I am an acting coach in Los Angeles working with actors of all levels but mainly focused on coaching working actors and actors with representation who are actively auditioning. I help actors craft well-prepared, truthful auditions and execute self-tapes that reflect the actor’s talent and quality of work.
My gift is identifying what is in the actor’s way and offering tools to help them overcome blockages and self-consciousness in their work. I’m an expert in script analysis, imagination development, emotional preparation and also teach how to trust your preparation and live fully unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
My formal training is Meisner Hybrid (mainly Meisner but influenced by the disciplines of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and the legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes). However, my personal experience as an auditioning and working actor for several years has given me the practical training that helps actors navigate the reality of the journey from craft to profession.
Why am I a coach and not just an actor? Because I’m deeply in love with the craft and teaching the work is the closest I can get to it as often as I can possibly get it. And well, I’m just a natural at it – coaching. I love the opportunity to reflect back to actors what I see in their work to give them the power to explore their instrument and their craft more deeply and compassionately.
I currently teach at Los Angeles Acting Studio, San Diego and recently opened Los Angeles Acting Studio in Toluca Lake alongside Irene Muzzy. (Website is still under construction but if you are interested in learning more about classes we offer or would like to book at private coaching, please email me at email@example.com.)