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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Luca M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Luca M.

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I LOVE coaching actors, it can make the difference between being good and getting the job. Just recently, my client Eurydice El-Etr booked a recurring role in a tv series with Josh Hartnett. We worked together on her audition AND on her performance that got her ecstatic feedback from the producers and director.

I believe the best teacher is one who is also working in the field.

I have worked consistently as an actor, starring alongside Susan Sarandon in 'Ace the Case", with Billy Zane in the upcoming "Waltzing with Brando", with Ray Liotta in "Syndrome K", or being the voice of all audiobooks from Disney Pixar's "Luca", and booking roles in "Gotham" and "Red Dead Redemption II". I just wrapped shooting a big role in the upcoming "The Gods II- The Dark Side", directed by Mykel Shannon Jenkins.

I was part of the faculty of the Susan Batson Studio in New York for eight years, before moving to Los Angeles. I am an expert in audition and on-camera technique, script analysis and ...

About Luca

Hi! I believe an acting teacher should 1)LOVE doing it, have a sincere passion for helping one actor at a time break through in their own unique way 2)be a working actor, showing that those teachings bring concrete results in the real world I fulfill both of those points, and look forward to c

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Venus
Luca is very genuine and sincerely wants his students to succeed. His vast knowledge and experience come in to play an integral role when he is teaching. I was really appreciative of his sharing of his own know-hows that may help catapult my audition process.
Eurydice
Luca is one of the greatest coaches I’ve worked with. His insights are penetrating, he definitely knows how to read and breakdown a scene or a script, and he uses both instinct and intelligence, logic and sensory to immerse you into a situation and guide you towards a character. I've prepared various auditions and a part for a British series with him, and I couldn't recommend you enough to work with this great coach, who is also a beautiful and immensely generous person.
Federica
I was looking for a professional support to improve my acting skills and I found in Luca the best coach ever.

Luca has a natural talent to connect with others and feel exactly what you need.
With his great intuition and preparation he was able to help me to reach my goals providing a lot of tips and tricks during the session.
I am grateful I found a wonderful human being and coach like him and I can't wait to work with him again.
Thank you very much coach!
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Addison W.

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

Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Nominee- Best Performance By a Leading Actor from Broadway World Regional Awards
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • 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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LK F.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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LK F.

31 Reviews
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I have spent four seasons training with Second City Improv in Chicago and 20 years training actors in these skills.

About LK

I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-) I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater. I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature. i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a pr

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ESIBELLA R.
Great teacher, great experience!!!
Lauren
I am so very glad I found LK! She is a great teacher and will get you singing your best.
Stephanie
LK was way more amazing than I even expected. She is a wonderful teacher who definitely knows what she is doing. I can't wait for my next lesson!

I was really scared to take lessons and feel embarrassed but she made me feel so comfortable.
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
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I have extensive training in improvisational acting from East Carolina University in North Carolina and I've been teaching acting students since 2007. Students learn quick thinking, free movement, and artistic expression through acting exercises and games.

About Heather M.

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio and

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Michael B.
She is very knowledgeable about music. My grandson is taking lessons with her and looks forward to his lesson.
Clarissa
great first lesson--thank you!
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"Will was an outstanding member of our NYC company. His imagination, vibrancy, generosity and goofy sense of humor make him fantastic to work with. Will also taught with us in public schools, where his thoughtful feedback and unfailing support made him one of our best teachers. He has our highest recommendation."
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"First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!"
Kariem
Took Improv Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"She is so kind and doesn't judge you at all. Best instructor ever"
Paige
Took Improv Acting lessons from Kelee P.
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"Has great energy love definitely seeing myself getting better with him"
Ryan
Took Improv Acting lessons from J W.
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"It was super fun to work with Heather. She is delightful and a great teacher that can get your creative juices flowing!"
Ludwika
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"He's kind and understanding and extremely helpful. I can't wait for my next lesson! I wholeheartedly recommend him! I enjoyed the improv games we played. I needed encouragement and Jeremy gave it to me."
Elaine
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"This teacher has to be the best one I have ever had. Be sure to check her out."
Cahli
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"VERY GOOD INSTRUCTOR, CREATIVE, SPONTANEOUS, SMART."
Sam
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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