If you’re looking for private instruction in performing arts, we can’t recommend the following educators enough. Providing in-person (when appropriate) and virtual training, these instructors are both experienced in the field and in educational performing arts training.

They have worked closely with Actors’ Rep over the years and continue to offer the highest quality classes whether it be one-on-one or in a group setting.

Kat Kenny

Kat Kenny

Kathleen Kenny received her B.F.A. in acting from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah and is a graduate of the UCB Training Center in NYC as well as levels I & II of the I.O Chicago Intensives in Miami where she studied with Charna Halpern, Tara Defrancisco & Jason Shotts. She has had multiple classes with Susan Messing, David Razowsky and Joe Bill as well as workshops with Billy Merritt, Danny Mora, Asaf Ronen, Improv Boston & many other improvisers who excel at their craft. She has coached local troupes I Am Improv, 301 Classiness, No Nonsense, The Young and the Glamorous, The Reinforcements, Adult Beverage, Teachers’ Pet, Jest Promoted and currently coaches P.E and Daddy’s Little Nest Egg. Kat is proud to have taught workshops at the Tampa Improv fest, Palm Beach Improv Fest & the Improv U Improv Cruise. She has been teaching short form and long form improvisation to improvisers of all levels for the past 7 years. She currently plays with Actors’ Rep house team Friends with Benefits, Mod 27’s Bananas Republic and Improv U’s Business Casual. She’s been performing her lotto show Get Lucky with Kat, where she picks a person from the audience to improvise with, since November of 2016. She often guests with local improv troupes and does as many fests as time allows. She makes it a priority to take as many workshops as possible so that she can keep growing and getting better at what she does. This brings her tremendous joy and also allows her to bring back what she learns to her students.

Lindsay Carretero

Lindsay Carretero

Lindsay Carretero, a Florida native, has a vibrant passion for life and the performing arts. Locally, Mrs. Carretero attended BAK Middle School of the Arts and graduated from Palm Beach County’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. High School of the Arts for Theatre. She furthered her love for theatre in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Florida State University. While developing her acting career, Lindsay took a special interest in her own speaking voice and the voices of others. Enthusiastically pursuing her education towards voice work, Lindsay obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. With focused training in Linklater Voice, the Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and Estill, she is experienced in coaching public speaking, breath and support, projection, text, articulation and diction, alignment and anatomy, phonetics, accents and dialects. Lindsay is honored to have worked as a voice teacher and show coach both in the U.S. and in London with some of her favorite shows including: Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Mary Poppins. She currently teaches Acting and Voice at ArtStage Performing Arts Center in Jupiter, FL and Bob Carter‘s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Company in West Palm Beach, FL. In addition, Lindsay teaches Speech & Diction at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in North Palm Beach, FL, holds various voice workshops throughout the year and coaches clients one-on-one.

Marlo Cohen

Marlo Cohen

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Marlo began her acting career at an early age. She performed on Broadway, in educational films, commercials and appeared in many print ads. Marlo received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and her Master’s from Adelphi University. She has studied with many industry professionals in LA, Florida and NYC. She has also taught and conducted many seminars and workshops in South Florida and Los Angeles. Marlo is a talent manager for Mercury Entertainment LLC, representing talent in Florida, Atlanta, NY, and LA. She is also a talented Special FX’s makeup artist, with several film credits. She conducts Special FX makeup workshops and classes. She has performed in and directed local theatre. Marlo also is a substitute teacher in the Palm Beach County School District mainly in the area of performing arts.

Suki Lanh

Suki Lanh

Suki Lanh writes, teaches, and performs comedy throughout South Florida. She is an adjunct professor in screenwriting at University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Suki is an alumna of Second City Chicago, and Peoples Improv Theater. Her love for reading scripts and eating delicious food resulted in her company, Feedback With Suki, a script development service that workshops the first 10 pages of scripts in exchange for food.

Emma Sue Harris

Emma Sue Harris

Emma Sue Harris (they/them) is an actor/singer/theatre-maker and is the (New Works Fellow?) at Actor’s Rep. Emma benefitted from fantastic theatrical training at Actor’s Rep for over a decade, and also studied Musical Theatre at the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at Webster University. In addition to performing in existing plays/musicals, Emma is passionate about creating new theatre and in helping the next generation of theatre-makers prepare and plan for their theatrical (ad)ventures.

Emma specializes in coaching teen theatre students in monologues/songs for auditions and/or thespian competitions. They also specialize in helping students prepare and plan for collegiate theatre program auditions.

Emma has been the Co-Facilitator/Instructor of the Youth Actors’ Guild for almost two years (they were a YAG member/officer themself once!) and has taught at the Youth Summer Academy and take on private student here at Actors’ Rep. In 2018, Emma worked as a Bak/Dreyfoos audition coach for the Communication Arts programs through Communication Arts Academy in West Palm Beach. There, Emma assisted with group classes and took on private students.

Emma was privileged enough to benefit from fantastic artistic training here in South Florida, from Actors’ Rep, to the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, to the Broadway Artists’ Intensive, to the Lake Worth Playhouse, the list goes on- as someone who was exposed to such high quality training, Emma is uniquely qualified to help young actors make their theatre education work for them and plan for a life-long career in the theatre.

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