Himalaya-The Podcast Player

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Actor Aesthetic

Maggie Bera

1
Followers
1
Plays
Actor Aesthetic

Actor Aesthetic

Maggie Bera

1
Followers
1
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Actor Aesthetic, hosted by NYC-based actress Maggie Bera, is a podcast designed to educate and inspire artists pursuing a career in the theatre industry.

Latest Episodes

How to Embrace Movement In Quarantine with Elise Melendez (Motivated Movers)

Elise Melendez is a Chicago-based arts manager, dance educator and nonprofit marketer with a strong commitment to fostering community. Beyond her work with Motivated Movers, Elise continues her commitment to the dance community as managing director of Denman Theatre & Dance Co, a New York based company dedicated to developing hybrid theatrical works using movement/dance as a primary storytelling device. With a bachelor’s in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University and a master’s in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago, Elise has over a decade of experience in arts education and management. Off the dance floor Elise also serves as marketing manager for the American Marketing Association, the world’s largest community-based marketing association.Her past roles include casting director and assistant to the artistic director at Hangar Theatre; client services account executive for Prevail Strategic Marketing & Communications; strategic planning consultant for NPH USA, Chicago Woman magazine and World Future Society; and development consultant for Chicago Youth Shakespeare. Elise has also been a guest teaching artist/choreographer for arts organizations and educational institutions such as Hangar Theatre, Palace Theatre New Hampshire, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Applause, St. Norbert College and Oklahoma City University. In episode 86, NYC-based actress and host Maggie Bera chats with Elise about the inspiration behind Motivated Movers, how they are continuing to serve dancers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her best advice to performers looking to start their own business. https://www.instagram.com/elise.melendez/?hl=en https://www.motivatedmoversnyc.com/about To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
How to Embrace Movement In Quarantine with Elise Melendez (Motivated Movers)

Broadway Debuts, National Tours + Advice For Young Performers with Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton)

Tyler McKenzie (performer, director, choreographer, and educator) was last seen in Hamilton. He is a Long Island native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University, where he studied with three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann, former WCU Phillips Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre, and Charlotte d’Amboise, Mann’s wife and a two-time Tony nominee.He has since performed regionally and in the Broadway & National Tour productions of Mamma Mia, Matilda, and Hamilton. In 2019, Tyler received the Western Carolina University Young Alumni Award celebrating his attaining a level of distinction in his chosen field of work, demonstrating a commitment to the service of others, and showing potential for future leadership/distinction. He also recently received honorary acknowledgement and membership from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Tyler has a major passion for education and has worked with young artists all over the country and online. In epis...

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Broadway Debuts, National Tours + Advice For Young Performers with Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton)

Create Your Own Destiny with Director/Choreographer Natalie Malotke

Natalie Malotkeis a director, choreographer, independent producer, and teaching artist living in New York City.Most recently, Natalie worked with Joshua Bergasse on the choreography team forCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. She frequently works with Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg at Pioneer Theatre Company (associate onOliver!,Fiddler on the Roof, andSweet Charity). She also assisted Susan Stroman on the NYC Workshop ofLittle Dancer, after serving as the SDC Observer onThe Dancer Projectat Lincoln Center Theatre. Regional artistic work includes productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita, TexARTS, Wagon Wheel Theatre,Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, NYMF, and Fringe Festivals.Natalie has served as the resident Director/Choreographer for Nickelodeon on board Norwegian Cruise Line, and she has created shows for Story Land theme park. She teaches at Broadway Dance Center, MTCA, The American Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. Natalie holds a degree from the Universit...

38 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Create Your Own Destiny with Director/Choreographer Natalie Malotke

Behind The Scenes with 8-Time Broadway Vet Bret Shuford (Wicked)

Hailing from Texas, Bret Shuford has been living deep in the heart of the acting world since he moved to New York City in 1999. A veteran of 8 Broadway shows, several feature films, network television, and webseries, Shuford has sung, danced, and acted on stages and screens across the country. His best collaboration has been with ballet dancer, actor, and husband, Stephen Hanna. Shuford hopes to continue working as an actor on Broadway and in television/film while helping other actors reach their goals. On episode 83, NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera chats with Bret about his transition from small-town Texas to the Big Apple, his journey to Broadway, survival jobs, having a family as a performer, and how he was inspired to create his own business, Broadway Life Coach! https://www.bretshuford.com Follow Bret on Instagram -@bretshuford Follow Bret on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/bret.shuford/ The Broadway Life Coach Facebook Group -https://www.facebook.com/...

