I tailor each class to the students needs and work with them to polish existing abilities and grow potential strong points. Because I teach acting, movement, dance, dialects, accent reduction, and voice for the actor--- I am able to build a lesson plan that assures growth and enhanced self-esteem in performance. I have almost 20 years of training and professional credits to reinforce the knowledge Ibshare with my students.
My classes are typically in-person. However, due to the current pandemic, as a precaution to myself, my loved ones, and potential/future students, all classes will be done virtually until further notice. I look forward and am working on providing a safe environment to get back to face-to-face classes.
I love seeing my students grow! But more than that, I love what I am able to learn from them. The joy of new talents is infectious and a wonderful reminder of why I do what I do.
Vanessa loves what she does. She brings her expertise and knowledge that she has acquired over her years of school, Theatre, and Film. She truly has a passion for teaching all aspects of acting. I came to Vanessa as a beginner who had never performed anything before. I always knew I could be very good at it, but just never made the move to try it!! Vanessa has been absolutely amazing at teaching all of the skills and knowledge that it takes to become a professional actor. She is a true professional at what she does. I’ve been working with Vanessa for over a year now, and have learned so much, and have come light years in my acting abilities. She has been very honest with me when I need to work harder, and has helped me every step of the way. She also is so excited and lights up when I nail something! Vanessa is patient, yet very instructive. I’m starting this a little later in life, but feel so hopeful and confident in going somewhere with being a professional actor. I could go on and on about Vanessa. My journey so far in following my dream with Vanessa as my teacher has been truly wonderful and a blessing in my life. I would recommend Vanessa to anybody wanting learn as a beginner or a seasoned actor looking to improve and enhance their skills. I’m so grateful to have Vanessa as my teacher, but also as a friend. She cares, is kind, and has a passion that will rub off on you!! I would recommend her for both Men and Women, as well as kids or teens of any age. She is truly a great teacher!! Vanessa is Awesome!!
It’s such an amazing learning experience. She knows exactly how to explain the lesson, and she is very organized and patient. I have learned so much from her, she’s just an amazing instructor and I would recommend her to anyone who really wants to get into acting.
We first have a discussion as to previous learning experiences and what they hope to achieve. Then I do a series of excercises and questions to assess how to build the lessons according to their needs.
I hold a BFA in Theatre from New World School of the Arts College/ University of Florida. I have trained in musical theatre and acting for film and television. I am also currently still an active performer on stage and screen with years of voice acting under my belt.
Private acting lessons start at $60/hr. And payment is to be made bi-weekly (2 classes minimum, paid in advance) or monthly (4 classes, paid in advance). Pricing is based on 1 class a week. But negotiable if multiple classes are needed/wanted and on what the course work is. Pricing for Dialect and Accent Reduction varies.
All kinds and ages! Including students who are simply pursuing classes as a hobby or to better their expression or public speaking and engaging abilities for other fields of work not related to the arts.