Meet Ulises Acosta, "From Scene to Song" Instructor

Our 4th-6th Grade Musical Theatre class, "From Scene to Song", begins on Feb 23rd. Read below to meet our instructor and sign up for class now!

Originally from Waukegan, IL., Ulises began training with ATC at the age of 13 when the school first opened. By then, he'd already had a stacked resume with a few speaking roles in two SAG film productions; commercial, voiceover, and print work; and was a seasoned vet on stage (with roles in "Oliver!" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, the 2002 National Tour of "Evita" on Chicago Broadway, as well as many community theatre productions).

At the Actors Training Center, Ulises was among the first students to join the ATC Repertory Company, while simultaneously auditioning for outside work with his agents at Stewart Talent Chicago. After graduating from Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, he was awarded a full-ride academic scholarship to attend Loyola University Chicago and study Theatre.

Since receiving his Bachelors in 2017, Ulises has signed with Carole Dibo Talent Management, as well as with Justin DeAnda of Industry Entertainment in LA. He continues to act both on stage and on-camera (catch him in Empire S06:E06 "Heart of Stone", which aired in Nov 2019). Ulises freelances as a teaching artist/acting coach and when he's not doing that, he can be found running his small business (U DA One Marketing), or in Chicago and Waukegan Public Schools working as a substitute teacher.

Ulises has had a unique experience at ATC as a student, an intern, an employee, and now as an instructor and marketing coordinator! If there's anyone who can attest to the validity of the #train2work motto and mentality at ATC, it's him! Sign your students up for his class so they can learn from someone who has lived this motto through-and-through.

From Scene to Song

Sundays // 3:30pm-5:30pm // February 23 - March 15 // $210

Moving from speech or scene into song smoothly in a musical is critical to the story's believability. In this class, actors develop the scene before the song, and then the song, so that the audience moves seamlessly from acting to singing, enhancing the song's emotional spell.


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