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Mariana S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mariana S.

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Learn and improve your acting skills with help from someone with 5+ years of teaching adults and elementary school children and a lifetime of theatre experience. This acting class is geared not only to those who love acting but also to those who want to work on their confidence, public speaking, and social skills. We will work on projecting, taking care of our voice, and improving to prepare us for all situations throw our way. My curriculum works for all ages 4 and up and it is guaranteed to be a fun time with visible growth in acting skills.

About Mariana

Hello! I'm Mariana, My passion for teaching came from a professor of mine that I admired greatly. I was studying at Interlochen Arts Academy when my favorite professor pointed out that I had a great talent for acting but an even greater talent for teaching. At the time I laughed it off until I taugh

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John G.

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Starting at $25
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaching since 2015
  • 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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Chrystie S.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks SIGN LANGUAGE, FRENCH, SPANISH, ENGLISH
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Chrystie S.

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This is time to challenge ourselves. Lets learn how our bodies move and how to improvise with our dance. This is a DANCE improv class, not ACTING IMPROV.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I teach my les

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Mary
Christie was great and the class was so much fun. Putting years of aerobic dance and core training into something pretty! Thanks.
Brenda
Very acommidating. Great instructions
Nancy
Chrystie is an excellent teacher! She is very kind and is able to communicate exactly what she is doing and how to do it. Some dancers can dance but not communicate what they're doing, but Chrystie is so good at that. She is working with me at my level, encouraging and giving me just the right amount of challenge without my feeling like it's impossible for me. I love taking lessons with Chrystie!
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Cynthia V.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Journalism and Professional Writing from Georgia Perimeter
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cynthia V.

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Learn to act from a Magna Cum Laude’ graduate with two communications degree. In addition, she studied for two years under a renowned playwright. she has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. . She has written, produced and directed community and church productions. Her first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

She displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.

She is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, She has two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To her credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

About Cynthia

Cynthia is the owner and CEO of Destiny Publishings LLC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with two degrees, Journalism and Professional Writing , Journalism with a concentration on Broadcast, and she minored in speech. In addition, she studied for two years under renow

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Queen G.
Very good with children, very professional. First session went great 😃
Mikayla
Cynthia was absolutely amazing! My niece loves working with her. Her acting skills and presence have tremendously improved because of Cynthia.
Prophet
I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her.
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Molly J.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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Molly J.

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Molly Jackson has started coaching young actors! She has been acting since the age of five, so she has over fourteen years of experience. Molly has over 30 theatrical IMDb credits. Her work includes Netflix, Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, ABC, NBC, Dreamworks, and feature films. While most of her work is on camera, she has an extensive voiceover resumé as well. You can visit her IMDb for a full list. Molly knows the ins and outs of the industry and wants to share her knowledge and passion with the new generation of young actors. At the moment, she is only doing private sessions for audition preparation.

During a session with Molly, you or your child will be assisted in breaking down a script, and then find ways to tell authentic story through play. Acting should always be fun and that is Molly's goal. She has been in for nearly every casting director in town and she knows what they look for. We can't guarantee a callback or booking, but we do guarantee that you will walk into any room ...

About Molly

Molly Jackson is an actress, musician, and filmmaker. She has over 30 theatrical IMDb credits. Her work includes Netflix, Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, ABC, NBC, Dreamworks, and feature films. While most of her work is on camera, she has an extensive voiceover resumé as well. You can visit her IMDb for

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Amanda
Molly was so kind and incredibly helpful for my daughter who just started her acting career. Molly was detailed and patient and knew exactly what to work on to help my daughter with her self tape! I would recommend this coach to anyone looking to gain experience with acting or are simply looking to perfect their skills.
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Joseph M.

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  • Improv 101-401 from UCB
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Joseph M.

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I am a trained character performer who studied at a wide variety of performance schools. These include The Second City, SF Comedy College, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Killing My Lobster. I was the youngest student to ever reach the advanced course at The Groundlings School of Sketch Comedy. After studying character comedy I began producing videos. This led to garnering over 750,000 followers on Vine, and over 6 million views on Youtube for my variety of one-of-a-kind characters.

I also have extensive work in television, stage, and immersive theatre. I directed, wrote, and starred in a series called Un Amor along with decorated actors such as Sean Astin, Seth Green, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Nyambi Nyambi, and Greg Cipes. I conceived a comedy troupe alongside actor Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things and It, producing an audio sketch comedy album. I specialize in bringing out the best in each and every person who has a dream of performing.

I believe there is talent ...

About Joseph

I work with actors, improvisers, public speakers, or anyone who wants hone in their craft and blossom as a performer! I am an experienced director, performer, and comedian who’s worked with many decorated actors on a wide variety of projects types. Anywhere from stage to screen to immersive and be

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Aubrey
Joe is a fantastic teacher. I felt instantly comfortable and open when we started working on my character studies. When he started breaking down the nuances and methods to get into character, I honestly felt like I unlocked something special, like a secret acting vault. I left feeling like my acting abilities were taken to the next level. His classes are super personalized and he helped me find my strengths and what makes me unique as a performer. I would totally recommend Joe!

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"Highly recommend. Very straightforward and I learned a lot."
Victor
Took Improv Acting lessons from J W.
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"James was a wonderful instructor! Not only did he make my son feel confident about taking lessons he offered great advice and guidance about the acting industry. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously interested in improving their acting skills. My son is 12 years old."
Erin Virgili
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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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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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Arlys is so talented and has so much experience, you can see this in her teaching. Probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet!"
Issabelle
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Will is one of the best improvisers I've ever had the chance to work with and learn from! He is super energetic, in-tune with his students, and his work is quite dynamic. I love his kinetic and playful style! Not only will you have fun in his class, but you will certainly get a new perspective, and feel totally supported all the way through."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"LK was great. She took me through several exercises, then gave me homework to do for my next class. She made me feel very comfortable. The reason I was wanting to take classes in the first place is because I am always being told that people cannot hear me when I talk. Also I have always wanted to take acting classes. Please let me know if you think this is the best class to take if I try to pursue Theater Acting, or Film Acting in the future.
Thank You, Laura Boys RPH"
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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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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"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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