Featuring: Lori Russo
STC is thrilled to welcome Lori Russo to Adult Arts Education starting October 31st!
This class is for both new and experienced actors and will allow actors to test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment while exploring their strengths and weaknesses with a fellow classmate, guided by a director’s eye. Lori’s approach and technique is influenced by Viola Spolin, credited as “the mother of improvisational theater” designed to release the full artist through the power of play, connecting them to their intuition and the people around them.
Classes will take place on Monday nights at STC starting October 31 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The 6-week course is $250.
Classes will take place on Monday nights at STC starting October 31 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
The 6-week course is $250.
Lori Russo is a native from Hollywood California, has been professionally working as an actress, dancer, singer & choreographer for more the 25 years. She began dancing at the age of four, acting and singing at the age of 14. At 16 she began her professional career. At 22 she began teaching dance. Her theatrical training began at Estelle Harman Studios in Hollywood. She went on to USC’s Drama Conservatory BFA program, under the Artistic Directorship of John Houseman. Continued studies in NYC with Terry Schreiber and Michael Cecchi, which she considers her Masters education. As an actor her training includes techniques in, Meisner, Strasberg, Alexander technique, body dynamics, Stanislavski & Michael Chekov. As a dancer her, training includes, Ballet, classical jazz, contemporary, tap, and some modern. Lori still continues to study as an actor with Margie Haber studios, Robin Dale Meyers & Improvisation work with Robin & Aretha Sills, Viola Spolin’s granddaughter. As a choreographer, she has been told she thinks like a director because her thought process is creating movement out of intentions or needs that need to be carried out and expressed and further the story. Her experience as a choreographer spans, musicals, highly stylized plays, plays with music, video for MTV, poetry and production shows. Lori continues to explore philosophies of movement to integrate into her own work as an actor, choreographer story teller and teacher.