Since 1990 Sheila Gray has run an independent acting studio based in Manhattan, where she teaches weekly group classes and intensive workshops. Outside of New York she has worked in Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Mexico and South America as well.
Sheila also coaches clients privately for theatre, film, television and a wide range of special projects.
Her clients range from actors, singers, dancers, models and comedians to rappers, public figures and on-air personalities. Though she works with many well-established performers, Sheila is also renowned for her ability to develop less experienced ones by giving them a strong and enduring foundation and technique.
She has also helped established personalities with little or no experience as actors make a successful career transition into acting.
Born in Manhattan, Sheila grew up in the theatre and began studying acting as a teenager. She studied privately in the city with many teachers. Her first mentor was Sandra Seacat, an Actor’s Studio member and Method- based teacher who also teaches dream work. Sheila was also deeply influenced by Marcia Haufreicht, also a Studio member with a more traditional Method and sensory- based technique. Sheila worked as an actress for 15 years in NY, LA and abroad. She began teaching for Sandra in 1992 and by 1993 had found her true calling. Developing her own hybrid approach fusing method techniques, improvisation and original exercises and material, she turned to teaching full time.
That same year acclaimed casting director Ellen Chenowith hired Sheila to be the pre-production and on-set coach for Robert De Niro’s directorial debut “A Bronx Tale” Sheila has had the good fortune to work on many sets for various films and television productions.
Client list selection: Talia Balsam, Annie De Franco, James Gandolfini, Chris Noth, Terence Howard, Jack Huston, Milla Jovovich, Rachel McAdams, Winona Ryder, Taylor Kitsch, Max Beesley, Juliane Nicholson, Justice Smith, Erin Moriarty and many more.
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