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Education

Bachelor of Science, 1993
Speech Communications and Theatre with a Dance Minor
Murray State University
College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Murray, KY
Concentration: Classical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Classical Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance
Awarded Theatre and Dance Scholarships
Recipient of the Robert E. Johnson Award for Theatrical Excellence

Teaching Artist Certificate, 2006
The Actors Fund of America, Teaching Artist Program - New York, NY




Professional Affiliations / Memberships
  • Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists SAG-AFTRA - Member
  • Actors Equity Association AEA - Member
  • Toastmasters of America - Member
  • Alaska Public Media - Leadership Circle
  • World Affairs Council (Alaska) - Member
  • TEDx Anchorage - Speaker Coach and Committee member



Professional Training
Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Indian Bollywood) - New York, NY
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New Dance Group, Broadway Dance and Steps
1993-2011
Film and Television Technique
Actors Connection and Weist-Barron Studios - New York, NY
2008-2009
Meisner Acting Technique
Matthew Corozine Studio, New York, NY
2007-2008
Advanced Film Acting
Bill Hopkins, Film Director - New York, NY
2004-2005
Method Acting Techniques
HB Studios - New York, NY
1997-2000
Vocal Coaching
Stephen Cornine, Billy McDaniel
1990-present
Directors (partial list)
Charles Randolph-Wright, Gordon Greenberg, Steven Pimlot, Chapman Roberts, Baayork Lee, Stephen Bloom
Choreographers (partial list)
Baayork Lee, Ken Roberson, Anthony Van Lass, Tony Stevens, Lisa Stevens, Tanya Gibson Clark, Lainie Munro, Dennis Callahan
Acting Teachers (partial list)
Edward Morehouse, Barry Shapiro, Matthew Corozine, Stanford Morris, Bill Hopkins, Mary Egan, Peter Miner, Erica Jensen



Executive Speaker Coaching

Professional Executive Speaker Coach. Client base includes business executives, political candidates, keynote speakers, TEDx speakers and artists.

Sample client list:

Alaska Center for Energy and Power
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Arctic Energy Summit, Fairbanks, AK, 2015

  • Provided 3 days of speaker coaching sessions for library staffers with the goal of training them to give TEDx-style presentations, using personal stories
  • Stuctured presentations
  • Helped identify speaking goals and setting the right benchmarks
  • Providing techniques to help the speakers communicate their poitn of view effectively focusing on story-telling and increasing the human connection in their presentations
  • Provided vocal techniques to increase vocal energy and variation
  • Offered stage techniques to improve body language
  • Home work assignment given

TEDx Anchorage
Anchorage, AK, 2013-present
TEDx Speaker Coach

TEDx Anchorage is a program of local, self-organized events that bring Alaskans together to share TEDx-like experiences.

Train and prepare speakers (11+) for 3 months leading up to TEDx Anchorage events

  • Help speakers communicate effectively
  • Help speakers identify presentation goals and set the right benchmarks
  • Apply "TED talk" principles to presentation development
  • Provide vocal techniques to increase vocal energy and variation
  • Offer stage techniques to improve body language



Teaching Experience

Profile:

  • Theatre, Commercial and Film professional with Arts Education training
  • Provide instructio and practical advice in training and performance with goals of increasing understanding, skills, and confidence
  • Audition technique (TV, Film, Musical Theatre, Theatre) with provided scripts
  • Improv and Theatre Games
  • Providing practical career knowledge: Community Theatre to Broadway
  • Utilize multiple intelligence and change behavior theories as well as interactive drama to explore social issues such as violence prevention, exclusion, community biulding and self-esteem
  • Song Interpretation
  • Poem and Lyrical Interpretation
  • Health and Fitness
  • Work best with middle school up to professional status



MASTER CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, AND TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Guest Presenter
Beyond Talent: Acting as a Business
Anchorage Community Theatre
Anchorage, AK - 2014, 2015

This presentation focuses on helping the actor or performing artist learn how to get auditions, create a personal marketing plan, develop an online presence and convince casting directors they're the right choice for the job. Participants learn some of the latest marketing strategies including preparing competitive headshots, resumes, bios, reels, social media, networking and reverse mentorships.

  • Teaching participants how to create a career marketing plan
  • Provide up-to-date ways to build relationships with agents and casting directors
  • Explain how to build or strengthen an online presence
  • Discuss best practices for headshots, resumes, and audition techniques
  • Help participants identify their "type" and "brand" and what that means
  • Explain how to stay relevant and competitive in the entertainment game

Teaching Artist
Creative Arts Team
City University of New York, NY - 2006-2007

The Creative Arts Team (CAT) at The City University of New York uses the power of drama to inspire youth to learn more. Character, collaboration, story, and the dynamic relationship between actor and audience form the basis of CAT's approach.

