With experience in acting, producing, directing, dramaturgy and teaching, Eleni has helped many young performers grow as artists, develop their instrument and fine tune their technique for camera and stage.
Eleni regularly teaches a variety of acting courses for NIDA Open, including their drama school programs, ongoing weekly term drama classes for various ages, acting for screen classes, improvisation workshops, and mini musical programs. Eleni also regularly works as a Teaching Artist for Bell Shakespeare. Other institutions she has taught for include Village Nation Performing Arts, the Australian Institute for Performing Arts, Dancerama, Central West Performing Arts, and Southern Cross Catholic College.
Eleni works with all ages and levels of experience - from young children through to working professionals. She is committed to helping actors grow, have the joy and freedom to create, challenge and work their craft, and achieve their absolute best.
PRIVATE COACHING & TUTORING
"I always have such a great time working with Eleni, she brings so much joy and excitement with her that alleviates all pressure and makes it easy to do honest, light and fun work. She has an amazing eye for specificity, a passion for language and an energy that is infectious. She has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and will work tirelessly to see someone else succeed. I worked with her recently on an audition tape and it wasn’t until later that I recognised just how much work she had put in. Her kindness and ingenuity make her an amazing actor, director, teacher and coach. I truly appreciate her absolute dedication to doing whatever she can to bring the best out of me and my work. Eleni is a true pleasure to work with and to know."
Damien Carr Actor
PRIVATE COACHING AND TUTORING AREAS INCLUDING:
Acting for Camera
Acting for Stage
Script Analysis & Breakdown
GROUP COACHING SESSIONS AVAILABLE (SYD)
ONLINE COACHING VIA ZOOM AVAILABLE
"Eleni has such a vibrant personality that you can’t help but love her as soon as you meet her. I have employed her as an acting coach for workshops and she develops an immediate rapport with students of all ages. Her knowledge is fantastic and she has a wonderful gift for sharing her passion, 100% would not hesitate to have her teach again!"
Jamie Kay Director - Central West Performing Arts
"It would be difficult to rival the drive and dedication Eleni shows in her work as an artist and a mentor. Her passion for what she does is grounded in hard work, in research and curiosity, which she delivers with infectious enthusiasm. Eleni is one of the rare people who will promise to go the extra mile, and really go there. Her love of language is evident in her passion for deciphering and delivering compelling Shakespeare texts, but what’s more is her steadfastness to see other’s make their own breakthroughs. Eleni has never drifted from her love of acting and performing, and if she is not physically on stage/screen, she is willingly offering her time and valuable insight to others."
"Eleni Cassimatis is an incredibly talented and supportive acting coach. I have worked with her on numerous auditions and every time she helps me dig deep to find the truth in the moment. She has an amazing eye for detail and her insights are spot on. Eleni is exceptional at unlocking the joy and spontaneity within an actor. Her approach is generous and encouraging to help you through your own individual process, while still challenging you to achieve your personal best. Her passion, work ethic and dedication is inspiring. Every time I work with Eleni she ignites a fire within me to create, work and play more."
If you are interested in private coaching or would like to make any enquiries, please get in touch.
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