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Wendy Zier (Voice-Over) has been a successful Voice Over Artist for over 20 years. Wendy voices for such clients as Hasbo, Citgo, Disney, and Blue Cross  and Blue shield , just to name a few. While most of her work is live sessions in her studio with clients and agents around the country she does work here locally as well with some of the bigger studios. She has voiced on every platform you can imagine from broadcast commercial, to narration, to e-learning , to the voice in a kiosk, to an internal voice of an electronic toy! She offers coaching on occasion and has taught a few classes for Actors Training Ground. Wendy is looking forward to getting you all prepared for VO!!

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Renee Wimberley (Improvisation) is an actor, director, playwright, and arts instructor based in the Triangle area of North Carolina.   She is passionate about arts integration and training parents, teachers, and ministry leaders to enhance their learning environments through creative arts activities. Renee has participated in the local theatre community for over 35 years. She is the Creative Director of Seed Art Share and teaches at Applause Youth Theatre, Christy’s Dancexplosion, and Actor’s Training Ground.  In real life, she is Joe’s other half and mama to Max, Cana, and Stella.  BA Theatre Arts Education (UNC-G).

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David Henderson (An Actor Prepares) is a Morehead Scholar graduate of UNC and the founder and co-artistic director of Honest Pint. Most recently, he was seen as Charlotte in I am My Own Wife, (Theatre Raleigh) Tracy in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Honest Pint) and the title role in Lombardi (Theatre Raleigh); which earned him a Broadway World award for Best Actor.  Prior to that, he played the title role in Hamlet which earned him the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a Play. He also starred as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd at RLT and understudied the role at Playmakers Repertory Company. Favorite roles include, Ulysses in Annapurna, Joey in A Steady Rain, Fr. Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, John Adams in 1776, Bobby in Company, and Henry in Henry V.  For the past 23 years, he has had the pleasure of playing Jacob Marley in TIP annual production of A Christmas Carol. Thanks to all of you that support the arts! Drink Deep!  


D. Anthony Pender (Movement and Shakespeare) is an award-winning actor and stage director. His reputation as a Shakespearean actor has garnered praise for his performances as King Richard in Richard III, Prospero in The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet with Evan Rachel Wood. His television credits include Windmills of the Gods, Smokey and the Bandit-The Series, and several guest appearances on Matlock. His film acting credits include Ramblin' Rose, Road to Wellville, Twilight Zone-The Lost Episodes, and Radioland Murders. From the beginning of his career, Tony has consistently been involved in coaching and education, developing educational programs and workshops throughout the southeast.  His students have gone on to perform on major television shows like Sonny With a Chance, in feature films like The Hunger Games, and off-Broadway in shows such as Camino del Cielo (Way to Heaven).

Andrea Black (Acting with Movement)

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Jane Bonin (Headshot Session) grew up in London and has been in the modeling/acting industry for the past 35 years. She traveled the world working with many famous photographers, appearing in numerous high fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. She later moved to NYC where she continued to work as a commercial model and actress through Ford and Wilhelmina Model Agencies. In 2014 Jane moved to North Carolina with her family and for the last 8 years has enjoyed being on the other side of the camera - giving her a whole new appreciation for the art of photography. However, she still believes it is her valuable experiences as a model and actress that enable her today to help both men and women achieve that contemporary 'covershot' look that everyone loves.


Dean Garris (Acting for the Camera: Film) - is an accomplished filmmaker from North Carolina. He has produced and directed many films and commercial works. Currently his 2014 award winning web series The Super Femmes and his 2011 award winning feature documentary Nathan Davis Still Lives can be found on Amazon Prime.

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Daniel Wilson (Auditioning for the Camera) - Television: The Staircase, Wives with Knives, The Toys that Made America - Season 2 Promo (VO).

Film: Auld Lang Syne (Short film); Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose (Documentary Feature *Narrator); Love in Absentia (Short Film); Horror of Our Love (Short Film); Tre Kvinnor Med En Sko (Short Film); Year of the Rooster (Short Film); Chickenfoot (Short Film); Partners (Short Film). 

International Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Stockholms Stadsteater). Regional Theatre: Native Son, Cry it Out (Staged Reading); Life of Galileo; Illegal Helpers (Staged Reading) (PlayMakers); Junk (Theatre Raleigh); The Herd (Honest Pint); Burn This (Sonorous Road); Blood Done Sign My Name (Raleigh Little Theatre); Assassins (Theatre in the Park); Man of La Mancha, The Wizard of Oz, Urinetown, On Golden Pond (Los Altos Stage Company); Oliver(Cabrillo Stage); Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Man of La Mancha, Death of a Salesman, Into the Woods, South Pacific, Alice in Wonderland, Cyrano, and Cinderella (PCPATheatrefest). 

Dan is also a director, producer, arts management professional, teacher and coach. He is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) in Santa Maria, CA and holds a BFA in Directing from Roosevelt University.

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