BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF WHAT SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE...
Acting with Aimee is acting with a dear friend. What sets her apart from other Coaches I've worked with is her ability to listen to the actor. So many teachers adhere to the one size fits all method of acting, yet she's able to look at a person, see his authentic self, and pull that out for the performance. And, she has fed me more birthday cake oreos than should be allowed by the UN. She's magical.
Aimee is incredibly intuitive and intelligent about helping me find a way into a character, and she is great at collaborating in a way that lets me take ownership of the ideas--I never feel like she's prescribing ideas. I also appreciate her understanding of subtle differences that can help different styles of writing for television. Plus, she is patient, supportive and damn witty.
I've been coached by Aimee for years. She's that rare coach who can meet you where you are and make you better. She has coached me from booking co-stars to guest-stars and recurring to series regular.
I had been struggling with auditions for years despite taking class from dozens of teachers in NY and LA who only seemed to make things worse. When I started working with Aimee I experienced an immediate change in my experiences--more callbacks, and more importantly, I was learning to have fun in the room. All of my TV bookings have been a direct result of the work I did with Aimee.
I really enjoy working with Aimée because she always finds a different way for you to make a character fun and very specific. Brings life to the scene and really raises the stakes. Regardless if it's drama or comedy. Which is what a director looks for. You HAVE to go in the room with something. Not just what's on the page. Be specific and Win. Most importantly let it go and have Fun! Aimée helps me with that. Love her!
Whenever I get an email regarding an audition. Even if it looks easy... I love speaking and working it out with Aimee. She always has a different color to add to it which makes it easier for me to see it differently in the room when working with directors/ casting directors / producers. She's my go to girl !!!
Aimee DeShayes is the BEST acting coach you will find! I almost don't want to tell anyone cause I want her all to myself. I coach with her on every single audition, always. If you want to book, coach with Aimee.
Aimee shapes the scene according to your unique take on the character , so your choices will always be organically yours and you will never feel like you are executing somebody else's great idea.