Joy Tanner

Joy Tanner

 

       

“You’re process is so heart based… There is a nurturing and an an ability that you have to give permission to your students to really acknowledge and appreciate their own uniqueness and what they bring to the table. And to allow that to thrive and blossom. And of course the direction and the strategy and the tools, but I think that’s what sets you apart in that you loves actors, and you love what you do, and there’s this warmth that you engage your students with that enables them to take chances and risks that they would not normally allow themselves to do…. Something you always brought in is this element of play. I cherish what you brought to my toolbox.”

Excerpt from interview with Joy on Youtube.com/kimberlyjentzen

Matthew Alan

Matthew Alan

 

       

“Kimberly understands each individual actor.  She is solid in discovering each of us, so that our work is tailored in our own personal direction. Some teachers teach a general ‘way of acting’ – Kimberly absorbs what will propel each of us to that next level.  And then she helps us zero in on those issues and conquer them.  She also has a knack for developing characters from the ground up.  That way, we’re not just delivering some solid lines, but delving into how that character thinks and feels as a person…as a single entity.  Also, the class exercises really helped me to shed some of my insecurities and just commit to what I’m thinking and feeling.  As an actor, you’ve got to radiate what the character feels and believes.  Kimberly teaches this.”

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Devon Graye

Devon Graye

 

       

“The first thing that struck me about Kimberly is her incredibly open and approachable personality. She eliminates fear. Within her classroom she creates an atmosphere of collaboration and free-spirited energy. It is an environment of judgment-free discovery. Kimberly provides actors with personally handcrafted Power Tools designed to mold the character and sculpt the scene. I worked with Kimberly before shooting a feature and she really helped me discover my character.”

Emily Gately

Emily Gately

 

       

“Since I started training with Kimberly I’ve had incredible growth. Specifically, my confidence as an actor, and in my art. Every lesson brings forth a new part of myself that sometimes I didn’t know existed. Kimberly really knows how to connect with their students, and push them towards breakthroughs. Watching her teach is fascinating. Her studio is always both a positive, and nurturing environment for discoveries.

The essence course is an indescribable experience. Prior to this intensive, I have been consistently taking scene study classes with Kimberly for two and a half years. The essence course took every tool that I have learned during this time, and gave it a whole new light. The discoveries I had were countless. The essence course allowed me to expose some of the deepest parts of myself to others, but most importantly myself. The emotions, and sensations I achieved were unlike anything I had ever felt before. This course inspired me. Lit a fire within me. I feel like I have gained an entirely new perspective on my life, myself and most of all my art.”

Maxine Bahns

Maxine Bahns

 

         

“In the Essence course, being able to really harness my emotions and let them go and feel them in my entire body and not just in my head, that’s really something I learned in the Essence Course which is just amazing. Now I’m so emotionally available and I think that’s from working with you. And also being able to control it so it just doesn’t go— because you still have to do the scene, right? So if you’re extremely in pain and suffering and your feeling this character you still have to be able to do your dialogue, focus on your scene partner, I feel like you taught me how to do all that, which is everything.”

“Kimberly Jentzen gives feedback in a way that’s uplifting and gentle – I love the way she made us all better by being positive. I was fortunate to be in her Master Class and everyone was rockin’.”

Excerpt from interview with Maxine on  https://youtu.be/yH8dgpfu658

Aubrey Peeples

Aubrey Peeples

 

       

“Every time I work with Kimberly, it is literally as if I have another pair of eyes, that I didn’t know I had, that are being opened for the first time. Those other eyes are Kimberly, opening up an entire new universe from which to draw. She tends to her actors like a gardener, nurturing, yet pushing us up out of the ground and giving us the sustenance to stand tall on our own stalks and face the sun. I can honestly say that without Kimberly, I would not only not be the same actor, but I wouldn’t be the same person. People are tricky; we aren’t perfect shapes but jagged like puzzle pieces. Amazingly, Kimberly knows just how all those pieces fit together.

The week after I met Kimberly and began working with her I booked a role. There is something about her that is like a doorway; she has allowed me to become even more connected to the universe around us. Working with her is discovering the magic in the environment all around us; that magic that lies in each mundane, everyday situation. It is this magic that fuels actors. I worked with her on bringing that magic into “Tokarev” before my chemistry read for the role of Caitlin. Every time I’ve done a scene with Kimberly, no matter how many times I’ve done it or felt I “got it right,” I’ve discovered something new. She has made me realize the time and space of a role is infinite, and that is the very thing that makes us all human.”

Mike Vaughn

Mike Vaughn

 

       

“Kimberly is like this secret weapon in the never-ending quest to book gigs. She combines this amazing plethora of tools and techniques with such openness and honesty; all of which have taken my callback and booking ratio way up. Like quadrupled it! I should probably have t-shirts made that read, ‘skip the voice-over classes, and discover what really books.’ But then I’d be giving away my secret, huh?”

