I am an actor, writer, dancer and director who has performed on stage since the age of six. I have a passion for the craft of acting and love teaching, sharing practical knowledge for today’s business, while honoring ancient skills and building confidence in my students by offering a safe environment where they can explore, take risks and develop their acting, vocal and physical talents.
In May of 2000 I began working as an Associate Producer for the Theatre Guild (est. 1919 in NYC) and Theatre at Sea, where I helped with theatrical plays from conception to production in New York, Philadelphia, Italy, Greece and Turkey. I bring my passion to the classroom at acting studios in the United States and have been teaching for over fourteen years.
Professionally, I am a member of the Screen Acotors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists SAG-AFTRA (New York) and AEA, I have performed in hundreds of projects including films, television shows, plays, operas, commercials, radio and voiceovers in NYC, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, Houston, Texas, Austin, New Orleans and abroad in Venice, Italy, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Plovdiv, Sozopal, Athens, Corfu and Istanbul.
I am passionate about helping students gain confidence with posture, diction, breathing and physical exercises that allow them to act naturally on stage and in front of a camera.
I have only taken two classes with Vivian and So far I think that is a good fit I like that she is nice and easy to communicate with and I like that she will answer questions that I might have.
I evaluate my students and place them into beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons, offering classes in Acting for Theatre/ Film/ Television/ Commercial/ Radio Voice/ Voiceover.
I have students practice commercial copy, improvisational exercises, voiceover and “cold reading” technique.
I also coach student’s for theatrical plays, musicals and film auditions.
I starred as “Alice” in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and performed in my first ballet recital at the age of six in New York. I attended Middle Country Performing Arts High School in the am and Newfield High School in the pm graduating with NYS Regents Honors. Fresh out of High School, I started a radio internship at WRCN FM and quickly was hired to train as a radio announcer and on air actor in the radio theater program at WRHD AM, the sister station in Riverhead, Long Island. Simultaneously, I was cast and performed as Lady MacBeth in William Shakespeare’s MacBeth and traveled to Manhattan twice a week for my internship at CNN “Show Biz Today.”
My family soon moved to Texas and I found myself performing at Rice University, the University of Houston, North Harris College (now Lonestar College) and Stages Repertory Theatre among others in Houston, Texas.
My training stems from the Constantine Slanislavski Method, the Russian master influenced many leading teachers including Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. I studied in Moscow at the Nikitsky Gates Theatre, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Bulgaria, Plovdiv and Sozopol, earning credits at Trinity College in Connecticut.
Upon return to Houston I originated the role of “Fortuna” at Houston Grand Opera and wrote a play, Valley of the Roses, which was produced in Houston, New Orleans and New York.
I continued my training at two distinguished conservatories in NYC; “The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre” where Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham taught and tranfered my Meisner training from stage to film and graduated from “The School for Film & Television,” the School Joan See founded which is now known as “The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.”
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