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My guiding pedagogical principle is the concept of access through release, which can serve to open students’ eyes to the thrill of courageous, embodied, and impulse-driven work. For more information about my approach, send me a note through the CONNECT page. Current and past teaching appointments include:

  • Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance, Instructor (Performance/History, Literature, and Criticism)

  • Northwestern University/National High School Institute ('The Cherubs'), Core Faculty (Voice, Movement, Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, Text Analysis, Shakespeare)

  • College of Staten Island, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Introduction to Acting)

  • Actors Training Center, Guest Instructor (Shakespeare, Voice)

  • Grand Street Settlement, After School Specialist (Musical Theater)

  • DreamYard Art Center, Teaching Assistant (Acting, Movement, Shakespeare)

  • Colt Coeur Theatre Company, Masterclass Instructor (Acting, Practical Aesthetics)


I also have experience coaching private clients, as well. Whether you're preparing for upcoming auditions or current productions, I can help. Interested in taking a deep dive? Send me a note through the CONNECT page and let's get to work!



"I feel like Frankie legitimately gave me better control over my body and his both spiritual and scientific exploration of how we use our bodies helped me better understand so much about myself."
—Student Participant, Voice and Movement Class, Northwestern/NHSI

"The biggest thing I took away from this class is how to let go of tension in my body that is restricting to my performance. I found myself becoming more flexible and malleable by the end of class. My posture throughout the day is better and so this class not only helped me as an actor but as a person."
—Student Participant, Voice and Movement Class, Northwestern/NHSI

"I could not have been happier with Frankie as my acting coach ... I always felt prepared going into auditions with the scenes and monologues I worked on with Frankie. He created a safe space to create and play and opened up possibilities and approaches I would not have been able to do on my own."
—Kellie Liberto, Actress, Private Coaching Client

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