Coaching

 

BFA/MFA COACHING

AUDITION COACHING

once the job is booked

Jessica hold an MFA in acting from UCLA. She has taught at UCLA, Rex Arts Inc, and teaches private students ranging from middle school through college. She received her BA in Theater from Oberlin College, studied at the Moscow Art Theater School, the National Theater Institute, and Upright Citizens Brigade. With her private students, Jessica focuses on the voice and body to reinforce clear storytelling. She offers private coaching sessions over Zoom and in person for college, graduate school, and professional auditions. She’s also excited to dig into the work after the job is booked. By taking a wholistic approach, she transforms her students into truthful story tellers with great technical 

proficiency. Jessica’s goal is for her students to feel accomplished and self-assured for auditions and to feel confident in their work on set or on stage.

Please email: jtoltzis@gmail.com with inquiries.

 Testimonials

"Jessica meets you where you are in every session. She creates a fun space where failure's not only okay, but celebrated. With an eagle-eye for text analysis, she asks insightful questions that force me to expand my analysis and think differently about a script. When prepping sides, she's thoughtful about world building in the audition room. Her patience, intuition, and insightfulness leave me feeling extremely prepared and proud of my work!" - Kalyn Altmeyer

 

"Jessica is the best acting teacher I have ever worked with! In learning from her in 2020/2021, her enthusiasm and talent practically jumps through the computer screen, making acting on Zoom just as special as it would be face to face. As a student auditioning for college theatre programs, Jessica has taught me so many things, including the importance of choosing pieces that I can connect to, how to self-tape, and what it takes to make the most of a five minute audition. Every activity and warm-up we worked on spoke to me, and helped me become a more truthful actor. I always feel inspired to continue our work individually outside of our sessions. Best of all, I have gained a supportive mentor and friend in Jessica. She has helped me gain the confidence and tools to follow my dreams." - KE 

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