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Emily's class has opened so many doors for me in terms of my career and craft. Compared to when I first started taking classes with Emily and where I am now, my performances are far more full of life. Since taking class with Emily, I've booked multiple guest star and co-star roles on network television shows (NCIS, New Girl, Jane the Virgin,), as well as a reoccurring role ABC's new show 'The Catch.' Emily helped me with my lead role in an indy film titled BEFORE I FALL, in theaters this summer. And I just booked a series regular on an upcoming pilot! I could not be more grateful to Emily for showing me how to not only be a better actor, but a better person. -Medalion Rahimi
I learned so much from Emily. She really transformed the way I tackle a scene. Not only did her approach help me break down walls she also made it such a safe space to be vulnerable. It's important to be that person that does something different in the room, and she helped me find that. -Makayla Montelongo
Emily is someone you can trust to go to those deep, dark places and find the truth of yourself within the scene. She is also deeply caring about the craft and extremely generous of her time to her students. Her passion for life, the craft of acting, and her ability to push actors to new places in their work is what compels me to write this endorsement of Emily. -Kelly Gullett
It's hard to pinpoint words to fully explain Emily Nelson. Firecracker, acting guru, a general powerhouse of creative genius and insight are the first things that come to mind. Emily has an uncanny way of pulling raw truthful and inspired work out of the most tired actor and is infectious with her zest for the craft of acting. Scenes and characters came to life in a new way with her and I cannot thank her enough for breathing new life into a craft I was starting to lose passion for after a series of less inspiring classes. -Jessica Iverson
Emily is a great acting teacher, coach, and mentor. She is open, honest, intelligent, creative, and possesses incredible emotional sensitivity. One of the best aspects of her class is the variety and experimentation she offers every class. She learns your strengths and weaknesses and works with you to expand your emotional range to become more emotionally free. I am more self aware, open, confident, and honest with my emotions since I have been taking classes with Emily. Her class is always one of the highlights of my week. -Ethan Hendry
I loved taking classes with Emily! She helped me find and utilize techniques that worked for me and seriously improved the way I audition. She also forced me out of my comfort zone and got me to analyze my acting objectively. Most importantly, she was a source of encouragement and support which I deeply believe every working actor needs. -Katie Hemming
Emily is the most intuitive teacher I've ever known, she would push her students to go outside their comfort zone in search of the truth. Emily has a gift for communicating with her students with real knowledge of the business and what is expected from a professional actor. Emily inspired me to take bold risks, not to worry about how weird or crazy it might be. I'm so grateful that I had her as a teacher. -Uyen Quyen
I don't know where to begin on what I have to say about Emily. I've been working with her for the past 2 1/2 years (after my 3 year theatre conservatory training at LACC theatre academy) and all I really find myself saying is, I'm so grateful for her. She is nurturing and fun and challenges you to bring your full self to your work. She's a fountain of knowledge and a great person to have on your team. She's helped me find who I am as an artist as well as finding my voice as an artist, which is so important. On top of all that, she's coached me into knocking socks off in the audition room. Thanks, Emily! -Helena Brennan
You're in good hands with Emily. Including myself, she's helped countless actors immensely. I've seen many brand new actors who were inexperienced and self-counscience take class with her, and within 2 or 3 classes they were making huge strides and transforming into great acting partners. She's extremely knowledgeable and always willing to share what she knows. It feels great to have a teacher who invests in you inside and outside of class. She's encouraged students in class to highlight their strengths and challenged them to turn their weaknesses into strengths. She's also steered several students to pursue other hobbies that help them grow as an actor and as a person. Frankly it's not easy to put into words or writing, just how helpful and great Emily has been in my life and the lives of her other students...I could probably write a short novel.
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