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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Awarded One Voice Awards from Gravy for the Brain
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation.

We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble.

We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces.

We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage.

We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props.

And much more. Our improv ...

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Jeremy K.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. I am also the Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio, a dramatic arts school in Lake Fore

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Matt
Great listener and fun and supportive teacher
Qingyang Z.
I would like to give Jeremy six stars cuz I really enjoy our lesson about brainstorming what could have happened if I have not created the experiences in writing the story!
Jiovanni
This is my first improv class and I was terrified. Jeremy immediately made me feel comfortable and tailored the class based on my experience level. I look forward to our second class.
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Addison W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $109
  • Awarded Best Actor from BLASTOFF Film Festival
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Theater BA from Wayland Baptist University
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Addison W.

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I'm a working commercial actor that you see on TV. I am also an acting coach, manager, and former agent. I have groomed talented actors to work in Hollywood since 1998. And many have become top commercial actors, TV and film stars. I grew up in Tyler, Texas and I have returned to work with actors all across my home state of Texas. I specialize in starting actors out on their careers, teaching both a winning technique that will get you working, and a complete understanding of what it takes from a business point of view. All acting techniques have evolved, including what we do commercially. How real can you be? Do you know how create humor and believability? Do you know the role of the casting director, ad agency, AD, and the director? I often hear from casting directors, "It's great to see when an actor gets it right." During the height of my acting studio in Los Angeles, you couldn't turn on the television without seeing one of my actors from studio in commercials and TV series. For ...

About Addison

Since 1998, I've helped my clients break through the walls of Hollywood. I asked how does one live and survive in Hollywood as an actor and entertainer? That question took me on a journey that would change my life and the lives of people who have taken my advice. After investing in a $300.00 vide

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Judy
Addison is an amazing teacher and actor, He is always true to himself and is adept at seeing potential in others he works with. I so admire him and his total work ethic. He's a perfect addition to whatever he chooses.
David Vega
The real deal. I have been acting all my life. Additionally, I have worked in Europe, the UK and the USA. When I moved to LA, I had the chance to study with Addison and it was absolutely worth it. Not only does he know how the industry really works but also, he has a deep understanding of character and script analysis. Addison is going to help you to discover the different layers that each role has. When it comes to auditions, working with Addison makes a difference. Believe me, you will be " ready to be ready" and focused. Finally, there is no doubt in my mind that Addison will help you to become the best actor you could possibly be and most importantly: to book acting jobs.

David Vega
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Addison is the best acting teacher I have ever met, He gave me the best advice on how to manage my career in Hollywood snd around the world and the tips he gave me were priceless.
His experience in TV, Commercials and Film makes him a true Hollywood coach and teacher that I will always admire and follow. Thank you Addison ! 🌟⭐️🙏🏼
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John G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John G.

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I specialize in coaching actors for auditions for film, television, agents, casting directors, theatrical performances or drama schools. Whether you are starting out on your journey as an actor or already have extensive experience, together we will make your audition distinctive. You may need one or two sessions to prepare for a self tape, or to work over an extended time to craft a role for film or theater. I will be there, in your corner, to help you focus your creativity and be successful.

I will help you define the specific situation of your character; and ask you provocative questions to help you journey deeply into the role. We will find the key to tapping into your own life experience to bring the role to life. In addition, I can give you tips on setting up your home studio.

The industry has changed dramatically in the past two years. SELF TAPING your auditions and submitting the digital media to casting directors, agents and film producers has become the new ...

About John

I am a professional New York based actor with 25 years of experience. A graduate of The Actors Studio, New School University, MFA, I have performed Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Row. In 2015 I began co-producing and acting in short films with Sideway Bro

