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The individuals and organizations listed on this page are MICHA members from around the world. The classes and events listed here are not organized by MICHA. They represent the growing community of Michael Chekhov practitioners and teachers and we encourage you to seek out teachers and collaborators in your area. To have your Chekhov classes and events listed on this page we invite you to become a member of MICHA.

CALIFORNIA

CHEKHOV STUDIO INTERNATIONAL (Los Angeles)
Chekhov Studio International is an acting studio devoted to brave, emotionally available, physically capable, and viscerally captivating acting that leads to unforgettable performances. Chekhov Studio offers training and opportunities for performing both at a professional and advanced student level. Artistic Director and  Teacher Marjo-Riikka Makela received her training at the Russian Academy of Dramatic Arts (GITIS), and her MFA in Acting from CSULB. www.chekhovstudio.com

HUGH O’GORMAN (Los Angeles)
Hugh teaches Acting Classes in the Chekhov Technique in the Los Angeles area at the Praxis Acting Studio.
www.Hughogorman.com

COLORADO

CHRIS THATCHER ACTING STUDIO (Boulder/Denver)
Chris Thatcher is a Hollywood acting coach who trained with Jack Colvin and Mala Powers. Chris offers beginning and advanced acting classes, and private coaching for adults based on the Michael Chekhov Technique, the Meisner Technique, and other acting techniques. Training includes auditioning skills, cold reading, scene study, improvisation, on-camera work, script analysis, and more. www.christhatcheractingstudio.com

FLORIDA

LISA DALTON (Gainesville, also Las Cruces, NM)
Lisa is President of the National Michael Chekhov Foundation, co-founded with Mala Powers and Wil Kilroy in 1994. Creator of From Russia to Hollywood documentary; Artistic Director of 1998 & ’99 Chekhov International Workshops, protege of Mala, Jack Colvin, George Shdanoff, trained w/ Beatrice Straight, Diedre Hurst Du Prey, Joanna Merlin and additional direct Chekhov students. She offers a Chekhov pedagogy uniting many perspectives for over-sighted teaching certification, winter/summer intensives & online coaching.  www.chekhov.net  and chekhov@sbcglobal.net  

GEORGIA

ANNE TOWNS (Young Harris, GA)
Anne is Chair of Theatre and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Young Harris College where the study and practice of The Michael Chekhov Technique is incorporated into actor training.  She is also available for master class instruction and one-on-one  coaching.   Contact: ajtowns@yhc.edu

ILLINOIS

CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO/THE MOVING DOCK THEATRE COMPANY (Chicago)
Chekhov Studio Chicago and it’s parent organization,The Moving Dock Theatre Company, work with the inspired creative process of Michael Chekhov. Chekhov Studio Chicago provides a place for actors to redefine their art through ongoing Michael Chekhov Acting Technique classes, weekend workshops, and artistic projects. Dawn Arnold, Artistic Director. Studio@movingdock.org Telephone: 772-327-1572 chekhovstudiochicago@movingdock.org

LOUISIANA

JEFF THOMAKOS (Natchitoches)
Jeff Thomakos is the Director of Theatre for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.  He is available for private coaching and directing in the Lousiana/Texas area.  www.lsmsa.edu

MASSACHUSETTS

SCOTT FIELDING (Boston)
Through the Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston, Scott offers professional training programs and classes consistent with Michael Chekhov’s fundamental perspectives and ideals. The core program is The Chekhov Training, a nine-month practicum strictly grounded in Chekhov’s objective-creative method. They also hold a June/July summer term that includes a six-week Foundation Intensive for both experienced and novice Chekhov actors, alike. www.michaelchekhovactorsstudioboston.com

CHRISTINE HAMEL (Boston)
Christine is an actor, director and voice coach. She is a designated Linklater Voice Teacher and an Assistant Professor of Voice & Speech and Acting at Boston University School of Theatre where she teaches an image-based psycho-physical approach. http://www.bu.edu/cfa/profile/christine-hamel/  or chamel@bu.edu

