Chiquita's Lessons offers Acting lessons and Spanish lessons for both youth and adults.
Chiquita has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Georgia, spent a year living and studying at the University of Puerto Rico, and holds a graduate certificate in Spanish Interpretation & Translation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Spanish lessons are available from beginning to the advanced level.
Chiquita is also a trained actor that has trained and worked in Los Angeles in film, television, and commercials. Chiquita has a Master's degree in Acting from the University of Virginia where she has also taught at the university level.
In class we work on acting technique as well as scene study/analysis to get the most out of every scene. Cold reading and audition technique are also available. We will practice with various genres of text. Our goal is to have the words transcend from the page into your body, and through your body to the audience using skill and imagination.
With Spanish instruction the goal is to be able to speak the language from the very first class!
I acting classes I love to see students make discoveries in their work and begin to use their imagination to embrace the given circumstances of the scene.
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Chiquita will have a conversation first to discuss your background with Spanish to gain a better understanding of your skill level as well as to gain an understanding of your goals.
Chiquita will discuss your experience with acting. She will then have the student read an age appropriate text to determine level of skill as well as developmental areas.
The goal of each lesson is believability and truthfulness to the circumstances of the story. It will be a great journey!
Chiquita has been trained in interpretation and translation. She has also worked as an interpreter in legal and medical settings.
Chiquita has trained in Los Angeles at the Joanne Baron/ D.W. Brown Studio in the Meisner Technique. The Meisner Technique is a proven technique that works for both stage and the camera.
Chiquita has worked as an acting apprentice with Horizon Theatre in Atlanta where she also acted in original plays.
Chiquita recently completed her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Virginia where she already taught several acting classes.
In addition, Chiquita has worked in leading and co- star roles for television and film. She is excited to begin helping you hone your craft!
Children, teens, and adults.