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Moonlight Stage Company offers private coaching in acting, singing, songwriting, playwriting, as well as audition coaching and taping. See our staff below, or go to our Teachers page to email your coach directly!
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Estes has students who have booked major roles on shows and films such as Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Barely Lethal, AMC’s TurN, Terminator Genesis, Drop Dead Diva’s, Last Vegas, Stuck in Love, Eastbound and Down, Triple Nine, Hunger Games, The Bay (Barry Levinson), Army Wives, Hick, Banshee, Revolution, Austin and Alley, and many others, and have had callbacks to many Feature FIlms, Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and the National tour of “Peter Pan”,…etc. Estes also regularly works on Television, and has a Masters from UNC in Acting.
Jeris Donovan is an actress and comedian who has worked at all levels of the business. She has performed and directed improv for over twenty years and performed stand-up comedy all over the country. She studied improv at the renowned “Second City” in Chicago, Improv Olympic-Chicago, and Annoyance Theater, and has taught all levels of improvisation at the Improv Olympic West conservatory in Los Angeles, where she created and directed several shows and coached many teams. Jeris is a Meisner trained actor, and has worked on such television shows as Spin City, Two Guys and a Girl, and much more for networks such as ABC, CBS, etc.
Oliver Riera is a professional actor and improvisor who has worked in films, television, commercials, and on stage. His students have had callbacks to producers and booked major film and television such as The Accountant (Ben Affleck), Disney Channel, Mercy Street, Bare Knuckle, Outcast, Fist Fight (Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracey Morgan), Big Little Lies (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz), and many more. He has studied with Rich Talarico (Head writer for Key and Peele, Mad TV, SNL, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Emmy Award Winner Joan Darling, DSI Comedy Theatre, and Jeris Donovan.
Sean McCracken is a professional actor, singer, and improvisor who has nearly 20 years experience working on stage, as well as in television, film, voice overs, and commercials. Sean’s students have booked major roles on Broadway, Film, and Television, including The King and I (Broadway), Office Christmas Party, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, House of Cards, Daytime Divas, Good Behavior, as well as many local plays, shorts, commercials, and industrials. Sean has a BA in Dramatic Art from UNC, and has trained with Emmy Winning Director Joan Darling, as well as Estes Tarver and Jeris Donovan.
Paul Paliyenko is a professional actor and improvisor with over fifteen years of experience performing on stage, screen, television, commercials and voiceover in Boston and Raleigh. He is also an award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and sound designer with hundreds of credits. Paul was a regular guest presenter for the Boston SAG/AFTRA Conservatory workshops on auditioning and casting. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, author of Audition and Keith Johnstone, author of Impro. Paul is a company member/ acting teacher at Moonlight and also teaches Film & TV Performance at the N.C. Theatre Conservatory.
Katy Castaldi is an MFA Graduate of Playmakers Rep, at UNC Chapel Hill. Katy has over 15 years of experience in acting, and numerous credits, including:
PlayMakers: Detroit ’67, Three Sisters, Into The Woods.
Regional: Our Town (New Canaan Town Players); Enchanted April, Steel Magnolias (The Wilton Playshop).
Film/Television: The Lost Girls, The A.R.K. Report, Shameless Reality, A Dangerous Place, 8 Behind the Wheel.
Named “Top Charlotte Vocalist” by the Carolina Entertainment Network, Carrie Marshall has performed on stages across New England and the Carolinas. Carrie has been involved as a performing artist, session singer, composer, producer, keyboardist, vocal coach and music director. 1st place winner of the NC Songwriter’s Co-Op Competition and a Top 10 finalist of the UK International Songwriting Competition, she holds a B.A. in Music and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Vocally she studied under Mark Baxter and Dr. John Hugo and specializes in helping singers understand and best use their unique instrument. Carrie’s piano instruction blends the classical model with music theory and ear training from beginner to advanced levels.