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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Emily
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Improvisational theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Puppeteer
  • All Levels

Actress and director with 30 years experience teaching people of all ages!


I believe in teaching to your particular learning style. While more of my classes are kinesthetic or "hands on", I tend to adapt my methodology based on how my students learn. The activities and lessons I provide allow for all types of learning.


I am former theatre and musical theatre teacher with over 30 years experience acting and directing. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. My teaching experience includes improvisation, scene work, musical theatre, dance, technical theatre and puppetry.


Rate for online lessons : $30/h


Please give at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for the session.

Lessons offered by Emily
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Improvisational theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Puppeteer
  • All Levels

Emily's resume

Emily Nettnin

MFA Performing Arts Management (Arts Administration) May 2008
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

 Classes in management, finance, development, marketing, advocacy and strategic planning including internships with the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and the Advancement division (Development/Marketing/Alumni) of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

BA Theatre Arts & Communication May 1996
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

 Classes in general academic studies along with classes in acting, theatre history, television performance, television production, public relations and journalism including production work on theatre department productions and an internship in Marketing/Public Relations with the Catawba Valley Science Center.

Teaching Experience
Arts Education Instructor November 2007, December 2008, November 2009 & November 2010
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

 Instructed Performing Arts Management graduate students on creating study guides to enhance artistic learning using different artistic mediums and productions for elementary, middle and high school aged students
 Taught basic information on child development (Piaget and Erikson), learning styles (Gardner), state standards and cooperative learning (Kagan)
 Worked in partnership with the local school district to provide opportunities for graduate students to visit and observe arts classes in surrounding public schools

Musical Theatre/Drama Teacher July 2002 – May 2005
Progress Village Middle School, Tampa, FL

 Instructed students in various acting techniques including pantomime, improvisation, monologue and scene work
 Taught student’s technical theatre including lighting, sound, make-up, set construction and prop construction
 Sponsored and administrated the Thespian society and help prepare competition pieces for both regional and state competitions
 Directed and oversaw all theatrical productions

Drama Camp Coordinator Summer 2002, 2003 & 2004
YMCA of North Pinellas, Palm Harbor, FL

 Prepared marketing materials, budgets and supply lists for weekly summer drama camps
 Taught daily drama classes to preschool, elementary and middle school students which included improvisation techniques, character building, script writing and minor technical elements
 Created original scripts with students and helped them create their own sets, costumes and props for their productions/presentations

PACT Institute Educator Summer 2000 & 2001
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL

 Prepared and taught daily summer theatre classes for elementary age children including theatre techniques, improvisation games and the elements of the production process
 Adapted folk tales and fairy tales for student productions and helped students create their own sets, costumes and props

Theatre/Dance Experience
9 to 5: The Musical Director Richey Suncoast Theatre
Jekyll & Hyde Director Richey Suncoast Theatre
Eleemosynary Director Richey Suncoast Theatre
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Director Richey Suncoast Theatre
Urinetown Asst. Director Richey Suncoast Theatre
Into the Woods Co-Director Progress Village Middle School
Two Small Fries to Go Director Progress Village Middle School
Once on this Island Co-Director Progress Village Middle School
Hello, Dolly! Co-Director Progress Village Middle School
Godspell Director Apostle’s Lutheran Church
Godspell Director Brandon Youth Theatre
Fractured Fairy Tales Director Brandon Youth Theatre

Calendar Girls Annie Clark Stage West Community Playhouse
Always…Patsy Cline Louise Seeger Stage West Community Playhouse
Stop. Kiss. Mrs. Winsley Richey Suncoast Theatre
On Golden Pond Chelsea Stage West Community Playhouse
If A Man Answers Bella Donna/Europa Richey Suncoast Theatre
Key for Two Magda Richey Suncoast Theatre
Whose Wives Are They Anyway? DL Hutchison Richey Suncoast Theatre
Dixie Swim Club Jeri Neal Richey Suncoast Theatre
It’s Only A Play Julia Butter Lenoir-Rhyne University
Dark of the Moon Jade Lenoir-Rhyne University
She Is Without Love and Death She Lenoir-Rhyne University
The King’s Mare Lady in Waiting Francis Wilson Playhouse

