Faith It Till You Make It

Faith It Till You Make It

5.0 (5)
2 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

Hey there, my name is Patricia and I am an actress, acting coach, and currently getting my Master's at NYU in drama therapy. I have a passion for teaching, inspiring, and helping my clients beleive in themselves. Faith it Acting is all about reinstilling faith in your dreams to puruse acting.

I enjoy working with people who have a passion and dream for the arts. Acting is such a beautiful profession and once we talk about your goals in the industry, I love tailoring the coaching services to YOUR needs and YOUR specific goals. Making it in the acting world is more than just talent, its a strategic plan, and that is what I am here for.

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Weehawken, NJ 07086
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5 Reviews


  • Hina Cao

    A wonderful experience learning modeling and acting from Patricia. She is genuinely caring towards students and makes class fun and enjoyable. Catching the latest knowledge in the industry. I always look forward toward the class and feel happy being part of it.

  • Richard Bull

    Working with Faith It Till You Make It was a lot of fun work. I learned so much about marketing myself, auditioning for film and commercial productions. I also like to thank Patricia Maria Contreras for all her efforts.

  • Yasi Alvarado

    I greatly enjoyed working with Patricia. She was able to guide me through very important aspects I was missing in my acting carrier. You need strategy in order to be successful in this business. Discovering your brand, and learning how to market your brand are a very important parts of this strategy. Gracias Patricia!!!

  • Emily Marie

    It was so wonderful working with Patricia because she helped me see my acting career from a whole new perspective. This is definitely nothing they teach you in acting school! I feel a lot more comfortable and confident with myself after taking this course. Highly recommend.

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

We first discuss their goals and vision for their future and acting career. I like to get specific as possible with finding out their why, why do they want to do this and where do they want to go with their acting career? Then we focus on personal development and learning more about the importance of a positive mindset, routines, gratitude and more. 

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

I have a BFA in Theatre from Florida International University. I have acted in many plays locally in Miami, FL as well as music video shoots, short films and commercial print work.

I am currently pursing my Master's at NYU to continue my education in Theatre as a Drama Therapist. 

I work as a professional actress with the office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity at Florida International University.  

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

I usually discuss with the students first to see which program works best for them. I offer private online coaching or group lessons. 

How did you get started teaching?

I wanted to be of service to my acting community in the middle of such difficult times. Throughout the pandemic I decided to coach actors online to help them keep the faith in their acting career and to find creative ways to stay involved. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with many different age groups and from new to experienced actors. I once had a client who was only 6 years old and the coaching was done with her and her mom. I also had a client who was already an experienced actress at 28 years old. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have noticed how amazing coaching actors is and how transformative it can be not just for my clients but for myself as the coach as well. 

Making new discoveries and finding new perspectives to how we live life is always so exciting for me. I coach this young girl who told me she had trouble concentrating in school. She is very creative and loves to act, paint, write stories but when it comes to concentrating in class, she just can't. 
I told her to stop seeing her distractions as a negative thing because it will only limit creativity. We found new ways for her to express her creativity so it didn't take away from her getting her class work done. It has helped her so much and I have seen such a difference. It's amazing what a great effect coaching can have on someone's life altogether. 

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

Make sure your acting teacher is currently working in the industry. You do not want to learn old skills and old information about the industry. This industry is everchaning, so learning from someone who understands it is best!

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

Do I want a private coaching experience or do I need group acting lessons?

What am I preparing for? The basics? Or I just need extra push in the skills I already have?

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons