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21 years in business
72 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. Ali is incredibly patient, kind and encouraging! I had absolutely no previous acting experience but he never once made me feel bad. He only encouraged me and gave me constructive critisicm that helped me improve myself for the better. He was always challenging me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. I am so happy I got to work with Mr. Ali and I look forward to working with him again in the near future! See you soon Mr. Ali !Nov 8, 2018Verified
Asked him last minute to read against me for an audition tape while simultaneously coaching with the material. He made time for the appointment despite a busy schedule, and accommodated me until everything I needed was on film. His experience shows and he was comfortable to work with.Oct 16, 2018Verified
I didn’t know what to expect when I started classes with Kenshaka. Let’s just say he exceeded my expectations. I’ve done classes with other instructors before but Kenshaka made me feel valued. He cares about the journey and doesn’t hold unrealistic expectations but still pushes you to do better. He knows how to bring out the best in you so that you can connect with the character you are trying to portray on a better level. He made me feel like I really had something to give to this art form and that made me feel important. If your looking for someone who wants to guide you through this journey I would pick Kenshaka as you coach.Oct 2, 2018Verified
I was a bit skeptical about coaching online, but Kenshaka had a unique way of getting through your obstacles. His lessons is better than any other coach I've worked with. He breaks it down for you to understand fully. I will continue to work with Kenshaka Ali.Sep 18, 2018Verified
I enjoyed my first meeting and feel confident that this coach will take me to the next level!Jul 28, 2018Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try to work within the budget of students. I offer discount packages for 5 and 10 lesson series.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My work is prescriptive, in that I do a series of readings, improvisations and theater games to assess a student's level, and then, along with their intention, coach through acting exercises, scene work, and loving, thorough and constructive criticism to develop greater skills and capabilities to maximum affect.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In addition to over 25 years as a professional SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity Association actor and director, I have taught at over 15 universities, colleges, and conservatories across the United States. I hold MFA, MA, and BA degrees in theater, and a license as an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, ALSP. This is especially useful as the demands of the industry become increasingly difficult to navigate. If requested, I can serve as both coach and counselor at once.
|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|