I came to acting almost 4 years ago with a desire to explore a new form of art. I was unsure if I even wanted to pursue acting any further that just taking a few classes and seeing if it was for me. Fortunately my first acting coach was Nick Stevenson. Not only did Nick show me that I had raw natural talent, he pushed me to work on my craft with diligence and was honest in that charismatic way that only Nick could pull off. He breaks it all down to its essence and lets you put back together in your own unique way. From the audition process to harnessing raw emotion, Nick will both walk you through it and challenge you to bring more with every single performance. He won't let you off easy but he wont belittle you either. He wants you to grow and whats more, you can tell when your getting it because its obvious when he is proud of you. As a result of studying with Nick I was cast several times in my first year as an actor an now enjoy getting to choose the roles and projects that I want to be a part of. His mentorship has truly been a blessing.
I have been in acting classes for over 15 years and no teacher has given me the tools and confidence that I have received from Nick to go into auditions and not feel prepared. I've never been able to break down scenes in such a fine detailed form that I truly feel connected with what is happening and to my character. My only regret is not having these tools and his teachings sooner so I could make up for some of my crummy auditions.