PennState University (Theatre)
As a professional actor who lived and worked in Los Angeles for 10 years, I ate, slept, and breathed the craft of Acting and studied every aspect of it to make myself better. This includes the use and training of the voice, presence and the power of stillness onstage, ability to connect immediately with an audience, as well as understanding the arc of a story and how to craft information into a story. I used the skills I earned with blood, sweat, and tears, to not only help myself to book work in Film, Television, Voice-acting, Theater, and Commercials, but to also train others. I was very happy to learn that I really like teaching, and...I'm really good at it!
I have worked for the past seven years as a teacher for a small, specialized educational company which finds me getting up in front of groups ranging in size from 50-500 on a daily basis. When I am "Presenting", I am connecting with the group as a whole, leading them through information by way of telling them stories. I use my entire instrument: voice, body, face-- you name it, to bring the audience along the most interesting, engaging, and enjoyable route possible from point A to point B. Along the way, I make sure they learn (and retain) the necessary information, which I have threaded through the story.
Public speaking isn't just about speaking clearly and projecting; it's an art that has subtly and nuance like any other. If you want to learn how to do it, I can teach you. As a professional actor who lived and worked in Los Angeles for 10 years, I ate, slept, and breathed the craft of Acting and studied every aspect of it to make myself better. This includes the use and training of the voice, presence and the power of stillness onstage, ability to connect immediately with an audience, as well as understanding the
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I have been a professional actor for over 25 years, 10 of those years spent living and working professionally in Los Angeles. Since then I have coached Speakers in a corporate environment while I was working at Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting firm. I have also been training presenters for Prismatic Magic LLC for the past five years as well. While working with Prismatic Magic I presented over 1000 times to audiences ranging in size from 100-800 people.
Currently, I am a Cancer Treatment Recovery coach, and a professional Speaker. I speak about all of the aspects necessary for a cancer survivor to overcome the side-effects of treatment, regain their pre-diagnosis levels of health, and move beyond that to create their ideal life.
I received a scholarship to the PA Governor's School for the Arts in high school. I was one of 30 students out of over 2000 which auditioned, to be awarded a spot. I then earned a B.A. in Theatre from Penn State University in 1995. From there I moved to NYC where I signed with Duva/Flack talent agency, and I began working with a Personal Manager, Jerry Silverhardt. I re-located to Los Angeles, CA where I studied with Arthur Mendoza at the Actors Circle Theater. Mr. Mendoza received his MFA from UCSD, and was the protege of Stella Adler. He trained Oscar winner Benicio del Toro, and countless other working actors. I worked very closely with Arthur for five years studying: Technique, Shakespeare, Scene Study, and Teaching Acting. He directed me in a production of Forty Deuce, which received great reviews in Variety and other industry publications, and I worked professionally in Film, Theatre, Television, Commercials, and Voiceovers. I have trained actors ranging from the ages of 7-29yrs old, and coached high school students applying for College acting programs. My clients were accepted at CMU, NYU, BoCo, CCR, Syracuse, and other top programs. Whether it's learning the basics, fine tuning an audition piece, or getting to deep work on the actor's instrument I am more than capable of teaching in all of these modalities.