For over twenty-five years he has performed as an actor in New York and Regional theatre as well as in film and television productions. He was a faculty member at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program from 1992 to 2001, teaching Theatre Games/Improvisation and Improvisation for the Camera. While at NYU he directed nine original projects using Improvisation and adaptation. He returned to NYU in 2013, 2014 and 2016 as the director of the Chekhov Film Project.
He has taught workshops and classes in Basic through Advanced Film Acting, Theatre Games and On-Camera Performance for Public Speakers at such places as Heroic Public Speaking, NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing, Farleigh Dickinson University, Dean College, Fitchburg State College, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Institute, Sedona Shakespeare Festival and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and has coached groups and individuals across the United States.
In addition to his work with performers and speakers, Dan is also a photographer specializing in portrait and fine art photography. His photos have been seen in galleries and published in Modern Bride, American Theatre, Theatre Magazine, The New York Times and several other publications.
I was always tense in front of an audience or camera which often caused my performances to feel contained and a little removed.
Taking Dan’s class was so freeing—Dan had a way that allowed me to open up and “be” in front of an audience or camera with my “whole self.” I no longer feel nervous, or beat myself up over mistakes, I can allow myself to be fully human and vulnerable and am now much more authentic, real and ultimately relatable on camera, plus it’s much more fun.
Dan Cordle has a way of making anyone more comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Within no time, Dan helps you discover how to make the camera your friend to ensure your audience hears your message the way you want them to receive it.
Being authentic in front of a camera is a whole lot easier said than done. I know this first hand as the founder of a webinar software and someone who has run 300+ live webinars.
After being a part of Dan Cordle’s on-camera presence training, I was able to not only be more authentic with my audience but also was able to cultivate my own style of performance on camera.
Dan has a personable approach to his training that disarms you instantly. I never felt judged or like I was doing it “the wrong way”.His gentle suggestions for improvement make all the difference.
His memorable training has impacted my work in a way no other training has.
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