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Theater teacher helps youth realize acting dreams

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Kim Marie Lesso of the Corcoran Academy of Fine Arts is giving youth the chance to realize their acting dreams. 

For twelve years, Kim Lesso has been training singers and actors, some of whom are starring in local and collegiate level theatre.

“It’s humbling, they’re my kids, they’re all my kids,” said Kim Lesso.

Her students said she’s changed their lives. 

“She really just pulled me out of my shell, she forced me out of my shell,” said Arianna Sardo. 

“I had the talent that I didn’t believe I had, said Ashley Heln. “She really made this a possibility for you, you are meant to do this,” added Heln.

With an innovative approach to instructing youth on how to jump out of their comfort zone when it comes to performing, she does it all from her Corning home and makes it all look easy.  

The ladies said the personal sessions feel like family. The  atmosphere is a bonus and feel safe and secure when they’re together. They look forward to making it big one day under the bright lights of Broadway. 

For more information on The Corcoran Academy of Fine Arts click here.

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