ABOUT

ME!

From six New York's Broadway Stages to over 20 national commercials, Guest Starring roles, co-starring roles, recurring roles, and to the Talk Show Circuit, I have been a working "Triple Threat" for over 20 years.  I attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York, and went on to graduate at the top of my class from Howard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.  Even though I am still currently a working actor, singer, dancer and choreographer, and artistic director, I enjoy coaching and helping aspiring artists reach their professional career goals and sharing what I have learned on mastering the audition room and booking the gig.  Whether is it via Skype, or in person, I create an artistically safe environment for you to thrive in.  

     

I am currently working, and I know what the industry calls for.  The technique that I will teach you, is the same technique that has allowed me to book show after show and gig after gig for the last 2 decades. "Booking the Room" is one of the most important elements to master! You will leave the audition coaching session ready to conquer the audition room and book the job. 

 

COACHING SERVICES

~Do you have a Broadway audition, Commercial Audition, Singing Audition, Dance audition, or a Television and Film Audition....Then you have come to the right Audition Coach!

~Are you NOT booking the job, and wondering why?

 

~Are you NOT getting callbacks and wondering why?

 

~What do you do after you "BOMB" at an audition?

~Can you recover and be invited back after bombing at an audition?

~What do you do to make sure that you "Book The Room", even if  you don't book the job?

~What does it mean to "Book the Room"?

~How do you master any audition?

~Does it matter what you do right before your audition and right after?

~Beyond material preparation, how else can you prepare for your audition?

~How are commercial auditions different from other auditions?

~Does what you wear really matter and make a difference?

~Does your picture and resume really matter and make a difference?

*If you have tried to figure out the answers to any of these questions, then you have come to the right Audition Coach.  I have the answers and solutions to the questions above and many MORE from personal experience in the industry, and personal success by mastering them ALL!

Red Carpet ! The 2018 Academy Awards
Red Carpet ! The 2018 Academy Awards

Performed TWICE with two separate nominated artists "This is Me" with Keala Settle on the Academy Awards. Nominated film, "The Greatest Showman" 2018. Also sang with Andra Day and Common for the nominated song, "Stand Up for Something", film Marshall

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Posing with Oprah and Andra Day
Posing with Oprah and Andra Day

Private party thrown by Oprah. Andra Day in the picture and Common in the background.

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Performed at the 90th Academy Awards
Performed at the 90th Academy Awards

The Oscars!

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Performing with Bette Midler
Performing with Bette Midler

Performing with Bette Midler at Madison Square Garden. I have performed as one of her Harlett's for over a decade.

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National Commercial Shoot
National Commercial Shoot

Sitting in my Principal trailer for Lowes Commercial Shoot

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Photo Shoot for "Rouge"
Photo Shoot for "Rouge"

From Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Rouge was an amazing show!

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The original Broadway Aida Poster
The original Broadway Aida Poster

Spotted my name in Jerry's Deli Los Angeles, in the original Broadway Aida Poster

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Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
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Sweet Charity on Broadway
Sweet Charity on Broadway

Co Starred with Christina Applegate on Broadway in Sweet Charity. Performed on the Tony Awards

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NBA All Star Weekend
NBA All Star Weekend

Performed at the NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest with Andra Day and Common. This picture is from Common's IG post

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NBA All Stars Backstage
NBA All Stars Backstage

Catching up with Chris Rock, Mark Wahlberg and DJ Khaled backstage before I sing Live on the televised All Star Game.

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Direct TV Promo
Direct TV Promo
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Performed on 49th Image Awards
Performed on 49th Image Awards

Red Carpet for NAACP Image Awards. Performed "Stand up for Something", from the film, Marshall.

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The Ellen Show
The Ellen Show

Getting ready to perform with Bette Midler on the Ellen Show. Picture is backstage in my dressing room

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Singing on The Late Show
Singing on The Late Show

Singing on the Stephen Colbert Show with Common and Andra Day. I am also the Director/Choreographer for our performance

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With "Empire's" Taraji P. Henson
With "Empire's" Taraji P. Henson

Opening Night on Broadway After Party. Posing with friend of over 20 years

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Red Carpet for Marshall Premier NYC
Red Carpet for Marshall Premier NYC

Red Carpet NYC premier of the feature film "Marshall". I Direct and Choreograph the live performance of the song

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Flashdance The Musical
Flashdance The Musical

Created a Lead role in The First National Tour of "Flashdance". The role of Kiki

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The Ellen Show
The Ellen Show

Singing right behind Ellen with Andra Day and Common. The song is "Stand Up For Something". I choreographed for this performance on Ellen

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Singing with Little Big Town
Singing with Little Big Town

Performing on CMT in Nashville.

