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The training of an actor is a lifetime’s work and vocation. You should be as dedicated as the athlete, dancer or pianist - acting is a discipline you can only develop through practice. I offer one-to-one and small group sessions designed to broaden an actor’s range and talent using the following techniques.

Techniques

I work individually with each actor on their own abilities and at their own pace, following various exercises to improve and deepen the emotional and psychological palette of the actor. I encourage you to practice these techniques so they become impulsive and ingrained.

Exercises include:

  • emotional recall

  • sensation development

  • inner thoughts

  • personalisation work

  • Method Acting

In a practical sense, I bridge the gap between the training of the actor and the industry by applying these methods in camera work, cold / sight readings - all of which are vital to your career.



Professional Self Tape service / Camera practice and Coaching for a role

I work with the Actress/Actor to respond quickly and fully to everything in an effort to create reality and truth as well as spontaneity in performance for stage or film so that you are real and believable in any given role.

Regular Acting Coaching

Regular sessions for beginners and highly trained actors to help build a character, work on monologues or scenes. I will work with what is distinctive to the actor and help them utilise those traits to create realities, truthfulness and believability for the actor and bring out what is already inside them.

Classes can be individual or in pairs.

Drama School Entry/Auditions

I offer tailored training for drama school auditions that are designed to prepare actors for their specific admissions process, which includes working on their modern and classical pieces and preparing them for their interviews.

Logic

Acting isn’t just about memorising lines, hitting the ‘mark’ and then pulling a face and saying lines a certain way. For the actor this includes sensations, thoughts, imaginative work and realities that are logical to the situation or the given circumstances of the scene, script or play. Speak not speech, be in a situation, don’t act.


Jack Waltzer’s message to Elif handwritten in Paris 2018 in his book and documentary American Film Acting

Jack Waltzer’s message to Elif handwritten in Paris 2018 in his book and documentary American Film Acting

Elif with Jack Waltzer in his home in Paris, June 2014.

Elif with Jack Waltzer in his home in Paris, June 2014.