Colleen Ryan • Acting, Audition, & TV/Film Coach
Colleen Ryan • Acting, Audition, & TV/Film Coach

Colleen Ryan • Acting, Audition, & TV/Film Coach

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Hi there! Congrats on your interest in becoming a stronger performer & creative artist! Like in any kind of strength training, your acting & audition muscles need to be kept fit for strong performances. I work one-on-one with a limited number of performers who are serious about their interest in acting & growing their skill set. Whether you’re new or advanced, we'll have fun (in a non-judgmental environment) with personalized sessions starting where you're most comfortable and then going beyond to strengthen you as a performer with confidence & technique. Script analysis, character choices, emotional tools, and pacing will all be important points of our practice & character training together. Headshots, agent relations, self-tapes, audition techniques, on-camera skills, and industry woes (that aren't always talked about) will be the technical side of acting that, along with your character training, we'll blend to create confident, authentic, & role booking work! As a current working actor myself, for my own performances I pull techniques from my years of Los Angeles training that are the most natural for me. I have always felt it's important to develop a formula that works for YOU, and with my help you'll develop your own "emotional tool belt"! If you’ve booked a role or have an audition & are looking for help shaping your character & rehearsing, I’m available for that as well. ABOUT ME: creating art on camera & on stage has been a pursuit of mine since the age of 7. After 6 seasons recurring on ABC's hit sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, appearances on NBC’s The Jay Leno Show & in dozens of national commercials & stage shows, I pride myself on bringing talent, experience, professionalism, & fun to all my coaching sessions! Thanks to 19 years in the Los Angeles film scene, I'm savvy to current audition standards, self tape techniques, performance styles, & am a proud member of the professional actor’s union SAG-AFTRA. I truly enjoy helping creatives train for their own artistic goals…so…now is the time! Let's strengthen your techniques and get you BOOKED! PRIVATE COACHING RATES: Your first session gets an additional 15 minutes of get-to-know-you-and-your-goals for FREE! 30 min: $40 1 hour: $70 Got a friend or family member you want to work with (and save $ too!)? Let me know!

Hired 7 times

Serves Austin, TX

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2 years in business

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Ashley B.
3 days ago

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I’ve loved every session with Colleen! It is always fun and informative. Her feedback is always beneficial. I am very glad I have the opportunity to learn from and work with her!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • To continue professional development • To prepare for an audition • To build confidence • Film • TV episode • TV commercial • What the teacher recommends • No specific focus • 1 person • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Stella K.
Mar 5, 2022
I’ve worked with Colleen numerous times now and I can honestly say she’s helped my career to move forward. My callback and booking rates are up and I feel much more confident with my auditions. She’s a blast to work with and is never judgemental or harsh. I really like that she “gets” the way the business works. Many of my other coaches didn’t. That alone helps keep my nerves at bay during auditions…know what to expect in the room. I would definitely recommend having Colleen help you with your acting goals!
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Cary M.
Jan 30, 2023
Colleen was very insightful in helping me with my character discovery, and her extensive knowledge with the virtual audition process was great for my preparation. Very pleased.
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Jennah L.
Aug 23, 2021
Colleen helped me prepare for a big commercial audition that I was very nervous about. She walked me through the scene numerous ways, gave me great feed back, and made me feel comfortable going into the audition. It was well worth it to hire her!!
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