Keri Costa - Acting Studio

Keri Costa - Acting Studio

5.0 (2)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

Actors at all levels train and learn in perpetuety. If you don't know that last word, no big deal, but look it up and try it out until you're familiar enough to use it comfortably, like it's your own. There ya go - an acting tip.

A good actor pays attention to everything around them, constantly taking things in. Constantly learning. If you are ready to explore, have fun, and face your fears - I'm here to guide you.

I focus on:
warming up, vocal support, body support, scene study, script analysis, developing character, keeping your character alive, playing strong objectives, trying different tactics, and theater games

I am 33 years old, with a BFA in Acting from Montclair State's School of the Arts. I have also trained at the NY Conservatory for Damatic Arts and currently am a resident student at HB Studios. I'm a working actor in film and theater. I'm also a comedian, so I guarantee your student will laugh. I work as a theater and film teaching artist at Two River Theater and LEAP NYC for age 7-18. I provide private lessons for children and adults throughout NJ and NY.

Bonuses:
-I have experience teaching classes and private lessons in competetive NYC for over 8 years now
-I can provide authentic training in acting for the camera because I have a camera and production capabilities. Acting for the camera lessons cost more, but would allow me to teach specific techniques for the film and tv. Plus I can provide you with videos and headshots if you need.
-I rock with kids

What else can I offer:
-movement and warm-up technique
-voice work (have a east coast accent? Me too. Use it when necessary, but know how to ditch it.)
-experience with improv and comedy

The joy of seeing someone break through.

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Credentials

Jersey City, NJ 07302
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Joan Lasko

    I can be a shy person, especially at first and especially when put on the spot. I wanted to try acting to to push myself out of my shyness a bit. Keri taught me both how to accept my shyness and push passed it, by deep breathing, thought patterns, body language. I was able to tap into my emotions and ACT baby. It was a lot of fun, I always felt encouraged and understood even when she was giving me criticisms. She has a very strong background as a theater major, teacher and someone who practices eastern religions, comdeian, director, writer.. All these thaaangs made it for a very fun and interesting experience. I'd highly recommended Keri

  • Wellsy

    What an amazing teacher!!! Always smiling and having a great time. Definite 2 thumbs up!



FAQs


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

First session should only be 30 minutes - unless we're prepping for an audition and have at least two pieces to work on. We'll talk about your goals, your experience and what you're looking to focus on. If you have no idea, no worries, I'll help guide you. Then we'll come up with the details from there.

If you have anything prepared or a monologue you're interested in, bring it. If not, after you express interest in a class with me and we correspond, I'll try to pull something for you (though typically, anyone 16+ should find their own work after the first day).

We'll read this monologue or scene aloud and access where we're at. No matter what, you will leave with some tips and pointers after our first meeting.


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

Scene Study, Acting for the Camera, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Chekov,  Speaking Voice Work, Movement

BFA Acting - Montclair State, NJ
Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, NYC
HB Studio, NYC
Industry Media, NJ (film production)


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes