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Rachael Adler, Acting Coach for Actors and Executives


Rachael Adler is Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Waterfront Production House and Conservatory. Initially trained in Film Theory and Criticism at Wesleyan University, she moved to New York to work with cinéma vérité filmmakers David and Albert Maysles. During this time she began training with legendary teachers Larry Moss and Sanford Meisner, among others. As she began to thrive as an actress and model, her fellow actors began asking her to coach them for film, television and on- and -off Broadway. They were booking jobs, the requests increased, and her teaching career took hold.

In 1999 Rachael was one of three invited back to Meisner’s New York conservatory, The Neighborhood Playhouse, as part of the Meisner Teacher Training Program. She has taught, directed, and produced at her own acting studios, American Conservatory Theatre, and at numerous colleges and high schools. She is presently a Master Teacher at The American Conservatory Theater, Berkely Rep School of the Theatre, and the MeisnerEspana in Barcelona.