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Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches
The following is a list of Los Angeles–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and
alphabetically.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school; address; phone and fax numbers; email address and/or website; average number of students per class; whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught; whether auditing is permitted; whether classes are ongoing or by sessions; any special emphasis used in classes or coaching; whether a work/study program is offered.

Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.

Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.

Acting Technique/Scene Study

AARON MCPHERSON STUDIO
West Hollywood, CA
aaron@aaronmcphersonstudio.com
www.aaronmcphersonstudio.com
310-918-5335
12 students max (audition class), 40 max (scene study); day and evening sessions available; All levels; Auditing permitted with industry referral; small auditing fee for others; Month by month basis
Actor, teacher, director Aaron McPherson offers classes in on-camera audition technique and scene study, with the focus on both technical and organic acting.
Other: On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AARON SPEISER ACTING STUDIO
1644 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
info@aaronspeiser.com
www.aaronspeiser.com
310-399-4567
25-45 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; After an interview, one audit allowed in most classes for a $25 fee; Ongoing
Speiser has been a trainer and coach in the industry for over 25 years, having worked with numerous acclaimed actors including Will and Jada Smith, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Lopez, Gerard Butler, L.L. Cool J., the Wayans brothers, Shannyn Sossamon, Mandy Moore, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Brooke Shields, and Jeff Foxworthy. Several of his actors, including Madsen and Smith, have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards and other notable recognition. He has worked with several directors and producers as well including F. Gary Gray of "The Italian Job," Michael Mann of "Public Enemies," Francis Lawrence of "I Am Legend," Neal Israel of "Finding Neverland," Oliver Stone, Adam Shankman, Wayne Wang, and Peter Berg. Speiser's approach is "specifically designed for professional actors, or actors who want to be professional,  it's very specific and no-nonsense." The studio specializes in on-camera acting for film and television. Ongoing classes include beginning technique, cold-reading, improv, voice, dialect and accent, intermediate and advanced scene study, an invitation-only master class, and casting director, business of acting, and comedy seminars. A comprehensive teen program is also offered. Private coaching for auditions, career counseling, and image consulting are available.

JULES AARON
323-660-7342
Aaron, the former head of of graduate programs at CalArts and U.C. Riverside, is an award-winning director and acting teacher. He has won numerous directing awards. By audition only.

ACTEEN-ACTING FOR TEENS
Rita Litton, Director
35 W. 45th St., 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
rita@acteen.com
www.acteen.com
212-391-5915
8-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions: year-round and summer academy
Film, television, theater, commercials, improvisation, musical theater, speech, Meisner, Shakespeare, monologue and audition classes for teens ages 13-15 and 16-20.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE ACTING CENTER OF
LOS ANGELES
5514 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
classes@theactingcenterla.com
www.theactingcenterla.com
323-962-2100
20-50 students per class; private coaching and career consultation by appt.; All levels; No auditing, no audition, but an interview is required; Ongoing; improv runs in eight-week sessions; Work study possibly available for dedicated students
The Acting Center is an acting school that produces uniformly confident, completely certain actors who can create any character, in any emotion, in any situation, instantly. Classes are composed of exercises, cold reading, scene study, and improv. Also acting and improv class for kids & teens. Classes meet Mon. and Wed. 7-10 p.m., Tue., Thu., and Sun. 1-6 p.m. $280 per month for adult classes. Call for kids class pricing. Gated parking available. See student bookings on Twitter.

THE ACTING CORPS
5508 Cahuenga Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
info@theactingcorps.com
www.theactingcorps.com
818-753-2800
Small class sizes; All levels; Interview is required; Ongoing
Short-term conservatory offering a daily concentrated approach. The Meisner-based program not only teaches the legendary technique but also applies it to cold reading and scene study.

THE ACTING STUDIO AT EDGEMAR
Michelle Danner and Larry Moss
2437 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.actingstudioatedgemar.com
310-392-0815
Class size varies; private coaching available (in-person and via Skype); Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Free info session with Michelle Danner; Ongoing
The Acting Studio at Edgemar provides professional classes for film, television and stage, including on-camera, voice, improv and Sit-Com Comedy with Brad Garret. Students work on challenging writing ranging from classics to contemporary, well-known authors to new original scripts. The Acting Studio supports the process of developing one's original work and believes strongly that every actor has an important personal story to tell. The studio also offer eight-week on-camera acting and improvisation classes for children and teens, ages 6 to 17. Industry showcases held twice yearly. Edgemar is also home to Scene Bit, the multimedia evening of theater where students perform their best scenes on- and off-camera for agents, managers, directors, casting directors and other entertainment professionals.
Other: On-Camera Technique; Improv and Comedy

THE ACTOR SPACE
www.theactorspace.com
818-754-4442
see Joe Palese

ACTOR'S ART THEATRE
6128 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
info@actorsart.com
www.actorsart.com
323-969-4953
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory session is given with interview/audition; Ongoing
Jolene Adams and the Actor's Art Theatre teaches acting technique, script analysis, directing, play and solo show development. All classes are available in private or semiprivate sessions.

THE ACTOR'S LAB
J.D. Lewis
theactorslab@aol.com
www.theactorslab.com
310-621-3900
20 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted
J.D. Lewis, known for coaching many top-name actors in the industry, offers ongoing cold reading, scene study, and career guidance classes.

THE ACTOR/ARTIST GROUP WORKSHOP - PETER-HENRY SCHROEDER
PHS Productions
8447 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 401
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
peterhenryschroeder@gmail.com
www.actorartist.com
310-407-3530 or 310-277-2355
6-8 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Observation by invitation only; Ongoing; Internship possible if related to college credit
Peter-Henry Schroeder teaches progressive and unique workshops that focus on relaxation and concentration techniques, as well as audition preparation, cold reading, and scene study.

THE ACTORS CENTER
Michael Scott Butler
info@actorscenter.com
www.actorscenter.com
310-459-5064
Small class sizes; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Scott Butler believes "training is more than a matter of technique," and the Center's goal "is to get you working at a level of excellence."

THE ACTORS CIRCLE
Marcie Smolin
4475 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
workshops@theactorscircle.com
www.theactorscircle.com
310-837-4536
8-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Offers television and film acting workshops for children, teens, and adults, in scene study, cold reading, improv, character development, and interview technique.

ACTORS CREATIVE WORKSHOP
2703 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
info@actorscreativeworkshop.com
www.trulyacting.com
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Free workshops for actors to meet the coaches; 4-6 week sessions as well as ongoing classes and workshops
Offers audition technique, intensives on mastering the internet, comedy, voice over, on-camera techniques, and scene study. Staff consists of industry professionals.

THE ACTORS SANCTUARY
West Hollywood, CA
david@dhtcb.com
www.dhtcb.com and
www.theactorssanctuary.com
818-506-6194
No student limit; private coaching available; All levels; Free one-time audit available; Ongoing
Led by actor-director David Hall, Sanctuary offers scene-study/monologue classes that meet every week and emphasize cold-reading and audition technique exercises.
Other: Audition Technique/
Cold Reading

ACTORS THEATRECRAFT WORKSHOP
Rick Walters
323-876-1100
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted once only;
Ongoing
Since 1961 Rick Walters has taught actors to tap into their own unique experiences to reveal more natural responses of character. His classes include cold reading, scene study, improvisation, audition scenes, and monologues.

THE ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO
4735 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
info@actorsworkout.com
www.actorsworkout.com
818-766-2171
16 students max; All levels; Free audits; Ongoing
Fran Montano, an actor for more than 30 years and a teacher for over 25, specializes in "troubleshooting actors' blocks." To that end, he says, classes are small, "very individualized, and it's very much an intense workout where everyone works every class." His classes, based on Meisner technique, include exercises, improv, cold reading, and scene study. Montano is also the artistic director of the Actors Workout Studio, where class members regularly mount performances and industry-invited scene nights. His ongoing weekly workshops divide into beginning and advanced, and he requires an interview and audit.

ACTORS WORKSHOP
STUDIOS
5703 Oberlin Dr., Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92121
info@actorsworkshopstudios.com
www.actorsworkshopstudios.com
858-587-6666
15 students max; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Established in 1989, the Actors Workshop Studio provides on-camera training in film and television acting and audition techniques based on the Meisner approach.