NEW JERSEY

MEADE ANDREWS
Meade Andrews is an internationally recognized senior teacher of the Alexander Technique. She currently teaches at Rider University. 561 338-4871 meadeandrews.net

NEW MEXICO

WIL KILROY (Las Cruces)
Currently the Academic Department Head/Professor of Theatre Arts at NM State University, and Managing Director of American Southwest Theatre Company, Wil’s training includes the Michel Chekhov Studio in NYC with Blair Cutting and many years of collaboration with Mala Powers. Will has traveled teaching Michael Chekhov workshops at a variety of national/international locations for over 20 years, and also teaching regularly as part of the National Michael Chekhov Association. Email and website link:   wkilroy@nmsu.edu and nmsutheatre.com

NEW YORK

THE ACTORS’ ENSEMBLE (NYC & Chatham)
The Actors’ Ensemble (TAE) was founded in 1985 by a group of professional actors who were trained in the acting techniques of Michael Chekhov. Two of the founders, Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, headed the acting program of the Michael Chekhov Studio in NYC City during the final three years of its existence. In 1997, The Actors’ Ensemble relocated to Columbia County from NYC to continue developing their unique style of theater. The Ensemble also offers acting workshops.The Actors’ Ensemble 
1548 Harlemville Road 
Chatham, NY  12037. www.actorsensemble.org

RAGNAR FREIDANK (NYC)
Ragnar offers a Scene Study Class in NYC, Imaginary Classes online and Immersion Courses with the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson (NY).

THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING STUDIO (NYC)
On-going classes offered including a 2-Year comprehensive study of this unique and imaginative approach to acting.  Lenard Petit, Artistic Director. The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio
138 W. 15th Street, NY, NY. www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com

THE ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO (NYC)
The AMS curriculum includes a variety of physically based techniques including the Michael Chekhov technique. Janice Orlandi, Artistic Director 212-736-3309. www.actorsmovementstudio.com

 

PENNSYLVANIA

REBECCA RICH JOY (Philadelphia)
Rebecca teaches theatre and musical theatre courses at Philadelphia/NY/NJ area universities.  She serves a staff role for MICHA as Workshops Production Manager and Memberships Coordinator.  She is available for private Chekhov workshops or coachings in Philadelphia and nearby areas. reebeerich@gmail.com

JOHN MCMANUS (Pittsburgh)
John is originally from Australia, and currently serves as an assistant professor of theatre at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He is also on faculty for MICHA, and offers classes at HB Studios in NY. John studied and teaches the voice techniques of Rodenburg, Linklater, Fitzmaurice, and Colaianni, as well as eurythmy, the art of movement. shakespearealive@gmail.com

JANICE ORLANDI (Philadelphia)
Through the Michael Chekhov Studio Philadelphia, Janice teaches ongoing weekly classes in the Michael Chekhov technique. 1836 Bainbridge Street, PA  Janice Orlandi Artistic Director.  917-601-2783

WASHINGTON

JESSICA CERULLO (Seattle/Walla Walla)
On-going performing and teaching schedule. www.jessicacerullo.com

WISCONSIN

DANIEL MILLHOUSE (Madison)
For performance and teaching schedule contact: www.danielmillhouse.com

BRAZIL

MICHAEL CHEKHOV BRASIL
Studio based in Rio de Janeiro offering introductory and advanced workshops exploring Michael Chekhov’s technique and his broader artistic vision.  Michael Chekhov Brasil also teaches regularly at universities, festivals and cultural entities in the region, and its theatre group, Grupo Assik, produces plays.  The studio is run by Hugo Moss and Thais Laureiro.  www.michaelchekhov.com.br/en

CANADA

MICHAEL CHEKHOV CANADA

Michael Chekhov Canada is an umbrella organization set up for those practicing, sharing and teaching the techniques of Michael Chekhov in Canada. We offer weekend intensive workshops throughout the year. http://www.michaelchekhovcanada.com

ISRAEL

DAVID ZINDER (Tel Aviv)
David Zinder resides in Tel Aviv and is a professional director and teacher who directs professionally in Eastern Europe, and gives workshops around the world in his own ImageWork Training and in the Chekhov Technique. His work is documented in his book BODY  VOICE  IMAGINATION: A Training for the Actor ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique. www.davidzinder.com

EUROPE

MICHAEL CHEKHOV EUROPE

On-going workshop series in various countries including Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy.
www.MichaelChekhovEurope.eu.

