NYC-based Actor and Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Norwalk Connecticut, United States


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Summary

NYC-based Teaching Artist and Performer.

Education

EDUCATION/TRAINING

The New School. M.F.A. Acting Candidate, Expected 2022.
Acting: Crystal Dickinson, Patrice Johnson, Sanjit De Silva, Stepehn Brown-Fried, Caymichael Pattenson, Kathryn Rossetter, Annelise Lawson. Voice: Susan Cameron (Speech/Dialects), Alba Quezada (Linklater/Singing). Movement: Cynthia Reynolds, Teva Bjerken (Alexander Technique), Jean E. Taylor (Clown), Shelly Wyant (Neutral/Character Masque), Ragnar Freidank (Michael Chekhov Technique), Shannon Stowe (Dance)

Marymount Manhattan Colleg. B.A. Theatre Arts, Concentration in Theatre Performance. Acting Scholarship, Dean’s List. 2016.              Acting: Antonio Edwards Suarez, Richard Niles, David Mold, John Basil

B.A.D.A. British American Drama Academy, August 2014, Midsummer in Oxford, UK, Certificate in Acting

On Camera Technique, 2017-Present: Bob Krakower, Eric Reis, Lesly Kahn & Co.

Experience

06/20–08/20, Improv Teacher, Norwalk, CT
Freelance; Taught outdoor and socially distanced improv to children ages 6-10.

08/17–06/19, NY Kids Club, New York, NY
Coach; Instructor; Substitute/Assistant Teacher; Special Events Team Member for Themed Birthday Parties, PJ Parties, Holiday Parties, Holiday Camps, etc.

06/18 – 08/18, Maine Teen Camp, Porter, ME
Counselor; Instructor during daytime activities (Theatre, Improv, Shakespeare & Creative Writing); Assistant Directed numerous camp shows; Helped implement evening activities; Cabin co-supervisor of 13 teenagers (ages 13-17).

06/17–Present, Less Than Rent Theatre Company, New York, NY
Actor/Core Company Member

06/12 – 08/12, Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY
Actor Apprentice

05/11 – 08/11, Shakespeare on the Sound, Rowayton, CT
Actor Apprentice

Skills

  • Scene Study
  • Improv
  • Clown/Commedia
  • Monologue/Audition Coaching
  • Playwriting
  • Accents/Dialects
  • The Alexander Technique
  • The Linklater Technique
  • The Michael Chekhov Technique
  • The Russian Étude Method
  • Shakespeare
  • Devising within an Ensemble
  • Public Speaking

Specialties

    Monologue/Audition Coaching, Public Speaking, scene study, Teaching

Spoken Languages

    English

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