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A bit about me:
I am a working Chicago actress originally from Indianapolis, IN. I graduated from Ball State University with a B.A. in Acting. For three years I lived in Los Angeles pursuing opportunities in film and television. I am a member of SAG/AFTRA and with the help of my agents and manager, I worked on many t.v. shows including Numbers, Commander and Chief and McBride (starring John Larroquette). After realizing how much I missed being on stage, I moved to New York City. I spent two years performing off Broadway before finally landing in Chicago to attend graduate school. In 2013, I earned my M.F.A. in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Currently, I am Co-Artistic Director and Director of New Works with The Arc Theatre. Additionally, I direct plays for other prominent theatre companies in the city. I am capable of teaching a variety of theatre skills, including classical techniques, performance of literature and speaking voice.
A bit about you:
YOU are a new actor, an experienced actor or "getting-back-into-the-swing-of-it" actor. YOU need help with an upcoming camera or theatre audition, choosing new monologues, developing a script, exploring different techniques, or understanding this fantastic business.
YOU are excited, scared and most importantly READY TO DIVE IN!
I am here for YOU!
*** Lesson Details ***
I am extremely laid back and open to trying new things. In a lesson, you can expect to bravely explore the world of acting in a safe, nurturing environment. I believe in the "YES" philosophy- anything is possible and everything is valid in developing a creative life. There are no wrong answers! Just millions of GOOD questions. Acting is DOING and through trial error, anyone with the drive and determination can be a successful performer. I will instill the confidence and skills you need to take the next step in your acting career- whatever that may be!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a growing library of books on acting, auditioning and play scripts. I am happy to loan you material and use any of my resources to further your learning.
*** Travel Equipment ***
We can both provide music, books and props as needed.
*** Specialties ***
Shakespeare, Contemporary, Film, Dialects
I enjoy meeting new people and helping them reach their goals, whatever those may be :) I'm here for you!
She was respectful and easygoing, both professional and fun.
It's important for me to get to know you so I can create personalized lesson plans. Who you are, how you describe yourself, your likes and dislikes, favorite music, etc. tells me what kind of material you'll connect with and what exercises will best help you achieve your goals!
I have a B.A. in Acting from Ball State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I am Co-Artistic Director of The Arc Theatre.
I charge $60/hour. You can book me in 30 minute/60 minute/90 minute slots.
I started teaching when I completed my Masters program. I love running my theatre company and being a part of the Chicago theatre scene, but one of these days I plan to move on and focus on teaching.
I've worked with a variety of folks. Most of my students are in high school and book me to work on college theatre program auditions. I've worked with non-actors who want to see what it's all about, improve their breathing and vocal habits or build confidence.
It's important to find someone you connect with. Acting requires trust and vulnerability, choose someone who makes you feel comfortable and supported.
Just be ready to discuss your goals- even if the goal is just to have fun and learn something new, that's good info for your teacher to know!
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