Nash Arts

COACHING for - DIRECTORS & ACTORS





STEPHANIE NASH

PERFORMANCE COACH

BIO







Stephanie Nash has been teaching for over 20 years.
She teaches:


ACTING
DIRECTING ACTORS
WRITER/ACTOR WORKSHOPS
EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT
SHAKESPEARE
SOLO PERFORMANCE
ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAS
and, yes, even
CIRCUS TECHNIQUES.



Steph is also a mindfulness
MEDITATION teacher & coach - and founder of Mindfulness Arts ,
a non-profit organization dedicated to "integrative & wholistic approaches"
to "meditation, movement & performance" - with special interest in the practical application
of mindfulness in our lives & creative careers.


Stephanie graduated from the
YALE SCHOOL of DRAMA (MFA)
and also studied in England at the British/American Drama Academy
Stephanie has a degree in Psychology & Drama from Duke University.


In Los Angeles, Stephanie is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor
teaching
FILM DIRECTORS at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena
(a class which focuses on teaching student directors how to cast, rehearse, and create truthful,
effective actor performances - which the directors must continue to nurture during the shooting process.
Her students also write original material - which they shoot & edit.

She has taught acting &
EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT at USC,
and also taught
ACTING & COMEDY at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.


Stephanie trained in the Linklater Voice Technique at Yale, NYU, and Shakespeare & Company,
and also worked with personally with Kristin Linklater (totalling over 5 years of training experience
- although she is not a designated Linklater teacher and she can recommend some good ones.)


In New York she studied acting with Wynn Handman, Larry Moss, and Paul Austin
and taught privately (acting technique, Shakespeare, & on-camera commercial classes.)


As an actress, Stephanie has guest-starred on many popular TV shows (Weeds, Ghost Whisperer,
The Closer, NYPD Blue,
etc.) and has performed on stage at
LINCOLN CENTER,
the
KENNEDY CENTER, UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL,
OFF-BROADWAY, and the 1st NATIONAL TOUR of a BROADWAY SHOW.

She has also written & performed in many ONE-PERSON SHOWS (NYC & LA),
and now coaches solo performers in developing & performing their work.

For more information about Steph's acting experience
ACTING BIO






other interesting stuff:



Also in New York, Stephanie explored Body/Mind Centering™ work with Tal Halevi, Patricia Bardi and others.
BMC Work, along with the work with Tina Packer & Kristin Linklater, and years of miscellaneous movement & health/healing oriented classes - plus mindfulness meditation techniques (as taught by Shinzen Young)
- were influences in the development of Body Unlocking™ & her Expressive Movement classes.


Stephanie has been featured in dozens of national & regional commercials and her on-camera commercial classes
are fun and insightful. Many of her students have become successful commercial actors.
Steph has taught on-camera commercial classes at several schools, casting workshops, & theatre companies in LA.


Stephanie is also called upon as a Language Skills & Shakespeare Coach for various theatre & film ptojects.
Her coaching is invaluable when actors with little or no training need to speak heightened and/or classical text
- as well as taking trained actors to the next level.
Steph was greatly influenced by her work with Tina Packer, founder of Shakespeare & Company.


And, last but not least, Stephanie also worked closely with circus master, Hovey Burgess,
and can teach various circus techniques including juggling (balls, clubs, passing), trapeze, plate spinning,
rope spinning/lasso - alot better than she can do them.
(She was also in the Broadway/National Tour company of Barnum - and played musical instruments as well.)










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