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Brooke makes the experience enjoyable. She has a balance of pushing you out of a comfort zone and keeping the environment safe for you at the same time.
Having taken both Brooke's group classes and numerous private lessons I can attest to the fact that she is the bomb. I have booked numerous roles because of her audition coaching, and overall am a much better actor because of her teachings. Can not recommend her highly enough.
Brooke is a working professional, so she speaks with the voice of experience. I enjoyed our talks in class and learned about acting techniques when she analyzed our on-camera scenes.
I had so much fun working with Brooke and learned a ton! Her teaching style is wonderful. She balances between pushing you while making you feel comfortable enough to really challenge yourself. She is very encouraging and will work with your different learning styles and goals. She is always happy to give advice on what steps you should take. I highly recommend taking a class with her, you will learn so much about yourself in a fun, welcoming environment.
If you've ever considered taking an acting class but feel nervous about it, Brooke is exactly the person you want to learn from. My initial goal was simply to try something new that got me out of my comfort zone and her Intro to Acting class seemed like a good fit. Everyone was nervous on the first day and feeling pretty green. Brooke was extremely welcoming right from the start and did a great job of moving us past our initial apprehension so we could focus on exploring who we are and how we tap into our emotions/experiences. She broke down the basics of character and scene development and encouraged us to observe and explore the world around us and use it to inform what we do. Brooke is kind, compassionate, supportive and funny which created an environment free of judgement or embarrassment. This made everyone feel comfortable and safe to just go for it. It was so much fun and I can't wait to take another class from her.
I've done Brooke's beginning class for film, her comedy acting class, and have now been in the advanced class for a few years. I got an agent during this process and am so thankful to have Brooke in my life as a coach. She keeps me motivated, challenges me, helps me grow. Highly recommend her for any level actor. We have so much fun in class. Her direction for actors in scenes is spot on. She gives great adjustments and the right kind of encouragement.