Want the Director to Love You?

Want the Director to Love You?

Want the Director to Love You? Since directing young performers for over 25 years and teens/adults as well, someone once asked me who was my favorite?  A trick question for sure but after some thought, I narrowed down the criteria to a few traits. What these triple...
What Actors Can Learn from Dancers!

What Actors Can Learn from Dancers!

What Actors Can Learn from Dancers! As I watch my students develop their emotional involvement in a scene or in a song, I’ve noticed that those who dance are amazingly more expressive in their phrasing, gestures, and honesty.  We all know that body and mind are...
A DIVA’S COMFORT ZONE & ANXIETY

A DIVA’S COMFORT ZONE & ANXIETY

In a performer’s lifetime, she will work with many teachers and directors.  Some of us will be fortunate enough to have had excellent early training and step out into the real world with confidence as well as talent.  But many young students in the performing arts may...
Music Theatre Careers and Vocal Safety

Music Theatre Careers and Vocal Safety

Like any other athlete, professional vocalists train and perform constantly. Most young singers are taken by surprise when they enter the industry and discover the expectations can be overwhelming. In college as a music theatre major there is real risk that you can...