Gina Bonati has been teaching Method Acting since 2001. Early studies in Stanislavski’s Method from high school teacher, Lewis Campbell as well as ACT Young Conservatory led to further pursuit. In 1981 she moved to New York to earn a BFA from the Dance Division of The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, she continued her acting studies, studying with John Stix. In 1982, she began studying Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting Technique with Sharon Chatten continuing with Sharon for years, Sharon being of most influence; further influences are Geraldine Baron and directors, Ildiko Nemeth, Lee Grant and Robert Woodruff.
A lifetime member of the Actors Studio since 2003, she continues to bring work into sessions and holds her membership most dear. She has acted all over the world and counts her experience opening for the Centennial at The Strindberg Intima Theatre, Stockholm in August Strindberg’s The Stronger (directed by Lee Grant and Elizabeth Kemp) as one of her most memorable stage successes. She works as a theater artist with The New Stage Theatre. She creates Dance-Theater works in installation, dance, theater, image, and sound. She holds two master’s degrees. She teaches and creates work internationally. She loves the stage with all her heart.