Jonelle Gunderson

Jonelle joined The Dirt in 2022 – she teaches actors how to use movement to inhabit their characters.

What People Say About Jonelle’s Teaching Style:

Jonelle’s workshops have taught me how to work with my tension, not against it, and to see my body (especially my spine) as a moving thing, as opposed to striving to hold the “correct” posture all the time. This made a huge difference on camera! I felt so much more grounded after her sessions, and felt free to explore tension in my on camera work.

I’ve done so many movement workshops where it feels like I’m striving for the “correct” posture and that I’m failing when I lose it. Jonelle reminded me that my spine is a moving thing and that it’s okay for things to shift!

Her teaching style is very supportive and she encourages a dialogue. She taught me to work with my tension, which made such a difference on camera.

I’d recommend her workshops to anyone!

Ashlyn Kusch

I was interested in the movement class with Jonelle due to my understanding that it would help make me a better actor.

There were many valuable tips that I learned including trying to do the same action but with 10% effort, and touching the emotion but not staying there.

Jonelle is absolutely fantastic and I loved the environment and headspace we were put in!

Yi-Jin Chun

I was interested in the movement class due to my belief that it would benefit my acting. There were many valuable tips that stuck with me such as trying to do the same action but with 10% effort, touching the emotion but not staying there, and a few others.

Jonelle is absolutely fantastic and I very much liked the environment and headspace we were put in and may consider such a class in the future!

Jonelle has such an inviting energy that she brings to her class.

She uses examples from her own experiences to emphasize how Mitzvah technique can enhance an actor’s performance and readiness to play.

Her class is an amazing place to explore new ways to move.

It is not to be missed!

Mona Hillis

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