We believe that constant practice breeds confidence and expertise, which result in greater success in the audition room, on stage, and on set. Therefore, our classes are offered on a constant, year-long schedule. Once an actor is enrolled they may renew their spot as long as they wish. Cycles are four weeks long and limited to 8 actors. All of our teachers have prescriptive methods to get to the heart of what each actor needs to tackle practical challenges in their work, and to discover new techniques to grow in their craft.
The Artist's Breath
with Nicolas Van Burek
About the Class
In this class, actors will learn and use some of the basic movements of Yang Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and some Qigong (Chi Kung) forms, as well as the basics of breath and voice work. The goal is twofold: help empower performing artists and give them effective tools to cope with anxiety and stress and develop proper support mechanisms for their voices when used in conjunction with dynamic movement.
Nicolas is a Toronto based actor, fight choreographer, stunt performer, teacher and director. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Nicolas has worked in almost every province in Canada, the US and El Salvador, where he directed a Spanish version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. He was a lead actor at the Stratford Festival of Canada for ten years and continues to work with their education department, both in Canada and abroad. Nicolas also works for the university of Ottawa as a teacher and director in both French and English, as well as Centennial College in Toronto. With over 30 years of experience as an actor, Nicolas has an extensive resumé in theatre, film, television, video games and voice.
WHEN: Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm EDT
NEXT CYCLE: October 20th to
WHERE: Online via Zoom
COST: $245 CAD