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LYNETTE SHELDON

Lynette Sheldon is an Australian born actress, teacher, coach and director who has worked extensively in film, stage and television with stars including Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman.  Her classes have been featured in books and publications including Act New York and Back Stage.  She has trained extensively in New York and Australia with Stella Adler, Larry Moss, Michael Howard, Bryon Syron and The Ensemble Theatre.  

The Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio was founded in 1990 , in New York City, to train Actors and Filmmakers in the Art of making the script come alive, through the Stanislavski/Stella Adler technique.  Since that time, Lynette has trained over a thousand Actors and Filmmakers, many of whom are now Award Winning Performers

In addition to teaching in New York and Los Angeles, Lynette has conducted classes internationally in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia, and for major theatre companies such as Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Rye Arts Center - in New York as well as Corporate Workshops in Communications and Creativity for IBM in New York.

Lynette produced and co-directed a series of new plays Off Broadway at the Westside Arts Theatre and Westside Mainstage Theatre - New York city - in the 1980s.

In 1991 Lynette co-wrote and directed a series of plays for COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY She has produced and directed many shows to launch her students at The Lynette Sheldon Actors studio.

In 1999 Lynette joined THE NEW THEATRE COMPANY at Westbeth, and directed and Acted in several original shows, as well as Tennessee Williams - Vieux Carre, to critical acclaim.

In 2001 Lynette directed a series of new plays by the celebrated New York playwrite - Edwin Allen Baker at the Producers Club, New York.

She has trained Harvard and Juilliard School graduates to develop their own special theatre programs.

For the past three years, Lynette has been dividing her time training Actors in Sydney Australia, Los Angeles and New York.

Lynette's current and former students include:

.~  Mike Vogel - Film Star - Texas Chainsaw Masacre.  Star - Feature films Grind and Wuthering Heights, Fox TV's Grounded for Life.

Jordi Vilasusso - Emmy award winning actor - Guiding Light.  Feature film Heights co-star with Glen Close.

~ Ellouise Rothwell - Australian Film Institute nominee, co-star My Brother Jack and lead feature film, Watermark - Cannes Film Festival Directors Selection 2004

~ Ben Unwin - Star of  Home and Away, Australia longest running television series.

~ Christine Greenough - Best Actress Award, Sydney Theatre Festival/Short and Sweet - 2004.  International storyteller/actress - Sydney Theatre Company

Paige Davis - Emmy nominated host of TLC's Trading Spaces.  Broadway's Chicago and Beauty and the Beast

Jason Eisner - Supporting Lead - Timothy in Legally Blonde II.  Theatre of the New City and La Mama with Tom O'Horgan.

Zoe Ventoura - Lead, Last Man Standing Australian TV Pilot, feature films, We Will Rock You - The Musical, Debbie does Dallas - The Musical.

Rebecca Clay - Lead - AFC film - My Neighbour, feature film - Snakes and Ladders and feature film Acting Out, Our Town, Newtown Theatre, SMH Review.

Elizabeth Hobgood - Star - Guiding Light - Law and Order Special Victems Unit

Liza Huber, Miss Golden Globe 2000 and Passions star

Tracy Douglas - star of Mortal Kombat, soap operas, and feature films

Sherri Alexander - former star - As the World Turns, The Last Patrol with Dolph Lundgren, Layover with David Hasselhoff

Victor Pagan - Sex and the City and Animal Factory  with Willem Dafoe and Mickey Rourke, directed by Steve Buscemi.

Sybyl Walker, Broadway The Tempest w/Patrick Stewart, HBO - M.O.W, The Public Theatre

Angie Workman - recording artist w/Ray Charles, Cabaret performer

Loretta Harms, Mateen Kamet and Howard Posner - Award winning filmmakers - Sundance.

~  Many award-winning directors/writers and other actors are current and former students at the Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio

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