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Yiqing Z.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Master's in Pubic Health from Johns Hopkins University
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Yiqing Z.

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A working actor graduated from Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I worked both on stage and on camera, in English and Mandarin, with award-winning directors and actors from China and Europe.

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Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!

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Great class. My 14 year old is new to Mandarin and really enjoyed this experience.
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Robert E.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Un petit peu Français.
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Robert E.

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I have taught and directed for 30 years in NY and DC. From lesson 1, students engage with a dynamic approach to acting through Meisner-based improv. During the 1st 12 weeks, we go from basic truthful acting to dynamic scene work, followed by 12 weeks of in-depth scene study, then extensive character training and in-depth film and audition technique. My students are successful in film, theater, commercials and TV in DC, NY and LA.

About Robert

I have taught acting for over 30 years based in the Meisner Technique, and I write and direct my own plays and films. I have years of experience as an actor, jazz saxophone player, singer and poet, as well as a philosophy degree, which I bring to my understanding of acting. I use this rich backgrou

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Isabella D.
Very knowledgeable & kind. Set good groundwork for my daughter. She really enjoyed it and talked about it all through dinner.
KiKi
Helpful right out of the gate! What a fabulous experience! A true pro and I’m already looking forward to our next session. Excellent!!!
Michael
Robert is super easy to talk to and he has great ideas. He leads with passion, curiosity and understanding and opened new worlds to me. Although I was a terrible student, Robert made me realize how much potential I have and now I'm exploring many new things on my own. I'm very tankful!
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Luciana L.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luciana L.

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In my classes, we explore acting through character building, sense memory, and story telling. We practice body and voice exercises, break down scripts, analyze characters, role play with improvisation, and perfect scenes and monologues. We also talk about the business side of acting, including audition preparation and backstage/set etiquette.

About Luciana

I am an award-winning, multi-lingual SAG-AFTRA Actor. I am always seeking to make the world a better place through art and entertainment. Method acting, Stanislavsky trained. I teach children and adults how to perform and appreciate their hidden talents. I have been in theater and movies for more t

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Jane R.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Awarded Best Actress - Platinum Award from Independent Shorts Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Acting from Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University
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Jane R.

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We'll work on material of your choosing or material provided by me. We'll find your "type" (very important in the business!) and then begin working on acing those kinds of roles. I'll also teach you the business side and how to "increase your value" as an actor.

I've been acting since I was a child, and in Los Angeles for over 10 years. I'm an award-winning actor and director with a true passion for storytelling. I've been in films on Amazon Prime (Something, House of Manson) on Television on the Lifetime Network (My Crazy Ex), and in many Theatre shows(Proof, Down the Road, Savage Love).

I have a BA in Acting from The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, am a graduate of the two-year Meisner program at DBA studio, and have studied Audition Technique, Stanislavski, Scene Study, Improv, Perfecting Self-Tapes, and in a Master Class for years. As a filmmaker who cast, wrote, and directed the short 'There's No Word for Us', I also have experience on the other side ...

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Experienced acting coach with extensive training, excited to help further your career, help you book those roles, or get you started with a solid foundation! If you need coaching for an upcoming audition, workshop, or performance - or if you're new to acting and want to develop your talent from the

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Layla
I love working with Jane for so many reasons, not only is she, herself an incredible actress but her education and knowledge of the craft sets her apart from so many other coaches. She is attentive, supportive, and we always have fun in our sessions. Whether you’re preparing for an audition, diving deep into a role, or just want to sharpen your acting skills, I definitely recommend working Jane! She’s made me a better actress and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Monica
I love Jane! What a fabulous coach. I felt supported through the process of working on my audition and she offers spot on insight to the scene. I want more auditions just for the excuse to work with her more, I can't wait for our next session together. Couldn't recommend her more!
Mel
Jane is an awesome coach. Her expertise, precision, creativity and clarity of direction made is such a wonderful experience working together. She finds such specificity in the scenes that it helped my work 100%. Excellent excellent excellent.
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Addison W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $109
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Awarded Best Actor from BLASTOFF Film Festival
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Addison W.

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I'm a working commercial actor and commercial acting coach that you see on TV. I am also a manager, producer, and former agent. I groom and prepare actors for work in Hollywood and I have been doing so for two decades. While many of my former students and clients are top commercial actors, TV and film stars, thousands more are professionals that work in every area of television and film. I grew up in Tyler, Texas, lived in Dallas, made my career in Los Angeles, and gained international celebrity status in London, England. After 30 amazing years in California, I have returned to work with actors all across my home state of Texas. I specialize in grooming and developing, starting careers, teaching on-screen techniques, and helping actors understand what it takes to make it in Hollywood. All acting styles have evolved, including commercials. Do you know how to create humor and believability? Do you know the role of the casting director, ad agency, AD, and director? I often hear from ...

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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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Mia R.

22 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Mia R.

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Private acting lessons will be primarily focused on coaching audition materials and techniques. Materials include monologues, sides, scenes from plays, etc. Techniques include voice clarity and projection, enunciation, facial expression, emotion, character development, and more.

About Mia

I am a professional singer and actress with opera and musical theater credits. Singing is my passion! I love to sing, and I LOVE to teach others to sing! The human voice is the most natural instrument of all, and helping others to bring out the beauty of the natural instrument that lies within th

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Shawnee
Mia is amazing!! love her
Matthew
Mia’s experience came through right away and I was glad I found her through this site. We started working on a few things to improve technique and Mia pointed out several major foundational concepts to begin thinking about. The lesson was a lot of fun!
Marie mcconkey
Mia is amazing!!

She is a pleasure to learn from and to spend time with!!

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"Great instructor. He really wants to help!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very fun and upbeat personality."
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Took Acting lessons from Dan G.
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"I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it."
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach."
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Took Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"Very thoughtful and willing to work with me on all of my ideas to build a lesson plan that will work best for me"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Glenn is a fantastic instructor. I was a beginner to acting, but I've really wanted to learn more about the craft for a long time. Glenn broke down the fundamentals of reading, character development, and script analysis to help make a more believable performance. Now we're getting into blocking and developing the physical aspects of a character. I'm learning a great deal and Glenn's patience and encouragement make him the ideal instructor to learn and grow. Highly recommend!"
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Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"I did not know what to expect when I signed up to take classes with Susan. I decided to take classes with her for two reasons: Her studio is not far from me and 2, the good reviews left by her clients. All I wanted was to learn the fundamentals and techniques about acting. Susan was excellent and very patient. She offered water in each lesson, which is also very kind. Her interpersonal connection brings a sense of comfort. Her studio is very neat and welcoming. I do not have regrets in my selections and I know you won't be disappointed too."
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"Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help."
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Took Acting lessons from Darius J.
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"Great connection right off the bat!
Took his time asked the right questions and was good on feedback."
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