Classes

Full Program

These ideas form the basis of the technique, however the teaching is ultimately customized to the student as ultimately every actor finds their own individual way of working.

Acting

Onstage Technique

These three concepts provide the foundation for a practical and effective technique. A weekly class with an acting partner explores these concepts through different types of improvisational exercises and scene study.

  • ATTENTION
  • WILL
  • IMMEDIACY
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Work Upon The Part

An introduction to Michael Chekhov’s “Five Ways Of Rehearsal”:

  • IMAGINATION
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PHYSICAL ACTIONS WITH COLORS
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE
  • CHARACTER
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The Independent Artist

The continuing development and maintenance of an actor’s skill. The improvement of audition technique. The continued expansion of one’s creative individuality.

  • IMAGINATION
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PHYSICAL ACTIONS WITH COLORS
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE
  • CHARACTER
Other Programs

Auditioning Class

Nikolai offers a class specifically designed to master the technique of auditioning.  He will provide you with the practical tools to come across as your absolute best in the short time you have attempting to act in such an unnatural environment.  Unlike other studios, Nikolai recognizes that auditioning is completely different from acting – through simulating the auditioning environment and providing instant feedback in the room and by watching the tape, you will see how you’re coming across, recognize your bad habits, learn how to fix them and enter the room with confidence and ease.  The goal is a strong foundation on which you can and will be able to rely.

  • Simulating Audition Environment
  • On-Camera “Cold Read” Audition Technique
  • One on One improv exercise and more

One on One – (Private Coaching)

Nikolai offers private coaching for auditions and professionally booked material.

  • Simulating Audition Environment
  • Audition Coaching
  • Professional Job Coaching and more