Testimonials 1995- Present
“It doesn’t matter if you are 5, 15 or 50, the first time you walk into Nancy’s class you immediately feel that you are in an environment that is welcoming, loving and safe for you to feel vulnerable in opening your soul at the endless possibilities of acting. Nancy is not just an acting coach; she is a life lessons mentor. She helps you better understand yourself and how your own mind works so that you can walk into the shoes of another character. She enforces the idea that “you alone are interesting enough for people” and encourages her students to honor the skills she teaches for becoming someone else while being filmed on camera. For me personally, I came to Nancy when I was in 8th grade. I had a million questions about myself and it was a point in time (like so many young teenagers go through) where I was finding out who I really was. Nancy helped me answer those questions. She built a confidence in me I never knew I could develop. She has helped guide me for the past 5 years, not to just become a better actor and director, but to become a better person. There has never been anyone I have looked up to for wisdom, guidance and love more than Nancy; and even now living in Los Angeles, I still have never forgotten a single lesson she has taught me and can always reach her if I ever have any questions, not just about acting…but about life! I attended Nancy’s class every Friday night for 5 straight years and there was NEVER a class where I didn’t learn a new skill or discover something new within myself. Words are too small to express how thankful I am for Nancy, everything I have achieved as a National Award Winning Director & Represented Actor… I owe it all to her.”
I have known Nancy for what seems like forever now. She has that effect on people. The moment you meet her it is like she is your best friend. She not only is a joy to be around, but she get's the job done and done well. I always look forward to meeting with Nancy, because I know no matter what kind of role I may be coming in for it will be a real collaboration between the two of us. She really listens to my perspective and gives her own and we always come up with a great end product. I am enamored with the techniques she uses to make tapes more interesting and dynamic rather than here's a wall here's a chair and here's me doing the same scene you've probably seen a thousand times. Nancy has gotten me far on so many projects. I am working for Disney right now and I firmly believe without Nancy I wouldn't be. She taped me for one of their pilots which I went on to book which led to the show I have the privilege of working on now, "Wizards of Waverly Place' which she also put me on tape for. I think Nancy is a very talented artist not only in the taping aspect, but also in coaching. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Thank you for making time for Kaitlynn yesterday – she hit a home run and feels GREAT today. She laid everything she had out on the table and left with a glowing and accomplished smile. She was writing notes on her script in the car all the way to Austin.. looking out the window, getting into her character – she almost looked depressed. But I left her alone.. preparing. Then we got there and in the waiting room, we caught wind that she would also have to sing “Amazing Grace!”.. and due to Chris Seay getting her out of her comfort zone last year and making her SING.. she felt great about it – I must have had a nervous look and she said “mom!, I got this – no worries and she poked my forehead.. – I GOT THIS” ..Apparently she knew the song from church choir and was not afraid to belt it out!.. the walls were thin and we heard her sing Amazing Grace from the waiting room and it TOTALLY surprised me. And then you hear Beth Sepko say “I LOVE IT!” .. and Kaitie walked out smiling EAR to EAR…She said “I DID IT. and Mom, everything happens for a reason – I did everything I needed to do.
(mom of Kaitie Neill)