"All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players..."—Shakespeare
Discover how to utilize traditional actor training to develop everyday business, management, and leadership skills with Arvold Education's Performance for Professionals classes. Erica, Denise, and Eva discuss the strategies and tactics that can transform you as a leader. ▸ $12 per member, $20 per guest (+tax & gratuity), includes lunch
Erica Arvold has been a guest instructor and speaker for over 25 years. She shares insights from a career as a casting director and producer that spans major studio films, television shows and multimedia projects. Collaborating with students and faculty at universities, schools and acting studios, as well as frequently appearing as a panelist, moderator and mentor for film festivals across the country, Erica founded arvold.education with the goal of raising the bar for both film artists and corporate professionals through training and collaboration.
Denise Stewart coaches organizations, adults and teens on public speaking skills as well as developing ritual and discipline for health, creativity and productivity. Clients include Martha Jefferson Hospital, Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center and CFA Institute. As playwright and actor, Denise toured her one-woman show, Dirty Barbie and other Girlhood Tales, internationally. She has a BA in Theatre from Catawba College, and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia where she is currently a lecturer in the Department of Drama.
Eva DeVirgilis is an actor, coach, keynote speaker and activist for radical self-acceptance and female empowerment. She recently returned from a global speaking and research tour expanding her TEDx Talk In My Chair which has inspired a one woman show and a documentary. An Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business; Eva teaches students fun, creative, and out-of-the-box methods to giving winning presentations. Hailing from NYC, Eva studied under renowned actor Vincent D’Onofrio and has appeared in numerous films and television shows.