Acting I: The Foundation - In-person


  • Build a strong foundation of basic techniques
  • Explore the mystery of acting
  • Develop physical and vocal awareness
  • Cultivate attention
  • Discover self care as an actor

Tuition: $240
Class duration: 2 hours, 6 classes or 3 hours, 4 classes
Maximum of 10 students


Safety for our students and staff is our top priority. With safety in mind and in close consultation with local health experts, the Alliance will require all students aged 12 and older attending classes in person on the Woodruff Arts Center’s campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the first scheduled class. Unvaccinated students must show a negative COVID test. Students under the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated and do not need to present negative COVID-19 test results to attend classes.  

All students are required to wear cloth face coverings (as recommended by CDC guidelines) properly indoors at all times. Learn more about our safety policies here

Meet the Teacher

Vallea E. Woodbury

Originally from the Bronx, New York, Vallea, "Vuh LAY uh", is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MFA in Theatre from the University of Georgia in Athens. Her training also includes the esteemed School at Steppenwolf and The Second City Chicago Improv Conservatory. Vallea is an actor, singer, teacher, and improviser whose regional credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Second City, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and the Alliance Theatre as well as work in Germany, London, and the Caribbean.

Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre is the lead producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages. We value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. We deliver powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.
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