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"My coaching philosophy is to not only help you create your work at the top of your game, but to also support you in becoming whole, inspired, balanced people because it is all connected.  Each coaching is unique to the individual client -  to allow your strengths to shine, work on your 'weaknesses', and feel like your best, most authentic self when you walk into any room.  This process works equally for actors in an audition, on stage, on set, writers in a pitch meeting and an advertising executive walking into a presentation."

-  Lisa Datz





I have directed, choreographed, taught and conducted master classes in acting for stage, on-camera audition technique, and musical theatre performance at prestigious training programs:



New York University's Graduate Acting Department

Collaborative Arts Project (CAP) 21

Director - two productions for the Madison Theater Summer Intensive


The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA)

Professional School for the Arts (PSA)


Interlochen School for the Arts (MI)

In addition to working with actors of all ages and stages in their careers, I had the opportunity to serve as a guest speaker on achieving lasting business relationships, boosting sales, public speaking and closing deals for a select mortgage brokerage team at Wells Fargo in Los Angeles.




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"Lisa has helped me to dig deeper and be specific with my acting in a way that no other coach has. She knows how to relate to characters and scripts in such a personal way and easily communicates that to her actors. Not only is she a brilliant coach, but she also understands the business. Lisa has given me extremely helpful career insight into the audition world and industry of acting. She coaches you in such a way that your upcoming audition will stand out from the rest. After coaching with her for a recent audition, I felt more confident and grounded in the room than I ever had before… and I received a callback! I know it was because of Lisa!"

- Hannah Rae Faulk

Actress & recent graduate

CAP 21 NYC Professional Program

"Working with Lisa is game changing! She creates the warm environment necessary for creativity and effortlessly guides you to bring your authentic self to the character so you can ace the audition. She is incredibly intuitive and knows which tools to personally give each actor to help them bring the best version of themselves into the audition....not only for the character but also to help us connect to the casting reps in the room. She's amazing!"


- Erin Glass

Emmy winning producer of NBC series Give w. Blair Underwood, producer w. Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), founder of Broadway Bound Kids & actress

"Lisa is absolutely amazing! I worked with her for the first time via a reference from another coach. Not only did she make me feel right at home and encouraged me to be creative with a piece I felt I knew very well, she also supported different choices and I got my first Broadway callback after coaching with her! She always helps me look at things differently and I feel like she speaks my language. She is bold and engaging in her teaching and allows her students to take risks while being so smart with her suggestions and insights. I love working with Lisa and won't ever have another big audition without coaching with her first!!!!"


- Lexy Romano

Actress & Performer - Girl Talk (Off-B'way)

"When it comes to teaching a summer theater intensive, finding the perfect leader with the right temperament, energetic spirit, and ability to motivate isn't as easy as it seems. Lisa was the ideal mentor in every way. The work she did with the Madison Theater actors was specific, challenging, a ton of fun, and exceeded my expectations in every way. Daily, she was the perfect illustration of professionalism and collaboration. She achieved the ultimate goal - making them succeed and above all else, feeling free enough to shine."

- David Hibbard

Actor - Something Rotten, Billy Elliot, Monty Python's Spamalot on Broadway, Director at Madison Theater Summer Intensive and CAP 21 teacher

"Lisa is incredible. After watching her creative, effective, magical directing this summer, I thought, 'Wow! I want to work with her!' And I am so glad I did. Lisa's approach is unique and helped me refine my acting choices, find and develop more effective tools for my toolbox so my auditions, callbacks and work are brighter and better developed.  She is dynamite to work with and helped me to fine tune intention, role development and characterization.  I think everyone should have a chance to work with Lisa!"

- Angela Strauman

Actress, dancer, singer CAP 21

"I was looking for something different to do to increase the sales aptitude of my team. Lisa suggested putting together a program for the team on how to increase sales and handle objections and have the team understand that this is something that happens in all professions and how to persevere through it. This was based on how to get past the apprehension and fear of rejection they battle prior to and during a sales call.  Lisa was very creative with her presentation, thoughtful, charismatic, and really engaged everyone to participate.  I had positive feedback from everyone on the team and also referred her to my colleagues to have her present during one of their sales meetings."

- Imtiaz Dadabhoy

Branch Sales Manager - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Manhattan Beach, CA

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