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Don
I do Stand-Up Comedy in midtown Manhattan and elsewhere. John has been a tremendous help to me as a coach. I continually schedule sessions with him, especially when I am developing a new routine or bringing back an older routine.
We work on two areas: Delivery and substance.
I find John’s experience as an actor invaluable in helping me develop the delivery of my routine. He advises me on pacing and on attitude – crucial in Stand-Up.
I also ask John for his opinions regarding the substance of my routines - structure and contents. It’s very important in Stand-Up to have drama and clear organization. John’s comments are always on-target and have helped me greatly.
John has provided me with a safe forum where I can present my material to him in rehearsal mode. He asks thoughtful questions which lead me to improve my routines so they will have a greater impact on the imaginations of the members of my audience.
It is a pleasure to recommend John. I recommend him highly.
Raissa
John is fantastic to work with! He gets you to ask the right questions to get to the heart of a scene and of your character. He is incredibly intuitive and drawing from his experience as an actor and a director he creates a collaborative atmosphere that helps your creativity flourish!
Becca
John is such a great coach and teacher! He coached me for my upcoming play. John created such a safe environment, asked so many thought provoking questions, challenged me, provided innovative ideas, and gave me great insight into my character development. He is extremely professional, always very prepared for our sessions, and gives very helpful feedback. He always goes above and beyond. It is very evident that he is so passionate about our work and about helping me grow. I always feel so comfortable and encouraged in our coachings. I would absolutely recommend John as an acting coach and teacher!
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Rebecca L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Theater from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 80; Female: 8 to 80
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Rebecca L.

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I pioneered a private Arts Academy drama school for 4 years, and am now teaching acting and directing at a middle and high school. My goal is to help students become well-rounded in all the areas that are needed to truly become a working actor. These areas include: auditioning, theater, film, and improvisation.

Being a repertory performer for Silver Star Playhouse (musical theater parodies), and having lots of experience and training in improv and interactive dinner theaters really trains you in comedy.
My husband also owns Sound waves Productions (technological advanced studio in Gilbert)- so completing remote voiceover work for a reel is not out of the question.

I also encourage students to pair in duos for effective scene work and more in-depth technique training (this will also split your lesson cost in half).

About Rebecca

Greetings! I am super excited to be building a private and small group lesson platform at our home studio and to meet your personal acting and performing needs! I recently stepped down from 2 years of full-time drama and visual art at Lumos Arts Academy- a private school I played a role in pionee

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Delanie
Rebecca is so great- I was worried about being able to learn improv online, but Rebecca seems to know it so well and can adjust for anyone it seems. I am grateful for all the social skill development it has given me! I never knew I could be funny! :O
Mike
she is very good
Jakob
The class was super good and super informational, according to Jakob, the student (11 yrs).
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Yan D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Nominee- Best Performance By a Leading Actor from Broadway World Regional Awards
  • Teaching since 2020
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Yan D.

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Working professional for over 6 years locally and regionally focused classes for students that want to pursue Theatre as a possible career. We will work on creating a strong foundation based on research and exploration of text, song or Play. We will work on finding the perfect material to help you succeed in your next middle school, high school, or college level auditions.

Nervous? don’t worry, I’ve been in your shoes. I promise we will create a safe space for you exploration needs where you feel comfortable creating art.

About Yan

I’m a Professional Performer locally and regionally. I’ve performed all around the United States, most recently came back from performing for California’s Great America through the major casting company RWS entertainment. I’ve performed among many people and represented many companies throug

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"Victoria is a skilled, playful, encouraging, and organized instructor and playmate. She can curate a nurturing, creative space for any age and skill level! She has a way of teaching that invites the student to learn and ask questions, explore, make mistakes, and try try again. I look forward to working with and learning from Victoria again and seeing what else she has up her sleeve!"
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"I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Tamika is awesome. It was her first time teaching and we really seemed to connect on all things acting and improv related. Can't wait for my second class with her!"
Patrick
Took Improv Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"I think I would like to change to Theater Acting."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Great first session. Skype is nutz, sometimes, but we kept going. David Tom is a great listener and has every intention of getting the student to their next goal."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Heather M. is one of the best teachers I have ever had"
Cahli
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I am now more outspoken and less anxious at my job from studying improv!"
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Heather was great! She is very encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about assessing a student's needs and skill level to help them improve. It was a pleasure learning from her!"
Jonathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Will is one of the most creative quick thinking people I know. I consider myself a comic who missed a calling and now that I've been trying to regain a piece of myself back in middle life I am happy to have Will around. He challenges you to be your best and is the kind of person you could also come in front of. This for can read people and knows how to make your skill work for you. If he tried to make be like fun we'd both be starving artists (que gong)!

Seriously get to know this dude!"
Anthony
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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