Acting & Directing Coach

Acting & Directing Coach

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
27 years in business

About this pro

I currently hold a BFA and an MFA in Directing and Acting.  I have spent years working as an Actor, Director, and Producer in New York City.  I am the founder of a theater company in the Times Square area and have produced shows for ten years.  I have been in Washington state for three years due to my parents having serious medical issues.  I have coached and directed beginners to professional performers.  Actors to professionals wanting to improve their public presentation.  I focus on the instrument (body, voice, breath, mind, and imagination and the artist sub-conscience.)  I can break down all of the areas to work on will help create a plan for efficient development for effective techniques in auditions, performances, and professional presentations. 

Every person has their own abilities.  I like to figure out how to unlock my student's personal awareness of their abilities and to watch them experience and develop their personal growth.   

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Tacoma, WA 98408
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initially, there is an assessment of students' work. Then I like to better understand what my student's goals and ambitions are with the work.  Then I would put together a plan on how to work and develop their skill and technique in accomplishing those ambitions. 

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

I studied with many professionals in theater, film, and commercial performers. I have received a BFA from The Profesional Acting Conservatory at the University of New York in Suny.  In addition, I have an MFA Masters of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing out of Wisconsin University in Madison where I also taught for three years.

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

Depending on if this is a one on one and or I am working with multiple students at once my price varies.

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching theater became an extension of directing shows in New York.  I had people asking me to coach them and once I started I really enjoyed it.  I love the process of teaching technique and watching my students discover their abilities and see their growth in their work.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with beginners to working professionals in theater, film, and commercial. As well as other professionals with their public presentations. 

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

It is important that you are comfortable with your coach.  
This work is very personal and trust is very important.  

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

What do you hope to accomplish with your coaching?

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