Acting Coach

 

Stanislavsky Method Acting and Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher


Natela Dzuliashvili is a Master Acting Coach specialising in Stanislavsky Method Acting and Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.




    From Konstantin Stanislavsky and Michael Chekhov to Maria Knebel

    From Maria Knebel to Sergei Rozov

    From Sergei Rozov to Natela Dzuliashvili

    From Natela Dzuliashvili to YOU!


    Natela graduated as an Actor of Drama Theatre and Cinema from Yaroslavl State Theatrical Institute in Russia.
    She was trained by Sergei Rozov. Sergei was a pupil of Maria Knebel, one of the most renowned theatre pedagogues in the Soviet Union. Maria Knebel was a student of Michael Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky. In this sense Natela represents the continued intellectual genealogy of the Stanislavsky Method Acting and Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. She brings this rich legacy to her work.

    Natela's students are making significant artistic contributions to national and international stage and screen. Amongst them are actors such as Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Teresa Palmer, Jessica Napier, Ritchie Singer, Bojana Novakovich, Les Chantery, Nicole Shostak, Stef Dawson, to name just a few...

    Since 2000 Natela is based in Australia, where she has established herself as one of Sydney's leading Acting Coaches. She runs Stanislavsky Method Acting and Michael Chekhov Acting Technique courses and private acting classes.
    In Sydney, Natela taught acting to full-time National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Acting students, has trained actors in various drama schools and coached for Warner Brothers during their "Justice League of America" pre-production phase.

    Before her arrival to Australia, Natela worked as an actor for Griboedov Russian State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi, Georgia, as a lecturer and director for the Drama Department, Free State University, and as a director for Long Street Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa.
    She was also employed by Warner Brothers as a voice actor to do synchronised dubbing of films "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story" and "Superman" from English into Russian. She is the Russian voice of Hortense de Beauharnais (Emma Bowe) and Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). 

    Natela is a highly sought after Acting Coach. She offers solid practical advice from which her students can take an immediate step towards progress and advancement in their craft. In class, she creates a friendly, safe environment where actors have the opportunity to excel and develop to their full potential.

    Currently Natela conducts private Acting Master Classes online via Skype. She works with both beginners and experienced actors worldwide.


    In Australia Natela appeared in the role of Lydia Mokras in docudrama “I Spry” produced by an award winning director Peter Butt. The film took Gold Award for Dramatised Documentary, Calvin Gardiner ACS – 2010 Australian Cinematographers’ Society (NSW).

    As Lydia Mokras

    “Dear Natela, you lit up the set every time you appeared. You have a rare ability in that way. The camera loves you and you are mesmerizing to watch. It comes down to beauty, style, gentle charisma as well as your gift in the art of acting and experience in life. You can tell a story merely with your eyes.”

       – Peter Butt, Award-winning Filmmaker.


    Natela’s international directing credits include “The Proposal” by Anton Chekhov which received acclaimed review from one of South Africa's prominent critics.

    With her actors in Cape Town

    “Dzuliashvili has brought a beguiling touch of the noted Moscow drama to Cape Town. In all-round skillful production, I particularly liked her rapid pace combined with her handling of the pause, and the way her robust style stops just short of burlesque…. she brings the right note of levity to her bright and charming production, the style always being just on the right side of caricature, with all pomposity gently deflated.”

       – Owen Williams, Critic for "Cape Argus"


    The video footage of Natela's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) students performing at the end of their semester. Performances are fully improvised, there is no blocking and the text is not fixed. The actors are trained in Stanislavsky Method Acting.




     “Natela is an excellent teacher, specializing in the Russian school of acting, notably the important acting techniques of Konstantin Stanislavsky. She works with great honesty, integrity, and is an inspirational teacher.”

       – Tony Knight, Head of Acting (2003) National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).


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