I’m Vernice Klier
International Acting and Voice Coach
Vernice Klier is an International Acting and Voice Coach specializing in ACTING IN ENGLISH. She has spent the last 25 years coaching privately a well as on location/on set. Vernice has over 65 films to her credit including the Oscar-winning THE ENGLISH PATIENT where she coached Juliette Binoche, who won an Academy Award for her role on this film.
Vernice Klier teaches in Los Angeles several times a year and also works privately with her American clients. She lives in Paris where she coaches French and European actors in theatre and film (Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Beart – full list on vernice-klier.com, Facebook Official or linked in). Most recently she coached Adele exarchopoulos on a Sean Penn film THE LAST FACE in South Africa and is currently coaching Monica Bellucci for a James Bond film.
As the first woman to graduate from Ringling Bros College of Clowns (see LIFE magazine February 20, 1970) Vernice went on to study acting with Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux and eventually taught at the Actor’s Studio (Blanche Salant) in Paris while doing private coaching. She continued studying different methods of acting and discovered a love for coaching artists helping them become the best of themselves. Vernice is a graduate of Goddard College (Vermont) in film and literature with a teaching certificate Art K-12 and also attended the University of Oregon. While attending the University of Oregon, she worked the graveyard shift at Southern Pacific Railroad. In preparation for this work Vernice attended Western Business University in Portland, Oregon studying in a Legal Assistance program.
Director of dialogue
Natural speech and movement
Skills and Workshops
I prepare the actor for the film, (movement or language) in such a way that she or he feels confident and is ready to be directed
Multisensory approach (right brain drawing, writing, mime) to authentic natural speech and movement.
Phonetics, enunciation, vocal work from key words.
Building of self-confidence and self-knowledge-extensive work on sense and affective memory.
Standard American speech and some dialects.
Scene study, monologues, improvisation (verbal and non-verbal).
Accent reduction for film, television and stage.
Preparation for auditions and interviews.
Writing and performing an original soliloquy and/or scene.
Private coaching, on-set coaching, ensemble coaching, committed actors only.
Assessment interview (free) required.
Need a coaching for a movie or an audition ?
Coaching with Vernice is a must for me prior to performing or auditioning in New York or Boston to assure I get to my best outcome.
Dear Vernice, thanks to your workshop I just got a part in a series.
- Connecting people : Myriam Tekaia gave me the casting contact.
- I sent them a message.
- Got an immediate callback for the next day.
- Used all that I learned from you, (keywords, drawings, personality appraisal chart…) and GOT THE JOB. Hip hip hip !
Vernice Klier is not only an acting coach, but a life coach! Private lessons with Vernice were the most intense and challenging I could have imagined from any acting course, even a long-term course.
To build trust in such a short period of time is truly a talent. I remember thinking how fortunate I was to have come across such a great teacher; one who not only guides me, but shows me the tools I have inside myself. How great it is to have discovered those!
Vernice is delightful and full of enthusiasm for her work, making us the best we can be.
Getting free, creating a safe place to take risks, working simply and honestly, these are all values Vernice looks for in the actor. Starting from an honest kernel and taking it to performance level.
Vernice creates a safe and nurturing environment conducive to exciting work. And the work by fellow actors was something to emulate.
Vernice is fearless which is a very powerful position to adopt as a performer and invaluable as a coach. She is able to pinpoint an actor’s areas of weakness and give you immediate and practical tools to help you solve the problem.
I recommend Vernice highly if you have an important audition or simply need to develop or refine the skills you need to succeed as a professional performer.
I’m very happy to get back to her, because I know I will always learn something new about acting, and, more over, about myself.
Interested in my Workshop ?
Perfect your acting in english and discover american casting techniques
to develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional performer.