David Tom

David Tom

 

       

“Kimberly has been the spark that has re-lit the passion in my work. In this town, where it is so easy to fall into the mundane pattern of disappointment and frustration Kimberly has been a light of renewal and inspiration. It’s not everyday you meet someone who has such a passion for the art of acting and uses that passion along with her experiences, her knowledge, her love, but most importantly her heart in her teaching with every actor she works with; who is willing to openly share that passion with trust and honesty to strengthen and improve your own craft. I only wish I had met her five years ago… But I’m so excited to know her and to be working with her now. I look forward to class every week and I will continue to look forward to working with her in the future. “

Mieko Hillman

Mieko Hillman

 

       

“Working with Kimberly has made me fall in love with acting again. She is so passionate, caring, energetic, fun and inspiring. She loves the art and actors. I always come away from class/coaching inspired, invigorated, learning something new and more confident. She is beyond knowledgeable about emotions and knows how to bring it out in actors. She has so many tools to help actors, she doesn’t hold back and gives all of herself when working with actors. She is very intuitive and really knows how to get actors to go deeper in their work. She is also supportive and propels her students to work in the field and motivates her students to create their own opportunities. I am thrilled and honored to be working with her. Thank you Kimberly for helping me find the love!”

Doug Hutchison

Doug Hutchison

 

       

“Kimberly, your passion is contagious… Thank you for reminding me of the magic within…”

Kayla Mae Maloney

Kayla Mae Maloney

 

       

“Immediately after I started working with Kimberly, I utilized one of her techniques in an audition – and booked it! Kimberly offers an environment where you are free to fly. Always emphasizing exploration, risk taking, and of course, fun, Kimberly allows the actor to shine. Her love for acting and actors oozes out of her every pore!”

Melanie Merkosky

Melanie Merkosky

 

       

“Kimberly is the kind of teacher who inspires her students to become not only better actors, but better human beings as well.  She creates greatness in her classes because she accepts nothing less.  Since I began studying with Kimberly I have grown so much in my work!  I have used her techniques in the audition room and on set, and have had great success. She has taught me to let go of fear and to really own the characters that I am creating.  And… she’s pretty cool too.”

Paul Yoo

Paul Yoo

 

       

“Kimberly’s gifts as a teacher come not only from the content of her teachings or the caliber of artists she works with, but from her ability to access the kind of energy and wisdom that comes from caring about a thing – for a long time with great love. I have felt a dramatic shift in my work while working with her. I get chills just thinking about the ways I and others have no doubt grown. I am honored to play in this space.”

Heather Roop

Heather Roop

 

       

“I’m so thankful to have studied with Kimberly. After taking her weekend Intensive, I knew I wanted to continue working with her. Kimberly honors the sacred journey of an artist and creates a joyous environment, which lends to truthful work. The work in class can’t help but spill over empowering all areas of your life. In a business that can be challenging at times her work transforms your mindset for success. I wish I found her right when I moved to Hollywood; she is one of the best teachers out there!”

Sherrie Rose

Sherrie Rose

 

       

“I thank Kimberly for helping me to get to deeper levels in my life and, in turn, my acting.”

Rachel Breitag

Rachel Breitag

 

       

“I came to Kimberly’s class and made breakthroughs immediately. I’ve learned more in two months with her then two years with other schools and coaches. I have never met anyone so in tune with human behaviors and emotions. She has this uncanny ability to dig so deep into a character that you fall in love. She approaches the art with truth and vulnerability that brings forth the most riveting performances. What I love most about working with Kimberly is she gives us tools to get where we need to go. It’s not just remarks on your scene but she will breakdown how to get there and why. She will take time to make sure you get it, and does not quit until you do. It’s beautiful. I am so grateful to Kimberly for showing me all I was missing and never failing to push me. She takes me further than any other teacher or coach has before and I am forever grateful. She loves actors and it shows in her coaching. You have to take her class!!!”

Kiana Madani

Kiana Madani

 

       

“There are no words to describe what Kimberly has done for me – not just for my acting, but for me as a person. Not only is Kim so passionate about what she does, but she cares deep from the heart about each and everyone of her actors. She wants to see them all succeed. Her tools, book, and intensives have moved mountains for me in my career. She pushes me to look inside myself and work extremely hard to understand the characters I play in class, and I cannot be more grateful for her. If only I had met her as soon as I moved to LA! I will never go on set or to an audition without her book, and her powerful tools are engraved into my mind. If you are looking for a coach to make you the best artist you can be, look no further than Kimberly Jentzen.”

Yolanda King

 

       

“With gentle but insistent, tough yet loving care, Kimberly Jentzen skillfully guides you to a more honest and authentic expression.”