THE ACTORS WORKSHOP
info@theactorsworkshop.com
www.theactorsworkshop.com
949-855-4444
All levels; Auditing not permitted
Under the direction R.J. Adams, workshops are held twice weekly with an emphasis on film and TV audition techniques, cold readings, on-camera scene work, and marketing and imaging guidance.

ACTORS' ATELIER
Susie Thomas
5714 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
info@actors-atelier.com
www.actors-atelier.com
818-308-7981
14 students max; All levels; Up to two free audits; Ongoing and by session
The Atelier offers a supportive place where students can find answers, where teachers who are experts in their field offer encouragement, and where students can also find collaboration among their peers.

THE ACTORS' PRACTICE FIELD - KIMBERLY K. WILSON
rainbowchaser27@msn.com
www.maggieandannie.com
310-375-2724
Private coaching available; One free audit, call for interview
Writer-director Wilson has 15 years' experience as acting coach in the "Meisner-Conrad-No Acting" approach. Courses include TV/film audition workout, scene study, and cold reading/on-camera.

AIA STUDIOS
2210 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 320
Burbank, CA 91506
info@aiastudios.com
www.aiastudios.com
818-563-4142, Fax: 818-841-7118
20-24 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Limited internships available
AIA Studio has spent over 22 years guiding actors with professional excellence by providing industry instruction, career guidance, and the opportunity to build relationships with industry experts.
Other: Business of Acting

AIDA - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ARTS
AIDA Theatre
6444 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
admin@aidaacting.com
www.aidaacting.com
323-378-5319
10-15 students per class; All levels; accepts international students and will sponsor them with a student visa; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; In the diploma program there is industry placement similar to internship available
Artistic director Paul Parker's mission is to train and coach aspiring and seasoned actors in the renowned Australian technique. Focus is on helping actors access their full emotional range and broaden their artistic palette.

ALAN FEINSTEIN & PAUL TUERPÉ ACTING STUDIO
oneactone@aol.com
www.feinstein-tuerpe.com
323-650-7766
Private coaching available; All levels; Admission by interview only; Ongoing
Veteran working actors Feinstein and Tuerpé offer classes which cover scene study, fundamental and emotional exercises, on-camera cold reading, and the newly added voice training.

ALEXANDERTECHWORKS
Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Kristof Konrad
PO Box 3194
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
info@alexandertechworks.com
www.alexandertechworks.com
310-443-4483, Fax: 310-443-4483
12-15 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing arranged by appointment; By sessions
For over 30 years AlexanderTech Works has provided  courses in LA, NY, and Europe by AmSAT certified teachers that help actors gain a fundamental awareness, control, and freedom of the self in performance.

ALEXIA ROBINSON STUDIO
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
infola@alexiarobinsonstudio.com
www.alexiarobinsonstudio.com,
smartactors.com
818-779-1118
8-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Free audit of the scene study class is offered; Ongoing; Work study available
Seen on E! Entertainment and in the LA Times, this celebrity coach offers scene study (TV and film training) and online training for adults, teens and kids.

AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY
6305 Yucca St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
info@amda.edu
www.amda.edu
323-469-3300/866-374-5300,
Fax: 323-469-5246
20 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing with fall, spring, and summer semesters; Offers extensive scholarship opportunities
AMDA, America's premier college of performing arts, offers actors a chance to train with, and learn from, a faculty comprising accomplished actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, designers, and educators who inspire and work with students on an individual basis. AMDA is the only performing arts college that offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and conservatory studies programs with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles. The integrated program offers training in singing, acting, and dance. The studio program trains students in acting for stage, film, and television. AMDA also offers BFA programs in acting, dance, and musical theater. AMDA New York is located at 211 W. 61st St., New York, NY 10023.
Other: Conservatory/University

AMERICAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
10944 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-763-4431
Audition required; Year round
The Academy is a nonprofit organization that offers classes in acting, ballet, modern jazz, tap-dancing, improv, cold reading, scene study, observation, pantomime, stage presence, and musical comedy.

AMY LYNDON'S COLD READING/BOOKING CLASSES
Studio City, CA
coldreadingclasses@yahoo.com
http://thelyndontechnique.com
818-760-8501, Fax: 818-760-2006
22-30 students per class; Advanced; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Lyndon teaches 3 cold reading/booking classes that has proven to help hundreds of actors break through into the 1 percent booking category by providing a 15-guideline map to booking.

ANDREW BENNE STUDIO
4930 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
www.andrewbenne.com
818-386-5867
All levels; Auditing is permitted
Develops professional actors, with a focus on each actor's individual training needs to book paid acting work, rooted in moment-to-moment work.

ANDREW UTTER - MOTHER OF INVENTION ACTING SCHOOL
actbetter@utteracting.com
www.utteracting.com
Andew Utter brings the acting technique learned at the Yale School of Drama to his courses and workshops. Technique is presented through exercises, discussion, and scene work.

ANNIE GRINDLAY STUDIO
7461 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 403
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@anniegrindlay.com
www.anniegrindlay.com
323-954-1200, Fax: 323-954-1200
Class size varies; private coaching available; All levels; Monthly free workshop is held; Ongoing and by session
Annie Grindlay is an actress, teacher, and most importantly someone who nurtures the artist within the actor. She began teaching in 1988 and opened her own studio in 2009, "The Audition Experience."
Other: Audition Technique/
Cold Reading

ANTHONY MEINDL'S ACTOR'S WORKSHOP
7801 Melrose Ave., Ste. 6
Los Angeles, CA 90046
robin@anthonymeindl.com
www.anthonymeindl.com
323-852-6963
10-24 students per class; All levels; Free audit available; Ongoing
With his holistic approach to the study of acting, Meindl provides ongoing classes to performers of all levels. Set in the Meta Theatre on Melrose (at Ogden), the Lab is a safe environment where regular casting director and agent workshops offer visibility and business education. Meindl says he strongly diverges from traditional techniques, requiring the actor "to use the totality of who he or she is, to first embody, then transform. The actor learns how to expand consciousness when approaching a character and simultaneously propels growth and healing through elevated self-expression." He has taught Los Angeles actors for the last eight years. Previously he taught in New York City, where he studied and worked with Circle Repertory Theatre and Sande Shurin.

PHYLLIS APPLEGATE
323-655-5167
Private coaching only; All levels
The Emmy-nominated Applegate studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute on scholarship and offers ongoing individual performance coaching combining Strasberg's methods with her own. On-set coaching also available.

AQUILA/MORONG STUDIO FOR ACTORS
1680 Vine St., Ste. 806
Los Angeles, CA 90028
paigesmith@aquilawood.com
323-460-6292
Private coaching available; Advanced and professional; teens to adult; Auditing not permitted; By session
Casting directors Deb Aquila and Donna Morong offers master classes based on the teachings of Stella Adler and Meisner based technique and scene study classes for professional teens and young adults.

THE ARDAVANY APPROACH
Tom Ardavany
517 Ocean Front Walk, Ste. 8
Venice, CA 90291
coach@theapproach.net
www.theapproach.net
310-450-2848
12-16 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted on a case-by-case basis; Ongoing; Work study/internship available
Tom Ardavany has been assisting actors professionally for fifteen years. The "Ardavany Approach" is a unique method to enhance perception and creative expression for actors. By utilizing "the approach," the actor connects to his inner present power source for maximum impact on-camera and on stage. Ardavany's insightful and advanced approach helps actors define and perform the right action every time. The Approach Studios, located in Venice Beach and Hollywood, provide open, inspirational environments for actors to develop their craft. Approach actors have gone on to win multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, awards and nominations. Hollywood location: 646 N. Beachwood Dr.

THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP
Anthony Montes
3634 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Fireside Room
Studio City, CA 91604
mattiedaisy@sbcglobal.net
http://theartisttheatregroup.homestead
.com
818-400-2270 or 818-705-4364
Auditing of the first class is allowed
ATG offers acting technique and scene study, and encourages students to take the work out of the classroom and create their own opportunities.

THE AUDITION COACH
West Hollywood, CA
dslcasting@gmail.com
www.audition-tape.com
310-289-4962
Private coaching; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Ongoing
Dino S. Ladki is a working casting director who helps actors "determine the best scene deliveries for them as individuals." He believes that each actor's unique qualities should be encouraged to shine through the character while also staying true to the role as written.

