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5 years in business

About this pro

 I have worked with top coaches in the industry. I am currently booking acting work. So my classes are based on my experience as an actor and my years of study.

I focus on the following:

TV/Film on Camera technique vs Theater work

Audition dos' and don'ts and technique and Self-tapes in times of Covid.

Script analysis

Script technique

Scene work (monologues, scenes)

Voice, Posture, dancing, singing, warm-up exercises why is this important? you will learn why when you take the class.

I don't teach a specific method because as an actor I believe being your natural self sells a lot more than just knowing methods or techniques. However, I do incorporate some other techniques (Method, Stanislavski, Mamet)

Industry do's and don'ts, what to expect, what's trending, how to stay in the now, in the know. Sag membership, vs nonunion. Best websites to find work that is legitimate. I am a bicoastal actor, meaning I work in California as well as Boston and New York. I share my experiences of being a multifaceted actor. 

The business of acting (headshots, resumes, equipment, hair, makeup, manager vs agent should you have one, casting directors)

In general, in my class, you get it all. It depends really on you and what you are seeking to do with the class. Ultimately I build the class around your needs. I am here to bring the best of you.

Starting an acting career can be frustrating especially if you are not familiar with the terminology or you don't know where to start. So many people will tell you different things and may end up advising you incorrectly. This is why I decided to teach others the ropes at an affordable rate and have done extensive research on the subject so you don't have to. I teach my students the reality of this industry and at the same time give them the motivation, encouragement, connections, and tools they will need to get going and become amazing and successful.

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Waltham, MA 02451
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  • Cheryl Carter

    I had the pleasure of meeting Eli on the rainiest day here in Boston..she brought the sun out! The knowledge,sincerity and training I received from her will certainly set me in the right direction with some of the best resources available here in Boston. Her enthusiasm and demeanor really helped me understand the world of acting and I do so much want to be apart of that. Thank you Eli...for sharing what you have learned and experienced and for opening that door so willingly for those that take the steps in those directions. Cheryl Carter

  • Dome

    Such a hardworking and dedicated person. Literally would do anything she can to help out others. Such a wonderful and talented person.

  • Andresito Germosen

    EVERYTHING!!!!! Honestly I learn so much from Eli not just in the Acting word but about life as well. I booked my first principle thanks to Eli’s teaching and training. I got the opportunity to work with Mark Walhberg and I can’t thank her enough.Thank you Eli for your guidances, providing me your point of view, telling me about your experiences, which I learn a lot from, your tips, your recommendations, for pushing me to become a better person, and much more. Can’t say enough about Eli. She truly knows her staff and has done her research really good. Definitely recommend her class and you will notice the difference even on the first day.

  • Kevin Montero

    I like everything about Eli’s class. Truly amazing coach. I definitely recommend taking class with her. She knows her staff!!!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I do an initial evaluation to learn about my students' goals. Which direction they want to go. It is their journey so I want to make sure to accommodate and give them all the tools and resources they need to succeed.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold a bachelor's degree in education and Spanish literature from the University of Mass in Boston. I have trained with Acting Coaches and I am a working actor. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Teacher Travels to Student 20 miles only $75

Student Travels to Teacher $50

Internet class (zoom, google hangouts) $40

How did you get started teaching?

I have been a teacher for 20 years. Started as a Foreign Language Teacher, teaching at the High School levels. I now teach workshops to aspiring actors, as well as continue to teach Spanish and Tutor ESL students and teach acting classes now in groups or individuals.

What types of students have you worked with?

Teens and Adults

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am currently working with Oscar winner director Ernest Thompson on his new project.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

There are a lot of scammers in the world of Entertainment many of them charge high prices and are not trained nor are working actors. Make sure whomever you hire is equipped with the tools to teach you the craft and has had solid training and is currently working in the field.  Hire someone who is actively auditioning at the present moment and understands the process of auditioning and self-tape auditions and knows what it takes to be an actor as well as the business side of it.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

They need to ask themselves if acting is really their passion, a hobby, a curiosity an obsession, and what they truly love because it is not an easy career and you have to be willing to accept rejection and criticism and be willing to sacrifice time and invest in your growth and development as an actor. Tell me what your vision is and why you want to be a storyteller.

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