Daniel holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University and a BFA from Miami University. He has been studying and working with Nancy for the last decade, and has an extensive knowledge of Script Analysis and Scene study. Daniel will help guide you on your journey as an artist and to give you the tools and language necessary to study at Nancy Banks Studio.
“My goal is to foster a safe working environment to allow actors to take risks with their work and to fall in love with their process.”
Chris Payne Gilbert has been working as a professional Actor for almost 20 years. He attended the MFA Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University/Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Theatre Concentration from Siena College. Chris has been a student of Nancy’s for the past 10 years, and has been working with the Nancy Banks Studio as an Acting Coach and teacher over the past 4 years. "My goal is to help the Actor access their deepest sense of truth, to nurture that truth, and to teach them a craft they can use to express that truth through every character they play; physically, vocally, and emotionally."