Having directed and acted for over 35 years, Beverly Blanchette has a keen eye and ability to nurture the talent within. Join Beverly for private, one-on-one actor coaching sessions (children to adults), or in one of her group workshops held throughout the year.

Private Acting Sessions

Looking for your own private acting coach? Private acting sessions are available now! To schedule a session, please email

Audition Workshops with Beverly Blanchette, Retired Dean of Theatre, Dreyfoos School of Arts

Receive direction on your monologue performance to get the most out of your audition. Learn how to market yourself for any type of audition: performing arts middle & high schools, colleges & conservatories, community & professional theatre, film, and television. Discover the business of the business: everything you need to know about agents, headshots, resumes, cold readings, and the slate – even how to dress! All levels of actors are invited to participate – from beginners to experts. Work at your own pace. Follow Blanchette Directions on Facebook for upcoming workshops (currently being held online due to Covid-19)

Beverly Blanchette Studied Under Burt Reynolds

Even seasoned professional actors benefit from coaching.

Beverly was a regular attendee for eight years of acting classes with Burt Reynolds.

There is so much value in having a well-trained veteran of the arts in your corner.

Beverly often helps young talent find bookings.

Here she helped Marc Shaiman provide singers to entertain his mother and companions in her south Florida retirement home singing songs from shows he wrote including “Catch Me if You Can,” “Smash,” and “Hairspray.”

Dreyfoos School of the Arts class of 2021! Thank you for your fabulous coaching! ❤❤❤


Hi Beverly, I just wanted to let you know that Kerry was accepted into the theatre program at Dreyfoos, yay!!! She asked me to send you a message to thank you so much for all your help during the private lessons sessions. She learned so much and really enjoyed working with you. She gained a … Continue reading Grannia


Thank you Mrs. B for the awesome instruction! Ava has been accepted to Dreyfoos!


Thank you so much Mrs B for preparing Julia for her audition for technical theatre at Dreyfoos HS! We could not have done it without your expertise!!


“Thanks to Ms. Blanchette’s coaching, motivation, & support, I am at Dreyfoos where i belong. She helped me become the Thespian I’ve always wanted to become & by continuing with her coaching, I will prosper even more.”


They created this masterpiece in 20 minutes! Thanks to Randall Delone Adkison, Jas Warren, Lindsay M. Warfield, & Florida Thespians for sponsoring me. Bravo!!!! Your students are so lucky to have you! Have an awesome year!

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance with Tampa area Theatre Arts teachers.

From the first time I saw you perform on stage I knew I needed to get in your class. It has been to this day the best learning experience I’ve had. Thank you


There’s a difference between a good director and a great one. Beverly far surpasses great. I cannot think of anyone better suited to teach/direct. After countless negative experiences with theatre teachers, I was afraid to come to Beverly- but I am grateful I did. She knows exactly how to speak to students at all experience … Continue reading Bianca


“I had a great time learning acting skills from Mrs. B. She taught me so much in such little time!”


Eryk was very happy with his audition. He loved the school and the whole process. Here he is after his audition. Thank you for all your guidance.


Working with Beverly is a great pleasure. Her focus on preparing me for my college music theatre auditions is straight on. I recently auditioned for AMDA and I felt so prepared. I am waiting to hear back from them!

Emily E.