When done right, a theatrical performance can change its audience. It can move them, call them to action, or rally them around a specific cause. With this in mind, OnStage Leadership's instructors use techniques from the world of theater to help non-actors connect with a crowd, including business executives, managers, and freelancers. OnStage Leadership's team keeps most of what happens during their workshops a secret, but participants emerge more confident and with stronger stage presence.
Rising Stars Performing Arts Company founder and artistic director Laura A. Rizzo knows firsthand the benefits of a fine-arts education. Wielding a master’s degree in educational theater and dance from New York University as well as experience on and off Broadway, she has helmed more than 130 children’s shows in which she's helped youngsters develop social skills, increase their community awareness, and spice up dinner conversation with iambic pentameter. Rizzo and her staff of instructors from diverse performance backgrounds lead students toward their artistic goals, whether they dream of dancing competitively or joining the cast of a Broadway musical.
Specializing in everything from voice lessons and public speaking to health and nutrition, the instructors of New York Monologue Coach ready aspiring actors, musicians, and dancers for the stage and screen. The comprehensive teaching program is helmed by Justin Stoney, an accomplished vocal coach who's been featured in Esquire magazine and who's number of sweet-talking clients numbers in the thousands.
Jerry Brody’s four decades of stage experience include studying with the legendary Lee Strasberg, working as the artistic director of three theaters. Over the years, he’s developed his own system of acting education, which he and his associate instructors employ at J.J. Acting on 44th. Through focusing on theatrical improvisation, they help students trust their instincts and feel confident on stage.