Cumberland University

Professional Acting Classes

Vikki King-Heydel, instructor

Level I: 8 sessions, $350
Level II: 10 sessions, $400
Level III: 8 sessions, $350
Level IV: 8 sessions, $350
For starting date and further details please call 615-547-1331.

These classes are geared for those interested in pursuing an acting career, drama students or graduates needing a working knowledge of the industry, as well as those individuals wishing to stimulate creativity and become more at ease with an audience and/or camera. In these classes, students will learn: Character Analysis, Scene Study, The Audition Process, Improvisation, Competitive Acting, Audition material, and Introduction to the actual world of casting and legitimate auditions. Classes limited to 6 students of ages 18 and up. For further information call Vikki King-Heydel at 443-5935.


About Ms. Heydel:

Local actor and acting teacher Vikki King-Heydel returns to Cumberland University to instruct Professional Acting. King-Heydel has over 30 years experience and training as a teacher (American Institute of Models & Talent, Barbara Dodd Studio, Lebanon High School, Castle Heights Military Academy, Cumberland University, Studio Encore! and workshops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia), performer, casting agent, public speaker, commercial & film prep and as an actor.

She has numerous commercials, documentaries, live stage performances, directing and independent films amongst her credits. Vikki is a double ruby nationally recognized drama coach, and judges Forensic and Thespian competitions on state-through-national levels. She is also the founder and director of ViKking Players Talent Troupe based here in Lebanon.

King-Heydel has appeared in NBC’s “Nashville Palace”, the TOYOTATHON Commercials, and karaoke videos as well as films, and has worked behind the scenes on numerous independent and feature films. While remaining a working actor, she has had students working in national & regional commercials, music videos, industrial films, soap operas, Broadway and touring companies of Dream Girls and Les Miserables. She also counts among her graduated students a United States Congressman.