I have been leading CLASS WORK, WORKSHOPS and giving ONE-ON-ONE CLASSES since 2018. This includes both in-person and online classes in FILM and ACTING. I have teaching experience from New York (PPAS) and Budapest.
I believe in combining lessons that boost one's CREATIVITY, PLAYFULNESS and ACADEMIC knowledge with PRACTICAL SKILLS and tricks of the industry. Being aware of trends in film, audition requirements and building your one-person business as an actor are just as important as constructing characters and understanding beats of a scene.
During our TRIAL CLASS, we discuss your specific needs, if there is a project or audition we are preparing for. We also talk about prior experience in acting, if any. We discuss blocks and obstacles you might have faced. I will be YOUR GUIDE through every modul and task, always ready to answer questions.
Then we dive straight into work. CLASSES are PRACTICAL and come with IMMEDIATE RESULTS.
Tools for Auditions
You will learn how to shut distractions out, maintain concentration, remove creative blocks, ignite self-motivation, stay present and relaxed while in character. We start off by deepening your awereness about your BODY and BREATH (1st).
From the body we shift to the mind. MENTAL PREPARATION is just as important as embodying a character. From this relaxed and focused state, in awareness of the body-mind connection, we start building the given CHARACTER (2ND). We use both METHOD and MEISNER techniques, focusing on building both the physicality and the emotional life of the part.
We do improvisations, build your character's history, find your "way" into the part. Only then comes the TEXT (3RD). Words always come last, once the character is already "alive" and has a world to exist. Together, we analyze and break down scenes and text.
While working on your craft as an actor is our priority, we will also dedicate time to answering your questions regarding the FILM INDUSTRY and the ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS.
Classes are available in NEW YORK, BUDAPEST and ONLINE.
Joana Margarida, Actress
"As an actress it was a pleasure working with Dora. She was one of the most understanding acting coaches I have met. She was always kind, organized and guided me with utmost clarity."
James Kemp, Actor
"Having worked on Dora's set as an actor on more than one occasion, I have been able to witness firsthand her enormous passionate creative drive when it comes to filmmaking and collaborating with actors."
Carson Coronel, Director
"Working with Dora as an actress as well as seeing her own work as a director, I can confidently say that she is one of the most driven and motivated creators I know. It is a joy to see her rehearse with actors."