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MEET THE TEAM

Jordan Woods-Robinson

HEAD HONCHO

Jordan is an Award-Winning Actor, Musician, and Coach.

As an actor, Jordan is best known for The Walking Dead, Homeland, Nashville, and as a member of the prestigious Blue Man Group. With a BFA with Honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Jordan's physically-based theatrical training has to led to chameleon-like Film and TV roles opposite Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Clare Danes, Donald Sutherland, Andrew Lincoln, Connie Britton, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Dockery, Colin O'Donoghue, and more. (All of which were cast from the Book From Tape studios.)

As an Acting Coach, Jordan translates his theatrical training for Film and TV actors, empowering them to get into their bodies and out of their heads. He trains his actors (ages 6-76) to harness impulse as a tool, to trust their guts, to work on their feet, to break rules, and, overall, to make bold choices that make a lasting impression through tape. Actors who work with Jordan are taught techniques by Jerzy Grotowski, Laban, Viewpoints, Harold Guskin, and others from his personal Actor's Tool Box. (Wondering why you don't see Meisner on this list? He'll explain in a session.)

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Clare Lopez

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Clare comes to Orlando from California (by way of New York).

 

Originally from Sacramento, CA, Clare earned her BA in Music and Theatre from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington and trained at The PCPA Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, California. An esteemed actor known for her vulnerability and joyfulness, Clare’s performed regionally in 5 states and internationally across 8 countries.   Some of her favorite film credits include 12 Days with God (Pure Flix), Big Time Adolescence (HULU), and Todd (Bayview Entertainment). 
 

Clare has been teaching for a decade, directing hundreds of classes, residencies, and workshops across the country, teaching: Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Audition Technique, Script Analysis, Writing and Devising. 

Clare believes that only with vulnerability and empathy can we have the courage to uncover our best, most grounded, in-the-moment performances.

When she isn’t performing or teaching, Clare loves writing, creating content, and collaborating as a casting director and producer. She is deeply passionate about supporting fellow actors in their craft, and loves using storytelling to educate, elevate, and empower others. 

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OUR COACHES

Wildlin (He/Him/His) is a born and raised Orlando native and graduate of the University of Florida having received his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance.  He executes his artistic process through his lens of social advocacy to produce work that pushes the boundaries of new, inclusive, and exciting storytelling.  As an actor and produced writer/composer, Wildlin believes in the story that exist in the margins of our culture and texts and that we are keenly positioned as artists to center these stories.  

As a reader, he will serve as an invested partner and a sharp eye for mining and deepening on-camera scenes.

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 Coach & Instructor

Adam Vernier

Adam has worked for years on stage, television shows, feature films, straight to television movies, commercials, industrial training videos, and on and on. Vernier currently plays Sheriff Guidry in "Queen Sugar" on the OWN network, Gavin on Netflix's "Outer Banks" as well as Ted Claiborne on the Disney+ series, "The Right Stuff". Vernier is a long term Board member for SAG-AFTRA. 

 

Vernier hasn't gone over a year without a radio job, from St. Louis to Los Angeles to Orlando and so many cities in between, "Adam Alexander" has entertained audiences on their morning commute and daily doings for 30 plus years!  Vernier has voiced commercials for both radio and television, local and national as well as video games, instructional videos, cartoons, websites, documentaries, and even a cue line at a theme park!

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Voiceover  Coach

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Maria  holds an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Central Florida and a BA in Theatre and Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The past six years have brought Maria opportunities to teach, perform, and share her love of theatre and film internationally and throughout the U.S.

Maria's credits as a teaching artist and director include The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C), Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, NC), The Coterie (Kansas City, MO), La Isla Bonita (San Pedro, Belize), and Orlando Repertory Theatre. Maria's love for Meisner and Laban remain at the heart of her work, inviting clients and students to dive deep into character analysis and explore how to build characters and tell stories rooted in authenticity. 

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MARIA CARY

Coach & Instructor

Hailing from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Nayshka Miranda, is a working actress, dancer, creative artist, and small business owner. 

 

Dancing since she’s been in her diapers, she grew up a competitive dancer to eventually performing professionally for local artists, festivals, and award shows. It was at the Osceola County School for the Arts where she found her love for theater, being cast in more than fifteen productions within her three years there. 

 

Upon graduating, she signed with a local agency Brevard Talent Group and was immediately immersed into the entertainment industry. A diamond in the rough, she was soon connected to her LA team at Encompass Agency and  Brave Artists Management.  Nayshka is also a current student at the Scott Sedita Acting Studios. 

 

She can be seen in numerous projects such as the feature film “Murder RX”, and the award-winning short film “Bird’s Eye”. A mentee of Jordan Woods-Robinson for almost six years, she has grown alongside Book From Tape, from when it was a small taping room in a fellow actor’s house to the successful acting studio it is today.

Nayshka is bilingual (Ella Habla Español!) and is happy to answer any questions and glad to help you book your next session at the studio!

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Renata Eastlick is a multilingual Brazilian-American actor and voiceover artist. Upon receiving her BFA from the University of Florida's New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, Renata has worked extensively in theatre, film, TV, voiceover, and commercials. When she's not on set or stage, you can hear her voiceover work as Caveira in the hit UBISOFT video games Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.  Renata has worked both nationally and internationally, using her Portuguese, Spanish, and English language skills. Renata has extensive commercial career appearing spots for: Macy's, Verizon, IKEA, Pollo Tropical, Carib Lager, Walmart, Hamilton Beach, and McDonald's.  Renata is a two-time Carbonell Award Nominee, a Theatre Tampa Bay and Silver Palm Award recipient, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Actors' Equity Association.

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Acting Coach

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Dane Becker is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He has spent time in both New York and Los Angeles as a working actor. Notable credits include: Grease: Live! (Fox Network), The Boy From Oz (Winner of 6 LA Ovation Awards),  Hairspray (The Florida Studio Theatre).

Dane has done work on a variety of commercials and prints ads for companies such as Publix, Disney, and Bealls. He has facilitated classes for high school and middle school drama students over the past six years and is currently a Teaching Artist at Theatre South Playhouse. Dane is a proud member of both AEA and SAG/AFTRA. 

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DANE Becker

Acting Coach

Abigail Dolan

Abigail is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has a strong awareness of character and the emotional journey that must be told. As your reader, she will provide a strong, grounded partner for you off-camera and help you achieve your best audition.

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ABIGAIL Dolan

Acting Coach