Nice Work if You Can Get It Costumer Richey Suncoast Theatre
Shakespeare in Hollywood Stage Manager Richey Suncoast Theatre
Break Stage Manager FL Playwright’s Process/Ruth Eckerd Hall
God’s Daughter Stage Manager FL Playwright’s Process/Ruth Eckerd Hall
For the Benefit of Mr. Bracket Stage Manager FL Playwright’s Process/Ruth Eckerd Hall
Of Mice and Men Stage Manager Lenoir-Rhyne University
Talking With… Stage Manager Ruth Eckerd Hall
Runaways Stage Manager Ruth Eckerd Hall

Dance Project (2018) Choreographer Richey Suncoast Theatre
Dance Project (2017) Choreographer Richey Suncoast Theatre
Lenoir-Rhyne Dance Company Choreographer Lenoir-Rhyne University

Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Community Service
Give the Kids a Reason: A Community Luncheon February 2009
Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

 Community luncheon to consider using arts to decrease the drop-out rate in Winston-Salem Schools with keynote speaker Bill Strickland of Manchester Bidwell Corporation.

Emerging Leaders in the Arts October 2008
Kenan Institute for the Arts and Piedmont Triad Partnership, Greensboro, NC

 Round table discussion with young professionals about the positives and negatives of being an arts professional in the triad area.

Artful Learning March 2008
Kenan Institute for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

 Conversation with the Alexander Bernstein and Dr. Kenneth Pool about the Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning and their approach to arts education.

NCTC Professional Gathering August 2008
North Carolina Theatre Conference, Winston-Salem, NC

 Two-day professional development workshop for theatre professionals from North Carolina offering sessions in financial management, development, social marketing/media and advocacy.

Educators Workshop July 2006
Lincoln Center Institute, New York, NY

 Week long workshop using performing arts and visual arts as the mediums for teaching the theories and practices in aesthetic art education.

Acting Basics for the Camera Workshop June 2000
Lee Benton Workshops, Tampa, FL

 Weekend workshop focusing on skills and techniques for auditioning and working in the television and movie industries.

Improvisational Workshop March 1996
Second City at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

 Workshop in improvisational techniques and exercises culminating in an on-campus performance.

North Carolina: The State of the Arts March 2007
North Carolina Arts Council, Charlotte, NC

 Statewide conference with speakers and workshops addressing the arts, their role in the current education system and how to get communities involved.

Arts Day May 2006 & March 2007
Arts North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

 Two-day training and meeting with other theatre professionals advocating for arts funding to North Carolina legislators.

Adjudicator 2018
NCTC State Play Festival, Greensboro, NC

Literacy Tutor & Trainer 2006 – 2010
YMCA Literacy Imitative, Winston-Salem, NC

Adjudicator 2008 – 2011
NCTC Middle School Play Festival, Winston-Salem, NC

Adjudicator 2006 – 2011
NCTC High School Play Festival, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Work Experience
Communication Manager October 2017 – Present
Full Circle Financial, New Port Richey, FL

 Schedule, confirm and prepare all client appointments for Firm
 Create and revise all marketing materials and internal forms
 Manage accounts payable and budgets for Firm
 Oversee all cleaning and maintaining of the Client Management Relation database, company website and all social media outlets
 Perform general clerical duties including filing, copying, answering phones and ordering of supplies

Development Manager October 2011 – October 2013 Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL

 Managed the membership program and developed/implemented strategies for greater member retention, lapsed recapture and new member acquisition
 Developed and executed a communications plan for the annual fund
 Secured sponsorships and designated gifts for programs, concerts, and other activities on an annual basis from both corporate and individual sources
 Focused on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific areas of each program identified as having potential for growth
 Assisted with all fundraising events
 Worked with development team on creation of annual report, newsletter articles, and other communications

Director of Development and Communications November 2010 – September 2011
Mariposa School for Children with Autism, Cary, NC

 Raised annual fund dollars, corporate funds and foundation support for the School
 Oversaw all marketing collateral and promotional material for the School including advertisements, brochures, website and social media
 Created community awareness of the School by participating in local organizations like Association for Fundraising Professionals, Cary Non-Profit Alliance, NC Center for Non-Profits and the Autism Society of North Carolina
 Advocated for the School and Autism funding by contacting our legislatures and organizing our parents to participate in Advocacy Days
 Wrote grants to fund specialized programs in the School

Development Officer September 2008 – May 2010
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

 Managed high donor program (Giannini Society) and all marketing, cultivation, events and trips associated with the group
 Managed young professional donor group (BRAVO!) and all marketing, cultivation, events and trips associated with the group
 Administrated and oversaw a special event honoring the current Dean of the School of Drama which raised $250,000 to be matched for a one-million-dollar endowment for a faculty chair (February 2009)
 Assisted on the annual fund appeals
 Assisted the Alumni Programs Associate with mailings, communications and special projects relating to the alumni program

Communication & Marketing Associate June 2007 – September 2008
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

 Managed advertising design and placement for recruitment ads for Schools of Drama, Dance, and Design and Production
 Assisted with the creative design and production of marketing collateral for the School which included the Performance Calendar, Nutcracker program and the Commencement Program
 Oversaw marketing promotions which included purchasing promotional items, processing donation requests, tracking complimentary tickets and assembling gift items
 Updated website performance and visitor information as well as post new press releases

Education Marketing Coordinator September 2006 – May 2007
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

 Created study guides for middle and high school teachers to compliment UNCSA performances
 Organized school shows of UNCSA performances on campus
 Communicated with Winston Salem/Forsyth County schools about master classes and educational opportunities for teachers and students

Director of Christian Education September 1998 – April 2000
St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Longwood, FL

 Coordinated and administrated all parish educational programs including Sunday School, Confirmation and First Communion
 Recruited and supervised volunteers for educational programs and children’s ministry
 Administrated the education budget and curriculum for the church
 Assisted in worship services

Disney Crew Puppeteer September 1996 – April 1998
Operation PAR/Disney, Clearwater, FL

 Operated life-sized hand puppets in the presentation of an in-school drug prevention puppet show performed for elementary students in Pinellas County

P.E. Monroe Auditorium Technical Assistant August 1993 – May 1996
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

 Provided technical services (lighting and sound) for multiple venues performing in the Auditorium
 Supervised technical crew in the absence of the manager for several venues
 Administrated billing, payment and scheduling procedures for the technical support staff

Public Relations/Marketing Intern January 1996 – May 1996
Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC
 Helped create marketing materials for new member campaign
 Wrote press releases and radio spots
 Assisted in updating data base with potential new members
 Prepared visual displays for new member marketing campaign

Related Professional Activities
Former Florida Teaching Certification in Drama (6th -12th grade)

North Carolina Theatre Conference
Arts North Carolina
Association for Arts Administration Educators
International Thespian Society
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Fraternity)
Zeta Tau Alpha (Social Fraternity)

Best Director of a Musical – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey, FL

Best Featured Actress – If A Man Answers
Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey, FL

Best Actress District IV One-Acts
International Thespian Society, Tampa, FL

1st Place Adult Tap
Showstoppers Regional Competition, Orlando, FL

3rd Place Adult Tap
Showstoppers National Competition, Myrtle Beach, SC

1st Place Adult Tap
I Love Dance Regional Competition, Orlando, FL

Computer Skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop)
Strong organizational and clerical skills (55wpm)

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