Private Coaching

Have an audition coming up? Want to hone your public speaking skills, try your hand at voice-over work, or master your script? Sign up for private coaching with one of our top acting coaches and get the one-on-one exposure you need to prepare for an audition, a production, or just to brush up on and improve your acting skills.

PLEASE CONTACT BRITTANY SHAPIRO FOR SCHEDULING AT MPI@BOSTONCASTING.COM

 

RACHEL BAILIT

With years of experience teaching at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in LA, Rachel teaches relaxation and sensory exercises and applies them to scenes and monologues. In Method Acting, actors learn to express powerful emotions and are encouraged to leave behind conventional, superficial, and clichéd expressions in search of their own unique artistic voices

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY.  
  • Ages: kids, teens & adults

ANN BAKER

Working in film, television, and theatrical communities, Ann is a seasoned casting director with 30+ years of experience.  She specializes in coaching beginner and advanced on-camera commercial technique.

  • Availability: NOT AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL COACHING
  • Ages 18-98

RICHARD D. BOIS

With over two decades of experience in the field, Richard is a graduate of Empire Cosmetology Academy in Boston and was a makeup artist at MAC cosmetics.  A model and actor with Model Club, Inc., Richard has appeared in regional commercials and national campaigns.  He worked for WKRON TV (Channel 4) on the shows Hyper-Tech and First Cut as a makeup artist in San Francisco.  While in San Francisco, Richard was the makeup artist and hair stylist for Ragamuff Productions.

Richard has been an image consultant for girls competing in the Miss America and Miss USA pageant systems, as well as working one on one with actors and business professionals.  Richard helps people unleash their confidence and full potential.

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY.  
  • Ages: kids, teens & adults

LORNA J. BRUNELLE

Lorna offers a variety of private coaching opportunities, including interview and audition prep, acting, and singing. To learn more, visit our faculty page.  You may schedule an appointment with Lorna directly at burtwoodschool@aol.com

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY. 
  • Ages: 5 to adult

MIKAYLA CRAMER

Mikayla attended The Boston Conservatory where she studied Musical Theatre and went on to graduate from Penn State with a Degree in Acting.  She currently works at Boston Casting as an extras casting director and has worked on numerous television and film projects.  She has also worked on dozens of commercials. Mikayla brings an interesting perspective to her students as both an actor and casting professional.

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY. 
  • Ages: 10-17

M. LYNDA ROBINSON

Lynda has been working in theater, film, and TV for the past 30 years as an actor, director, producer, teacher, and playwright. As a private coach, she offers instruction in both on-camera and theater work. For a full bio, visit our faculty page.

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY.  
  • Ages: 12 to adult

JENNIFER SALVUCCI

Jennifer is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and was a professional actress and children’s acting coach in the Los Angeles area for six years prior to returning to the Boston. With an interest in improvisation, she offers private coaching in audition technique, as well as in film, theater, and commercial work.  For a full bio, visit our faculty page.

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY
  • Ages: 5 to adult

BRITTANY SHAPIRO

Brittany has been teaching acting classes to kids and teens for more than 14 years in Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Given her experience in casting, her expertise lies in audition technique and some of her students can be seen on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, as well as local/national commercials, print ads and even on Broadway!

Brittany has a Bachelors Degree in Drama from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts and currently serves as the Director of Boston Casting's Media Performance.

  • NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS AT THIS TIME
  • Ages: 8 - 22

DENNIS STAROSELSKY

Dennis' TV & Film credits include Nurse Jackie, All My Children, It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaJericho, The Michael J. Fox Show, Ghostwriter, Law & Order, White Colllar, How to Make A Dollarbill in Brooklyn and the feature films Rubberneck and The Greens are Gone. As a playwright his first full length play Just About Cured was produced by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in the fall of 2014.

He holds a BFA from Boston University and an MA in theater education from NYU. Some of his clients include Jaimie Ray Newman (Eastwick ABC), Noah Bean (Damages F/X), Katie Lowes (Scandal ABC), and Claire van der Boom (The Pacific HBO). 

  • OFFERING VIRTUAL COACHING TO HIS PREVIOUS STUDENTS AT THIS TIME, OR THOSE PREPARING FOR AN AUDITION
  • Ages: 18+

FRAN WEINBERG

Fran is one of the Boston area’s best-known private acting and audition coaches, as well as a teacher, workshop leader, and an award-winning director. Her clients attend and are graduates of the country’s top undergraduate and graduate performance programs. They can be seen on-and off-Broadway, in films and television, and on stages throughout New England and across the country.

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY
  • Ages: 16 to adult

HEATHER WHITTY

Heather is a graduate of the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, where she was trained under John Tyrrell, a member of the Neighborhood Playhouse, who studied with the late Sanford Meisner. She has 7+ years of experience in Television and Film casting with Boston Casting, House Productions (NYC) and Popular Productions (LA). Heather also has an extensive background in Improv and Stand Up, and was a featured Comic in Boston’s Women Comedy Festival.  

Specializing in beginner/advanced scene study and on-camera technique (please note that Heather cannot coach actors for Boston Casting projects/auditions)

  • Availability: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY
  • Ages: 8 to adult

STEPHANIE WILLIAMS

Stephanie has been teaching acting and dance, and directing for the past twenty years, and currently teaches courses in Theatre, Dance and Video Production at Newburyport High School.  In addition to her work in public education, Stephanie directs and choreographs for several regional theaters. 

Stephanie has prepared countless young adults for professional and collegiate auditions, and is well versed in the prescreen process.  She teaches Boston Casting's College Audition Prep course, with ongoing availablility for monologue prep for private high school auditions, college auditions, monologue competitions, etc.  

Stephanie holds a Masters in Education in Arts Integration from Lesley University.

  • Availaility: VIRTUAL COACHING ONLY
  • Ages: 8 to adult