"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything!"Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985)
My name is Izzie Baumann.
I founded Live Out Loud in 2016. My mission is to bring acting chops to performers worldwide so they can slay their audition pieces and book professional jobs!
I grew up in suburban Germany as the daughter of two tax officials. I roamed the neighboring fields, crushed frozen puddles with my rubber boots and built branch forts with my sister.
It soon became apparent that the affinity for adventure was strong in this one. Literally every single person in my family spends their work life sitting at a desk. But I knew early on that that wasn’t for me, I was meant to spend my life on stage.
My preparation for this career occured the only way I knew how: at full throttle. I joined the drama club at my high school, sang in a vocal ensemble, took voice lessons, dance lessons and even spent a year in the sparkling world of cheerleading.
Yes, there were voices telling me to choose a stable career, that there is “no money in acting”. But I couldn’t let fear or uncertainty cripple me, I owed the kid within me to try.