CYB BARNSTABLE
cbarnstable2@aol.com
818-501-4734
Small classes; private coaching available
Barnstable, who studied at Herbert Berghof Studio in New York and has been teaching for over 15 years in Los Angeles, offers a positive, supportive, and challenging environment for the actor.

ROBERT BEECHER
Stage 13
10749 New Haven St., #15
Sun Valley, CA 91352
info@stage13.com
www.stage13.com
818-768-5574
4 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Beecher's Stage 13 offers four weeks of coaching in scenes or commercials for $60. For beginners or professionals alike.

BERG STUDIO
3245 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
contact@thebergstudios.com
www.thebergstudios.com
323-666-3382
20 students per class; All levels; Free auditing; Ongoing
Gregory Berger-Sobeck teaches the Yale School of Drama technique, which has trained Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster, Liev Schreiber, Paul Giamatti, and Frances McDormand. All students are offered free audition coaching outside of class, and classes are very small, giving individualized attention. Class covers scene work, commercial and theatrical audition on-camera, cold reading, industry showcases, and guest speakers. Class meets twice a week, and every actor works every class. Berger has an MFA from Yale and has worked many years in New York as a private coach. He has numerous Broadway credits, as well as credits in film and television. The technique he teaches is "a systematic approach for identifying and personalizing a character's driving need/objective and engaging the actor - voice, body, mind, spirit - in its active pursuit. It is a repeatable step-by-step process ensuring results." All levels.

BERNARD HILLER ACTING STUDIO
14370 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
berniehiller@aol.com
www.bernardhiller.com
818-781-8000
15-20 students per class; private sessions are available; Immediate, advanced, and professional (some beginners); Introductory private lesson required; Ongoing, plus international master classes year-round
Bernard Hiller teaches the latest film acting techniques and helps actors overcome blocks and fears by finding their unique inner quality and shows them the road to success.
Other: On-Camera Technique

BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE
254 S. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
interviewer@bhplayhouse.com
www.beverlyhillsplayhouse.com
310-855-1556
Interview required for admission
The BHP is one of L.A.'s oldest and most respected acting schools and offers ongoing intensive scene study classes to instruct aspiring professionals in the areas of acting, career administration, and attitude.

LARRY BIEDERMAN - DIRECTING AND ACTING CLASSES
lazzab@mac.com
www.larrybiederman.net
818-486-6399
8-12 students per class; Actors: intermediate and above. Directors: all levels; Auditing permitted; sliding scale available; 8-12 sessions; some classes elect to continue
Biederman identifies the artist's individuality and teaches students to invest and express that uniqueness in their work. He encourages directors to take his scene study classes and actors to take his directing workshop.

BILL HOWEY ACTING STUDIO
855 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
info@billhowey.com
www.billhowey.com
818-433-7445
14 students per class; private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced, age 18 and up; Auditing with approval beforehand; Ongoing
Howey's goal is to get actors to be the most vulnerable, the most emotional, have the most intention, have the most charm, and be the most affecting. In short, become the most compelling actor in the room.

JAMES BOLT
jamesbolt@pacbell.net
323-559-9466
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Bolt describes his approach to coaching act ors as "honoring the character's experience." He is currently available by appointment to coach actors for specific auditions, roles, and acting jobs.

JIM BONTEMPO
jvb_coach@yahoo.com
323-383-4444
Class size varies; semi-private coaching available; All levels; Auditing by special arrangement only
Bontempo is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre under Sanford Meisner and trained in Los Angeles with Nina Foch. He has privately coached for more than 20 years.

BRIAN REISE ACTING STUDIOS
7954 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.brianreise.com
323-874-5593, Fax: (323-874-5593
All levels; An orientation session is required for admission; Ongoing
Reise's classes specialize in cold reading. The focus is on the reality of the acting business; teaching actors how to develop their skills so they can audition more effectively.

BETH BRICKELL
at The Complex Hollywood
6472 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
luminousfilms@sbcglobal.net
www.luminousfilms.net/actingclass.pdf
16 students per class; All levels; First class free and open to anyone; By sessions and ongoing; No
Strasberg, Meisner, Adler: Actor/Director/Actors Studio member Beth Brickell studied with these three giants. She uses their exercises, improvs and scene study.in her class.

EUGENIA BUERKLIN
Los Angeles, CA
aura@eugeniabuerklin.com
www.eugeniabuerklin.com and
www.lumin8.us
818-761-9042
16 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; newcomers invited to take a single class; Ongoing classes, workshops, and private sessions; Offers work/study program
Eugenia Buerklin is an award-winning director and the developer of a technique based on intuition and the mind-body connection. "We take acting out of the thinking mind and put it back in the feeling body where it belongs."
Other: Young Performers

BOB BURGOS
bobburgos@ca.rr.com
323-653-5947
Private coaching only
Burgos has worked on and Off-Broadway and in theaters across the country. He has taught at NYU, Art Center in Pasadena, and has been an on-set acting coach on numerous films and television shows.

CARMEN MILITO
info@carmenmilito.com
www.carmenmilito.com
818-760-2448
Private coaching only
Carmen is a member of the Actors Studio Playwright/Directors Unit, the Lincoln Center Directors Lab West, and Women in Film. She teaches scene study and script analysis.

SANDRA CARUSO
11916 Saltair Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90049
scaruso@tft.ucla.edu
310-476-5113
Private coaching only
Caruso, a professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, studied with Meisner, Strasberg, Hagen, Katselas, graduated from the NYU Theatre Department, and holds a master's degree from UCLA.

CARYN'S SPACE FOR ACTORS
Caryn West
7506 Lexington Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
carynwest@mac.com
www.carynwest.com
323-876-0394/818-693-4625
8-14 students per class; private coaching available; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing is permitted; Classes in late Jan.-May, late Aug., and early Sept. Audition intensives offered year round; Work study is sometimes permitted
Emphasis is on preparation, script analysis, different theater and camera genres, goal setting, professionalism, creative risk-taking, the essential uses of breath, effortlessness and the "freedom to play."

DIANA CASTLE
The Imagined Life
5615 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
dianacastle@sbcglobal.net
www.theimaginedlife.com
323-936-6818
40 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; interview required; Ongoing
Artistic director of the Imagined Life, Castle has been teaching and coaching actors for over 15 years. Her ongoing scene-study class emphasizes "a creative state of mind and the use of imagination."

CATLIN ADAMS ACTING LAB
Los Angeles, CA
catlinadams@sbcglobal.net
www.actinglab.com
323-851-8811
Limited class size; private coaching available; All levels; Working audit permitted; Ongoing, Monday professional class; Thursday craft class
Classes focus on developing the actor's craft and cover improvisation, sensory work, auditioning techniques, camera work exercises, monologue, and scene study.

MARK CHAET
chaetmark@sbcglobal.net
www.markchaet.com
818-547-9018
Private coaching only; Beginners; Auditing not permitted
Chaet teaches business for actors. He focuses on goal-setting and methods for organizing and advancing one's career.
CHANGING PERCEPTIONS - THEATRE BY THE BLIND & PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Greg Shane, executive director
11777 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 502
Los Angeles, CA 90049
cre@creoutreach.org
www.creoutreach.org
310-902-8220
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 16 week sessions; Work study and internships available
Year-round program of drama workshops and performances offered to the visually and/or physically disabled free of charge. Theater company tours an original play designed to educate the public on disability issues with public performances each year.

SHARON CHATTEN
Venice, CA
sharonchatten@gmail.com
www.sharonchatten.com
213-486-4229/310-650-4030
24 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Classes include relaxation, sensory work, scenes from TV, film, and contemporary theatre, and improvs. Current clients include Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, etc.

CHEKHOV STUDIO INTERNATIONAL
Hollywood, CA
chekhov.studio@gmail.com
www.chekhovstudio.com
202-465-5315
12 students max; private coaching available; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; One- to two-month intensives year round; Work study available in certain cases
Makela teaches students how to embrace the moment, combat anticipation and stage fright, and live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances an actor creates, with the help of an actor's physical imagination and spatial awareness.

DANIEL CHODOS
chodos@sbcglobal.net
www.danielchodos.com
323-422-5013
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Work study/internships available
Chodos, a veteran who has taught at Dartmouth College and Temple University, offers traditional scene study focusing on stage technique and on-camera technique, with periodic showcasing.

