Emma Paunil is a professional educator, musician, acting coach, and creative, with a wide range of disciplines, including emotional development & intelligence, professional development, acting, acting coaching, casting, improvisation, leadership & mentorship, piano, music & songwriting, and more! She melds these disciplines through her music, authorship, and performance background, utilizing multi-media stimulation for her creative works. Particularly, her teaching passion lies within critical concepts of "Emotional Intelligence,” and mental health, using acting education and music to channel this passion.
Emma has taught through various venues and locations, including Epupa Primary School (Namibia, Africa), Film Actor Workshops, Imago Dei Middle School, Reid Park Zoo, and even the University of Arizona School of Higher Education. As an actress, Emma is best known for feature films, Positive (2019), The Tiny House Movie (2019), and When I Sing (2018). In addition to landing lead roles in multiple projects across the southwest United States, she has a vast array of commercial experience, including BetterHelp Online Therapy, Grabb & Durando attorney, Promera Sport, Reality Reimagined, and more. As an acting coach and director, Emma is best known for her work directing acting – for youth and adults – in projects ranging from episodic series such as Real Gossip Queens of Tucson (currently filming) to her own written works – such as her music video (coming Sept. 10th for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021) for her vocal release, “Soul Flame.”
She currently offers four different acting course series as online videos, from her own original curriculum, through Alison.com. The four series include Script Work Series, Auditioning & Submitting, Acting Industry Basics, and the full package of all three, Acting 101 Full Series. Stay tuned for more online lessons and teaching series to be offered for improvisation acting, as well as for music and piano.