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Every person who is called to be an artist has their own unique journey.  One very important shared element is the practice of being your own best friend. (Thank you Mark Twain). This practice can be brought about through a multiplicity of factors. What is most important is that you know who you are and what you like, yet remain open to other's ideas so that you can be a respectful collaborator in the process of making the work.

There are very few masters of the arts in this world, and it takes a very long time to become one.  So in the meantime, you can do yourself a huge favor by understanding who you are, what you are supposed to do when you are called to participate (actor protocols) and the tools of the trade to help you do your best work.

Together, we will uncover who you are and exactly where you are meant to be. Through one-on-one coaching we will begin the process of identifying the people you are meant to work with and begin to prepare you to be ready to reach out to them and eventually work with them.

Everything in life takes time. But the more prepared you are for the opportunity, the more you will be able to make the most out of it. It is my joy to help you with that preparation.

I have been fortunate to have worked and studied with some of the best in the business.

 

I began my career as a child actor working in Los Angeles with top directors like Herbert Ross (Pennies from Heaven, with Bernadette Peters), Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year, with Peter O'Toole), Marvin Chomsky (Robert Kennedy and His Times with River Phoenix and Jason Bateman) and John Erman (Who Will Love My Children? with Ann-Margret and Frederick Forrest), among others.

 

After moving to New York at 17 years old to pursue a deeper level of training, I spent eight years studying with Master Teacher Michael Howard, winning my first Emmy© at the age of 21 for my role of "Dixie" on All My Children.  There I worked with top directors Christopher Goutman (Professor at NYC Film and Television) and Casey Childs (Primary Stages). While on the show I took workshops with some of the best teachers of the time including Curt Dempster of EST (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Kristin Linklater (The Linklater Institute), and the SITI Company (Suzuki/Viewpoints technique, run by Ann Bogart), expanding my own self understanding with workshops with Julia Cameron of "The Artist's Way," (which I have done three times).  

 

I expanded my understanding of the work through classes on Creative Arts Therapy at The New School, International Literature at NYU, and fine art painting at The School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Constantly seeking to evolve my understanding of what it means to be an actor/artist, I spent five years interviewing top directors like Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Bethany Rooney (Law and Order SVU), Sarah Gavron (Suffragette), Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) and others for my documentary Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, gaining incredible wisdom about the journey of being an artist.

Recently, I began the process of studying the work and philosophy of the great acting teacher Larry Moss. (I highly recommend you audit one of his classes.) 

I am excited to share all the techniques and tools I have learned to help you live an exciting life as an actor and help you achieve both the artistry and career you desire.

Desi Stock, NY

Cady has brought me back to life as an actor.  I had been stuck, paralyzed by fear that I was not good enough- I didn't want to go to class, and I didn't enjoy performing anymore. After ONE class with Cady, the passion, drive, and joy of acting came flooding back into my body. I feel I have grown exponentially as an actor with Cady's different tools and techniques.  I have never felt safer in a space to explore, grow, and learn. Her class is the first class I have ever taken where I feel 100% comfortable to open up, make mistakes, and just be me, and it is the first time in my life where I have gotten up to work and have not worried, or even thought, about how I physically look to my peers or teacher. Cady has given me that freedom through this class, which is priceless. I no longer dread going to class, but I anxiously await for the next class. I cannot wait to see where else her magic brings me as an actor. She was born to teach, and I will forever feel grateful to have found her class. I clearly cannot recommend this class enough! 
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