Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017

Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017


Eric has taught acting and improvisation across the country, primarily working for the last decade in Los Angeles, where he was a member of the teaching faculty at Steppenwolf Classes West, taught at the annual Steppenwolf West Summer Intensive, and was a certified instructor and faculty member at Warner Loughlin Studios. Eric was a faculty member at iO West (the L.A. branch of Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater) until its closing in 2018, and was the iO West Training Center Director from 2005-2009. He teaches independent scene study classes and offers private acting , audition, on-set, interview and public speaking coaching to a wide range of clients.

Previously, Eric taught undergraduate acting as a Guest Artist -and worked as a Guest Director- at the University of California at San Diego; he’s taught improv, scene study, and acting for the camera classes in Los Angeles at The Art of Acting Studio, AK Workshops, BGB Studios, The Australian Film & Television Academy, iO West, and across the country at The Magnet (NYC), The PIT (Chapel Hill, NC), California State University's Summer Arts program (Fresno & Monterey, CA), and led workshops at numerous theaters, comedy and improv festivals and conferences in the US and Canada.

As an acting and performance coach, Eric has worked with a wide range of actors, including well-known film and television stars, series regulars, Broadway veterans, graduate and undergrad students, and teens. He’s consulted and coached athletes, musicians, speakers, and public figures in interview skills, multi-media presentation techniques, and public speaking.

Eric's work as a teacher and trainer extends beyond the performing arts - he taught researchers, faculty, and graduate students science communication skills at UC San Diego anfd studied science communication at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in Stony Brook, NY. He currently lives in Savannah, Georgia where he is a Communication Coach at the Savannah College of Art & Design.


On-set, in home, and Skype/FaceTime coaching sessions are available by appointment. Sessions may include audition and/or role preparation, public speaking coaching, and/or performance & communication consultation. Rates are flexible depending on the client’s needs and means. To receive a quote or for more detailed coaching info, please use contact form below.

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