Dina Thomas Acting

Dina Thomas Acting

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
12 years in business

About this pro

I am a working actress about to start a contract in NYC. At this point in my career, I know what I'm doing and I'm ready to share that passion and knowledge with my students. 

I'm madly in love with the artform of acting and always have been. I love being able to work with students and bring out their inner strength and confidence. Acting is all about the art of play and I firmly believe that working from a play of joy unlocks tons of amazing parts of oneself they never knew existed!

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Landover, MD 20785
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3 Reviews


  • Elizabeth Pedlow

    She's incredible! Thorough and insightful while still being a super easy going, grounded personality in the room. My work got so so much better, and she couldn't have been nicer throughout!! Will recommend to anyone who needs a brush up for an audition or an upcoming project!

  • Megan Bartle

    Her work is so specific. Dina will help you find the most interesting choices so you can stand out in your audition. If you’re stuck in a role, she always has a creative solution. She’s the best.

  • Liba Vaynberg

    Deeply professional and committed to the craft and spark of acting and teaching. She is a true artist who relates deeply to her students and brings out the best in them.

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

My approach to working with any student is to embrace the idea of PLAY! Acting is a beautiful way to discover who you are, become more confident and to exist in joy and play! I try to engage each student with specific exercises that will work towards the goals they are setting forth. I find throught the joy of play, there's not exercise too silly, no idea not worth trying...I operate from a place of YES!

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

NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Tribes, Clever Little Lies. REGIONAL: The Metromaniacs(Shakespeare Theatre Company and The Old Globe); Everything You Touch (Contemporary American Theater Festival); Tribes (La Jolla Playhouse); 10x10, See How They Run (Barrington Stage); I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Bad Jews, Distracted, Miss Witherspoon (Unicorn Theatre); Release Point, Washed Up (Berkshire Playwrights Lab.) OTHER: Staged readings for Red Bull Theater, Project Y, The Lark and National New Play Network. Dina is currently hard at work writing her one woman piece, Tales of a NONgénue to be performed next year. TRAINING: Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

I usually range in price from $50-$75/lesson depending on if I'm traveling to a student. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching many years ago when I was looking for some supplemental income while I was acting! I've been fortunate enough to coach one on one as well as work in classroom settings. I fell in love with helping my students discover their passion and become more confident to work from that place!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ranging in age from 3 years old to adult. I taught an Undergraduate Acting class while I was pursuing my Masters, as well as teaching high school students in a specialized summer program designed for serious actors. I have taught toddlers, taught young kids, young adults and plenty of grown ups as well! Doesn't matter the age, the fundamentals are the same.

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

I would say that you should find someone whose passion speaks to you. Find someone who makes you excited to get to work and discover lots of new things about yourself. Look for someone with experience, obviously, but also, especially when it comes to acting, it's about how comfortable you feel with that person and that's what is most important.

Lessons offered

Theater Acting Classes Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Shakespearean Acting Classes