JENNIFER SCHULZ

Alexander Technique Teacher

Jennifer Schulz is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique instructor and co-founder of Risk And Resilience, an Alexander Technique (AT) teaching and coaching platform based in Los Angeles. Besides her work with the Howard Fine Acting Studio, she is an adjunct faculty member at Pomona College where she teaches Alexander Technique, and at Cal State San Bernardino where she teaches Acting and Movement. Jennifer’s passion is melding acting pedagogy with AT to foster emotional resilience, move actors towards psychophysical action with full freedom, and promote wellbeing in actor training. Before becoming an AT teacher, Jenifer was an actor based out of New York. She is a graduate of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Penn State.

Jennifer Schulz is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique instructor and co-founder of Risk And Resilience, an Alexander Technique (AT) teaching and coaching platform based in Los Angeles. Besides her work with the Howard Fine Acting Studio, she is an adjunct faculty member at Pomona College where she teaches Alexander Technique, and at Cal State San Bernardino where she teaches Acting and Movement. Jennifer’s passion is melding acting pedagogy with AT to foster emotional resilience, move actors towards psychophysical action with full freedom, and promote wellbeing in actor training.

Before becoming an AT teacher, Jenifer was an actor based out of New York. She is a graduate of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Penn State.

NICK GEORGE

Alexander Technique Teacher

Co-Founder, Risk and Resilience, AmSAT Certified Alexander Instructor. Nick George is an LA based Alexander Technique instructor with a background in performance and athletics. Nick’s professional acting career in film, television and theatre brought him to the transformational power of the Alexander Technique. Since becoming certified in 2013, Nick’s passion as a teacher is sharing the work in an intentional, humanistic teaching style which aims to support the individual needs of the student. Helping students regain, maintain, or develop their freedom, joy, depth and equilibrium in what they love to do, is Nick’s purpose as an Alexander Technique Teacher. With a thriving private practice in the Los Angeles area, in addition to a broad offering of live and online classes, Nick joyfully teaches regularly at the Howard Fine Studio in Hollywood as well as being an associate teacher trainer at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles and as a guest teacher at Pomona College each semester. When not teaching Alexander Technique, Nick is a family man and an avid surfer, who enjoys writing and recording music in his spare time. You can catch some of his recent acting work on NBC’s ‘This is Us’ , Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt.’ Or The upcoming ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’

Co-Founder, Risk and Resilience, AmSAT Certified Alexander Instructor
Nick George is an LA based Alexander Technique instructor with a background in performance and athletics. Nick’s professional acting career in film, television and theatre brought him to the transformational power of the Alexander Technique. Since becoming certified in 2013, Nick’s passion as a teacher is sharing the work in an intentional, humanistic teaching style which aims to support the individual needs of the student. Helping students regain, maintain, or develop their freedom, joy, depth and equilibrium in what they love to do, is Nick’s purpose as an Alexander Technique Teacher. With a thriving private practice in the Los Angeles area, in addition to a broad offering of live and online classes, Nick joyfully teaches regularly at the Howard Fine Studio in Hollywood as well as being an associate teacher trainer at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles and as a guest teacher at Pomona College each semester. When not teaching Alexander Technique, Nick is a family man and an avid surfer, who enjoys writing and recording music in his spare time. You can catch some of his recent acting work on NBC’s ‘This is Us’ , Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt.’ Or The upcoming ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’

Gina Simms Kids Acting Coach

Gina Simms

Kids Lead Teacher

Gina Simms is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and AGVA. She is thrilled to share her passion of acting to artists of all ages and levels, and fosters a safe place to create, imagine and learn the fundamentals of acting. Gina is a former SAG-AFTRA talent agent and represented clients in film, television and print. She is a former “Radio City Rockette” and Miss Nevada for both the Miss USA and Miss America pageants. Gina has a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and was an Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. She has owned and operated two successful dance schools in CA and loves the arts.

