"Bessette beautifully conveys the predicament of a hormonal teenager trapped in a middle-aged woman's body--a disoriented, childlike creature obsessed with romance. It's a lovely performance"
—The Journal News review of "A Kind of Alaska" with Hudson Stage
"Our daughter's experience with Denise has been transformative. Within the incredibly supportive environment Denise creates with her students, she provides a professional studio experience and an introduction to the literature and craft of the profession. Our daughter has been given a vision of her potential, grounding in the tools she’ll need to develop it and a sense that she can and will succeed. It’s an experience I think she’ll always cherish."
— Markowitz family
"Denise, I have to thank you once again for the special gifts you gave to our daughter. By sharing your talent you have given her a noticeable boost to her confidence and a lightness to her relationships at a very important time in her life. You have a very precious talent, not only as an actress, but as a mentor and friend. So, once again, a very heartfelt thanks from her mom and I.." —Chamberlin family