Come join us for a fabulous and fun class where you will learn basic acting techniques, theater terminology, and the art of acting “out” to the audience for musical theater! You will learn how to create a dimensional character through character development exercises, creative movement, theater games, imagination building, improvisation and more! Learn to use your body, voice, facial expressions, and even your brain to grow your acting skills. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned actor, this class will help you grow your skills!
Julie Novak has been teaching and directing theater in a school and community setting for over 20 years. While teaching at the renowned Valley Christian Conservatory, in San Jose, California, she developed her own theater arts curriculum for students 6-8 grades and a curriculum for students 6-12 grade while teaching and directing at Summit Christian Academy in Austin, Texas. Julie has directed plays, musicals, one acts, musical reviews, competition scenes, concerts and benefit shows too numerous to count! She has been trained in a multitude of acting techniques, such as the Wheeler Recording Method, On Camera Acting, Improvisational Acting, various vocal genres and public speaking. Outside of her teaching career she has worked as an acting coach, speaker, ghostwriter, vocalist and done voice over studio work. Her greatest love is working with young people in the arts and helping them develop confidence and belief in their personal gift set. Julie began CYT Austin In January of 2015 after she felt called to take her passion to speak life and encouragement into young people through the arts, outside the walls of a school and into her community.