Gina Simms is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and AGVA.
She is thrilled to share her passion of acting to artists of all ages and levels, and fosters a safe place to create, imagine and learn the fundamentals of acting. Gina is a former SAG-AFTRA talent agent and represented clients in film, television and print. She is a former “Radio City Rockette” and Miss Nevada for both the Miss USA and Miss America pageants. Gina has a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and was an Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. She has owned and operated two successful dance schools in CA and loves the arts.

Becky Cloe Kids Acting Coach

bECKY CLOE

Kids Program Director & Studio Administrator

Becky Cloe graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Theatre. Upon graduating she set out to find the best acting class in Los Angeles and at the recommendation of a prominent casting director, she landed at the Howard Fine Acting Studio. She has been a Master Class student of Howard’s for over a decade, and serves as co-administrator, youth program director, and kid’s teacher. Her experience as a professional actor, her deep understanding of the craft, and her gift for teaching opened up the door for Becky to work with many of the industry’s brightest young rising stars over the years. Previously she was an acting coach at the International Performing Arts Academy, teaching kids aged 7 to 17, after which she began accepting her own clients, and continued to coach kids for various professional auditions. She has since worked as an on-set acting coach for several hit TV shows and pilots for abc, nbc, and the CW. Becky is also a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Becky Cloe graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Theatre.
Upon graduating she set out to find the best acting class in Los Angeles and at the recommendation of a prominent casting director, she landed at the Howard Fine Acting Studio. She has been a Master Class student of Howard’s for over a decade, and serves as co-administrator while continuing her studies. Her experience as a professional actor, her deep understanding of the craft, and her gift for teaching opened up the door for Becky to work with many of the industry’s brightest young rising stars over the years. Previously she was an acting coach at the International Performing Arts Academy, teaching kids aged 7 to 17, after which she began accepting her own clients, and continued to coach kids for various professional auditions. She has since worked as an on-set acting coach for several hit TV shows and pilots including CW’s Jane the Virgin and ABC’s Single Parents. Becky is also a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Ian Cardoni Kids Acting Coach

Ian Cardoni

Studio Administrator

Ian Cardoni is a member of both SAG-AFTRA & AEA, and has been acting & auditioning professionally since the age of 10. He holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, and before that had an early background in improv, sketch comedy, and stage combat. He has been a Master Class student of Howard Fine since 2014. As co-administrator of Howard Fine LA and a working actor, he has helped develop many popular programs at the studio. For many years he was a private tutor in Los Angeles covering a wide range of subjects, and served a brief stint teaching drama & directing at the high school level. Ian has also been a lead Science Professor for a top after school enrichment & educational events company, where he’s taught hands-on science and performed dazzling experiments for thousands of kids in the K-5 group both live and on TV. As an educator, studio administrator, and professional actor, he has worn many hats working alongside A-Listers and their children. You can see him in several feature films and regional commercials, and you may have most recently heard his voice as the introduction to WWE’s Wrestlemania, as well as during the NFL playoffs and Olympics on NBC & Peacock for various television promos.

Ian Cardoni is a member of both SAG-AFTRA & AEA, and has been acting & auditioning professionally since the age of 10.
He holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, and before that had an early background in improv, sketch comedy, and stage combat. He has been a Master Class student of Howard Fine since 2014. As co-administrator of Howard Fine LA and a working actor, he has helped develop many popular programs at the studio. For many years he was a private tutor in Los Angeles covering a wide range of subjects, and served a brief stint teaching drama & directing at the high school level. Ian has also been a lead Science Professor for a top after school enrichment & educational events company, where he’s taught hands-on science and performed dazzling experiments for thousands of kids in the K-5 group both live and on TV. As an educator, studio administrator, and professional actor, he has worn many hats working alongside A-Listers and their children. You can see him in several feature films and regional commercials, and you may have most recently heard his voice as the introduction to WWE’s Wrestlemania, as well as during the NFL playoffs and Olympics on NBC & Peacock for various television promos.

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