Elia is an actor and educator based in New York. She has performed in stage productions all over the country and dozens of film and television shows. Elia is also a certified teacher with over 15 years of teaching and coaching experience. She holds Masters degrees in both theatre (Yale School of Drama) and education (Pace University).
Elia has appeared in Blithe Spirit (The Guthrie), Timon of Athens (Theatre for a New Audience and Shakespeare Theatre of DC), Top Girls (The Huntington), Between Riverside and Crazy (ACT Geary Theatre) and has also worked at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Humana Festival and many more.
Film and TV credits include “FBI”, “The Deuce”, “The Resident”, “Shades of Blue”, “The Affair”, "Fort Tilden", “Search Party”, “The Affair”, “The Following”, “Person of Interest”, “Madam Secretary”, “Elementary”, "Law and Order: SVU" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent".
Yale School of Drama.
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"As a teacher, I hold a very high standard for myself and for each of my students. I recognize the incredibly varied lives that each of my students lead and incorporate the whole person into all of my teaching and planning through differentiation and a lot of individual attention. I believe that it is essential that students are exposed to a shared humanity and thus use theatre, literature, writing, social issues and current events in almost all of my lessons."
Elia is excited to support any private or small groups for completely bespoke interdisciplinary theatre programming that aligns with NY State Learning Standards. She will design single session or full year curriculums that explores the ancient greeks to new work currently being performed. Early Childhood through University level instruction.
Elia is available to coach for auditions from Laguardia High School to The Yale School of Drama and any on camera or theatre auditions in between .
Elia has worked as a Teaching Artist for fifteen years and currently works at some of NY most prestigious Broadway and Off Broadway Theatres such as Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club and Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has taught writing, leadership, dramaturgy and performance, usually incorperating them all into each lesson.
Elia is available for both remote and in-person learning for private and small-group instruction.
"I wish every student could experience Elia's enthusiasm and genuine love for the world of theater. Elia excels at making magical moments happen in the classroom while dealing with challenging texts and issues. She creates a positive, safe, and fun environment for students to express themselves and their ideas. It is always such a pleasure working and planning with Elia, as some of my best instructional practices have come from these collaborative lessons. She is truly an exceptional educator."
High School for Law and Advocacy and Community Justice
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