Confidence, poise, clear communication and listening: what do all these skills have in common? They are vital to success for actors and business-people alike. Join this welcoming and energizing class, taught by professional actress and artistic director, Poornima Kirby, to pick up practical tips from the actor’s toolbox to help you grow your professional skills. Whether you work in a large office, run your own business, or are interviewing for a new position, this window into the actor’s mindset can give you the push you need to get to the next level of your professional growth. We’ll explore foundational skills like self-awareness and presence, thinking and speaking on your feet, observing and understanding the ‘characters’ around you, and pursuing your goals with energy and full commitment!
Poornima Kirby has taught acting and theater arts at the Nirmal Arts Academy in Canajoharie, NY, as well as coaching privately in acting techniques, Shakespeare, and movement. She studied at Shakespeare and Co. and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and received her B.A. in Drama, with honors, from Vassar College.