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Stage Heroes

Stage Heroes

5.0 16 Reviews
There are a lot of improv schools in Chicago but very few teach the Storytelling style of Improv of Keith Johnstone. If you want to become a master storyteller, if you want to be quicker on your feet and be able to craft both short and long scenes, you need absolutely need to know this style of Improv.If you want to stand out in a city with so many great improvisers, Stage Heroes is the school that will give you an edge on everybody else. ... View Profile
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Leah Raidt- Acting Coach & Mentor

Leah Raidt- Acting Coach & Mentor

5.0 9 Reviews
Hello! My name is Leah Raidt, and I am professional actor based in Chicago, IL. I run the kids and teen on-camera training programs at The Green Room Studio, where I have taught for the last six years. I coach privately out of The Green Room Studio's two locations in Ravenswood and Ukranian Village. My services incude audition coaching and professional taping, monologue selection, and actor business plan consulting and mentorship. I have clients of all ages starting at 4.5 years old. Specialties include college and grad school audition prep, getting an agent, and bringing your audition to the next level. I look forward to helping you build co ... View Profile
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Ginger Schmidt - Acting Coach

Ginger Schmidt - Acting Coach

5.0 5 Reviews
-Trained in Michael Chekhov technique through the Michael Chekhov Studio Chicago -Proven techniques to get that college callback/scholarship -Beginning actors gain confidence -Non intimadeting techniques to get your career started -Friendly, positive advice for young students -Using 30+ years of training, and paying it forward -Illnois certified drama teacher -Mississippi certified drama teacher -5+ years teaching experience, grades k-12 -Passionate about theatre -2014 awarded Best Director in Seconadary for the state of Mississippi -2014 awarded best ensemble for state for students production of "The Oddyssey" -2014 awarded best theatre for ... View Profile
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The Class Act Studios

The Class Act Studios

5.0 5 Reviews
Most acting classes just teach aimlessly. I find out what my actors' goals are and teach to them. This equals success in a timely manner. I've been an acting coach/director/mentor for 10 years. I have a published book on acting with another one to be out by summer '18. Under my direction/coaching, my actors have acheived state championships titles as well as other awards and accolades. https://www.facebook.com/theclassactstudios/ www.doriansantiago.com ... View Profile
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Jeff Parker Acting Coach

Jeff Parker Acting Coach

5.0 4 Reviews
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Dawn Arnold / Chekhov Studio Chicago

Dawn Arnold / Chekhov Studio Chicago

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching artist career is all about enabling the talent of actors and guiding them through my experience with the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. I teach classes and workshops in my studio, Chekhov Studio Chicago, and coach actors individually. I find that class instruction is the best beginning as it establishes a foundation. Some students might feel more comfortable one on one, and I am happy to help them. You can find out more about me on the site of my theatre company, Moving Dock Theatre and Chekhov Studio Chicago -  About me:  http://www.movingdock.org/site/about-dawn-arnold/ About the studio: http://www.movingdock.org/si ... View Profile
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The Language And Music School

The Language And Music School

5.0 4 Reviews
Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements (if you are following Common Core's markers). Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow The Language & Music School to offer an expert-led and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need. We set you up with a one on one teacher for an 8 week session ... View Profile
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Burnett School Of Performing Arts

Burnett School Of Performing Arts

5.0 3 Reviews
Our school offers dance classes from toddler to seniors. From Fairytale Ballet for beginner and novice dancers to pre professional dance classes. We are 5 mins. from White Sox Park in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Easy access using public transportation with ample Free Parking. All of our childrens classes are held on Saturday's. Call and schedule your child's trial class today and take advantage of our special Introductory Offer for 2018. ... View Profile
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Avalon Agency

Avalon Agency

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello my name is Robert and I teach beginning guitar lessons on acoustic guitars to students 18 and older, we also teach beginning level acting, career counseling as well as vocal training for actors and musicians. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years as well as a teacher. My background has been playing throughout the country at various venues and I have been written up in online and articles for my work. Music is my greatest passion as a performer and a respecter of musical artists. I love what I do and it shows throughout my work. My agency is located inside a gorgeous Mansion located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood on ... View Profile
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BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a working Character Actor for 25+ years.  I've produced a Music Video and a Film Short (Film Short currently on Festival Circuit!).  Spent most of my life as a Stage Actor...but last 8 years in the Indie Film Circuit.  I have only done Private Acting Coaching as it's a much more personal connection that I feel is really needed for a good trust factor as well as getting to the Nuggets within my clients much faster!  I am all about helping you HONE your Craft Skills & helpiing you dump your Unique things standing in your way of Working Progress. Which can be Twitches, Confidence, just plain acting ability...etc.&nbs ... View Profile
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IMPROV - ACTING  Classes