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Behind The Scenes with 8-Time Broadway Vet Bret Shuford (Wicked)

6 Reasons Why Every Actor Should Convert Their Instagram Account To A Business Profile

NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic creator, Maggie Bera, dishes her 6 reasons why every actor should convert their personal Instagram account to a business profile. Ready to make the switch? Setting up an Instagram business profile is easy! Here’s how to do it: Go to your profile and tap the “gear” icon on the top right. Tap “Settings.” Tap “Account.” Tap “Switch to Professional Account.” You’ll have two options - business or creator. Tap “Business.” When switching to a business profile, you’ll be able to select the category of your business profile, add your contact information, and connect to a Facebook page. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ ...

23 MINAPR 27
Comments
6 Reasons Why Every Actor Should Convert Their Instagram Account To A Business Profile

The Most Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Instagram (And How Actors Can Take Advantage)

NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic creator, Maggie Bera, gives her nerdiest podcast yet... featuring the most surprising facts you didn't know about Instagram (and how actors can take advantage!) We're talking cold, hard facts and the numbers behind why Instagram has become one of the most popular platforms on the planet. Learn about how to increase engagement on Instagram through filters, geotags, hashtags, Instagram stories, business accounts and more. Links Used For Research: https://help.instagram.com/502981923235522 https://embedsocial.com/blog/instagram-stories-analytics/ https://www.smperth.com/resources/instagram/2020-instagram-statistics/ https://embedsocial.com/blog/instagram-stories-analytics/ To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

23 MINAPR 21
Comments
The Most Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Instagram (And How Actors Can Take Advantage)

Instagram For Actors: Q&A with Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera

NYC-based actress and creator of Actor Aesthetic Maggie Bera answers all your questions about how actors can take advantage of Instagram. Should actors have more than one Instagram account? Should I revamp my personal account? Or just create a new one? What should I be linking to in my bio? Website? Youtube? other socials? How often should you be posting on Instagram? What time of day is best to post to increase engagement? Does number of followers really matter? Or is putting good content out there enough? Sign up to be the first to get your hands on a copy of my upcoming ebook, Instagram for Actors - www.actoraesthetic.com/instagram. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAe...

29 MINAPR 14
Comments
Instagram For Actors: Q&A with Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera

How To Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19 with Dr. Bill Crawford

Dr. Bill Crawford chats with host Maggie Bera about his philosophy, Life From The Top Of The Mind, and the hard science thatwill help you deal with the overwhelming stress and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to holding a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Houston, Dr. Bill Crawford is a licensed psychologist, author of eight books, and organizational consultant. Over the last 30 years, he has created over 3500 presentations for such organizations as Sprint, Shell, The American Medical Association, as well as, prestigious universities such as Carnegie Mellon, Elon, Texas State, The University of Texas, The University of Oklahoma and numerous others from coast to coast. In addition, his two PBS specials on stress and communication have been seen by over 15 million people, and he has been quoted as an expert in such diverse publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Working Mother, The Chicago Tribune, and The Dallas Morning News, just to name a ...

38 MINAPR 6
Comments
How To Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19 with Dr. Bill Crawford

A Casting Director's Perspective on COVID-19, Social Media + Self Tapes with Michael Cassara

NYC Casting DirectorMichael Cassaratalks with host Maggie Bera about howprofessional auditions work in NYC, how actors can take advantage of social media, and how the COVID-19crisis is changing the theatre industry as we know it. Michael Cassara, CSAis a Casting Director and Educator in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 400 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits includeMr. Holland's Opus(dir. BD Wong, upcoming world premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse),Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin In Hollywood(upcoming premiereat York Theatre, dir. Randy Skinner),An American In Paris(int'l tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon),A Night With Janis Joplin(National Tour),Spamilton(dir. Gerard Alessandrini - NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/current US tour),Enter Laughing(York Theatre),The Mad Ones(Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett),Gigantic(dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre),Forbidden Broadway(last three editions/cast albums),...

48 MINMAR 30
Comments
A Casting Director's Perspective on COVID-19, Social Media + Self Tapes with Michael Cassara

Why Family Support Is SO Important For Young Actors with Bruce Richardson (my GRANDPA!)

Host Maggie Bera chats with her grandpa, Bruce Richardson, about taking his grandkids to auditions in New York City, going on the road as a chaperone in the national tour of Little House on the Prairie with granddaughter Taylor Bera, and his own advice for parents supporting their kids in the theatre. To grab your copy of the Marketing 101 For Actors eBook, go towww.actoraesthetic.com/shop/marketing-for-actors. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

30 MINMAR 23
Comments
Why Family Support Is SO Important For Young Actors with Bruce Richardson (my GRANDPA!)

Latest Episodes

How to Embrace Movement In Quarantine with Elise Melendez (Motivated Movers)

Elise Melendez is a Chicago-based arts manager, dance educator and nonprofit marketer with a strong commitment to fostering community. Beyond her work with Motivated Movers, Elise continues her commitment to the dance community as managing director of Denman Theatre & Dance Co, a New York based company dedicated to developing hybrid theatrical works using movement/dance as a primary storytelling device. With a bachelor’s in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University and a master’s in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago, Elise has over a decade of experience in arts education and management. Off the dance floor Elise also serves as marketing manager for the American Marketing Association, the world’s largest community-based marketing association.Her past roles include casting director and assistant to the artistic director at Hangar Theatre; client services account executive for Prevail Strategic Marketing & Communications; strategic planning consultant for NPH USA, Chicago Woman magazine and World Future Society; and development consultant for Chicago Youth Shakespeare. Elise has also been a guest teaching artist/choreographer for arts organizations and educational institutions such as Hangar Theatre, Palace Theatre New Hampshire, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Applause, St. Norbert College and Oklahoma City University. In episode 86, NYC-based actress and host Maggie Bera chats with Elise about the inspiration behind Motivated Movers, how they are continuing to serve dancers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her best advice to performers looking to start their own business. https://www.instagram.com/elise.melendez/?hl=en https://www.motivatedmoversnyc.com/about To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
How to Embrace Movement In Quarantine with Elise Melendez (Motivated Movers)

Broadway Debuts, National Tours + Advice For Young Performers with Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton)

Tyler McKenzie (performer, director, choreographer, and educator) was last seen in Hamilton. He is a Long Island native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University, where he studied with three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann, former WCU Phillips Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre, and Charlotte d’Amboise, Mann’s wife and a two-time Tony nominee.He has since performed regionally and in the Broadway & National Tour productions of Mamma Mia, Matilda, and Hamilton. In 2019, Tyler received the Western Carolina University Young Alumni Award celebrating his attaining a level of distinction in his chosen field of work, demonstrating a commitment to the service of others, and showing potential for future leadership/distinction. He also recently received honorary acknowledgement and membership from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Tyler has a major passion for education and has worked with young artists all over the country and online. In epis...

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Broadway Debuts, National Tours + Advice For Young Performers with Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton)

Create Your Own Destiny with Director/Choreographer Natalie Malotke

Natalie Malotkeis a director, choreographer, independent producer, and teaching artist living in New York City.Most recently, Natalie worked with Joshua Bergasse on the choreography team forCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. She frequently works with Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg at Pioneer Theatre Company (associate onOliver!,Fiddler on the Roof, andSweet Charity). She also assisted Susan Stroman on the NYC Workshop ofLittle Dancer, after serving as the SDC Observer onThe Dancer Projectat Lincoln Center Theatre. Regional artistic work includes productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita, TexARTS, Wagon Wheel Theatre,Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, NYMF, and Fringe Festivals.Natalie has served as the resident Director/Choreographer for Nickelodeon on board Norwegian Cruise Line, and she has created shows for Story Land theme park. She teaches at Broadway Dance Center, MTCA, The American Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. Natalie holds a degree from the Universit...

38 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Create Your Own Destiny with Director/Choreographer Natalie Malotke

Behind The Scenes with 8-Time Broadway Vet Bret Shuford (Wicked)

Hailing from Texas, Bret Shuford has been living deep in the heart of the acting world since he moved to New York City in 1999. A veteran of 8 Broadway shows, several feature films, network television, and webseries, Shuford has sung, danced, and acted on stages and screens across the country. His best collaboration has been with ballet dancer, actor, and husband, Stephen Hanna. Shuford hopes to continue working as an actor on Broadway and in television/film while helping other actors reach their goals. On episode 83, NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera chats with Bret about his transition from small-town Texas to the Big Apple, his journey to Broadway, survival jobs, having a family as a performer, and how he was inspired to create his own business, Broadway Life Coach! https://www.bretshuford.com Follow Bret on Instagram -@bretshuford Follow Bret on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/bret.shuford/ The Broadway Life Coach Facebook Group -https://www.facebook.com/...

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Behind The Scenes with 8-Time Broadway Vet Bret Shuford (Wicked)

6 Reasons Why Every Actor Should Convert Their Instagram Account To A Business Profile

NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic creator, Maggie Bera, dishes her 6 reasons why every actor should convert their personal Instagram account to a business profile. Ready to make the switch? Setting up an Instagram business profile is easy! Here’s how to do it: Go to your profile and tap the “gear” icon on the top right. Tap “Settings.” Tap “Account.” Tap “Switch to Professional Account.” You’ll have two options - business or creator. Tap “Business.” When switching to a business profile, you’ll be able to select the category of your business profile, add your contact information, and connect to a Facebook page. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ ...

23 MINAPR 27
Comments
6 Reasons Why Every Actor Should Convert Their Instagram Account To A Business Profile

The Most Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Instagram (And How Actors Can Take Advantage)

NYC-based actress and Actor Aesthetic creator, Maggie Bera, gives her nerdiest podcast yet... featuring the most surprising facts you didn't know about Instagram (and how actors can take advantage!) We're talking cold, hard facts and the numbers behind why Instagram has become one of the most popular platforms on the planet. Learn about how to increase engagement on Instagram through filters, geotags, hashtags, Instagram stories, business accounts and more. Links Used For Research: https://help.instagram.com/502981923235522 https://embedsocial.com/blog/instagram-stories-analytics/ https://www.smperth.com/resources/instagram/2020-instagram-statistics/ https://embedsocial.com/blog/instagram-stories-analytics/ To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

23 MINAPR 21
Comments
The Most Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Instagram (And How Actors Can Take Advantage)

Instagram For Actors: Q&A with Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera

NYC-based actress and creator of Actor Aesthetic Maggie Bera answers all your questions about how actors can take advantage of Instagram. Should actors have more than one Instagram account? Should I revamp my personal account? Or just create a new one? What should I be linking to in my bio? Website? Youtube? other socials? How often should you be posting on Instagram? What time of day is best to post to increase engagement? Does number of followers really matter? Or is putting good content out there enough? Sign up to be the first to get your hands on a copy of my upcoming ebook, Instagram for Actors - www.actoraesthetic.com/instagram. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAe...

29 MINAPR 14
Comments
Instagram For Actors: Q&A with Actor Aesthetic host Maggie Bera

How To Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19 with Dr. Bill Crawford

Dr. Bill Crawford chats with host Maggie Bera about his philosophy, Life From The Top Of The Mind, and the hard science thatwill help you deal with the overwhelming stress and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to holding a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Houston, Dr. Bill Crawford is a licensed psychologist, author of eight books, and organizational consultant. Over the last 30 years, he has created over 3500 presentations for such organizations as Sprint, Shell, The American Medical Association, as well as, prestigious universities such as Carnegie Mellon, Elon, Texas State, The University of Texas, The University of Oklahoma and numerous others from coast to coast. In addition, his two PBS specials on stress and communication have been seen by over 15 million people, and he has been quoted as an expert in such diverse publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Working Mother, The Chicago Tribune, and The Dallas Morning News, just to name a ...

38 MINAPR 6
Comments
How To Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19 with Dr. Bill Crawford

A Casting Director's Perspective on COVID-19, Social Media + Self Tapes with Michael Cassara

NYC Casting DirectorMichael Cassaratalks with host Maggie Bera about howprofessional auditions work in NYC, how actors can take advantage of social media, and how the COVID-19crisis is changing the theatre industry as we know it. Michael Cassara, CSAis a Casting Director and Educator in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 400 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits includeMr. Holland's Opus(dir. BD Wong, upcoming world premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse),Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin In Hollywood(upcoming premiereat York Theatre, dir. Randy Skinner),An American In Paris(int'l tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon),A Night With Janis Joplin(National Tour),Spamilton(dir. Gerard Alessandrini - NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/current US tour),Enter Laughing(York Theatre),The Mad Ones(Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett),Gigantic(dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre),Forbidden Broadway(last three editions/cast albums),...

48 MINMAR 30
Comments
A Casting Director's Perspective on COVID-19, Social Media + Self Tapes with Michael Cassara

Why Family Support Is SO Important For Young Actors with Bruce Richardson (my GRANDPA!)

Host Maggie Bera chats with her grandpa, Bruce Richardson, about taking his grandkids to auditions in New York City, going on the road as a chaperone in the national tour of Little House on the Prairie with granddaughter Taylor Bera, and his own advice for parents supporting their kids in the theatre. To grab your copy of the Marketing 101 For Actors eBook, go towww.actoraesthetic.com/shop/marketing-for-actors. To join the Actor Aesthetic Tribe on Facebook, click here. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.comfor more information. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram:@actoraesthetic Facebook:www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: maggie@actoraesthetic.com

30 MINMAR 23
Comments
Why Family Support Is SO Important For Young Actors with Bruce Richardson (my GRANDPA!)
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya Premium