"David's commitment to truth and play is what makes him a rockstar coach. He finds fun and interesting ways to bring you forward in the work so that what shines in the material is you."
Shalin Agarwal Silicon Valley, 30 Rock
"David is a fantastic acting coach! I've worked with him on numerous occasions, and David has a wonderful ability of bringing out your natural essence as a performer while pushing you to new and exciting acting choices. He's also very skilled at script analysis, and understanding the style of the piece and project."
Cornelius Smith Jr. Scandal, Whitney, All My Children
"Specificity, clarity, depth and truth. These are the 'Keys.' Call David Ross, 'The Locksmith.'"
Alex Teicheira The Guthrie, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Rep
"David supplied me with the motivation to push myself and trust myself that propelled me to acceptance at the Yale School of Drama. Try and leave a coaching session with David without a smile on your face. Cannot be done. He gives you the space to create and discover, while also sharpening focus to find the "you" in the role and every time I've worked with David, I have left with a confident stride, a greater understanding of the material and of myself as an artist and of course, that smile on my face, a David Ross guarantee."
Alexandra Henrikson Fish In The Dark on Broadway
"I worked with David Ross when I applied to grad schools. From picking out monologues to performing them, he helped me every step of the way. David's ability as a coach is stupendous. He takes who you are and brightens it, focuses it, and makes you the best you you can be, instead of an actor robot. I was accepted into every school I applied to after working with David, including Yale and NYU. He also made me sing songs at random around my house to prepare for callbacks. He's the best!"
Justin Swain Netflix's Luke Cage, Boardwalk Empire
"David Ross inspires confidence. Whenever I work with David, I always feel like I'm going into the room not to "audition" but to take on the part itself. Every time I've worked with him he's made me feel prepared and confident enough to stay spontaneous in the room, and bring out what it is that I do best as a performer. He makes me feel like an artist and not just a number on a call sheet. Auditioning has become fun again."
Crystal Finn Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Cleveland Playhouse
"David brings an amazing eye for precision and humor to his coaching. He always knows how to make something funnier, or more truthful. I go to David for help with auditions or monologues when I feel stuck, or when I think there might be an extra layer to be found in a moment--I always trust him to know what that moment is and how to make it better. He's incredibly encouraging and pushes me always to do my best work."