Chelsea LeValley- Actor, Director, Instructor

Chelsea LeValley- Actor, Director, Instructor

5.0 (5)

About this pro

I love seeing the freedom and discovery that comes through really believeing and really behaving within the confines of the imaginary world. I use Meisner, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and Michael Chekhov techniques in my work with students. I also give practical skills through audition coaching including resumes, headshots, audition ettiquette and mental and emotional agility and resilience. 

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Seattle, WA 98136
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Tyler Todd Kimmel

    When working with Chelsea, one will notice that when she is talking to you it’s like there is no one else in the room- not in an intimidating way, but in a completely giving way. She is continually giving of herself as an instrument of making art- whether acting or directing, she is present, focussed, vulnerable, and selfless with her time and emotional investment for not only the project at hand, but for the relationships she makes during the project. Chelsea is an incredible listener. As an actor, director, and teacher she respects the work and viewpoints of fellow artists so that it makes what we do a truly collaborative experience. She has an impressive resume and, as a multifaceted artist she is knowledgable and credible and therefore able to communicate affectively with anyone. She is empowering, efficient, so very intelligent, talented, and exceptionally kind (a rare combination of qualities in my opinion). I would share the stage with her or sit behind the production table with her anytime.

  • kiana estes

    she is very kind while working with everyone. she teaches graciously and she is understanding. she has a very creative mind and knows how to put on a good show. she works very good with children and has a fun and youthful spirit.

  • Erin Hyatt

    Chelsea is personable and present with her students & actors; she is a top notch instructor. Always patient, always confident and friendly - but never misuses her authority, or puts her group’s mental or physical wellbeing at risk. She was a mentor of mine throughout high school, and completely changed my life for the better. Chelsea is a brilliant hire. She will do good things wherever she goes.

  • Zac Logdahl

    Chelsea is an excellent person to work with and to learn from. She is always really kind to the people she works with, and knows when to be serious as well. She is an extraordinary actor, director and instructor, and I loved working with her.


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FAQs


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

I like to get to know what my students intersts are and then adapt to their needs. I'm passionate about my students and real behavior within the imaginary world. I moved to Seattle as a transplant and was able to make my way in the industry here so that I have now worked at every large and midsize theater in town, joined the actors union, and still support my life as an artist and educator. I'd love to help others get in the door and learn how to make a lasting impression while living their fullest and freest expression of themselves and as their character.


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

BFA Music Theater concentration in Acting/Directing

TAT- Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab Graduate

Seattle Children's Theater Apprencticeship Program Graduate

I've been working as a professional actor and teaching artist for over a decade, based out of the Seattle area. 


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

I try to make my pricing accessible for all people. Its a sliding scale based on needs between $35-65 an hour. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started as a T.A. for all my core curriculum in my BFA program- Acting and Performance of Music Theater. Then I taught and toured with Missoula Children's Theater and trained other teachers. Next, I graduated with certificates through washington state teaching artist training lab and Seattle Children's Theater's Apprenticeship Program. I teach regularly for theater companies, schools, and private lessons throughout the year on top of my performance schedules.


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Screenwriting Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes