Arcadia Conrad, Acting Coach

Arcadia Conrad, Acting Coach

5.0 (19)
1 hire on
1 employee
25 years in business

About this pro

We all have a story to tell. Explore new ways to tell yours. 

Whether you are an actor wanting to work on new material for auditions, or a professional wanted to project a more confident image to help you get ahead on the job, I can work with you to give your best performance. 

I have been coaching, teaching and directing actors for a couple of decades. My former students and clients include Broadway and television actors, attorneys, and leaders across various industries. 

Available for:

Monologue Coaching

Interview Prep

Speech and Presentation Prep

I absolutely love watching people gain confidence and reach their full potential so that they can present themselves in the world in a way that authentically reflects who they are. There's nothing like it!.

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Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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19 Reviews


  • Melinda Marks

    Arcadia is forthright, honest, respectful, and communicative. She knows her stuff.

  • Neeraj Kumar

    She was one of my biggest role models & treated me with respect while working with me. She pushed me in all the right ways

  • Raychel Hatch

    Conrad is a pinnacle of theatre and literature knowledge. She does an exemplary job at cultivating her wisdom into real life skills, important skills for young adolescents that were not taught by other teachers. The way she digs out your potential is engaging and transformative.

  • Sean Gour

    She has a lot of experience and is very good at helping you identify and double down on your strengths, as well as develop areas that need improvement. Very consistent, I had a truly irreplaceable experience being coached by her.

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

I like to connect with them via text or phone first to get a sense of who they are and what they want to get out of the process. 

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

I have been a theatre arts teacher and acting coach since 1994, was raised in the film and television industry, and have a BA from Vassar, an MA from San Jose State University and am well versed in the teaching of acting technique from Stanislavsky to Meisner, Michael Chekhov to Adler to many hybrid acting forms and techniques. 

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

My rates range according to client needs and longevity. 

How did you get started teaching?

I felt a strong calling to this work and began in college.  I run the Theatre Arts program at Cupertino High School and have since 2003 and was Teacher of the Year in 2018. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Everyone from 4 year olds to adult working actors in their golden years. Casual theatre students to collegr auditions. Working Broadway film and television actors. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I see wonderful boosts in self confidence every day in my students! I also love it when their hard work pays off and they book work as actors based on my coaching. 

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

Talk to teachers and make sure you feel comfortable and motivated!

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

What do I truly want to do with this knowledge? 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons