I began my journey as a producer at the age of 6. My dolls were my actors. My kitchen table the stage. Since then, I've successfully produced over 25 productions. The arts run through my veins. My coaching technique is not one dimensional. I bring my wealth of experience both behind the scenes, as well as, on the stage, and in front of the camera, to every student I train.
My technique is unorthodox. While influenced by the Meisner Technique, which I studied in New York, I've developed my own unique set of skills and techniques. They are rooted in the Mahogany Reynolds trademark slogan, "JBY - Just Be You". The roles I've played are wide in range and I pass this unique skill to my students, both children and adults, teaching them to stretch and expand as artist.
Public speaking has always come natural to me. As a child, I was often scolded by my teacher for talking too much. Well, that came in handy as an adult. I started my public speaking career in college. With experience speaking at events both large and small, I teach adults and youth, how to stand with confidence in front of any audience. And, to make an impact.
My runway modeling career started when I was 12. Always above average in height for my age, I learned to embrace my long lean lines, and quickly developed a successful career as a model. My journey in the modeling industry has taken me around the world. I pass my skills to my students and give them relevant tools to help them cultivate a lasting career.
I consider modeling another genre in the performing arts. Most do not share my sentiment on this. However, modeling is a craft. It requires technique and artistry. My well versed experience as a model served as a spring board to my career as an actress. Over the past 8 years, I've conducted modeling workshops for both youth and adult models of all sizes.
My first acting role in New York, I was an extra in a major film. Fast forward a few years later, I was performing as an actress in Germany, Italy and France. My private acting coaching technique empowers my students to maintain their hunger for the arts. I teach them, "The person you are in competition with is, yourself! To rise higher in your skills. To leave a blueprint for others to follow."
Because I still have a hustle in me, my coaching and mentoring is not stagnant. I'm striving every day to out shine my last performance, my last production, my last script. I enfuse my personal drive in everything I do as a coach. My ultimate goal is for my students to reach their highest level. Whatever that may be for them. I coach on an entirely different level. And my students benefit greatly.
I'm a working actor, that consistently books diverse roles, as a lead, main character, or principle character; in all genres: theater, film, TV, and national commercials for various brands. My diversity as an actor gives me an advantage to teach aspiring actors all genres of the acting industry.
I'm beyond a triple threat; having extensive experience beyond being an actor. As a professional model I've appeared in magazines, newspapers, and on product brands. I've also walked in New York Fashion Week. My modeling technique coaching helps aspiring models diversify their modeling skills.
As a professional on-camera personality, with a Bachelor's degree in Communication majoring in journalism, I am a seasoned reporter, host, and public speaker. I provide training in on-camera technique and public speaking skills.
I'm a Mom. My commitment as a coach is rooted in my passion as a mother. I give my students the same exceptional level of training and mentoring that I'd expect my child (who is now 10 year's old) to receive from a coach.
As a former classroom teacher, I work well with young children; and begin coaching kids as young as 4 and a half years old. I also have experience working with children with disabilities. My coaching style is supportive, patient, and empowering. I coach the total artist and help him/her tap into the natural gift already inside of them.