Education and Inspiration for Young Actors and their Families
- Private Acting Coach
- On Set Coaching
- Audition Preparation
- College Theater Preparation
- Agent and Manager Consultation
My mission is to encourage and empower young artists in creating a love of performing.
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Denise Simon is recommended by New York’s top agents, managers and casting directors for her ability to coach young actors without having them look coached. She has developed a simple technique teaching students to direct themselves. Denise has a gift for speaking their language and a beautiful way of directly communicating – instilling confidence and skill. Denise has coached hundreds of children and young adults appearing regularly on Broadway, TV and film.
Also a trained life coach, Denise can help parents navigate the challenges of raising and guiding young performers as well as finding balance in their own lives.
Look who’s talking!
“Not only is Teen/Kids News about to launch its 10th year, we’re now seen on more than 200 TV stations and carried by education channels to 10,000 schools. It’s no understatement that a good part of the program’s tremendous success is due to Denise Simon. Her excellent coaching helped set the standards that few would have thought possible for young teens to achieve. Many of our reporters and anchors owe their careers to her guidance and patience. On behalf of the entire team here: thank you!”
Alan J. Weiss – Executive Producer, Teen/Kids News
“In terms of genuine understanding of not only the craft, but the business, you won’t get any better than Denise Simon. Her clarity, candor and authentic insight was not only invaluable to me, but is the standard by which I gauge much of my professional work to this day.”
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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
Martha Graham letter to Agnes de Mille