DIANE CHRISTIANSEN
North Hollywood and Valencia, CA
actupdi@yahoo.com
www.dianechristiansen.com
818-523-8283
6-30 students per class; private and on-set coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted at $20 per class; Ongoing in NoHo and by semesters in Valencia; Annual scholarship at NoHo location
Christiansen is an acting/life coach who offers professional classes for kids, teens, and adults and life coaching sessions for actors and other artists.

THE CIRCUS THEATRICALS STUDIO FOR ACTORS
P.O. Box 586
Culver City, CA 90232
info@circustheatricals.com
www.circustheatricals.com
310-701-0788
Professional; Auditing not permitted. Admission by audition/interview only
Led by artistic director Jack Stehlin (Showtime's "Weeds," Juilliard grad), the studio offers scene study, TV/film classes as well as membership to award-winning theater company, all for one fee. Class address: 2511 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., CA

COMMERCIAL ACTING WITH BUDDY POWELL
wpowell46761@roadrunner.com
www.buddypowell.com
818-763-8081
Class size varies; All levels; Registration free to adults over 62; Ongoing, enrollment open year-round
Featured on "Visiting With Huell Howser. " classes are designed for beginners who are interested in the world of television commercial acting.
 
CHARLOTTE CORNWELL
310-383-0910
Private coaching only; Advanced and professional
A member of the USC School of Theater faculty, Cornwell is a classically trained English actor with more than 30 years experience in film, TV, and theater.

LINDSAY CROUSE
lcwork@mac.com
www.lindsaycrouse.org
310-573-6288
Private coaching available
Crouse, an acclaimed star of film, television, and theater, offers classes that clearly define what the actor's job really is and show actors the high road - that acting is at heart a spiritual profession.

ROBERT D'AVANZO
2811 Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
rgd37@adelphia.net
www.robertdavanzo.com
818-508-0723
16 students per class; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing is permitted by appt.; Ongoing and by sessions
D'Avanzo describes his classes as "dynamic and thorough scene study classes where the actor works every week in a prepared scene." Based on teachings of Uta Hagen. Teaches six-week on-camera cold reading class.

MICHELLE DANNER
at The Acting Studio at Edgemar
2437 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.actingstudioatedgemar.com
310-392-0815
Class size varies; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Free informational session
Acting coach and director Michelle Danner has worked with a wide range of notable talent, including Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Penelope Cruz, James Franco, Salma Hayek and Zooey Deschanel. Her classes include on-camera, scene study, and the Golden Box intensive. Danner is also known for her Scene Bites industry showcase.
Other: On-Camera Technique;  Audition Technique/Cold Reading

DAVID KAGEN'S
SCHOOL OF FILM ACTING
4854 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91607
davidkagenschoolinformation@
davidkagen.com
www.davidkagen.com
818-752-9678
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; One-on-one session with Kagen for interested students; Ongoing
Kagen has been coaching around the world for more than 35 years. His highly successful students include Ted Danson, Robin Wright and Alec Baldwin, and he now offers ongoing on-camera classes.

DAVID LeGRANT STUDIO FOR ACTING
gwynn@studioforacting.com
www.studioforacting.com
818-506-0717
LeGrant has spent 60 years in show business. He accepts students by interview only.

DAVID ZIMMERMAN - MEET THE BIZ
Los Angeles, CA
dszproductions@sbcglobal.net
www.davidzimmerman.biz
323-868-9913
Small class size; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing by permission; Ongoing
Each class explores different areas of acting, including but not limited to: scene study, monologues, improv, connection, cold reading, and learning from the pros.
Other: Business of Acting; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ALBERT DAYAN
albert_dayan@me.com
818-314-7540
8-14 students per class; private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; By sessions
Dayan places an emphasis on craft and not industry concerns, and directs his actors to unsentimentally address their bad habits and expand their range.

THE DEE WALLACE ACTING STUDIO
www.dwsactingstudio.com
818-876-0386
Limited enrollment and private coaching; online classes available; All levels; By sessions and ongoing
Loosely based on the techniques of Meisner and Charles Conrad, Wallace's lessons focus on moving actors through blocks that stand in their way.

DOUG WARHIT ON-CAMERA COLD READING AND SCENE STUDY
Castaway Studios
8899 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
dwarhit@aol.com
www.dougwarhit.com
310-479-5647
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Doug's classes are specifically designed to prepare the actor for work in film and television. (Actors bring their own DVDs to record their work.) Each month actors showcase their work in front of an industry guest.

DUANE WHITAKER'S FILM ACTORS WORKSHOP
duanewhitakerla@yahoo.com
www.duanewhitaker.com
323-856-4767
Duane Whitaker brings years of practical experience as a working actor-writer-director to his workshop. The class is designed to teach a realistic and usable approach to the craft of screen acting.

PIERO DUSA
Piero Dusa Creative Studio
1453 Third St. Promenade, Ste. 608
Santa Monica, CA 90401
info@pierodusa.tv
www.pierodusa.com
310-393-9378, Fax: (310-209-8502
Limited class sizes; private coaching available; All levels; Interview by phone required first; Ongoing client specific syllabus
Since 1985, Dusa has coached and directed a distinguished list of well known actors. Dusa offers exclusive coaching and consultation for actors and writer that will take your acting and writing skills to the next level.

WAYNE C. DVORAK
1949 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.waynedvorak.com
323-462-5328
12 students per class; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate, and professional; Free audit required; Sessions twice a year
Dvorak has been a teacher for over 20 years and holds a BFA and an MFA in theater. He teaches a full two-year professional level Meisner program.
Other: Business of Acting

EITNER AND TAINI -
SCENE STUDY CLASS
Don Eitner and Jayne Taini
5215 Lankershim Blvd., Studio B
North Hollywood, CA
jayne.taini@gmail.com
323-661-7885
10 students max; private coaching available; Some experience required; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Class work emphasizes the development and personalization of characters, cold reading, play evaluation, and monologue.

ELEPHANT THEATRICAL -
TRAINING LAB
6322 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
davefofi@yahoo.com
www.elephantstages.com
323-962-0046
Elephant Stageworks is home to five working theaters, providing a unique opportunity for a practical acting education. Actors are offered a professional and thoughtful approach to learning their craft.

ELIZABETH MESTNIK ACTING STUDIO
6581 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
director@emasla.com
www.emasla.com
323-528-6280
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing for some classes permitted; Four-week workshops, 12-week classes, and nine-month programs; Work study available after six months of enrollment
Offers a two-year Meisner training program, as well as beginning acting workshops, audition technique, voice for the actor, advanced scene study and various workshops offered by industry professionals.

ELLEN GERSTEIN - ACTING WORKSHOP
www.ellengerstein.com
323-852-0276
Small classes; private coaching available; All ages; Interview required
Gerstein, a member of the Actors Studio's actors unit and the writer-director unit, teachers acting technique, scene study, cold reading/auditioning, and in-depth script analysis.

VAN EPPERSON
ITA Workshop Academy
10820 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
vanepperson@sbcglobal.net
310-839-8311
10 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Epperson is a working professional actor with extensive film, TV, and stage credits, as well as directing credits. He offers on-camera cold reading and audition technique classes.

THE ERIC MORRIS ACTORS WORKSHOP
5657 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
ericmorris@ericmorris.com
www.ericmorris.com
323-466-9250
20 students average per class; private coaching available; All levels; Free audit available; Ongoing
Morris' system is based on the Method, but, as Morris puts it, it "goes light-years beyond" the original Stanislavsky system. Morris is the author of six books about acting and teaches three classes each week.

FAWNDA MCMAHAN - COMMERCIAL BREAK
310 Casting Studios
2329 Purdue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
studio@commercialbreakla.com
www.commercialbreakla.com
818-807-6939, 310-775-6617
8-10 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Paid audit by permission
Offers classes for adults and teens focusing on how to audition and embrace an outlook for long-term success by consistently getting callbacks and bookings. Classes are located in a full-time casting facility.
Other: Commercials/Voiceover

FIRST TAKE
ACTING PROGRAM
Nancy Berwid
11967 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
firsttake@firsttake.org
www.firsttake.org
310-364-0525
15-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Berwid's holistic approach prepares actors for work in film and TV by combining acting and audition technique, as well as instruction in the marketing and networking side of the business.

LESLIE FLEMING-MITCHELL
Altadena/Pasadena, CA
lesliefilm@yahoo.com
www.lesliefleming-mitchell.com
310-991-4162
2-6 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Interview required; Sessions
Leslie has worked extensively in front of and behind the camera as actor, director, casting director, acting coach on and off the set. Her small classes include filmed auditions and scene work for TV and film.

FOR THE
LOVE OF ACTING
Ivy Jones
www.ivyjones.net
818-906-0935/818-512-5426
12 students average; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Combines the dogma of Meisner, Hagen, and Adler, all of whom she has studied with. She is a 30-year veteran of TV, film, and theater, and was a regular on "The Waltons."

MARILYN FOX
prtboxoffice@earthlink.net
310-301-3971, ext. 10/310-820-7122
All levels; Auditing by permission; Ongoing sessions; Volunteers for general help accepted
Marilyn Fox, artistic director of Pacific Resident Theatre, offers classes on scene study, cold reading, improvisation, and strengthening imagination.

MARJORIE GAINES
margiegaines@sbcglobal.net
818-481-4466
Private coaching only; All levels; Ongoing
Gaines has taught acting for theatre majors at Cal State Long Beach and Pasadena City College. She offers private coaching in audition preparation and basic technique.

ELIZABETH GAMZA
studio@elizabethgamza.com
www.elizabethgamza.com
818-481-2774
Private and on-set coaching also available; Auditing is required before joining a class; Ongoing
Classes focus on scene study, cold reading, and audition technique.

BARBARA GANNEN
bgannen@hotmail.com
323-793-6959
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Gannen teaches at the Margie Haber Studio and at Santa Monica College. She is located in the West Hollywood area and is available for private coaching.

LAURA GARDNER
laura18mae@aol.com
www.lauragardner.org,
www.howardfine.com
323-957-4764
12-25 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted Thursday nights; Varies; Work study available occasionally
Gardner trained with Carol Rosenfeld and Uta Hagen. Gardner teaches scene study and basic technique at the Howard Fine Acting Studio as well as interview/audition intensive workshops.

JOHN GEGENHUBER
213-248-9478
All levels
Gegenhuber conducts intensive workshops in Spolin Improvisation, created by the visionary teacher Viola Spolin. A veteran of 20 years on stage, screen, and television, his classes emphasize applying improvisational techniques to scene work and audition technique.

GENE BUA - ACTING FOR LIFE
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA
genebua@aol.com
www.genebua.com
818-547-3810
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Bua offers ongoing morning and evening classes at the Banshee Theater in Burbank, that specialize in deep emotional work for those who "dare to become more powerful in their art and in their lives."

GLORIA GIFFORD CONSERVATORY
North Hollywood, CA
ggcreate@aol.com
www.gloriagiffordconservatory.com
310-535-4999 or 323-465-4427
Private coaching available; Beginner, advanced, and professional; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Gifford (of BHP, AFI, Milan) has been teaching for over 25 years and has been a working actor for over 30. Offers scene study, improv, cold reading, staged readings, business of the business, and showcases.

BRUCE GLOVER
310-398-2539
Private coaching available
You might remember this veteran actor as Bond villain Mr. Wint in "Diamonds Are Forever," Jack's pal Duffy in "Chinatown," or Grady in the three "Walking Tall"s. Glover offers classes on cold reading, auditions, tapes, accents, and career counseling.

THE GOBETTI-ORMENY
ACTING STUDIO
c/o The Victory Theatre Center
3326 Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
thevictory@mindspring.com
www.thevictorytheatrecenter.org
818-841-4404
16 students max.; Intermediate; Free audit required; Ongoing; Work study/internship available
Classes include basic Meisner techniques, film and theater scene study, and an advanced character and comedy class with attention to on-camera techniques.

GRAHAM BECKEL
Magicopolis
1418 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
info@grahambeckel-exclusive.com
www.grahambeckelexclusive.com
All levels; Auditing permitted for scene-study portion of the class; Ongoing
In class you will learn tools to free your imagination, challenge your creativity, and establish your own unique point of view from which to draw characters and tell a story. Actors choose their own material, often working and collaborating toward ultimate production.

NIKOLAI GUZOV
12125 Riverside Dr.
Valley Village, CA 91607
guzovclass@gmail.com
www.guzovactingstudio.com
213-448-7648, Fax: (818-753-5203
2-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; Sessions depend on the need of the student; Work study available upon request
Guzov, a Russian acting teacher originally from St. Petersburg, specializes in the Chekhov technique and offers private, group, and semiprivate classes.

HARRY MASTROGEORGE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Los Angeles, CA
info@harrymastrogeorge.com
www.harrymastrogeorge.com
818-509-0789
Private coaching available; All levels
Mastrogeorge, who has been teaching acting since 1956, believes acting is a state of mind: innocence, imagination, and vulnerability. Classes are held at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles.

HELENE KRESS - HOLLYWOOD ACTING COACH
aktorchick@yahoo.com
http://helenekressactingcoach.weebly
.com
323-225-1962
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing by permission; By sessions
Helene Kress, star of VH1's "I Know My Kid's a Star," offers private acting lessons that focus on fully understanding character, mastering an audition, and booking the job.

DANIEL HENNING
at The Blank Theatre Company
classes@theblank.com
www.theblank.com
323-871-8018
All levels; Auditing permitted sometimes; By sessions
Henning teaches an ongoing scene study class that focuses on unlocking an actor's hidden potential through script and character analysis, voice and relaxation work, and skill work to get the job.

CANDY KANIECKI HERMAN
candy@candykaniecki.com
www.candykaniecki.com
818-386-0080, 310-508-7131
All levels; Free introductory audit is offered; Ongoing
Longtime celebrity-coach Kaniecki Herman conducts audition technique and cold reading classes and offers private coaching.

BASIL HOFFMAN
818-247-0302
Private coaching available
Hoffman, a character actor and the author of "Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It," offers classes on cold reading and professional acting.

HOLLYWOOD ACTING
WORKSHOP
Los Angeles/Orange County, CA
info@hollywoodactingworkshop.com
hollywoodactingworkshop.com
310-717-2181
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Internships available
Provides casting director workshops and professional-level television, commercial and film acting classes for adults and teenagers.

HOLLYWOOD ACTORS STUDIO
Eric Stone, founder
8879 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. 4
Beverly Hills, CA 90035
studio@actingconnection.com
www.actingconnection.com
310-205-9219
10-15 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Develops actors of all levels including star performers for film, television, performance, stage, and voiceovers. Cold-reading, scene study, performance, film and TV technique, in-depth character work, and improvisation.

HOLLYWOOD FILM & ACTING ACADEMY
1786 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.hwfaa.com
323-962-85554
The HWFAA program is for beginning and advanced actors. Students who complete the program will be able to analyze scripts, find actions and objectives in their scenes, develop the sense of spontaneity needed to do improv, and develop self-presence. Actors will be able to build their character and be natural and believable in the process.
THE HONG ACTING
WORKSHOP
Hollywood, CA
hongstudios@jameshong.com
www.jameshong.com
310-246-9379
Private coaching available year-round; group sessions at certain times of the year; Periodic internship program; Beginners and intermediate; Interview before acceptance; Sessions at certain times of the year
Empower yourself in interviews, jobs, and life. Learn the techniques of James Hong, actor of over 450 TV and film roles, most recently celebrated for his role as father of Jack Black's Po in "Kung Fu Panda."

HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO
1445 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
info@howardfine.com
www.howardfine.com
323-962-3188, Fax: 323-962-8332
All levels; An audit and industry referral are required; Year-round
Fine, who began his studio in 1985, is the former director of American Musical and Dramatic Academy's acting department, and he studied with the Moscow Art Theatre. The curriculum includes Comprehensive Technique, Application to Scene Study, and The Relationship Between Homework and Rehearsal, then moves on to intermediate, advanced, and master scene study. The studio also offers Singing for Actors, with David Coury; Alexander Technique, taught by Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad; Dancing for Actors, taught by Scott Alan Hislop; Comedy Improv, taught by Tim Bagley; and Personalization: Emotional and Sensory Access Workshop, taught by McIntyre.