IMPROV - ACTING Classes

5.0 2 Reviews
Actual performer it's not just theory  Some kids aren't suited for sports, ACTING can improve confidence and it's so much FUN I've performed improvisational comedy, sketch comedy ,Shakespeare ,Tennessee Williams ,Arthur Miller etc.   Give me a call  or send me an email .Get on STAGE .Do it WHEN you're young  . [email protected]
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Edi Acting Coach

Edi Acting Coach

5.0 2 Reviews
If you want to immerse yourself in the experience, full-time programs provide the intensity and curriculum to prepare you as an actor. You are throwing yourself into acting 100%. 
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The Workshop For Actors

The Workshop For Actors

5.0 2 Reviews
I take a holistic approach to the industry that I'm a part of. Being prepared for your auditions is important, but so is knowing how to manage your career, your relationships and your sanity so that you are a whole, happy, sane human who is able to love what they do, and continue to do it sustainably.
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Michael Orr Productions Theatre On Skates Academy

Michael Orr Productions Theatre On Skates Academy

5.0 2 Reviews
Greetings, I am Michael Orr, a five (5) time U.S Figure Skating National competitor and regional champion. I provide full service management in the Performing Arts advancing staged musicals, plays, and dance performances while figure skating.  My classes are designed to teach students of all ages and backgrounds in a positive and fun environment.
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Weddington Studios

Weddington Studios

5.0 2 Reviews
Learn how to be creatively open and available and in the moment!  Great training for those just starting and fantastic for those more advanced students!‚Äč Become more confident and unleash your creative potential. Dive into personal exploration of belief in your acting work. Push your actor training to exciting new levels of discovery and success. Gain valuable technical skills that assist in releasing truth during any creative process. It is our goal that upon completion of our workshops participants will:1)  Have established a strong acting skill set.2) Be equipped with an artistic edge that will help diff ... View Profile
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True Muse Music & Performing Arts

True Muse Music & Performing Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
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The Natural Actresspreneur

The Natural Actresspreneur

3.0 1 Review
I am passionate about my work. I make sure that every experience I have on set, at an internship, in front of and behind the camera, etc are lesson learning moments. Which means I can take what I've learned and teach other; I pay attention to detail.
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CRC Theatricals

CRC Theatricals

5.0 1 Review
In addition to my work as a director I provide individual and group lessions in theater performance and improv. I work with students of all ages to make their work more dynamic, think outside the box, and build strong, interesting charcters. I draw from my years of training in improv, Viewpoints, Stanslavski’s method, classical theater (including Greek, Shakespeare, and others), and physical theater to help provide individualized lessons to bring out the best in my students. I also help with memorization techniques and basic vocal exersizes (projection, diction, tempo, basic dialect work).  ... View Profile
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Darryn Glass, Actor, Teacher

Darryn Glass, Actor, Teacher

5.0 1 Review
Three years of training at Acting Studio Chicago has led to 2 very successful years of professional acting, with multiple plays, musicals and film projects on my resume.  Actors "act", though we sometimes get too caught up in emoting or trying to tell a story.  The axiom that has resonated with me is "Show, don't tell".  I teach the system Acting Studio does, that of Michael Shurtleff in his book Audition.  Through 12 (plus one added later) guideposts, he talks about choosing actions designed to affect your scene partner(s) that are transitive (they are done to your scene partners), repeatable, and yet flexible enough to a ... View Profile
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Play.Sing.Act, LLC

Play.Sing.Act, LLC

5.0 1 Review
Hey All,  My name is April Vargo and here's a little bit about who I am and what I do..... I left the conventional classroom to open my own business - one that would inspire both children and adults, encourage collaboration, and allow people to grow their passions. I am passionate about music, theatre, and education. I am fortunate to get to work in the field I love while helping others do what they love. I provide opportunities to participate in music and theatre in a virtual capacity globally. I design and teach group classes and private instruction. I write curriculum for teachers to institute into their own classrooms.Play.Sing. ... View Profile
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No Acting Please

No Acting Please

The best selling book No Acting Please and Morris System focuses on a "how" for the actor, giving them specific tools and techniques to stop acting and start Being. See what Johnny Depp has to say about No Acting Please at www.NoActingPlease.com
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Performing Arts Studio

