This 12-Week Acting Course is taught by Celebrity Actress, Erika Eleniak
Erika Maya Eleniak was born on September 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California. She is the eldest daughter in a family of four girls and one boy. Erika began her acting career at the age of 10, starring in numerous productions for television, film, commercials and theater. Her first film role was in the science fiction blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, by Steven Spielberg. Her film credit given was “Pretty Girl”. Erika was spotted by a talent scout working for Steven Spielberg in a performer’s audition showcase. Erika’s mother was very determined for Erika to have a normal childhood and finish school, so Erika worked a couple of jobs a year throughout childhood and adolescence, until after graduating high school. It was directly after this, that Erika joined the original cast of the television series Baywatch and stayed there for the first two years. Erika decided to leave the series after it changed direction. She wanted to venture out into other avenues and so began a successful film career. Erika starred in such films as Under Siege, The Beverly Hillbillies, Chasers, A Pyromaniac’s Love Story, Bordello of Blood, among many others and moved to Canada for 8 years where she did many Independent Films and Cable movies, including several for Lifetime.
Since moving back to Los Angeles in 2009, her latest works for Television include Desperate Housewives and CSI :Miami, as well as a Feature Film called Meant To Be in 2012. Erika now resides in Southern California and is working on an exciting new career, in addition to her Acting Career. Teaching is her passion! Erika is currently a volunteer Youth Teacher with Unity Church and is a SEE Student, working towards her Teaching License and credentials.
As well, Erika is a first time published Author with her new children`s book entitled “What Do You Do If You Lose Your LalaBaloo? However ,the greatest role she has ever taken on is by far being mom to her 8 year old daughter, Indyanna and spends all of her free time enjoying Life`s many adventures with her.
Classes emphasize the theory and practice of the basic elements of the acting craft, using scene work as starting points. In addition to scene work, students participate in classes aimed specifically at training the actor for the requirements of acting on a film set.
Classes encourage students to break down physical and internal inhibitions, and help each student find the most effective personal sources for the creation of truth-ful characters. Students should be prepared to work in non-traditional acting classes that emphasize the construction and control of character given the unique pressures of a film or television shoot.
COURSE OVERVIEW AND CURRICULUM
- Relaxation – How to release tensions that get in the way of acting.
- Improvisation: How to improvise
- Monologue: a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker
- Method – How to act truthfully moment-to-moment.
- Scene Study – How to identify the dramatic beats of the scene and needs of the characters.
- Movement – How character and action can be expressed without words.
- Voice – How to use voice to reveal character.
- Acting For Camera – How to work in front of the lens, hit marks, use eyelines, and create fresh performances for every take.
- *Celebrity Guest Speakers
- Emotional Journaling
- Music Connection
- And much more…
(Meets once a week for 12 weeks, two hours per class).
NOTE: Must be SIGNED UP for CONSECUTIVE WEEKS