  • 3 month residencies for 9th & 10th grades, class sizes 15-23, 45-50 minute classes
  • Utilized theatrical game oriented curriculum to help students understand issues related to harassment and bullying
  • Presentations explored overt and subtle circumstances that could lead to explosive incidents
  • Distinguished non verbal triggers in harassment situations
  • Provided techniques to develop self advocacy skills

Guest Lecturer
The Business of the Performing Arts
Murray State University
College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Murray, KY - 2005

  • Provided advice in preparing for and navigating a career in the performing arts
  • Do's and Don'ts of a professional headshot and resume
  • Provided advice on resisting the desire for immediate success and ways to enjoy the journey
  • Provided advice on how to find sustainable work while being creative

Guest Lecturer
Staying Empowered While Pursuing Your Dream
DanceWORKS
Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL - 2001

Developed and performed original dance work, and presented lecture/workshop (class size 20) that explored the facets of a balanced career/life including

  • Holistic approaches to creation and career building
  • The importance of maintaining healthy relationships
  • Measurable goal-setting techniques
  • Kinesthetic, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic and interpersonal intelligences

Sessions culminated in a final performance before entire student body and faculty

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Guidance for the Aspiring and Professional Actor-Singer
This master class helps students develop their story-telling ability in how and break down a song to make it personal testimony. Students are taught to identify the story and characters in the lyrics. The class ends with practical advice on nailing song-based auditions.

Musical Theater Audition Technique
This Musical theatre audition technique workshop is suitable for the beginner or career veteran alike. Students learn professional audition protocol, select 16-bar music cut, and have mock auditions exercises. Students are provided with practical techniques and guidelines that promote self-confidence and spontaneity.




DANCE AND FITNESS INSTRUCTION
Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY
Dance Cardio
50 minute classes, 3 times a month, class size 16
1997-1998
Manhattan Plaza Health Spa, New York, NY
Dance Cardio, Spinning and Strength Training
50 minute classes, 3 times a week, class size 15-20
1993-1998
Murray State University, Murray, KY
Social Dance: Charleston, Fox Trot, Salsa, Native American, Jazz
50 minute classes, 3 times a month, class size 25
1990-1992
Village Health Spa, New York, NY
Dance Cardio and Strength Training
45 minute classes, 2 times a week, class size 10
1987-1988
Milestone Health Spa, Louisville, KY
Aerobics and Strength Training
50 minute classes, 3times a month, class size 16
1987-1988



Blog Publications

Breathing Room at tiffanycoopersblog.wordpress.com

Dr. Paul Stelzer - Heart Valve Surgeon, New York, NY
July 27, 2011

James Yang - Illustrator, New York, NY
August 23, 2011

Erika Webber - Acupuncturist, New York NY
September 21, 2011

Daryl Reuben Hall - Artist and Arts Administrator, Jacksonville, FL
October 11, 2011

David Weatherly - Speech-Language Pathologist, Murray, KY
November 16, 2011

Rumi - Afghan Spiritual Master and Poetical Genius, Afghanistan
December 26, 2011

Mark Lamb - Artistic Director and Creator, Mark Lamb Dance Company, New York, NY
January 22, 2012

Sarah Ripard - Actress, Host, and Producer, Los Angeles, CA
May 13, 2012

Christine Toy Johnson - Award-Winning Actor, Playwright and Filmmaker, New York, NY
August 19, 2012

Krystal Kiran Garib - Producer, and Professional Singer and Dancer, Toronto, Canada
December 13, 2012

Mark Rice - Marketing Professional, Los Angeles, CA
January 19, 2013

Christopher Hemmans - Professional Dancer and Yoga Instructor, Berlin, Germany
March 2, 2013




Professional Performing Artist Experience

BROADWAY AND NEW YORK THEATRE

Broadway Theatre
Bombay Dreams (original cast)
Role: Featured singer / dancer
Director: Steven Pimlott (award-winning)

Soho Playhouse Theatre & Harry Warren Theatre
Dressing Room
Role: Kate
Director: Mimi Scott

La Mama Theatre
Meteor Girl
Role: Molly
Director: Ken Roberson (award-winning)

Helen Hayes Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar
Role: Sould Girl
Director: Ken Roberson (award-winning)

Riant Theatre
CeCe Dell and Me
Role: CeCe
Director: Van Dirk Fisher

Riant Theatre
Going South
Role: Self
Director: Van Dirk Fisher

Westbeth Theatre
Body Shop
Role: Keisha
Director: Tony Stevens (award-winning)

Town Hall NYC
Sisters of the Sixties
Role: Featured Vocalist
Director: Deborah Horowitz (award-winning)

Danny Kate Playhouse
Broadway Big Brothers & Sisters
Role: Featured Dancer

REGIONAL THEATRE

Perservance Theatre
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Role: Elizabeth
Director: Carolyn Howarth

