Anna Carol Acting/Dance Coach

Anna Carol Acting/Dance Coach

5.0 (2)
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

A professional Equity actor, with 15 years experience as an actor/director/choreographer. I hold an MFA in acting and a BA in theatre performance, directing and dance. A certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, my goal is to bring the most creative and honest choices out of my students through work with active imagination and joy. Great for students age 13 to adult.  My students have gone on to prestigious colleges, regional theatre contracts, national tours and tv and film bookings. More info can be found at 

Seeing young performers open and grow has been a passion that has continued to drive in tandem with my own professional development. Now based out of NYC full time, I have the opportunity to create an onging learning outlet for my students without the interruption of travel and touring.

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New York, NY 10032
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2 Reviews


  • Claire E.

    I attended the production of Billy Elliot last night and could NOT have been more impressed! The dancing was phenomenal and the acting as well. Kudos to the "Billy Elliot Dance Camp." What a novel idea. Congrats to you as director, the choreographer and the cast. It was truly a delightful evening of entertainment. Claire

  • Sam K.

    Your insight and professionalism has been a breath of fresh air throughout this entire process. You force us to dig deep and think about every moment, which far too few directors fail to do. I have been itching for a good meaty and challenging role for quite some time. Thanks to you, this role has been that and more. I'm so grateful for you and all you've done for this production. You are wonderful. It's been such a joy working with you.


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

Every student starts at a different level and with different goals within all the performance disciplines that I teach.  The first lesson is used to asses goals and aspirations and from there we build a plan that will both serve and challenge the student in the coming weeks.  

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

MFA Acting - University of Central Florida and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

BA Performance, Directing and Dance - Minnesota State University Moorhead

Certified Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

Completed 6 week summer intensive at the International Performing Arts Institute, Musical Theatre Program

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

Voice and Acting training starts at $80 an hour.  Private Dance training starts at $100 an hour.  

How did you get started teaching?

I started working as a substitute dance instructor while studying in my undergraduate program.  From there, I went on to teach for the Tony Award Winning program at the Children's Theatre Company, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Rep, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Sabes JCC Brooklyn Center, DeLaSalle High School, Timber Creek High School, the University of Central Florida, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia College, and North Dakota State University.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 3 to adult.

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

Find someone who you connect with and who wants to challenge you.  Growth comes out of trust and being willing to be pushed out of our comfort zones.

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

Why is taking lessons important to me?

What do I want to accomplish?

How much effort am I willing to commit?

Is this exploration for a hobby or professional aspiration?

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Ballet Classes Child Acting Lessons Choreography Classes Dance Classes Dance Choreographers Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Spoken Word Lessons Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Theatrical Dance Classes Voice Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Tap Dance Classes Audition Prep Lessons