ANNE HULEGARD
actsproductions@gmail.com
www.hulegard.com
310-621-6303
15 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Seven week sessions
Hulegard's workshops include: scene study, improv, monologues, commercials, camera, auditioning, the business of acting and a showcase performance.

HULL ACTORS STUDIO
Santa Monica, CA
lorriehull@yahoo.com
www.lorriehull.com
310-828-0632
10 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory class; Ongoing; Work study available for students studying at least a year
Dianne Hull, protege of Kazan, and Lorrie Hull, offers classes and workshops in relaxation, concentration, improv, sense memory, learning the role, cold reading, audition techniques, and scene study.

INSTONE ACTORS STUDIO -
NORA STONE
P.O. Box 8982
Los Angeles, CA 91372
inquiry@instoneactorsstudio.com
www.instoneactorsstudio.com
818-888-3867/800-527-2575
Private coaching available; Introductory audit permitted
Stone offers technique, scene study, cold reading, and improvisation. For acceptance she requires an interview, a strong commitment, and coachability.

THE IVANA CHUBBUCK STUDIO
7201 Melrose Ave., Ste. 206
Los Angeles, CA 90046
ivanachubbuckstudio@mac.com
www.chubbucktechnique.com
323-935-2100, Fax: 323-465-1900
Introductory, advanced, master; Auditing available by appointment only; Ongoing
Chubbuck has taught such actors as Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Charlize Theron. Her self-named technique guides actors to use their emotions not as an end result but as a way to empower a goal.

JAMES LEVINE TYPECASTING INC.
c/o 310 Casting Studios
2329 Purdue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
typecasting@mac.com
www.typecastinginc.com
310-775-6616
Space is limited
Levine works as a commercial director and teaches an ongoing commercial workshop that focuses on audition skills, improv technique, making better choices, and booking work.

JANET ALHANTI STUDIO
PO Box 17920
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
www.janetalhantistudios.com
323-465-7511
Private coaching available; Sessions
Alhanti studied with Meisner and Phillip Burton. She teaches a professional 20-week technique class twice a year, in January and July, that involves exercises and scene work.

JEANIE HACKETT: SCENE STUDY AND AUDITION TECHNIQUE
The Deaf West Theatre
5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
jeaniehackett@sbcglobal.net
www.jeaniehackett.com
818-763-5933
Classical workshop: 26 students, Audition technique: 12-14 students; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Limited number of internships available with Antaeus Company
Hackett, Artistic Director of the Antaeus Company and author of "The Actor's Chekhov" and "Toward Mastery," teaches a variety of classes in classical contemporary scene study and audition technique.
Other: Classical

JEFF HARDWICK CASTING
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #1158
Studio City, CA 91604
info@jeffhardwickcasting.com
www.jeffhardwickcasting.com
818-752-9898, Fax: 818-752-9890
10 students max; private coaching available; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing not permitted; Sessions three to four times a year; Internship program available
A veteran agent and casting director with over 20 years experience, Hardwick offers intensive commercial and theatrical workshops that offer targeted techniques for auditioning actors to book the part.

JEREMIAH COMEY STUDIOS
12215 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 111
Studio City, CA 91604
art.of.film.acting@gmail.com
www.jeremiahcomey.com
818-248-4104
All levels; Auditing permitted with a fee; Ongoing
Comey has been teaching film acting and training actors in Hollywood for the past 30 years. He teaches his own approach called "The Art of Film Acting," which is also the title of his book.

JILL PLACE BRANDACT BRANDING FOR ACTORS - COACHING AND E-BOOKS
The Acting Intuitive
1309 Montecito Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
jill@actingintuitive.com
www.actingintuitive.com
323-225-9850
Place helps actors create their own personal brand and offers career consulting and headshot coaching. Place also publishes the e-zine Acting Magic and is a regular contributor to NowCasting.com.

JOANNE BARON/
D.W. BROWN STUDIO
320 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
info@baronbrown.com
www.baronbrown.com
310-451-3311
24 students max; Ongoing and by sessions
The studio offers a variety of programs for the professional and select pre-professional actor, writer, director, and producer.

JOCELYN JONES
ACTING STUDIO
1107 N. Kings Rd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
jjonesstudio@aol.com
310-576-0545
50 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Ms. Jones is formerly of Milton Katselas' Beverly Hills Playhouse and a private coach to some of the best known film and TV stars in the industry.

JOEL ASHER STUDIO
13448 Albers St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
joelasher@aol.com
www.joel-asher-studio.com
818-785-1551
12 students max; All levels; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing
Asher, who has been teaching and directing successfully for over 30 years, offers three ongoing on-camera scene study classes with lots of technique and lots of camera time ($250 per month), a cold reading class ($250 for six weeks), and an improvisation class ($195 per month). Class size is limited, so everyone works in every class. "I work with actors between classes at no charge," says Asher. "There are no limits to the time you can spend learning and doing, getting help with your career, or the techniques we use to get results." Asher's studio has produced the award-winning "Actors at Work" DVD series, "Getting the Part", "Casting Directors", "Agents", and "Directors on Acting." Asher also produces state-of-the-art demo reels for actors. "I discover something new each time," says actor Nancie Rooney, a working actor student of Asher's. "It makes sense to have many different tools. I am so eager to get to that next level."

JOHN KIRBY STUDIO
jkcoaching@sbcglobal.net
323-467-7877
Private coaching available
Kirby offers scene study classes as well as a young professional's class that focuses on Uta Hagen's fundamentals with emphasis on exploring a character, script analysis, and finding the human condition.

JOHN SUDOL ACTING STUDIOS
11650 Riverside Dr., Ste. 11
North Hollywood, CA 91602
thejohnsudolactingstudio@yahoo.com
www.johnsudolstudio.com
818-505-1223
10 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is sometime permitted; 1-day intensives, 8-week programs, and ongoing classes; Work study available
In addition to providing theatrical and commercial training, Sudol is the originator of The Language of The Face, the non-verbal means of communication that defines the difference between film and stage acting.

CHRIS JORIE
cjdirects@earthlink.net
www.chrisjorie.com
Private coaching only; All levels
Jorie has worked with a number of distinguished talents in his over 35 years of experience in television, film, and theater. He is currently accepting a limited number of students for private coaching.

JROSE STUDIO
North Hollywood, CA
info@jrosestudio.com
www.jrosestudio.com
323-799-1183
Private coaching only; All levels
Jamie Rose has been a professional actor in film, television, and theater for over 30 years and has literally thousands of auditions under her belt. Her teaching methods are eclectic and practical.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Private Coaching

JUNE CHANDLER'S
ACTORS WORKSHOP
at the Zydeco Studios
11317 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
june.chandler@earthlink.net
www.junechandler.com
626-355-4572
16 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing plus 6-week intensives
For over 20 years, Chandler and her staff have taught commercials, acting, improv, and image with top industry level techniques. Performances, showcases, and career counseling are part of the experience.

JUST BREATHE
Barbara Beneville
Hollywood, CA
barbarab17@sbcglobal.net
323-969-4944
12 students max; also private and semi-private coaching; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing, plus weekend workshops in LA, NY, Atlanta, Dallas, and Nashville
Beneville's class consists of all phases of study: auditioning, character development, cold reading, improv, Meisner exercises, monologues, scene study, and script breakdown.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

KAREN KALENSKY
kkalensky@yahoo.com
818-481-2244
Private coaching only; All level
Kalensky teaches at Cal State Long Beach and is the consulting artistic director of the Interplayers Theatre. A former casting director, she understands what to look for in the audition. She also offers speech and dialect coaching.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

KATE McGREGOR-STEWART
Stage Light Inc.
6623 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
herbalgirl7@aol.com
www.katemcgregorstewart.com
323-939-3384
Private coaching available; All levels
McGregor-Stewart's technique includes style, characterization, script breakdown, and improvisation. She holds workshops in Denver, Vancouver, and New York, and is a sought-after media coach.

BRUCE KATZMAN
bkgondor@earthlink.net
818-613-5252
Class size limited; private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Ongoing
Katzman has been teaching since 1988. His classes focus on the major plays of Anton Chekhov and other great playwrights. He also offers private coaching in Shakespeare, modern plays, preparation for auditions, and coaching for film.



EDDIE KEHLER
eddie@eddiekehler.com
www.eddiekehler.com
310-292-6163
Intermediate to advanced; By sessions and ongoing
Kehler offers Stanislavsky- and Meisner-based classes that give actor tools and experiences to draw from and take command of their choices. Each student is guaranteed to work every class.

KEN LERNER STUDIO
kenlernerstudio@kenlerner.com
www.kenlerner.com
818-753-7744
Private coaching available; Beginner to advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Lerner offers cold reading and scene study classes in a challenging but nurturing style. He has acted steadily in movies, TV shows, commercials, and plays and passes his on-set knowledge to his students.

KENT KLINEMAN
ACTING STUDIO
3447 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
kentkline@aol.com
www.kentklineman.com
323-665-6776
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
In this scene study class, Klineman combines Meisner-based Repetition with Linklater voice work to enhance each student's creative impulses and produce truthful connection between scene partners.

JANICE KENT
janicekb@hotmail.com
www.janicekent.com
818-906-2201
Private audition coaching only; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
With more than 30 years of experience as an actor, director, and coach, Kent designed her "Life Coaching" approach to aid the actor in understanding and identifying the fears and processes that block making risky choices bold and playful.
JUDY KERR
judy@judykerr.com
www.actingiseverything.com
818-505-9373
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Kerr is the author "Acting Is Everything: An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career in Los Angeles." She covers acting and film techniques for the camera and show-business techniques to boost careers.

KIMBERLY JENTZEN -
THE JENTZEN TECHNIQUE
info@kimberlyjentzen.com
www.kimberlyjentzen.com
818-779-7770
16 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted, acceptance by interview only; Ongoing; Work study available for long-term students
Kimberly Jentzen has been featured in numerous publications and voted "Favorite Acting Coach" in Los Angeles multiple times by Back Stage West. With more than 20 years capturing the essence of artistry, incorporating Chekhov, Adler, Strasberg and Meisner, Kimberly Jentzen is an expert in artistic creation.
She is the creator of the "Jentzen Technique," a series of power tools designed to cultivate the master-level actor. Jentzen's approach helps build a necessary foundation, providing actors the motivations and needs to create authentic characters. Jentzen's focus is to guide students of all levels to find their artistic fuel and constantly challenge themselves. Jentzen believes, "To master skill, an actor must find the fire to make strong, active choices for performance consistency." Classes concentrate on helping actors discover how to own it, eliminating fear and creating an honest character from beginning to end. In her class, an actor's craft is continuously molded and applied. Professional training classes are offered in scene study, cold reading, audition technique, on-camera training, character tools, script breakdown, and improvisation, with an emphasis on individual attention. Jentzen also holds her popular "Cold Reading Weekend Intensive," "Singing for Actors, Acting for Singers Intensive" as well as her "Essence Weekend Intensive." Her new book, "Acting With Impact, Power Tools to Ignite the Actors Passion" is an upcoming release.

IRIS KLEIN
213-612-5224
iklein2@mac.com
www.actingclassnow.com
10-15 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
Klein, who studied with Sanford Meisner and Janet Alhanti, offers a scene study and technique class. She also coaches actors for theater, film, and television auditions.

MICHAEL KNOWLES
1531 S. Bedford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
info@michaelknowles.com
www.michaelknowles.com
646-489-1126
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted
Writer-director-producer Knowles feels that teaching is not much more than providing an environment for students to develop trust in themselves, which develops confidence. Each actor's journey is his/her own.

L.A. ON-CAMERA
TRAINING CENTER
10545 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 94123
laaoncameratraining@gmail.com
323-839-0800
Founded by actor Jamison Haase, LAOTC is an on-camera school that specializes in training actors in real, easy to learn, camera techniques raise their performance above the competition.

LARRY MOSS STUDIO
See The Acting Studio at Edgemar.
Other: On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Improv and Comedy

LAURA JAMES' THE ACTING WORKSHOP
laurajames100@aol.com
818-562-3075
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Teacher-director-actor James, who has worked professionally around the world, offers a technique meant to "empower the actor to communicate as specifically, effectively, and as powerfully as possible."

LaVALLE ACTORS WORKSHOP
4645 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 202
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
dlavalle19@yahoo.com
www.lavalleactorsworkshop.com
818-788-2183, Fax: 818-788-6981
20 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Free audit; Ongoing
LaValle teaches a way of "creating a character that draws from the vast experiences that each individual actor possesses."

NATALIA LAZARUS
Promenade Playhouse and Conservatory
1404 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
info@promenadeplayhouse.com
www.promenadeplayhouse.com
310-656-8070, Fax: (310-656-8069
Lazarus, founder of the Promenade Playhouse and Promenade Conservatory, is a private and international coach for Hollywood celebrities on sets and in institutions throughout the world.

THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE - LOS ANGELES
Carie Blomquist
7936 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
losangeles@strasberg.com
www.strasberg.com
323-650-7777
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; full application process for certificate program; 2-year certificate program; full- or part-time introductory program, workshops, and intensives; Offers limited work study program
The Strasberg Institute's Method acting classes and programs challenge actors to work on themselves as creative artists and at the same time work on the role - to leave behind conventional expressions and find their own unique voices. Classes in acting, voice, singing, dance, movement, and film and TV.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Conservatory/University

LENA HARRIS STUDIO
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
lenaharrisstudio@aol.com
www.lenaharris.com
310-226-7034
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Each actor is filmed every week at the Lena Harris Workshop, providing actors with a video showcase to stream (and email) to agents and other industry sources around the world via a state-of-the-art online broadcast platform and Lena's own YouTube Channel (www
.youtube.com/user/lenaharrisstudio).
Lena Harris, an award-winning actor, author, and director, was awarded the Back Stage West/Drama-Logue Award for her role as Elaine Nevazio in Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers." Prior to opening her workshop 14 years ago, Lena began her career as an actor, dancer, and model.
Lena's workshops consist of an on-camera basic boot camp for beginners and an on-camera technique "master class" for the advanced actor that are based on the Stanislavski System and Sanford Meisner exercises. These techniques give actors the ability to be spontaneous, alive, truthful, and in the moment. Additional workshop techniques train the actor to look at a script, memorize it, break it down, and deliver a stellar performance that results in getting the job. Actors work on monologues, dialects, and impediments (e.g. blindness or addiction). Lena recently authored an article for Back Stage on dialects. Her book, "Twenty-Five 5-Minute Power Scenes," published by Smith and Kraus, can be purchased at Samuel French Bookstores and online at Amazon.com.

CATHLEEN LESLIE
cathleenleslie@earthlink.net
310-278-8113
Small classes; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted
Leslie's classes are part sense memory and part scene work, based on her studies with Strasberg, Adler, and her work with Elia Kazan. She looks for students who have a true passion and desire to learn their craft.

LESSAC SUMMER VOICE AND BODY TRAINING WORKSHOPS
deb.kinghorn@unh.edu
www.lessacinstitute.com
603-862-1963
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Summer only
For almost 40 years, these workshops have offered intensive training in voice, body, and text exploration. Programs are intended for those in performance, in education, in broadcasting, or in communications.

LIFEBOOK ACTING ACADEMY
Allen Levin
The Space Theatre
665 N. Heliotrope Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
winningactors@gmail.com
www.lifebookacting.com
323-244-4620/818-415-9568
8-19 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Financial aid available
Levin has been teaching for over eight years and offers scene study, improv, audition and cold reading classes.

LINDA BERRY'S BERRYWOOD
Linda Berry
4710 Hillcrest Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
info@berrywood.net
www.berrywood.net
310-410-1836/619-507-6395
Private and on-set coaching only; All levels; specializes in beginner and intermediate, kids/teens; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Berry offers training at her San Diego center and workshops in L.A. for actors. Training includes monologue work, on-camera cold reading, and scene study preparing actors for auditioning and getting the role.

LISA DALTON STUDIOS INC.
info@lisadaltonstudios.com
www.lisadaltonstudios.com,
www.chekhov.net
818-761-5404
Lisa Dalton offers courses in technique, cold reading, on-camera commercials, scene study, career management, promotional skills, and soap opera.

