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Meet our teachers!

Our coaches are the center of our community. Our team of teachers is growing and they are all amazing professionals

Grazyna Frackiewicz

Grazyna is a trained facilitator and teacher from Poland, with 10+ years of training experience, and 400+ workshops given internationally. She runs Improv and Theater workshops helping people express their creative potential and find their true passion, while developing their self-expression, emotional awareness and empathy. She is also an experienced actor, comedy performer and drama workshop facilitator. She has been instructing Acting & Improv courses in Act Attack, since 2019. Watch her introduction video HERE.

Isaac Simon

Isaac is an improv comedy performer and educator from US. He has been performing and teaching in the US and Europe for over a decade, and is the co-founder of Tag Out Theater. His teaching combines spontaneity and empathy to empower people, whether they want to spend a lifetime onstage or use improv in their everyday life. Isaac has been teaching Improv courses in Act Attack, since 2018. Watch his introduction video HERE

Caroline Wagner

Caroline is an actor, teacher, dancer, singer, improv performer, choreographer, and director from US. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Summa Cum Laude) from Arizona State University & studied with the American Ballet Theatre, the Radio City Rockettes, and SITI Company. She has directed and choreographed hundreds of shows for both youth and adults, and taught various theatre classes for the last 12 years. She has been teaching Acting courses in Act Attack, since 2020.

Michelle van Dyk

Michelle is an acting teacher from South Africa. She has a Master’s Degree in Dramatic Arts (2016), specializing in physical theater, voice production and acting techniques. She founded her own traveling Children’s Theater company in South Africa (2012), and managed a professional Actor’s group for actors to continually explore their craft (2012). She has lectured Dramatic Arts and performance at a South African University (2019) as well as various schools for the past ten years. She has been teaching Acting courses in Act Attack, since 2020. Watch her introduction video here.

Joana Vinogradoff

Joana Vinogradoff is a French/Brazilian actress. She grew up in the U.S, South America and France and speaks 4 languages fluently (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese). Her interest in acting started in high school, where she started writing, directing and performing in her own films. Joana uses improv as a tool to improve her acting, and finds it a very powerful tool to free your mind, to focus on your impulses, and hone into your fantastic natural instincts. Her teaching style is care-free, exploring your wild side by letting loose through vulnerability.
Aside from acting and improv, she regularly performs stand-up.

Sara Watts

Sara is founder of Happily Ever After Productions in both Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Sara has worked with children for over twenty years and has directed over forty children’s productions. She believes in teaching self confidence through theater. Children’s theatre helps with reading and vocabulary and is also a fun way to improve English speaking skills. She has been teaching theater for children in Act Attack, since 2021.

Dominika Zawada

Dominika is a musical actress and teacher from Poland. She is active within the educational field by teaching vocal technique and coaching young people in music, performance and presentation. In addition, she is involved in many musical, film and theater productions where she acts as well as directs. While studying jazz singing at The Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, she fell in love with musical theater and started combining and experimenting with these two musical styles. She is part of The Royal Sisters vocal group which performs self written arrangements, mixing world music and jazz standards. She has been teaching Musical courses in Act Attack, since 2019. Watch her introduction video HERE.

Ilaria Forciniti

Ilaria is a theater director and founder of Nim Theater, actor and jazz singer from Italy. She has a Master’s degree in Theater Sciences (UvA Amsterdam) and a Bachelor’s degree in Theater History (La Sapienza, Rome). As an actor, she performed in different venues like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis and abroad. Ilaria’s main interest is based on the principles of the contemporary theater. A rigorous work on the body and voice are the essence of her research. She has been teaching Physical Acting courses in Act Attack, since 2019. Watch her introduction video HERE.

Nina Virant

Nina is a singer, vocal coach, composer and actor from Slovenia, moving between traditional music, jazz, progressive rock and contemporary theater. She graduated from Amsterdam Jazz Conservatory and is a vocalist in the duo project LAS., exploring Slavic cultural heritage. She’s an actor in a contemporary theater group at NIM Theater. She performed in venues such as Splendor, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera, Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis, Concerto Recordstore, TivoliVredenburg & TOON. She has been teaching Voice courses in Act Attack, since 2019. Watch her introduction video HERE.

Joana Ponder

Joana is a Dutch/Brazilian coach, speaker, writer, and trainer for companies who are ready to foster empowered teams and individuals so that they can grow their business with confident, effective leaders. She is also a very inspiring and motivating women’s empowerment coach, workshop facilitator, improv teacher and improviser. She is passionate about helping people to reconnect to their inner power so that they feel confident to choose and create a life they love. She was one of our first teachers and taught Improvisation courses in Act Attack, from 2018 until 2019. Thank you Joana!

Kaylee Spivey Good

Kaylee is an American artist based in Amsterdam. Kaylee has been working in the theater and film industry since graduating Indiana University in 2011 with a BA in Theater and Drama and a BA in European and Middle Eastern Relations. After serving as founder and Artistic Director at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis IN USA, Kaylee moved to Amsterdam and graduated with a MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She has experience with acting, writing, directing, and teaching theater and film. Kaylee was also one of the first Act Attack teachers, doing Acting courses, from 2018 until the beginning of 2020. Thank you Kaylee!

Valia Tamvaki

Valia is a facilitator and a theater specialist, with studies in acting in Greece, an MA from the university of Amsterdam in theatre studies and experience in different aspects of the field for the last 8 years. She has participated in several local and international trainings and theater projects. She is interested in the participation of interactive activities and the benefits in individual and group settings. Her teaching is focused on exploring new skills and talents, ways to express oneself, learning about the art of theater and everyday life while also having fun. She has been teaching Acting courses in Greek in Act Attack, since 2020.

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