Private Acting Lessons
Private coaching can be applied to several different types situations and people. You might have an upcoming audition you need to prepare for, or a big work presentation; you might struggle with talking in front or people, or need encouragement in how to over come fear and adrenaline. All of these reasons and more might cause you to seek out an Acting Coach. Dulcie and Heather will apply their years of performance knowledge both on the stage and behind the casting desk to help you grow.
Heather Ostberg Johnson
HEATHER OSTBERG JOHNSON brings 14 years of diverse performance, production, and teaching experience to La-De-Da. Her recent focus is on developing new work and teaching actors to devise plays from scratch that are meaningful to them and their community. She shares a passion and background with La-De-Da's commitment to original, skill-based, age appropriate work. Heather holds a Performance Arts degree from Westmont College and studied clowning and physical theatre in San Francisco with Moshe Cohen, the founder of Clowns Without Borders, as well as Leonard Pitt and James Donlan of the Flying Actors Studio. She has taught movement, improvisation, and theatre skills through workshops and after-school programs at Zach Elementary School, Boltz Middle School, and Poudre High School as well as Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, Fort Collins Montessori School, and Poudre Academy of Performing Arts. Heather has a strong commitment to lifelong learning and seeks out training in movement and physical theatre across the country to share with her students. She also continues to tour original pieces of theatre each summer, most recently taking her co-written two-woman show Mad and a Goat to New York, Austin, Santa Barbara, and Denver, with Portland and Berkley on the calendar for Summer 2017. Heather can be found onstage and behind the scenes locally with Bas Bleu, Open Stage Theatre, and the Fort Collins Fringe Festival. She is also a founding member of the Comedy Brewers with whom she performs short-form comedy improv every month. Heather and Dulcie have thoroughly enjoyed partnering together the past five years establishing and producing the Fort Collins Fringe Festival
DULCIE WILLIS comes to La-De-Da with over 25 years in educational theatre and production experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College along with BA degrees in Theatre Arts Education from the University of Northern Colorado and Musical Theatre from Mesa State College. Dulcie has taught drama, speech, film, dance, and English in Taiwan, South Korea, Arizona, and Colorado. Dulcie has directed, choreographed, and produced over 40 productions for high school and community theatre, with award-winning work featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Dulcie lead the theatre program at Poudre High School from 2002-2009, She is former Executive Director at Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Education Outreach Coordinator for the Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Coordinator for the CSU LEAP Institute for the Arts. Dulcie has been Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Greeley, Project Manager for Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre and Operations Manager for the Grand Junction Family Theatre Company/ DooZoo Children’s Museum. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Lincoln Center Support League and served on the Curriculum Committee for the Arts Incubator of the Rockies, and on the Dance Standards Curriculum Subcommittee for the State of Colorado. She most recently directed OpenStage Theatre & Company’s production of August: Osage County (2017 Colorado Henry Award for Outstanding Director) and Fort Collins Children’s Theatre productions of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and Seussical the Musical. Together with Heather Johnson, she has produced the Fort Collins Fringe Festival for six years. www.dulciewillis.com
$40 an hour. By appointment only.