Emotional Recall/"The Method"
One of our most popular classes continues! Learn how to access your deep emotions and connect your real life experiences to your monologue and scene work!
Learn the basics of unarmed stage combat! Train the techniques of punching, kicking and even safely falling down, as well as the fundamentals of storytelling through dramatic choreography.
Beginning Sword Stage Combat (NEW CLASS!!!)
The premier weapon of the stage: The Sword! Learn the basics of safe and effective sword techniques and the various styles of theatrical and real life swordplay.
Explore one of the most popular musicals to hit Broadway! Learn the accents, the comedic style, the music and choreography specifically related to "Matilda."
BA Vocal Performance, College Of Charleston
MM Vocal Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DMA Candidate in Vocal Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Member of Actor's Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA
Finalist: Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artist Competition
Winner: 2016 National Youth Arts, Best Director, "Suessical"
Winner: 2013 Craig Noel Awards, Best Ensemble, "Les Miserables"
Jessica's coachings and lessons draw heavily on her extensive classical music background. She specializes in music and vocal lessons for all ages, male and female, regarding building vocal technique, vocal performance coaching, and dramatic interpretation for Broadway, contemporay musical theater, belting, pop/rock musical theater as well as classical sacred music and opera from the Baroque period to 20th century music. She was a Voice Professor at Beloit College (WI) and the teaching assistant to the voice faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during her graduate work. She is well versed in foreign languages which include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
BFA Acting, North Carolina School of the Arts
Member of Actor's Equity Association
Winner: 2013 Craig Noel Award, Best Ensemble "Les Miserables"
Nominee: 2013 Craig Noel Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical, "Enjolras, Les Miserables"
Winner: 2009 San Diego Craig Noel Award, Best Featured Male in a Musical "Volodya, Bed and Sofa"
Winner: 2008 Inland Circle Theater's Guild Excellence in Theater Award, "Frank Butler, Annie Get Your Gun"
Jordan has taught lessons for children, teens and adults in acting, Shakespeare, musical theater, stage combat, and opera aria performance. Jordan has worked in all acting industries including live theatre, regional musical theater, film, television, commercials, live action stunt shows, radio and the occasional international cruise ship! He served as resident director for Point Loma Opera Theatre from 2015-2017, and has directed for several professional theaters including Lamb's Players Theatre, where he currently serves as resident Fight Director. Whether you are looking for coaching in straight plays, musical theatre, film or television, his conservatory classical acting training and performance background enable him to teach in-depth acting craft and stage techniques for beginner through advanced based on the philosophies and techniques of Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and primarily from his Alma Mater's Dean and mentor: Gerald Freedman, whose methods are outlined in "The School of Doing" acting instructional book by UNSCA alum Isaac Klein.
Classes are ongoing and always evolving based on the unique chemistry of the actors involved! Therefore: no two "acting" classes are ever alike! We primarily focus on dramatic text delivery techniques, emotional recall (IE "The Method") exercises, and scene work/character study. Additionally: we offer specialty skills such as stage combat, dance, music theory, singing of all music styles, and even technical/production elements, such as direction, lighting, costuming and accent work! Classes are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.