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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's Top Acting Teachers, Coaches, Photographers and Managers

Every year since 2006, Backstage has asked readers to pick their favorite headshot photographers, acting teachers, rehearsal spaces, and other providers of actors' services. Here are the top three in each category, in order of the number of votes received. (Back Stage does not endorse any of those listed below; they are chosen by an impartial online poll.) This list was taken from Backstage Magazine. 

Favorite Headshot Photographer
1. Dennis Kwan
2. Caroline White
3. Douglas Gorenstein

Favorite Dance Studio
1. Broadway Dance Center
2. Steps on Broadway
3. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Favorite Scene Study Teacher
1. James Tripp
2. Maggie Flanigan
3. Jagger Kaye

Favorite Rehearsal Studio

1. Ripley-Grier Studios
2. Simple Studios
3. Shetler Studios & Theatres

Favorite Audition Technique Teacher

1. Jagger Kaye
2. Karen Kohlhaas
3. Andrea Burns

Favorite Cold-Reading Teacher
1. Jagger Kaye
2. Karen Kohlhaas
3. Charlie Sandlan

Favorite On-Camera Teacher

1. Rosalyn Coleman Williams
2. Ron Burrus
3. Jagger Kaye

Favorite Private Acting Coach

1. Jagger Kaye
2. Maggie Flanigan
3. Rosalyn Coleman Williams

Favorite Vocal/Singing Coach

1. Nancy Mayans
2. Alyssa Ciccarello
3. Alithea Phillips

Favorite Voiceover Teacher

1. Diana Lote
2. Roger Becker
3. Andy Roth

Favorite Improv Training Center

1. Upright Citizens Brigade
2. The Peoples Improv Theater
3. Castings Classes Studios

Favorite Acting Class for Kids

1. Castings, Classes-Kids
2. The Performing Option
3. ACTeen

Favorite Litho/Reproduction House

1. Reproductions
2. Modernage
3. Precision Photos

And just in case you were wondering who some of the top Talent Managers in New York are here is my list to get you started with your research.

1. Eric Faber - Faber Talent
2. Cyrena Esposito - Red Letter Entertainment
3. Rachel Maran - MKS&D
4. Cori Gardner - Whole Artist Management
5. Michael Katz - Michael Katz Talent Management
6. Rebecca Atwood - Door 24 Entertainment
7. Sana Hanible - Steinberg Talent
8. Caralie Chrisco - Davis/Spylios Management9. Chris Evans - One Entertainment
10. Achilles Tsakaridis - Prestige Management Group

And a few more really good ones..... Cima Talent Management Inc.

Stay Close and see you on the Red Carpet!

Wendy Alane Wright
The Hollywood Talent Manager