New York - NY -

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Background Screening: Basic Passed on: 06/05/2017

Student's Location
Public Location (cafe, library)
Last login: January 9, 2018

Clarisse V.

Acting and performance classes or coaching sessions from a French-American Columbia University graduate actor!

Acting / Performing arts: Children, Beginner Adult, Intermediary Adult, Advanced Adult


I most recently taught a series of workshops on Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" to students at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, in partnership with Classic Stage Young Company We started each workshop with a warm up, and then explored Shakespeare's language, characters and plot through various exercises and games. At the end of the five workshops, the students performed their own version of a scene, using different acting and directing techniques we shared with them. The students also came to see our production of "The Comedy of Errors" with Classic Stage Young Company, and were able to ask questions and work with the rest of the cast.

I also coached a student for auditions to Graduate School Acting programs. We worked in detail on four different monologues, creating specificity in character and action for each one of them. We also discussed the audition and graduate school process. This student was admitted at the Actor's Studio at Pace University.

Tutoring Style

I like to create a structure for the lesson, but also respond to the student's interests and needs. It is a very collaborative process, so that the student can learn by also having fun and having a personal connection to the material. I am very excited to share my passion of Theatre and performance with others and help them find confidence to express themselves, create stories and have fun.


- Maîtrise de l'Opéra National de Lyon (2000-2006). Studying and performing at the National Opera of Lyon as well as other theatres in the region.

- French High school - Baccalaureate in Literary studies with a concentration in Theatre (Mention Très bien - highest honours) 2006- 2009

-Barnard College of Columbia University: Bachelor of the Arts. Major in Theatre studies, Minor in Russian language. (Magna Cum laude) 2009-2013
-Columbia University School of the Arts - Master of Fine Arts in Acting 2014-2017


In Person $40 / Hour

Also Available

Semi private or collective lesson

Special workshop

Education Background

Master Columbia University School of the Arts - 2017 - New York
Bachelor Barnard College of Columbia University - 2013 - New York
Bac L Option Théâtre, mention Très Bien Lycée Saint- Exupéry - 2009 - Lyon, France

Rate specification & Cancellation policy

24 hour minimum cancellation