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Jordan W.

83 Reviews
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Starting at $70
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jordan W.

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Learn to analyze your audience, use your body, find your voice, project, build character, work with lines, understand beats and rhythm, build confidence, project, and more....

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educa

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Jordan is very kind, and gives wonderful advice.
Pedro
Always wanted to learn how to dance tap. Found Jordan and it has been fun learning via online! Great lessons all around, can't wait to continue my lessons with her.
Marwan
She is so easy to work with
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Marisa T.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Marisa T.

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I am a recent graduate of the KC Rep/UMKC MFA Acting program, one of the Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 MFA Acting Programs teaching professionally for 15 years. I have performed at the Tony-Award winning Guthrie Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, KC Rep, and other regional theaters across the country. I also have experience in film, television, commercial and voice over work.I have a wide array of techniques and curriculum to assist the growth for children, brand new actors, early career actors, and working actors. I believe that acting should be a joyful experience and will help with positive change in your life. Whether it is audition technique, breath work, scene work, monologue finding/coaching, or helping you connect with your personal instrument, I got you covered! Let's get you booked and have a wonderful time doing it!

About Marisa

Hi friends! I'm a professional actor/musician/director/creator who recently graduated from one of the Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Acting Programs at KC Rep/UMKC. I have experience teaching students in preschool, K-12, college/university, and working professional actors as well. I am formally trained

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Jason M.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jason M.

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Prepping an audition for an upcoming show or for admission into an acting program? Want to hone and develop your audition monologues (especially Shakespeare)? Just need a coach to help you take your acting to another level? Then let's get started, online or in person. I can help.

I've been working as a professional actor in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. I've performed with the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, ACT Theatre in Seattle, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz to name a few. I've also been the featured voice in voiceovers for companies like University of Washington Medical, Golden 1 State Credit Union, Microsoft, and Surface Pro 3. On Camera Credits include short films, industrials, and commercials for Taco Time, Tulalip Casino, and Washington Dental Association.

I hold a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. My ...

About Jason

I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It Re

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Jason was an amazing help, preparing me for my AMDA audition. Very professional, intuitive, and I hope to continue working with him in the future!!
Kareem K.
Great with delivering ideas and concepts
Kareem K.
Patient and understanding
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John G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • 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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Tanya A.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Honors BA-FPA Theatre from Saint Louis University
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Tanya A.

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Comedy, sketch

About Tanya

I am a professional performing artist with major credits in acting, voice over, directing, spoken word, dance, and choreography. I have taught all ages in all the above genres (K-12 and adults).

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I am a music teacher and I am very picky about who my son takes lessons with because I can tell right away if someone knows what they are doing. I could tell from the first lesson that Tanya was knowledgeable and she cared about giving good instruction. Tanya does not dumb down the material; she makes the student work. Nevertheless, my son is very happy with his lessons and tells all his friends how much fun he is having! The balance between discipline and fun is difficult to achieve but Tanya does it effortlessly. Kudos!
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Tim K.

41 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Drama, Music from Trinity University
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Tim K.

41 Reviews
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I was a Theater Arts major at Trinity University where I took part in several productions, including Cabaret, Trojan Women, Chemin de Fer and Die Fledermaus. AT San Antonio Little Theater I performed in No, No, Nanette and Philemon. As a student at UTSA, I performed in Trial by Jury, Boris Godunov, Iolanthe and the Madrigal Christmas Dinners. I was hired by UTSA as a paid performer in the Madrigal Christmas dinners from 1984 to 1989. This job involved a lot of improvisation. From 1989 to 1995 I taught Music and Drama at Converse Elementary. In the 1990's I performed in The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni as part of the San Antonio Festival. I have done freelance work over the years as an improvisational performer for special events. As an elementary music teacher and secondary choir teacher, I have produced and directed numerous programs and musicals. I have taught acting and public speaking to a number of students.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performe

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Just finished my third lesson. Tim’s doing a great job working with me and providing great lessons.
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"LK is very knowledgeable and helpful. She didn't mind that I had no experience at all!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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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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"Will is awesome! Very patient , knowledgeable, encouraging, and entertaining! I felt very at ease and comfortable with him during our lessons, as improv is something new for me. He really knows his stuff!"
stephanie
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"She is very polite and talented!!"
Sathish
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brenda B.
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"My daughter is brand new to acting. She was really nervous for her first lesson. Once she got started, all of that nervousness melted away and she had a blast. After her lesson, she just had to tell me all about it and how much fun she had. Heather rocks!"
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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"James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!"
Erin Virgili
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"David is working on Improv with my daughter. He is positive and fun and full of knowledge. She is soaking up everything David has to teach her and help her with her Improv."
Cathy
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Will has a great way of guiding the team to not only work together but dial in what's working and phase out what's not. He's patient, encouraging, and most importantly honest. It's clear he loves the form and working with others to find what works for their team."
Joachim
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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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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