Walnut St. Theatre
The Buddy Holly Story
Role: Apollo Singer
Director: Steven Bloom

Crossroads Theatre
Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope
Role: Featured Performer
Director: Dean Irby

Carousel Theatre
South Pacific
Role: Liat
Director: Joey Patton

Cyrano's Theatre Company
Clybourne Park
Role: Francine / Lena
Director: Mark Robokoff

Playhouse Theatre
Fences
Role: Rose
Director: Roderick Reed

Cyrano's Theatre Company
The Audition (world premiere)
Role: Delores
Director: Dick Reichman

Playhouse Theatre
Tempest
Role: Ariel
Director: J. Schemp

NATIONAL TOURS AND INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

Bregnez, Austria
Porgy and Bess
Role: Ensemble Singer / Dancer
Director: Gotz Friedrich

US National Tour
Martini Productions
Guys and Dolls
Role: Adelaide (u/s)
Director: Charles Randolph-Wright (award-winning)

US National Tour
Theatre Under The Stars
Bombay Dreams
Role: Featured Performer
Director: Baayork Lee (award-winning)

Germany and Switzerland
BB Promotions
Grease Das Musical
Role: Ensemble w/ Olivia Newton-John
Director: Dennis Callahan

US, Canada, South America, Central America, Caribbean
Ray Kennedy Entertainment
Cunard Crown Dynasty
Role: Cabaret Artist
Director: Ray Kennedy

Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Chiba, Mie)
Allan Albert Productions
Japanese Rock & Country Show
Role: Featured Singer / Dancer
Director: Allan Albert

TELEVISION

Hallmark Channel
Emeril's Table
Episode: Mexican Birthday
Role: Self, cooking with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse

Music Television Italy (MTV Italy)
MTV Live
Episode: Guest Star
Role: Gardaland

American Broadcast Corporation (ABC)
All My Children
Role: Nurse (under five)

ABC
Good Morning America
Role: Guest Performer

National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Role: Guest Performer

ABC
Live with Regis & Kelly
Role: Guest Performer

PBS
Alaska Public Media sparkle spots
Role: Self
Producer: Bradley Reid & Associates

FILM

New York Academy Films
Shampoo
Role: Lead

New York Academy Films
On The Tracks
Role: Lead

COMMERCIALS AND VOICE OVER WORK

Available Upon Request




Community Service & Outreach
TEDx Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 2013-present
TEDx Anchorage is a program of local, self-organized events that bring Alaskans together to share a TED-like experience.
  • Speaker Coach

Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation Pageant, Anchorage, AK 2013-present
The Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation pageant is part of the Miss America Organization. The program provides contestants with the opportunity to enhance their professional and educational goals, and to achieve those pursuits with the assistance of monetary awards and tuition-based scholarships.
  • Talent Presentation Coach

Faith Christian Community Church, Anchorage, AK 2012-present
Faith Christian Community Church is an inclusive community church with 40 countries represented in its congregation.
  • Holiday Gift Distribution

Community of Hope, New York, NY 2012-present
The mission of the Community of Hope is to model the compassion of Christ through the meeting of people's physical and spiritual needs. Community of Hope serves homeless and underserved populations in Upper Manhattan.
  • Food Preparation
  • Clothing Distribution
  • Hygienic Counseling

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, New York, NY 2004
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
  • Christmas caroling with Broadway performers

Broadway and Touring Show Talkbacks 2000-2007
New York, NY and various communities across the United States 2000-2007 Post-Show performance talkbacks enhance the audience experience by providing answers to questions about a particular show. On Broadway, the talkbacks are usually offered after every Preview performance. On tour, the talkbacks extend from educational previews through the end of a run. A designated artist leads the discussion with production personnel and audience.
  • Artist Panelist (participated in more than 30 talkback sessions)

God's Love We Deliver, New York, NY 2000-2001
God's Love We Deliver improves the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious, high-quality meals to people who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves.
  • Food & Gift Bag Preparation

Read Outreach Program, New York, NY 1998-2003
The Read Outreach Program is a Children's Literacy Program that provides volunteer story 'Readers' for underserved children in urban hospitals.
  • Reader (children, ages 3-10)




Performance Adjudication

Midwest Starz Annual Regional and National Competitions
Monticello, MN; Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Dance Adjudicator, 2009 to present

Member of national team of talent judges recruited annually to judge technique, presentation, costume, appearance and choreography of multiple-day competition featuring a wide variety solo and ensemble participants.

 

Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation, Anchorage, AK
Pageant Judge, 2013

The Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation pageant is part of the Miss America Organization. The program provides contestants with the opportunity to enhance their professional and educational goals, and to achieve those pursuits with the assistance of monetary awards and tuition-based scholarships.




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