Joe Herrera has been a professional actor for stage, film and TV for over 20 years, distinguishing himself as an actor, director, writer, and acting teacher/coach. Most recently, Joe serves as a teaching artist for Dramatic Education, Inc. in the Central Florida area. He also served as a Dialogue/Acting Coach & Public Speaking Coach for businesses and film production companies with such clients as Faith Leap Films and Savi Health. Previously, Joe was a children’s drama teacher in Orlando, Florida for grades K-12th and has taught adult & teen acting workshops at the Infinity Arts in Motion Studio.
Joe’s educational background includes a Bachelors of Science from Columbia Southern University and is actively pursuing a Masters of Science in Theatre Education. Joe received his early theater training (Stanislavski, Hagen, Spolin, Meisner, Strasberg, and Adler) at the City University of New York - Brooklyn College where he studied with actor/instructor, F. Murray Abraham. Joe received additional training with Janice Cavalier as a trained tenor, movement at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Meisner with Rus Blackwell, and stage combat. Joe is a National Michael Chekhov Association alumnus and Certified Teacher, where he trained in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique & Pedagogy with Master Teachers Lisa Dalton & Wil Kilroy. Joe achieved his acting teacher certification through the NMCA organization, and has been recognized as a Certified Acting Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.
Joe has been teaching private acting lessons since 2005 and is available to teach lessons at your home, at his home studio, local rental studio and/or online. Joe has helped his acting students, through the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, overcome acting blocks, and plateaus so they may reach artistic freedom of expression in their artistry. Joe serves as the Founder and Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Studio Orlando, where he offers private and semi-private acting lessons for actors of all ages and levels. As an expert in his field, Joe looks forward to helping new acting students achieve their goals. Joe's teaching style is thought provoking, organic, emotionally inspiring, and psycho-physically driven. Students will be led through intuitive, imaginative, and psycho-physical exercises that strengthen mind-body connections to arrive at peak performances. As a director, Joe has directed actors and acting students in short plays, full length plays and musical productions; along with directing students in original short plays that they have written and devised themselves.
Joe Herrera is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. He has appeared on off-Broadway productions such as: “The Hating Pot", “The Resting Place", “Heart of the Earth: A Popol Vuh Story", “Nativity on the Square,” and "Ferdinand the Bull". Film roles he has appeared in: "The Girl in the Watermelon,” “Psycho Sisters” “SideKicked,” and “A Christian Carol.” TV roles: “Ghostwriter,” "America's Most Wanted," “Dr. G Medical Examiner,” “La Voz Kids” and "Law & Order." He’s worked on various short film projects in the southeast region, such as “Forget About the World,” “Dreamgirl,” “The Decision,” and “A Deal with Dove.” He has also worked as a voice-over actor providing character voices for various animated projects.
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