SCHEHERAZADE

QUIROGA

PERFORMANCE

COACHING & EDUCATION

 

ABOUT

 

SCHEHERAZADE QUIROGA

 

     A bilingual performer, director and producer. Scheherazade started performing in television at a young age, to later be part of Venezuela’s professional original casts of Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers and the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

     As a performer based in New York City, Scheherazade has been part of the Spanish premiere of In The Heights in the US playing Daniela, role for which she received a BroadwayWorld and Helen Hayes award nominations. In New York she’s been part of the English premiere of  Luces de Bohemia (Bohemian Lights) at Off-Broadway's HERE Arts Center, In The Heights (John W. Engeman Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Frederick Loewe Theatre), and Civilization! (45Bleecker Theatre). Scheherazade's original one-act musical Pret-a-Morté (co-written with her sister, Selene Quiroga, and featuring music by Selene Quiroga and Santos Palazzi) was part of Miami's Micro Theatre premiere musical theatre season, and was part of New York City's Micro Theatre at Teatro SEA. It garnered nominations as Best Musical for the Latin ACE Awards and ATI Awards, as well as nominations for Scheherazade as Best Actress and Best Director. 

     Scheherazade received her Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University. She has trained extensively in Classical Voice and Musical Theatre, and alongside renowned acting instructors. She also loves to work behind the scenes, which is why she holds a Master’s in Television from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Communication, Journalism and TV Production. 

     She is the Director of Auditions and Media at Broadway Artists Alliance of New York City, NYC's elite training program for young performers, where she is also a faculty member and private coach. As such, she travels the US auditioning young performers, and as guest adjudicator in events including the Classical Singer Convention (MT Division) and the Steinway and Sons' Broadway Rising Star competition. 

 

She enjoys working with young and adult performers alike, those entering the NYC industry for the first time, or applying for performing arts programs in Colleges and Universities in the US. Scheherazade's students can be seen on Broadway (The Lion KingHarry Potter and the Cursed Child), National Tours (The Lion King, Annie, A Christmas Story, Rent), TV and Film and numerous Regional and International Theatre productions.  

 

EDUCATION:

 

TRAINING:

National Theatre Company

Venevision Academy

Anna Julia Rojas Theatre Lab

Emil Friedman Conservatory

Juan José Landaeta National Conservatory

Tatiana Reyna Dance School

Grupo Actoral 80

Elisa Soteldo's Voces Blancas

Broadway Artists Alliance Pro Series

City Center Master Classes

Upright Citizens Brigade

 

Voice Over Certification

Escuela de Comunicación Social

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Bachelor of Science in Communications

Audiovisual Media / Journalism / TV Production

Escuela de Comunicación Social, UCAB

Master of Music

Voice Performance

Steihardt School, New York University

Master of Science

Television Management /New Media Ventures 

+ BU in Los Angeles Program

College of Communication, Boston University

 

PHILOSOPHY

No one can be you better than you.

 

As a performer each one of us is unique. As such, your individual perspective on a character, and his/her words and lyrics is what people want to see, and makes you great at what you do.

 

A performer is one of the final pieces in the work many others have already started to build. The answers to guide your journey are on the page and in the sheet music you look to perform: the words, punctuation, shapes, as well as the knowledge you have on its authors, composers, the work itself and its performance. How do you relate to them? What does these words and melodies mean to you? What images do they ignite?

 

Alongside a healthy technique that will allow you to perform for as long as you want, we’ll work together in understanding each piece and making them your very own.

 

A good coach is one that excites you about your work and materials, one capable of creating a safe, respectful and fun space to which you are always eager to come or return. I work to be that for each of my students.

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AREAS OF STUDY

Scheherazade coaches performers in:

 

Song Interpretation

Truly understanding and making the song your own. 

Acting

Monologue and scene work, character development.

Stage and on-camera.

Audition technique

Present your work for professional opportunities. How to prepare and what to do in the room!

On-Camera and Voice Over

TV and film scenes and on-screen audition technique

Career coaching

How to best prepare and present your materials (resume/heashot/book), make use of your talents and the resources available to you to further your professional experiences.

International performers

Understanding the US and New York industry, what you need to find auditions, to actually audition and how to successfully navigate the city industry as a newcomer.

 

International students

Attending and auditioning for performance programs in the US.

Media Assessment

Managing your website and social media towards your performance success in the business of acting! 

Español

Work on your Spanish songs, scenes and monologues; Spanish pronunciation and how to approach material written in Spanish.

 

Coachings en Español disponibles

en todas estas disciplinas. 

Scheherazade is available to coach live in New York City and all around the world through Skype, Facetime, Zoom, WhatsApp video and more! (Your choice!)

She's also available to teach standalone workshops or privates for your school or in your hometown.

Interesting in holding a Master Class for your students in any of these areas? Contact me HERE!

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Physical distance is no longer an obstacle to audition, don't let it be an obstacle for your preparation! 

 

BOOKING

Initial information session: Free of charge

Is this your first time coaching? Not sure how this would work? No problem!

Let's have a 20min session to chat about what you need and what you are looking and how I may be of help. This free-of-charge coaching aimed to discuss your interests and how I may be able to help you reach your goals, is offered to all first time students.

Use the form below to contact me and request your information session.

 

Scheduling your coaching:

Ready to book? Use the form below to request your coaching.

Please include your area of interest, as well as the date and time of your preference (if applicable).

Coachings can be scheduled 7 days of the week, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

You will be contacted directly to fully confirm your coaching and receive additional information.

Coachings are currently only available virtually.

Coaching payment:

Online coachings are paid via PayPal or Zelle. You'll receive information upon booking!

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