After working professionally throughout Central FL and completing grad school, I can proudly say I'm a classically trained actor. I studied abroad for two years, largely because I questioned how and why Actors from the UK are filling roles here in the US. I recently graduated with my Master of Fine Arts in Acting (The British Tradition) from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. I also graduated from the University of South Florida with my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance. Studying abroad offered an advantage to my skillset, developing more technique to add to my toolbelt.
I've been nominated and won various awards. I am certified in unarmed combat (US/UK). I've learned through various instructors under the techniques of (Movement) Laban; (Voice) Linklater, Estill; (Acting) Meisner, Stanislavki, Chehkov, and Practical Aesthetics. Each of the acting techniques differ in how they are taught, but they all reach for a universal truth within a character.
I've been professionally acting since 2006, starring in a regional commercial, but began acting in the fourth grade back in 1993. I continued acting classes, drama club, and school shows throughout grade school. When it came time for college I continued the pursuit of being a highly skilled actor. It brings joy to my soul to teach, entertain, and affect an audience. And, it brings a huge smile on my face when friends have previously asked for audition help. Then I humbly get to pat my back when they book. I pray to do the same for you.
Robert is such a Great acting coach! He worked with me on my audition pieces for a up coming audition. He helped me feel grounded in the source material as well as help me connect the thoughts. By the end of our sessions I felt extremely confidenet about my audition. Robert exceeded my expectations as a Coach!
For new students I Learn the individual, Discover prior knowledge, Set goals, Warm-up, possibly Introduce new method of Acting, and finally Attack the character/material!!!
MFA- ACTING: ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE (UK)
BA- THEATRE PERFORMANCE: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (TAMPA, FL)
AA: PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Depends on locale; $60/hr minimum
Helping others for auditions and roles started my quest to assist others in being their best.
Working professionally with young actors, my colleagues, and peers has given me the skills to help others learn, have fun, and succeed.
I combined my love for Acting and New-Media/Technology for my Graduate thesis. I'm a vanguard of this research, bringing other realities to acting. I look forward to further developments.
Hire someone who has gone or worked where you dreams lay.
The main questions/answers a student should always have/know are what goals are to be reached, and how they perceive themselves 1, 5, and 10 years from now.