Friday, June 17, 2011

Actors' Spotlight: Michelle Pereira (APA Studios Acting Instructor)

Michelle Pereira:

Michelle Pereira - San Diego Acting TeacherBorn and raised in Northern California, Michelle is a graduate from the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music. While attending college, she joined the Boston companies of NUNSENSE, and TONY & TINA’S WEDDING.
Michelle began working professionally in New York City and Los Angeles. National and International Tours of FAME, TOMMY, NUNSENSE. Readings, Workshops, and World Premiers including: ISABELLA RICO with Betty Buckley & Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy); JUST SO with Barrett Foa (NCIS) produced by Cameron Mackintosh (CATS & LES MISERABLES); FASCINATING GERSHWIN (Florida Repertory);
Michelle played opposite Val Kilmer & Adam Lambert in the US Premier of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, The Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, Michelle received rave reviews in the premier of SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, at the Florida Stage. Currently, starring in the premier of MIXTAPE at the Horton Grand in Downtown San Diego.
Television credits: LAW & ORDER, and the last episode of FRIENDS. In addition, Michelle created her one woman show which performed in clubs in Boston, Florida, Michigan, and New York City. Her voice can easily sing: pop, jazz standards, covers, Broadway standards. In addition to her to long list of Commercials, voiceovers, Industrials, she has a campaign for Optimum Online running nationally as a commercial/radio/internet as well as a commercial for Honda.
Without speaking a word of Portuguese, Michelle traveled to Lisbon, Portugal in 2005 to learn a genre of music called, FADO – The Portuguese Blues. She was the first “foreigner” to sing professionally in some of the most well known Casas do Fado in Lisbon. Audiences were taken by her sultry low voice and fresh perspective on an old tradition.

Michelle produced and recorded her first album, IN MY LIFE / NA MINHA VIDA, which received National and International recognition. Album of the Year” Portuguese Tribune; Semi Finalist – Independent Music Awards.

For APA, our wonderful Michelle is a private and group acting / vocal coach. She has an ease working with all ages/levels with the goal to achieve their best. Whether it’s audition technique & material (musical/non musical).

Miss. Pereira is a member of:
AEA / Actors' Equity Association
SAG / Screen Actors Guild
AFTRA E/ American Federation of Television & Radio Arts

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Scholarship students from mid-2005 photoshoot.