Faculty

KATHRYN GATELY
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/MASTER ACTING TEACHER

Ms. Gately has been on the Board of Directors for The Nat Horne Theatre in New York City, and served as the head of the Undergraduate Division of the Illinois Theatre Association. She has been featured in interviews on NBC’s “Extra” and in People Magazine. She was featured in the recent book Acting Teachers of America: A Vital Tradition, Marqui’s Who’s Who in America . Read More about Kathryn Gately.

Richard Poole
President/Master Acting Teacher

In New York City, Richard Poole was the Executive Director of The Nat Horne Theatre on 42nd Street’s historic theater row. The Nat Horne was home to three separate theatre groups, including the award winning Manhattan Class Company. Before joining Ms. Gately, Mr. Poole taught and directed for several years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rutgers University and The Philadelphia Repertory Company. Before leaving New York, he was the Head of Acting for the Professional Program at Primary Stages Theatre Company, and co-head of the Playwriting Unit with Arthur Giron. Read More about Richard Poole

janice orlandi

Janice Orlandi – Master Movement Specialist and Period Styles Instructor

Ms. Orlandi is the Artistic Director at Actors Movement Studio Conservatory in New York City. She is a certified teacher and teacher trainer of the Williamson Physical Technique for Actors, including Period Styles, Character, and Period Dance. Read More about Janice Orlandi.

Scott Nice

Scott Nice- Voice and Movement Instructor

Scott Nice has worked at The Gately / Poole Acting Studio as a voice and movement instructor. He was also Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he also served as the department’s Fight Director. Read more about Scott Nice.