With a fervent work ethic, I would be a perfect match for any student as a Drama Teacher and would devote myself to the personal growth of every student. I have high expectations and challenge my students to reach their preeminent potential. My attendance record is exemplary and I am on time for all events. I have numerous effective lesson plans that include aspects of improvisation, character development, voice, movement, scene study and story theatre. Also, theatre is an excellent experience for these young people to develop character and build self‐confidence.
Since a young child I have been passionate about dramatic arts. After years in the industry as a professional actress, I started coaching young people and realized that teaching enriched my life in a way that I never expected. This realization has driven me to pursue my goal of combining my love for the arts within a teaching career. Theatre came from Greece and I would love to share that history with my student’s. I have the experience, dedication, and focus to become one of the best coaches/teacher for your child.
DANA LEIPZIGER 6608 Gazelle Dr.
Las Vegas, NV. 89108 [email protected] 310-745-2206
A competent, stable and results-driven professional with over 10 years of experience in Theatre and Education.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS (UNLV), Las Vegas, Nevada Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts
Concentration: Acting, Voice, and Movement.
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Excellent interpersonal communication skills coupled with the ability to establish and maintain rapport with every student.
An ability to bring added meaning to technical information with my broad background and experience in the theatre arts and education.
Inspire students to be their best.
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National Scholars Honor Society
Magna Cum Laude
SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE- STUDENT TEACHING- ELDORADO HIGH SCHOOL STATE OF NEVADA, CERTIFIED LICENSE FOR SECONDARY 7-12, DRAMATIC OR
THEATRICAL ARTS. SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL, CALIFORNIA, ENGLISH. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR’S CERTIFICATE, DRAMA 6-12, FLORIDA.
Continuing Education / Specialized Training:
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Lee Strasberg School of Acting
The Groundlings Improvisational Theatre and School
Santa Monica College: Assistant director for the play “American Clock”
I have won awards for acting at the Utah Drama Festival and Clark County Drama Tournament.
2004 -2007 2002 -2004
BISHOP CONATY OUR LADY OF LORETTO HIGH SCHOOL English/Drama Teacher
English and American Literature-Grade 10 and 11 Drama Grade 9-12
ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Santa Ana, California Acting Instructor
TEMECULA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Temecula,California DRAMA TEACHER
Teaching Drama Grades 6-8
Met the Professional standards in Education for the State of California
VEGAS CITY ARTZ, PERFORMANCE TRAINING ACADEMY, Las Vegas, Nevada Musical Theater Instructor
• Teaching Musical Theater, ages 9- 12 years.
Classes included concepts on voice, movement and acting. Director on showcase, “It’s A Hard Knock Life”
from musical Annie.
DRAMA KIDS INTERNATIONAL, Las Vegas, NV Dramatic Arts Instructor- Ages 10- 13 years.
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world with a
specially designed curriculum featuring different dramatic activities in each class.
Youth of all ages are instructed using the Helen O'Grady Drama System.
College Student - Theatre Arts
YOUNG PERFORMERS WORKSHOP, Los Angeles, California Acting Coach
• My mission was to teach acting classes to young adults, ages 14 to 21 years of age. Young Performers Workshop was a group of young people learning and practicing the art of stage acting. I conducted classes, which developed a student’s creativity and self expression through the art of acting. The major emphasis was on actor development and growth through character portrayal and scene performance. I offered acting classes for young people, including monologues, scene work, stage acting techniques, character analysis, stage voice workshops, stage movement workshop, improv workshop, relaxation techniques, warm-up exercises for concentration, and stage presence.
Dana is an epic performance coach! She assisted me in getting my voice and performances audition ready. She is very honest, tough, and hilarious! She will challenge her students and you MUST DO THE WORK!!! It will definitely pay off. Get her
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