Katy Jacoby - Instructor, Owner
Katy majored in Theatre Arts and also pursued a minor in Broadcast Journalism at Temple University. After running a theatre company for 13 years in LA and NYC, it was time to venture out do one of the things she believes in the most, arts education. Katy has performed in a number of theatre productions around LA and NYC, performing in original and published work, musicals and festivals . TV Credits include, "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", "Blunt Talk", "The Mindy Project", "Young and the Restless", "The League", "Mr. Mom", and "Fuller House". She has directed, assistant directed and co-produced over 25 plays in LA and NY. Katy currently teaches at the Orange County School of the Arts.
Kelley Dorney - Instructor, Musical Theater
"Triple Threat Summer Intensive"
Kelley Dorney graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. Since graduation, Kelley has worked for over a decade professionally in London, across the U.S., and even at sea. A native of Texas, Kelley has lived in Los Angeles for the past 4 years. In that time, she has worked locally with Center Theatre Group, the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Musical Theatre West, 3D Theatricals, the Musical Theatre Guild, and Theatre 68. She began working as a casting assistant for Julia Flores Casting almost three years ago, and with Julia, Kelley has helped cast shows at La Mirada, Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within, Boston Court, Theatreworks, and Ensemble Theatre Company. Kelley is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.
Joe Abraham - Instructor, Musical Theater
Joe Abraham is a veteran performer and teacher who has been working in show business for nearly 20 years… He has been on Broadway and around the country in shows such as Hairspray, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Shrek The Musical, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain and Young Frankenstein… among others. On television Joe has appeared in shows such as S.W.A.T., UnREAL, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, How to Get Away with Murder, and the FX Mini Series American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. He also made his feature film debut working with Clint Eastwood in Jersey Boys.
Joe has a passion for teaching and has his first book titled The Thriving Artists is now recommended or required reading in theater departments at several major universities across the country. The Thriving Artists teaches young performers how to live an inspired life, build an empowered career, and all while having plenty of money in the bank while doing it!
Joe’s Audition Workshop is a truly transformative experience for all participants involved. Joe takes students through all of the facets of what it takes to succeed not only in a Broadway level audition, but also in any interview or high-stakes situation. This workshop gives everyone specific tools to deal with fear, how to perform under pressure, and insider tips on how to actually enjoy the process! Students leave with a new sense of empowerment and a massive feeling of freedom for every audition they have in the future. (www.Joe-Abraham.com) (www.TheThrivingArtists.com)
Katie Zeiner - Instructor, Voice Over, Improv
"Everything Acting!" Summer Workout
Katie Zeiner studied theatre and earned her BA from Emerson College in Boston. She has decades of experience as an actor and improvisor - working in both Los Angeles and NYC. Some of her credits include: Sex and the City, The Hughleys and stage productions of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and the LA premier of John Patrick Shanley’s Poison. Katie helped launch Real Voice LA where she is the commercial instructor and commercial demo director. Talent from all over the world have traveled to take her classes and workshops. Voice Actors who have worked with Katie have gone on to book work for McDonalds, Pier One, and Marshalls, as well as projects for CBS, Fox, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon. Before joining Real Voice LA, Katie spent almost a decade as a director at the prestigious SBV agency where she worked with some of the biggest names in the voice over business.
Matthew Morrison - Masterclass Musical Theater
"Triple Threat Summer Intensive"
Matthew is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee. Morrison received a Tony Award nomination for his featured role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza. He starred as the lead role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.