Janis Dardaris

Janis Dardaris

Janis Dardaris, Acting Coach

I use a pragmatic un-idealistic approach which focuses on clarity of action enabling the actor to become fully alive dramatically.  Because I have over 40 years experience working on stage, in film and in television, I know what has to happen to make a scene and your character come to life - whatever the medium.  I know how to work with you to change the temperature in the room.  I know what auditors want to see if you're preparing a monologue for graduate school or a general audition.  I know how to remove blocks you may have encountered working on a scene or in a play.  I will get you prepared for on-camera auditions in a way that is focused and riveting.  I know what works and what doesn't.  I can teach you how to make choices that auditors will remember - choices that are imaginative, emotionally energized and exciting.

Press and Awards

Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

Top Ten Acting Coaches in New York City

Critics Pick Award

City Paper Best of Philly Award

Charlotte Cushman Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Barrymore for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Scorched

Barrymore for Best Ensemble, Road, Wilma Theater

Barrymore for Best Ensemble, Sideman, Philadelphia Theater Company

Barrymore for Best Ensemble, Scorched, Wilma Theater

Barrymore for Best Ensemble, Becky Shaw, Wilma Theater