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Larisa Amaya-Baron

With her experience as a New York City Stage Manager, Larisa has been teaching theatre in Japan for over a decade. She founded International Stage Academy of Performing Arts (ISA) after a group of her Japanese students expressed they wanted to go to New York to study, but didn’t have the means. Larisa believes everyone deserves a chance to realize their dreams, so she gathered her friends from Broadway and the West End to bring the very best education to professional and amateur performers across East Asia. 


Larisa grew up in Michigan, USA, studying piano and percussion from a young age. After high school, she spent a year in Spain studying Flamenco with the esteemed Chua Alba. Larisa moved to New York and graduated university with a degree in Stage Management. For the next few years, she stage managed shows in New York City with casts of large numbers, worked with well known directors and artists, and interned at a major entertainment company. In 2012, Larisa moved to Japan, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Currently, Larisa works with schools in Japan to create theatre programs in English, and can be seen interviewing both Japanese and touring celebrity performers as the Regional Editor for BroadwayWorld.
Larisa is also a certified Voice Teacher and gives private voice lessons online, coaches acting, and is a theatre business consultant. 

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Voice Teacher

Broadway Professional Development

Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre Arts

Double Master's of Education




Certified in Vocal Pedagogy

     New York Vocal Coaching with Justin Stoney

Broadway Teachers Workshops

     Broadway Teaching Group and Music Theatre International

     with Alan Menken, Josh Groban, Andrea Martin, etc.

Tech, Design, Stage Management

     Pace University, New York City

Advanced Teaching, Primary and Secondary
 ongoing at University of the People

Level 5 Advanced Diploma

     420-hour Ofqual Regulated Program


IELTS Teacher Training Workshop

     IELTS Australia

Measuring Sustainable Development

     SDG Academy

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Universal Studios Japan

Gorgeous Entertainment/

John Gore Organization

National Theatre of Young Artists

Sesame Street Japan

Osaka Gakuin University

JapanWork Translation

YBM Japan

The Public Theatre, NYC

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Stage Manager
Assistant Director
Performance Support


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English Localization
Movie/TV Subtitles


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