Corey Parker teaches in Memphis, New York and Los Angeles.
He also coaches actors around the world via Skype and Facetime.
Corey offers personalized training to actors at every level.
As a teacher, Corey has worked with Aaron Tveit, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Rachel Roberts, Scoot McNairy, Thom Bishops, Max Burkholder, MC Lyte, Gabriel Mann, Ya Ya DaCosta, Naomi Campbell, Tyrese, Annaleigh Ashford, Jason Tam, and Jay Armstrong. Corey has coached actors in numerous productions, including the Wim Wenders film of Sam Shepard's "Don't Come Knockin'," "Masters of Sex" on Showtime, the 2004 Broadway production of "Raisin in the Sun," and the current Broadway hit, "You Can't Take it With You."
As a teacher and coach, Corey has guided his actors into being accepted into the Theater Departments at:
New York University--Tisch,
University of Southern California,
University of California--Los Angeles,
and AMDA--the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
His students have also been accepted into the Actors Studio, The Stella Adler Studio in New York, Anthony Abeson Studio in New York, Terry Schreiber Studios in New York, Lesly Kahn's Studio in Los Angeles, The Labyrinth Theater Intensive, Columbia College, the Ensemble Studio Theater NY 'Theater Intensive,' and the High School of Performing Arts in New York City
He has coached speakers at TEDGlobal, and has taught his Master Class at Operafest in Martha's Vineyard, at HB Studios in New York, at Michael Howard Studios in New York, at Lesly Kahn studios in Los Angeles, at BGB Studios in Los Angeles, at Ruskin Studios in Los Angeles and at New Collective in Los Angeles. His students include graduates from Yale Drama as well as from Harvard. Corey also works with directors who want their entire cast to go the next level in their work: in television, Corey has worked with the cast of "The Industry," and in theater, he has worked with the Three Penny Theater Company on their modern adaptation of Moliere's "Tartuffe."
Corey has been a guest artist at Rhodes College since 2006.
Corey's work stems from his training with Sandra Seacat, Susan Batson, Ivana Chubbuck, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Mira Rostova, Anthony Abeson, and Marat Yusim of the Moscow Art Theater.
Corey is certified by Ivana Chubbuck to teach her technique from the book, "The Power of the Actor."
Corey is certified by Susan Batson to teach her technique from her book, "Truth."
Corey has taught at:
Susan Batson's studios in NY and LA
Rhodes College, Memphis
Most recently seen as an actor on ABC's hit series, "Nashville," Corey Parker is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York and Los Angeles. He has appeared at the Public Theater, the St. James, the American Place, Circle Rep and Westside Theater to name a few. Corey has also worked with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company.
A graduate of the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, Corey attended New York University. He has appeared in lead roles on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, UPN, PBS, Showtime and the BBC. He has starred or costarred in films at Paramount, Miramax, Universal, MGM/ UA, Lorimar, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers Studios.
Corey's headshot by Joe Henson