Performing Arts Studio

Our mission is to offer a unique training space for individuals interested in learning and enhancing their knowledge and practice of the performing arts. We focus on the training of the integral self,  body, voice, emotions and psyche. We seek to foster the application of these principles on stage and in daily life. Whether you are a performer looking to tune and expand your instrument or just interested in discovering yourself through the arts, the Performing Arts Studio strives offers an accessible, supportive community where you can achieve personal goals and set new ones. ... View Profile
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Covered Bridge Studions

Covered Bridge Studions

We've worked with over 1,000 students, children, teens and adults, since 1993.  Our approach is based on a number of methods including Meisner, Strasberg and an improvisational system created from my years at Chicago's Second City. All instruction is created with the student's needs and current abilities in mind.  We do not use a cookie-cutter approach.
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Scales Of Success

Scales Of Success

Get an intensive on improve acting for commercial and theatrical film, how to stand out at an audition, how to rebook a gig, commercial energy boosts, and from page to reality character creation both. For theatrical and commercial spots.
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Oryana Quintero: Acting Coach, Actor, Director

Oryana Quintero: Acting Coach, Actor, Director

I have been an Actor for over 25 years.  I started in Musical Theater then progessed through Contemporary to finding my place in Shakespeare and hold a BA in Theater from Columbia College, Chicago. I love acting, it is my passion and what I was born to do. It is telling a story through self exploration, using your body and emotions to create a world that breathes in a place that is safe. I've been teaching through a theater program at a middle school near me for just over a year and now directing/assistant directing a few shows during the school year season. My focus is Acting Basics, Character Development, Vocal Expression and Shakespea ... View Profile
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English And Spanish Acting Coach

English And Spanish Acting Coach

One very special feature of this program is that we first teach you how to overcome nervousness and shyness before you even think of acting. Actors used to be called players for a reason. We play the greatest game that we used to play as children, the game of pretend. In order to truly get lost in this game, nervousness and shyness MUST be overcome. Our motto is, "if we're not having fun, then we're doing something wrong". Ever wonder what the difference is between regular acting and Academy award winning acting? The answer is "feeling". Never "act" like a character but "become" the character by lending your real feelings and emotions. We ach ... View Profile
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Perry Cavitt Drama Teacher

Perry Cavitt Drama Teacher

My name is Perry Cavitt. I am DePaul University Theatre School Graduate. I have worked as a Professional Actor, Writer, And Director in the Chicagoland area for years. I have worked in several productions on Stage Film, Commercials, Voiceovers, and Toured Europe. I teach Drama Residencies as part of After School Programs and Summer Camps. I’ve worked for Hallery 37, and After School Matters. I’ve taught Drama at The Christopher School, Frances Xavier Ward School, The Lab Academy, and The Byrd School. I work with young students from K -8th grade. Teach my students how to organize their thoughts and ideas in order to create and perf ... View Profile
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CHICAGO TALENT COACH SERVICES

CHICAGO TALENT COACH SERVICES

Chicago's Most Recommended career development for Actors, Executives, Models, Vocalists and Small Businesses. What differentiates us "Personal Attention You Need & Deserve" Highly Recommended Respected & Connected - 20k People Network Diverse Knowledge of Industry and Business www.chicagotalentcoach.com
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Scott Olson - Acting Lessons

Scott Olson - Acting Lessons

I have been an actor in Chicago for over 25 years and a teacher in the Theatre Department at Columbia College for 18.  I also was an instructor at Act One Studios for many years. I have taught a variety of classes in Acting on many different levels, have taught basic Voice classes, created a Viewpoints Scene Study class at Act One, and have taught many audition workshops and monologue coaching sessions.  I am interested in helping actors get to the heart of their work, whether it is for audition prep or learning the skills of being an actor.  As I tell my classes at Columbia, in order to succeed working with me you need to do t ... View Profile
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Northwest Chicago Theatre Lessons

Northwest Chicago Theatre Lessons

Theatre is supposed to be fun, exciting and unique! I not only like to teach the fundamentals and basics of theater, but I like teaching the harder side of theater classes. Learn monologue assistance, directing and play writing assistance as well as scene study and characteristics  I have been directing, writing plays/musicals, and acting since the age of 7! As a soon to be 30 year old,  I have the knowledge in the skills to help you succeed. I went to Columbia College in Chicago for theater and film and I was in every single high school production as well as junior high production. I have been in more than 300 productions since the ... View Profile
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