The Academy is thrilled to welcome Disney professional Colley Coates for this class to get students comfortable with auditioning. Even though auditioning can be a task that some find nerve-racking, the goal by the end of this workshop is to give students some tools to make them feel successful when preparing for an audition. Along with activities and games to implement the skills discussed, we will talk about different types of auditions and what is needed for auditions (reels, headshots, resumes). Colley will also be providing examples of what casting directors are looking for in a headshot with examples. Lastly, students will learn about how some auditions are going digital (like Disney) and what that entails.
**Masks and social distancing required for your safety.
Instructor: Colley Coates:
Colley Coates joins The Academy Center of the Arts from the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Amherst, Virginia, she started working as a performer in Disney’s Entertainment Department in 2011. During her time as a performer, she found her glass slippers, played with villains, and was seen performing in various shows and parades such as Disney’s Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade and the legendary Main Street Electrical Parade. For the past several years she has worked with Walt Disney World’s biggest yearly production Epcot’s Candlelight Processional. Currently, she is a Guest Talent Coordinator for Disney Performing Arts where she has the opportunity to work with students from all around the world.