-CROATIA
SUZANA NIKOLIC
suzana@adu.hr

-GERMANY
MICHAEL TSCHECHOW STUDIO BERLIN
The Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin offers comprehensive year-round study and workshops on the Michael Chekhov technique.
www.mtsb.de

MICHAEL CHEKHOV INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY  This intensive training program developed and delivered by the internationally renowned tutor, JOERG ANDREES, will enable actors and directors, as well as performers, to use the unique tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique to enhance their creativity in their professional work.  www.chekhovacademy.com

MICHAIL CHECHOV SCHAUSPIEL STUDIO HAMBURG
The Michail Cechov Schauspiel Studio Hamburg opened in September 2004. Michail Cechov Schauspiel Studio Hamburg 
c/o Ulrich Meyer-Horsch 
Arnoldstrasse 77 D-22763 
Hamburg, Germany Phone: 0049 (0)177 3165375
 umeyerhorsch@gmx.de

INTERNATIONALE MICHAEL-TSCHECHOW-SCHULE FUR SCHAUSPIEL (Munich)  The International Michael Chekhov School for Dramatic Art in Munich, Germany (IMTS) offers 3 different training programmes.

AUSTRIA

DUNJA TOT (Vienna)  Dunja teaches theatre and film acting at the Conservatorium Vienna and at the Acting Academy Elfriede Ott in Vienna.  She is available for private coaching, workshops and directing in Stanislavsky, Meisner and Chekhov techniques for theatre and film. Contact: totirinadunja@gmail.com or www.actorsstudiopallas.com

IRELAND

MICHAEL CHEKHOV STUDIO DUBLIN
+353 870675952. michaelchekhovstudio@hotmail.com

MAX HAFLER, (Galway)
Max is a freelance teacher in Voice, Ensemble and Chekhov technique, working primarily in Ireland at NUI Galway and on a pre-professional course, Core Theatre College, which has a ten week course in the autumn www.coretheatrecollege.com .promo on youtube: Core Theatre College. He also teaches abroad to people at all levels, in youth theatre and teacher training. The Anchorhold, Mountross, Headford, Galway. maxhafler@iol.ie

ITALY

MICHAIL CECHOV STUDIO  (Chieti)  The Michail Cechov Studio is a school for acting and directing dedicated to the study of theatrical and film production. Our theory-practice refers to the pedagogy developed by the Theatre D’Art in Moscow under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavskij  guides, Evgenji Vakhtangov, and continued with the groundbreaking research of Michail Cechov.  www.michailcechovstudio.com

KOREA

Michael Cechov Studio Korea is founded by Eunseo Yi and Sun Kim to create theatrical productions based on Michael Chekhov acting techniques.  They also offer acting workshops on a regular basis for both artists and non-artists.  mchekhovkorea@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/m.chekhovstudio. The location is in Seoul, Korea.

THE NETHERLANDS

tiny hero PRODUCTIONS
tiny hero PRODUCTIONS organizes workshops based upon the Michael Chekhov acting technique and Clowning. Workshops take place in The Netherlands and abroad and encourage an international exchange of theatre performers and teachers. Marjolein Baars +31.(0)20-62555091 
www.tinyhero.nl

UK

MICHAEL CHEKHOV STUDIO, LONDON
Founded in 2003. Offering a full-time ensemble training course in addition to other workshops and courses. Graham Dixon, Director. info@michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk www.michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk

MICHAEL CHEKHOV CENTRE UK (London)
The Michael Chekhov Centre London UK was founded in 1995 to make the creative freedom and versatility of Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting available to theatre practitioners.
Email: sarah@michaelchekhov.org.uk
 www.michaelchekhov.org.uk