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Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

Singing with Andra Day. Choreographer for Andra Day

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Performed on Good Morning America
Performed on Good Morning America

Standing with Robbin Roberts after singing on GMA

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Bubblin Brown Sugar
Bubblin Brown Sugar

Rehearsal for Lead Role in Bubblin Brown Sugar NYC

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Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium

Sang the National Anthem with a 200 piece band behind me at Met Life Stadium Giants Stadium

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Singing on the Stephen Colbert Show
Singing on the Stephen Colbert Show

Performing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Show. With Andra Day and Common. I choreographed for this performance

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My Client Andra Day
My Client Andra Day

Choreographer and Artistic Director

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X Factor
X Factor

Featured background vocalist on the last season of the X Factor Los Angeles

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Good Morning America
Good Morning America

Performed as a vocalist with Common and Andra Day. Also created the choreography performed on this show

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Radio Interview
Radio Interview

Interview for Leading role in Flashdance The Musical. National Tour

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Image of Singing on GMA
Image of Singing on GMA

Singing and choreographer for this performance on Good Morning America

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NYC Times Square 2017-2018
NYC Times Square 2017-2018

Singing on New Years Eve before the Ball Drops!

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Filming on Location
Filming on Location
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Broadway Show "Baby It's You"
Broadway Show "Baby It's You"

My image on the side of a NYC Bus!

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The Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre

Some of my clients include, Judith Hill and Andra Day. I Choreographed, directed and starred in my segment of this show, which featured them both.

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My Rehearsal
My Rehearsal

Don Juan from "Smokey Joe's Cafe"

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Hollywood Film Awards
Hollywood Film Awards

Red Carpet for Hollywood Film Awards. I perform as a singer and choreographed the piece for Andra Day and Common

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Singing with Bette Midler

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Broadway Opening Night NYC
Broadway Opening Night NYC

Leading role of Beverly, in Baby It's You on Broadway. NYC

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Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena Playhouse

Played the role of Brenda in Smokey Joe's Cafe.

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The Grammys
The Grammys

My nominated client and myself backstage at The Grammys

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Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

Recurring role on one of Tyler Perry's Sit-coms

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Janet Dacal~Broadway Star

"Kyra is a wonderful audition coach. She's helped me prepare for numerous auditions. Kyra is always insightful, patient, encouraging and so easy to work with." 

Broadway Star (Original Cast of "In The Heights"~

Janet Dacal

Award Winning Singer~Andra Day

"Kyra has been my director and choreographer for the last several years. She helped me get past my comfort zone, and stretched me to a higher level in my performances. Kyra has also coached me for a film audition, and all I can say is that she blows my mind every time. I felt confident after our session and definitely booked the room. The director wants to see me again. She is truly a versatile and amazing coach, whether it is for stage or for film and television, look no further."

Golden Globe Winner, Grammy & Oscar Nominated~ Andra Day

Tommy Hobson~TV Star

"Kyra and I always have so much fun, yet it is always extremely productive and efficient. Even if it is to run lines for a few scenes, she has got me covered. Kyra is so well versed in so many areas of this industry. It is very clear as to how she is have success and longevity in an industry where that can be hard to achieve. Thanks so much Kyra!"

Tommy Hobson~The Fresh Beat Band

Rhett George~

Broadway Star

"Kyra made my coaching session so fun! She is knowledgeable in so many areas of the entertainment business.  She has a great setup! I had a last-minute self-tape audition and Kyra helped me break down the character and scene quickly and effectively. She filmed it for me, I submitted it to my agent, and I ended up booking the job that she coached me on. Thanks to Kyra"

Broadway Star "Memphis", "Aida", "Sweet Charity", "Little Mermaid"~

Rhett George

Cameron Barnett

~Working Actor

Kyra has an amazing way of helping you lift material off of the page and really bring it to life.  Being a dynamic performer from stage to screen herself, she brings a unique knowledge of finding the truth no matter what story you are telling.  She is the ultimate joy to work with! 

Cameron Barnett~ "Pose"

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