Guest Master Teacher & Coach

DENISE SIMON is a New York-based acting coach and career consultant who has been in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years as an actor, teacher, director, casting director, author and personal talent manager. She managed the careers of Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Lacey Chabert (“Party of Five”), and Judy Reyes (NBC’s “Scrubs”) among many other working young performers.

She has coached hundreds of children and young adults appearing on Broadway and TV & Film including Noah Schnapp and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. In addition to her private coaching she teaches group classes throughout the tri-state area and is a co-partner of the Young Actors Film Experience with programs all over the country. She is the author of Parenting in the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star Without Screwing Them Up.

On-set coaching credits include Fox’s The Following and the award-winning Teen Kids News. Denise consults on the business of show business and serves on the young performer’s committee at SAG-AFTRA and the Actors Fund Looking Ahead committee. She is an expert columnist for Backstage Magazine and Backstage.com. Visit Denise at DeniseSimonCoaching.com, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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