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The Cheryl Felicia Rhoads Northern Virginia Acting School
Falls Church, Virginia

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Office: 703-536-5786
509 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Falls Church, Virginia 22044


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CAMPER AGES: Students ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: 4 Week WED or SAT Classes

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We have classes that culminate in a performance.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We have had students who are hearing and sight impaired and students who are in wheel chairs.

Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are in Falls Church, Virginia near Seven Corners and 4 blocks from East Falls Church Metro.

CAMP FACILITIES: Ours in not a camp per se - we just do special 4 week summer classes for all ages in June and July.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our teacher is Cheryl Felicia Rhoads who is pictured at left below in her Mother Goose costume in the 1990s. Cheryl earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. After college, Cheryl's further formal training included studies with Josephine Forsberg at The Players Workshop of The Second City and with co-founder and Artistic Director Jeff Perry at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Cheryl was also a member of The Second City National Touring Company. She worked for 20 years in Hollywood as a professional actress, comedy coach, assistant voice casting agent, voice-over artist, director, and producer of comedy shows. In the 1990s, Cheryl's comedy classes for kids and teens were rated as "Best in L.A." by the alternative news weekly New Times Los Angeles.

Cheryl is also an individual acting coach who offers private lessons for actors who need help to prepare for auditions. She also teaches beginners and advanced actors practical advice about monologues, scene study, and improvisation with an emphasis on how to practice good diction and non-verbal communication skills that can often make an audition more effective and memorable.

Since 1995, Cheryl has taught acting to about 6,200 children, teens, and adults in both California and Virginia. When Cheryl worked in Chicago, she was nominated for a local Emmy Award and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for best actress in a revue. She also won a Drama Logue Theater Award for her performance in a revue in Los Angeles.

Cheryl was known to thousands of children in the 1990s for her starring role as Mother Goose in The Mother Goose Video Treasury. The musical nursery rhyme shows with puppets and live actors were very popular and favorably reviewed by Parents Magazine and are still sold today in the DVD format.

Cheryl also appeared on several network TV programs including as a series regular in the NBC show Against the Grain in 1993. She was also both a regular actor and a writer for The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson in 1985. After re-locating from LA to Virginia In 2007, she started her own small acting school in the city of Falls Church for students from northern Virginia. But students also come from as far away as Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Richmond, Haymarket, and Leesburg. Her school features small classes, private lessons, and audition-preparation coaching for advanced students who need as much individual time and attention as possible. Cheryl designs her classes and monolgues for all ages including adults without previous acting experience. Her students have been in films, won parts in school and community theater productions, and have filmed commercials and public service announcements.

Our new air-conditioned classroom offers ample free parking in front of a deluxe apartment complex club house that is located in a safe residential neighborhood near to the East Falls Church Orange Line Metro Stop and to major highways. Cheryl Rhoads is a proud member of the acting profession. See links below left to learn more about The Actors' Equity Association (AEA), FICORE in The Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA), The American Federation of Screen Actors and American Television and Radio Artists, The Writers' Guild of America (WGA), The Producers Guild of America (PGA), the Directors Guild of America (DGA) , and other fine organizations that support America's entertainment industry.

Thank you for visiting our site. You can see Cheryl's own acting demo below as a clip on You Tube or you may CLICK HERE to see her demo in a higher quality video but Quicktime 7 is needed to see it for best results.

Some of Cheryl's major film and TV credits can be found on her page on the Inernet Movie Database if you CLICK HERE.


FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have classes for ages 8 to 80.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have classes year round. See testimonials at Our Camp Website Link:

Our Camp Website Link: or call our office at 703-536-5786

We are a year round acting school.

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