With a decade of coaching experience, Stephanie helps actors to be independent artists with her unique approach to custom curriculums. Teaching audition technique, script analysis, scene study, physicality and breath awareness, character development, audition preparation, buisness fundamentals, and on-camera technique. She offers one on one coaching, self-tapes, ongoing lessons, on-set preperation, on-set coaching and custom curriculums for students ranging from those just starting out to professional actors. Her focus is on building a strong sense of confidence and self-awareness in her students to give them the foundation they need to develop their performances and build careers.
Stephanie is a firm believer in helping actors develop the tools to be independent artists, to be flexible in taking direction, trusting unique choices with their material, and working in a safe environment that enables students to take creative risks and have fun. She custom tailors all sessions to adapt to each individual actors learning style while meeting the professional demands that are expected in audition rooms and onset.
Stephanie loves working with adults but specializes in youth actors. Children have unique learning needs, based on their adolescent development and how they learn best. Stephanie adjusts her teaching based on an individual’s learning style so that they can better absorb the concepts of acting. She also leads parent consultations to encourage parents to understand how they can help their young actor get started in acting or take the next step towards their goals. She also works with adults who would crave a more tailored approach to mastering confidence in the audition room, exploring their craft and building their professional business.
She has previously taught at Biz Studio, West Point Grey Academy, Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Screen Actors Studio in Victoria, Kate Rubin Studio, and taught film to students in low-income schools with Arts Reach.
Stephanie has been a Casting Director on a few projects including Commercials for Disney’s Descendants 3 and Bell Media, a TV Series for Another Era on TVB Network and a music group for John William Dexter’s Bailamos – produced by Reliant Music – a Branch of Warner Brothers Music . Her hands-on experience as a Casting Director and previously running camera for other Casting Directors has enabled her to see over 5000 auditions in 5 years. She is also a multi-faceted contributor in the film industry giving her an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes in Casting and Production and shares that knowledge with her students.
Her consistently strong rapport with students and parents has been built from her attention to catering to her students unique needs and her approach to developing personal strength and confidence in her students.