Nancy Mayans has been on the Faculty of the renown William Esper Studio in New York City since 1990. She has also taught in many wonderful MFA and BFA acting programs including NYU, Rutgers, Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon and the Yale School of Drama.
Backstage readers have voted her runner up for Favorite Acting Coach in New York City and Favorite Vocal/Singing Coach four times.
As an Acting/Dialect coach, Nancy has worked for feature films, MTV news, HBO specials and two PBS television series. As a performer Nancy sang and puppeteered internationally with Julie Taymor's Obie-Award winning Juan Darien. In New York she has performed with the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Public Theatre, and in Boston with the American Repertory Theatre where she is a founding member.
Nancy received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and her BA in Drama from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa). She has also trained extensively in various healing arts and spiritual practices all of which inform her teaching style. Nancy maintains a private practice in New York City and travels to offer The Unlimited Actor workshops and Teacher Certification.
She sends much gratitude to the numerous students and
professional clients that she has worked with over the years, so many of whom you have seen in feature films, television and on Broadway.