Actors|Creatives, come see me when you're ready to disrupt the chaos, reduce stress, unleash creativity, recalibrate your mindset, step into your power, deliver dynamic characters + ACT WITH JOY®.

Live + Create Joyfully

ACTING WITH JOY®  is on a mission to empower actors|creatives

to holistically amplify their voice, vision, and vibrancy.

Audition Prep

Self-taping Tools

Cold Reading Skills

Script Analysis

Healthy Actors Mindset

Holistic Character Development 

Releasing Character Trauma

ACTING WITH JOY®,  provides a sacred space that empowers actors|creatives to explore truth and open doorways to their creative soul.   Actors are coached to make dynamic discoveries and deliver vibrant work in a safe  container.

The life of an actor|creative can be filled with all sorts of pressure.  The "daily hustle and grind" of working multiple jobs, repeatedly bouncing back from self-judgement, career criticism, handling rejection, financial stress, challenges of staying "relevant", pressure to be better, or as good as your last best performance while creating the next opportunity can be overwhelming.  From time to time, this kind of scrutiny can creep into your subconscious affecting your ability to be present,  feel empowered and deliver effectively. 

No matter where you are in your creative career, whether you are receiving and winning nominations or looking to get your first agent, you deserve to be happy with your work and yourself.

The entertainment industry is saturated with ism's: ageism, sizeism, colorism, sexism, hairism, and of course racism; which can leave you in a box of fear and self doubt.  Let's peel the top back, unpack and release limitless possibilities.

Why now?

2020 was a very trying year, that revealed a lot of ugly truths about America that many people have quietly endured over the years.  The Pandemic and Civil Unrest have thrust us into a "global timeout", which imposed extreme stillness and profound self-discovery upon the globe.  Many of us are experiencing stress and anxiety. We're questioning what we have been doing and how to be a part of a new narrative?  Moving forward creative expression will dig deeper and explore spaces that that can provide healing and transformation for the viewer, which can leave the artists feeling depleted and emotionally traumatized.  ACTING WITH JOY®  will help you sharpen your craft, manage the emotional stress and trauma associated with certain characters and topics. With consistent practice you will holistically deepen your craft.

Unleash your creative vision with inspired action.


Discover your personal narrative and deliver the performances you desire.

High stress can result in depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors and substance abuse. Moreover, it can lead to headaches, fatigue, insomnia, stomach disorders, hypertension and high blood pressure.  I will support you in developing a peaceful and productive relationship with your craft.  


As an acting coach, facilitator of conscious heart-centered living and creativity, Joy followed her deep calling to share healing modalities that brought her calm in the chaos and clarity in character development.  She is passionate about helping actors|creatives live+create joyfully.


Joy is also certified as an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Transformational Life Coach, practitioner in the Usui Reiki System and Restorative Yoga.



"There is no one I trust more to help me get out of the mire of myself then Joy DeMichelle.  Joy asks the questions that you have trouble answering, and makes sure your journey is worthwhile. "


​​"Joy is one of the most insightful, positive minded forces I have run across in my very full life. Her ability to listen, take in the entire situation, extend her wisdom and guide you to areas you may not have even been aware of is extraordinary. If you are fortunate enough to be in her, attention, care or orb, consider yourself very fortunate - and be prepared to grow."


"Joy inspires all that are drawn to her to find and live their highest vision 

of their life."

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