Nick Krause, former BriteLites teen acting student will guest teach with Mona one of the Holiday Teen Camp events. Nick has worked steadily in movies and TV. He starred in "The Descendants" with George Clooney and in the series "Parenthood". He recently won best actor at the Boston Film Festival for his work in the film "White Rabbit." BriteLites teens are super stoked to hear Nick's showbiz advice and acting tips.
Spotlight on Vanessa Gonzalez Teen Improv Coach at BriteLites
Vanessa Gonzalez is a popular instructor, teaching improvisation to kids and teens at BriteLites Acting Studio for a number of years. She brings her great sense of humor to the classroom.
She helps youth improv their communication skills by teaching them to really hear and process what their improv partners are saying. Her classes are comprised of activities whose success relies heavily on careful listening. She creates a safe space where students dare to fail and gets interesting, hilarious and endearing results. Freed from having to be 'right', in Vanessa's classroom, students are able to make bold moves, impulsive and big choices which are essential to a good improv class.