 years of acting experience for stage and film, Chadrick has been a constant presence in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Now working mostly as a producer and acting on the side, he is teaching acting to help others learn the advanced techniques that have worked for him for so many years. 

  • Cat Brooks Consulting

    Cat Brooks Consulting

    Oakland, CA 94607

    I have over 30 years of classical theatrical experience.  I specialize in helping new people to the field develop the discipline of the craft and veterans to maintain it.  I received my degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and studied at the Royal National Theater Studio of London.  I have performed all over the world including Lady MacBeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Feativa and I was recently nominated for a Bay Area Theater Critics Award for my role as Yolanda in Robin Bradfords "Low Hanging Fruit".
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  • Steven Allen Reaves Tutoring

    Steven Allen Reaves Tutoring

    Berkeley, CA 94708

    I have a passion for educating all students. I first get to know the student's strengths and learning preferences. I assess students in reading, writing, and math, in order to understand how to address the learning needs in each of the areas. Furthermore, I assist students with developing management and organizational skills, which are essential in achieving any academic goals. 

  • Joshua Marx Acting Lessons

    Joshua Marx Acting Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94121

    I am an award winning professional Actor, Director, and Teacher of Thatre with over 16 years experience in the industry. I hold an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University, am a Professor of Theatre Arts at San Jose State University, and have worked in some of the most prestigious theatres across the country.  Having recently moved from New York City to the Bay Area, I have extensive experience teaching students of ages ranging from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals, from students in grade school to University level, to adult and senior classes.  I specialize in working in th
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  • SF Actors Workshop

    SF Actors Workshop

    San Bruno, CA 94066 founder Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest for the Mynah Films feature film Fiona’s Script. Her primetime credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), Bones (FOX), Gilmore Girls (ABC), and Trauma (NBC). She has voiced characters in international video games and cartoons, directed several theater productions at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and produced several short films. She has booked national campaigns for American Express, Toyota, Lowes, and Stationmaste
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  • Coaching With Miia

    Coaching With Miia

    Suisun City, CA 94585

    Welcome! A session with me is exactly what you need to get to the next level. With my training in The Method, Linklater, Stella Adler, and Meisner Technique, I will help you develop your character from the tips of their toes all the way to the crown of their heads. We will develop an authentic character that stems solely from you: your life, your experiences, your truth. Often actors look from without to try and "find" their characters. I believe we should turn inward on that journey.
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  • Alison Whismore

    Alison Whismore

    Alameda, CA 94501

    800x600 I am a veteran teaching artist and actress - having worked for over 27 years.  I've co-developed and led communications workshops and drama workshops in several countries, working with clients' personal and professional development. Please check out my website at for more information on my work and passion as a Teaching Artist as well as demo videos! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
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  • Maryssa Wanlass Acting

    Maryssa Wanlass Acting

    Emeryville, CA 94608

    I am the Artistic Director of Utopia Theatre Project, as well as an equity actor and teacher. With over fifteen years professional experience, I have performed on stages all over the Bay Area, and have done film and commercial work. I teach all kinds of acting, including Shakespeare and Improv, to all age groups. I especially love to coach for auditions! I studied at Mills College and the Moscow Art Theatre. My style is very supportive and technique-based. I look forward to helping you achieve your acting goals. 
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  • Studio 1010

    Studio 1010

    Hayward, CA 94541

    Hi! Welcome to the core of acting, the fine art of creating illusion with the essential you. [Please Note: My classes, group or private, are for ages 19 and up.] To begin, many acting teachers or coaches will want to give you technical pointers and some sort of "template" of what they may say acting is. To be clear, this is not my focus in teaching-- or mainly guiding as it might be called. Yes, I can very well give methods and "tricks of the trade", coming from my 20 year professional acting experience in film, theater (also directing) and some television. But I've retained certain basic prin
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  • Wiley Entertainment

    Wiley Entertainment

    Richmond, CA 94801

    I have studied with the best. I teach the best practices in the field.  And I customize that training to match the interest, willingness to learn, and personality of each student.  Every student that studied with me has left with a personal sense of achievement, whether they studied one-on-one of in a group setting.

  • Voices, Inc

    Voices, Inc

    Burlingame, CA 94010

    Award winning actor and voice over talent Teacher for twenty years of speech diction audio book narration, (four Audie awards) how to  create characters for multi media, toys, games   And animation Have starred in five animated series including the voice of Firestar in Marvel's Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends As well as on camera as "Cissy" in the classic iconic tv series Family Affair Join me for a successful path to a voice over career and/or adjunct to your acting career! Check out my imdb Wikipedia and Facebook all under the moniker of Kathy Garver.
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