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"The better you know yourself,

the better actor you'll be."

Ivana Chubbuck







and Dialect





Cape of Good Hope, Doris von Thury during the making of The young Pope

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa,

during the making of The Young Pope

I am an American acting and dialect coach based in Rome. I’m from Chicago and speak fluent German and Italian. In 2017 I trained in Los Angeles with Ivana Chubbuck and am a certified teacher of the Chubbuck Technique.

Both as an acting and as a dialect coach I prepare actors for auditions or for international projects they have a role in.   

I’ve prepared Italian, French, German, Spanish, Romanian, Bosnian and Russian actors. I coach actors on a one-to-one basis and among those I’ve worked with are: Cecile De France, Cristian De Sica, Giuseppe Cederna, Javier Cámara, Lubna Azabal, Sara Serraiocco and Silvio Orlando.

I also offer ongoing acting classes and workshops in Rome that focus on scene and audition preparation in both English and Italian: “Acting & Auditioning with the Chubbuck Technique”.

Some of the international film/TV projects I’ve worked on are: THE LEISURE SEEKER directed by Paolo Virzì, in post production; THE YOUNG POPE, directed by the 2014 Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino, I prepared on and off set Silvio Orlando for his co-starring role in the HBO/SKY TV series;  GRAIN directed by the Turkish film director and the 2010 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Award winner Semih Kaplanoglu, I prepared the film’s international cast: Ermin Bravo, Lubna Azabal, Grigory Dobrygin, Cristina Flutur.

In the past I also worked at the FBI CASTING as Beatrice Kruger’s casting assistant on the casting of Rob Marshall’s NINE, Andre Corbijn’s THE AMERICAN and Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE.

As a dialect coach I not only worked individually with actors but also held workshops in “Acting and Auditioning in English” in Rome, Paris and Berlin.  In Rome, among the places I held these workshops were the National School of Cinema (CSC) and the Center for Professional Theatre Formation (CAFT).

As a young actress, I studied acting for 4 years in Berlin at the UdK (University of the Arts). I then moved to Rome and worked as an actress in theatre and film with such directors as Gabriele Salvatores, Mario Monicelli and Martin Scorsese.

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