I try to price as reasonably as possible, being fair to my customers and myself. I calculate my pricing on the location of the event, services requested, and duration of my performance. I consider the prices I quote fair in relation to my professional experience and to what is being asked by other professionals in today's market.
When working with a new customer I typically assess their event needs by getting to know some details about their event and audience. After we determine what they are looking for and we want to move forward, I would send them a contract and ask for a partial deposit. Once a deposit is received the performance is a go!
I've been to several acting schools and have taken improvisation classes. But the training I am most proud of is my undergraduate and masters degrees in education. I have been a NYC school teacher for over 15 years. It is my specialty working with young people and I don't see myself doing anything else.