Nancy Chartier has worked in the film industry for over 20 years, and has worked with some amazing people. She is the marketing director of Random Order Entertainment, as well as an active member of the DPA and Women in Film. An acting coach with The Michele Condrey Studio 14 years now…many of her students can be seen on television and the big screen; Jake McDorman in ‘Die Hard 4’ and on ‘Greek’, Hunter Parrish in the critically acclaimed ‘Weeds’, and Jennifer Stone in “The Wizards of Waverly Place, all series regulars. January 2008, Nancy coached on set for the feature film “Imposter”, bringing Grammy winners Kerri Livgren from ‘Kansas’ and ‘Kevin Max’ from DC Talk to a believable, natural, first time performance.
Nancy has been writing scenes and monologues for actors and is currently working on publishing them through ‘Double Roads’ publishing company. In 2007, she thoroughly enjoyed her directorial debut at the 24 hour video race, Hollywood division, placing third. The result can be seen at ‘demos’- “Every Time a Bell Rings”.Nancy has guest lectured at Collin County Community College, as well as Richland Community college, and will lecture at TCU in the spring of 2008.She won ‘Volunteer of the Year” at the Letot Center teaching acting to runaway and troubled teens in 1987 and ‘88.
ACTOR TESTIMONIALS: Nancy has the rare gift of being able to assist any actor, regardless of experience, on ways to improve their technique. I can count on her to give candid advice and feedback. Being a wonderful actress, Nancy shares her own experiences to help her actors. I will not forget a Thank You to Nancy during my Academy Award acceptance speech. Nancy Rocks! - Anton Justin
I have studied with Nancy Chartier over a span of years. I began with no experience and virtually no training in film acting. Nancy has provided not only knowledge & experience to help me expand my skills & confidence, but also gave me the support and counseling any inexperienced actor needs to get a start in the practical aspects of the business. Although I study with Michele Condrey, I have remained a student of Nancy's in order to keep access to her critical appraisals of my work, and to continue honing the basic skills that underly all acting. I consider Nancy to be a fine actress, a skilled coach, a knowledgeable advisor, and a trusted friend. - Phil Harrington
Having a theatre background, I came into Nancy's class with not one ounce of film technique. She taught me the first steps of the Meisner Method. She is so incredibly knowledgeable and forthcoming with instruction. She taught me how to prepare a script -- to bring my true self to the words written on the page. She has the ability to understand her students and what they need to bring out the best in their work. She is a gifted teacher and actor. - Kerri Navarro
Nancy Chartier not only focuses on technical aspects of auditioning and performing, but also works with each student to help them through individual emotional barriers to bring out the best performances. She is honest as well as encouraging. I have been with Nancy for almost 2 years and feel she still has many things to teach me. - Michelle Slezak
Nancy provides a safe, positive environment in which we can explore different emotions and take risks. Nancy intuitively knows what our acting blocks are and guides us in how to break through them. She truly cares about her actors and wants us to succeed. I always walked away from her class learning something new about myself as an actor and person. Nancy is an amazing, talented teacher and I feel truly blessed to have worked with her. - Rebecca Ker
When I think about Nancy Chartier, I see her as a coach, confidant, cheerleader and a friend. Nancy has a unique gift of seeing our individual strengths (even those we are unaware of). She has always challenged us to challenge ourselves, to be emotionally brave, and to face the unknown. Nancy has a heart of gold. She believes strongly in us and our potential. I feel very privileged to have known and studied with Nancy over the years. She's an awesome human being! - Tamarah Murley
Nancy Chartier helped me reach the levels of acting that I never thought I had. She gets to know the "real" you so she knows how to coach you. Nancy is very real, fun, energetic, and very knowledgeable about the actors' world. She knows how to help you take your life experiences and use them to your benefit. I would not be where I am today without Nancy. - Yolanda Silva
Nancy chartier is a very special coach. I was amazed that within a few weeks of coaching me she already had great insight into my personality and what I needed to work on with my acting. She has a great ability to read individual actors and hone their particular skills and problems. She is also a very caring and personally invested coach. I grew a lot in Nancy's class and I highly recommend it! - Amy Brown
Nancy has been crucial to my development as an actor. She draws out emotions and impulses from students that make scenes both more real and more interesting. She helped me work through insecurities and barriers that were limiting my emotional range in scenes. I am both a stronger and more versatile actor since I have studied with her. Nancy, you are the best! - Melissa McCurley ------------------------------