Master Acting & Performing Arts Teacher
Joanie Edwards is the artistic director, choreographer, and talent manager of New York’s famous “Little Theatre School.” The Little Theatre School was founded by her mother, Annette Edwards, in 1928 and now is located here, in Aventura, Florida.
With more than 35 years of experience as an acting teacher, choreographer and singing arrangement coach, Joanie has earned her reputation as a star-maker. Teaching classes to students whose ages range from four years old to adult, Joanie’s focus is on providing individualized attention that brings out the best in each pupil. Many of her students have gone on to achieve professional success in the entertainment field.
Joanie’s magical methods of teaching, combined with her incredible patience and caring for each individual student, have made Little Theatre School a unique and outstanding continued success.
Adults worldwide have made Joanie famous for her corporate and career public speaking workshops. Their workshops develop the power of the spoken word to captivate an audience and eliminate fear. These same techniques are taught to children, allowing them to give effective religious speeches (Bat & Bar Mitzvah…). With the knowledge attained and the ability acquired through specialized training, these students are able to win auditions to schools such as New World School of the Arts and American Heritage School. Total audition preparation from entrance to exit prepares the students on how to become successful.