Meet our teachers!

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

Grazyna Frackiewicz

Grazyna Frackiewicz is a trained facilitator & teacher from Poland, with 10+ years of training experience, and 400+ workshops given internationally. At the same time she helps people express their creative potential while developing their self-expression, emotional awareness and empathy. She has been teaching Improv, Acting & Physical theatre courses in Act Attack, since 2018.

Michelle van Dyk

Michelle is an acting teacher from South Africa. She has a Master’s Degree in Dramatic Arts (2016), specialising in physical theatre, voice production and acting techniques. She founded her own traveling Children’s Theatre company in South Africa (2012), 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.

Isaac Simon

Isaac is an improv comedy performer and educator from US. Up to the present time he has performed and taught in the US and Europe for over a decade, and is the co-founder of Tag Out Theatre. His teaching combines spontaneity and empathy to empower people, whether they want to spend a lifetime onstage or use improv in their everyday life. He has been teaching Improv theatre courses in Act Attack, since 2018.

Ilaria Forciniti

Ilaria Forciniti is theatre director and founder at Nim Theatre, actress and jazz singer. She has a Master degree in Theatre Sciences (Uva, Amsterdam) and a Bachelor degree in Theatre History (La Sapienza, Rome). As an actress, 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 theatre. 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.

Nina Virant

Nina is a singer, vocal coach, composer and actress, moving between traditional music, jazz, progressive rock and contemporary theatre. She graduated from Amsterdam Jazz Conservatory and is a vocalist in a duo project LAS., exploring Slavic cultural heritage. She’s an actress in a contemporary theatre group NIM Theatre. 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.

Dominika Zawada

Dominika 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 theatre 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 theatre 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.

Caroline Haugsted 

Caroline is a dance teacher who believes that everyone can dance. Consequently, all her classes are inclusive classes where everyone is welcome. At the present time, she offers classes and workshops in dances such as Brazilian Zouk, Bachata, partner improvisation, contemporary, ballet, jazz etc.

Marcella Variani

Marcela Variani is a philosopher, writer, traveller, artist, and educational researcher. She graduated with a teacher’s degree in Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (BR). She completed her masters degree in Pedagogy of Expression at the University of Roma Tre (IT). She is currently studying for a second masters degree in Philosophy for Children at the University of the Azores (PT). She has been facilitating a self-expression, improvisation & gibberish workshop in partnership with Act Attack.

Joana Ponder

Joana is a 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 tought Improvisation courses in Act Attack, from 2018 until 2019.

 

 

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