Private Acting Coaching

Are you an improviser looking to take your acting skills to the next level?

Interested in learning to make your characters believable and rich?

Do you need help working up your auditions or self-tapes so you are prepared and confident?

I have spent the last decade acting, casting, improvising and producing in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Let me help you find and grow your artistic voice!

I can help you clarify your career path and move you in the right direction. I have helped industry peers book roles, improve upon auditions and grow their confidence. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA, with a B.F.A. in Acting and have trained and performed at the top improv schools in the country (Second City Chicago, The Annoyance, iO Chicago, MCL, UCB West and Comedy Sportz)

Actors must be prepared to take the work seriously and be committed to growth.

Please introduce yourself a bit in the first email. Please include a headshot and resume if you have them. Thank you!
 

 
 
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Abby Vatterott

"Dan is an excellent coach with an amazing energy and spirit. He brings the best of out his students with his practicality and passion. His unique teaching style pushes you as an actor no matter your level. Dan is especially helpful in anyone looking to book more auditions, he's dedicated to make you shine! I can't recommend him enough"

 
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Nancy Fast

"Dan Oliver uses his inner beauty and sharp insights to guide people towards doing their best work. After being coached by Dan I was a better improviser with more confidence and a positive outlook."

 
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Ella Lubienski

"Dan is a fantastic coach who cares so much for his students. The atmosphere he builds is respectful, loving, fun, and safe. In my time with him I felt like I grew so much more, both as a performer and as a person."

 

ROBERT P. YOUNG

Dan Oliver does his homework. From the get-go, he asked me to write down where I wanted to go as an actor, and in our first session, he had solid answers as to how to get me there. Hire him, and you’ll go places!