Nico Greetham was an acting student of Cheryl Felicia Rhoads who won a place in the Top Ten Tour of The Fox Show:
So You Think You Can Dance. Nico also appeared in the Broadway musical Newsies in 2014. "Dance is a performance art that includes acting. As my first acting coach, Cheryl's positive energy and warm heart made me feel comfortable. She introduced me to amazing people and taught me a lot about networking. I'm living my dream and grateful for all that Cheryl has done for me."
Cheryl's former student Sloane Siegel is now starring in the Amazon TV series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. Sloane said in December, "I studied with Cheryl for six months, and with the foundation I was able to build with her has stood me well in Hollywood. She introduced me to my present manager, got me seen for my first three voice over roles, and helped me work in my very first film. You can’t ask much more than that from a great acting coach. I have the utmost respect for her and her acting program."
Cheryl is shown at left with her student Matthew Espinosa as she coaches Matthew on his dialogue for a new movie in 2016 that he will star in. Matthew is already well known for his starring role in vine videos.
Former Cheryl Rhoads student David Henrie was recently reported to be in talks with his former Wizards of Waverly Place co-star Selena Gomez about joining the cast of Selena's new Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. David's mother is talent agent Linda Henrie who says "We met Cheryl when we first came to LA. David took her classes and she gave him a great foundation....and look where he is now! I always know I can find great talent from her kids."
Actress Ashley Rose Orr says: "I highly recommend Cheryl as an acting coach. When I arrived in Los Angeles from NYC, I had many questions about the business and coaching. Meeting Cheryl was a blessing. "Not only did she help me book numerous roles, but she helped me learn about the business and the techniques that helped build my confidence because she sent me in for auditions feeling very prepared. She always does her research on the role, film, director, and producer so that by the time I went to see her for my coaching lesson, she knew more about the project than I did! Thank you so much Cheryl for all of your help."
Josh Murray from the cast of the movie Killing Lincoln says: "Cheryl Felicia Rhoads has a diverse and approachable technique for acting but brings so much to students beyond just technique. With her varied background all over the industry she provides students a great perspective on all aspects of the business and what it means to be a working performer. Not least of which is the need for character and good work ethics. Going above and beyond the classroom, Cheryl also endeavors to help springboard students' careers with exposure and contacts to get started in the industry. I highly recommend this generous and experienced teacher to developing actors young and old."
Actor Tony Williams says, "Cheryl is one of the most positive people I have ever met which is so important in his industry. The best thing about her teaching style is that you leave with something tangible that will help you find work immediately as an actor. She knows exactly what actors need to make it to the next level due to her experience in the business. I’ve been able to find work and audition all over the country thanks to Cheryl including in LA. I have been taking classes for 6 months and it has made a world of a difference."
Actress and talk show host Kristine Cornils says,
"Every class with Cheryl teaches me new techniques to incorporate into my work for television, film and stage. Recently, she helped me to prepare for hosting a public service announcement for TV. She quickly helped me to identify my strengths, learn to make the most of them, and gave me new ways to improve. I was able to walk into the studio better prepared and confident." Click here to see Kristine's show.
1- You will have fun 2- You will walk away a better actor.
With her diverse background and wide range of skill sets, Cheryl will equip you with various tools to incorporate into your routine as you develop your craft. She appropriately challenges you to think differently in order to separate yourself from other actors - all done in a safe learning environment. Above all, she has a kind heart and truly wants to see you succeed. Nikki has been seen on Law and Order: SVU and national commercials.
Darren Allford plays Cicero in AMC Turn. Darren says:
"I just want to say thank you to Miss Cheryl for allowing me to take her class. It really opened my eyes to the different way to morph your character with things like their dialects. I really enjoyed her improvisation classes as well. They taught me so much about how to not think too hard about my character and how to add my dialect into it. I also enjoyed learning how to relate my character to someone that I know, it really has helped me become a better actor and I appreciate it."