LISA ROBERTSON STUDIO
lisarobertsonstudio@gmail.com
www.lisarobertsonstudio.com
310-367-4136
15-20 students per class; private coaching available; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing is permitted; headshot and résumé required for all audits, referral helpful; Ongoing; Work study available to students who have completed a year of training with Lisa
Robertson has been a major acting coach for the past eight years coaching series leads and award-winning film roles. A protégé of Larry Moss, she teaches scene study and on-camera audition intensives.

LIZA MONJAUZE PRODUCTIONS
Los Angeles, CA
lizamonjauze@mac.com
www.lizamonjauzeproductions.com
323-656-9424
30-45 cast members; Ages 8-18; Fall, spring, and summer sessions
Liza Monjauze Productions have created a place for children and young adults to build confidence, improve theater skills, and create lifelong friendships.
Other: Young Performers;
Singing/Musical Theater

BEVERLY LONG
Moorpark Studios
11425 Moorpark St.
Studio CIty, CA 91602
beverly@beverlylong-casting.com
818-754-6222
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Six-week sessions; Interships available
Long has worked in casting since the mid-1970s, as an actor, agent, teacher, and is best-known for her work with James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause." Offers classes in improv, commercials, television, and film.

THE LOST STUDIO
130 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.theloststudio.com
323-933-6944
20 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Call for interview; Ongoing
Award-winning director Cinda Jackson offers scene study and sensory classes. Classes include a four-day-per-week intensive class and a master class. Also home of the Les Enfants Magiques children's classical theater workshop.

LYNETTE McNEILL STUDIO
www.lynettemcneillstudio.com
310-274-1085
Ongoing
McNeill offers classes designed to meet a wide range of professional needs. Class offerings include scene study, technique, and audition preparation.

ROBERT F. LYONS
info@insideacting.com
www.insideacting.com
818-766-6480
Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing
Lyons is a working actor-teacher who wants his students to "learn what to apply and how to apply with actual workable technique." Students who have studied with Lyons include Juliette Lewis, Heather Locklear, Danny Masterson, Clea DuVall, Jason Dohring, and many others. Professional classes and private sessions offered.

MAKING IT ON BROADWAY
jodie@makingitonbroadway.net
www.makingitonbroadway.net
40 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions in the summer and winter
Making It on Broadway is a weeklong intensive where students explore the realities of what it means to be a modern Broadway professional. Classes are taught by Broadway professionals.

NED MANDERINO
Manderino Workshop
P.O. Box 27758
Los Angeles, CA 90027
ned@mandarino.com
www.manderino.com
323-665-0123
12 students max
Manderino, a post-Stanislavsky acting coach, combines total Method principles that he learned initially from Stella Adler and from his close friends and mentors Lee Strasberg and Harold Clurman.

ART MANKE
aemanke@aol.com
323-273-1544
Private coaching only; available for on-set coaching; All levels
Manke is an award-winning director of theater and television with 20 years of coaching experience. He is a co-founder and former artistic director of L.A.'s A Noise Within.

JEFFREY MARCUS
Los Angeles, CA
jeffrey@jeffreymarcus.com
www.jeffreymarcus.com
323-965-9392
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Marcus uses a heart-centered and practical approach to accessing your depths as an actor. He assists actors on TV, features, and stage and accepts referrals from agents, managers, and casting directors.



MARGIE HABER STUDIOS
Margie Haber
971 N. La Cienega Blvd., #207
Los Angeles, CA 90069
info@margiehaber.com
www.margiehaber.com
310-854-0870, Fax: (310-854-0462
12 students max; Fundamental, intermediate, and master; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Margie Haber Studios offers on-camera audition technique and cold reading workshops. With more than 30 years of experience, Haber is an internationally renowned auditioning coach and has taught A-list Hollywood actors her technique that is based on her book, "How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart." Among her clients: Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Vince Vaughn, Heather Locklear, Kristin Davis, Mariska Hargitay, and Molly Sims. All of the studio's instructors train in Haber's method, Stop Acting and Start Living the Life of the Person. Actors begin with taking an "intensive" course at their level, followed by an ongoing course. Intensives $500-$650, ongoing $250. Private coaching available. Before enrolling, students must attend orientations, held at the studio every Monday at 1:30 p.m.; bring a headshot and résumé.

MARjorie Ballentine Studio
665 N. Heliotrope Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
www.marjorieballentine.com
323-877-5038
15-25 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; interview required for technique class; Ongoing
Stella Adler's protégé and critically acclaimed theater director, with over 20 years of experience, Marjorie Ballentine believes in the craft of acting, not in "chance." "I'm interested in an actor who wants a career, not a five-minute fly-by-night spot on the latest hit series. Hollywood demands professionalism, toughness, and range. An actor must enter the audition with utter confidence in his choices – and the ability to change them on a dime if requested – with equally talented, interesting choices. Craft! Craft! Craft! It always comes back to craft!" Since arriving in L.A. in 2003, Marjorie has successfully coached and taught Gary Oldman, Nelsan Ellis, Krysten Ritter, Victor Rasuk, Amaury Nolasco, Nadine Velazquez, Gale Harold, Mathew St. Patrick, Chad Lindberg, and others. Her most recent work is with client Genesis Rodriguez, who booked and is currently shooting the female lead in Will Ferrell's upcoming movie "The House of My Father."

MARLA LADD - MYSTERIUM
3122 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
atheaterdirector@yahoo.com or
marla@mysteriumshop.com
www.mysteriumshop.com
714-602-7975/714-501-8215
Small class size for individual attention; private coaching also available; All levels; Auditing permitted with advanced permission; Ongoing; Work study possibly available
Ladd is the artistic director and owner of Mysterium, where she is an Orange County acting coach, specializing in audition preparation and last-minute coaching. Mysterium now also has an on-camera class and an afterschool program along with dance and acting classes.

FRANCO MASSIMO
323-850-8580
Class size varies; Professional
Massimo, also known as Rik Martino, is an acting coach who works in Italian and English. He specializes in improvisation in front of the camera. Go to www.youtube
.com to see samples of his work.

MATTHEW BARRY'S WORKSHOP
Matthew Barry
class@matthewbarryteaches.com
www.matthewbarryteaches.com
818-759-4425
14 students max; All levels; ages 18+; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
Casting director Matthew Barry helps actors develop a game plan where Hollywood is the business and the actor is the product. Auditioning techniques, character study, cold reading techniques, and scene study.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Business of Acting

KATHLEEN MAZZOLA
kathleenmazzola@hotmail.com
310-924-9380
Class size limited
Mazzola, known for her simple, direct, and oftentimes hilarious method of teaching, focuses on improvisation, scene study, and preparing the actor for auditions and a professional career.

MARILYN McINTYRE
Howard Fine Acting Studio
1445 N. Las Palmas
Los Angeles, CA 90028
marilyn@marilynmcintyre.com
www.marilynmcintyre.com or
www.howardfine.com
818-601-1463/323-962-3188/310-403-0213
14-16 (scene study), 10 max (personalization); private coaching available; All levels; Auditing required (except for personalization classes); Ongoing (scene study) and limited (personalization); Work study available
Marilyn McIntyre specializes in personalization, using a variety of techniques to help the actor safely discover and explore what effectively allows them to access and bring their most personal, authentic, and unique self to the work. She coaches privately for theater, film, and television from the audition through finessing a role in production. Rates vary, depending on the needs of the actor and the project. She also teaches personalization and scene study at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood, as well as on-camera classes at the Ted Brunetti Studio, and at the SAG Conservatory at AFI. Ms. McIntyre has been acting professionally for 30+ years, playing lead roles on and off Broadway, regional theaters, and in LA where she has garnered many awards and nominations. She also works extensively in television and film. Ms. McIntyre trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA), Penn State (MFA), and with Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, and is featured on Uta Hagen's acting class video.  She has been teaching for over 25 years in conservatories, universities, and private studios including Cal State-Northridge, USC, LACC Theatre Academy, and U of Texas.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

FABIANA MEDICI
fabianadmedici@yahoo.com
www.theactorstemple.com
323-930-8986
15 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; first class is free; Ongoing; Will work with actors who are struggling financially
Medici has coached directors, theater companies, and television casts, internationally and in the United States. She helps actors develop their own method of work, aiding in their self-confidence and empowerment.

THE MET THEATRE
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
mettheatre@sbcglobal.net
www.themettheatre.com
323-957-1152, Fax: 323-957-1831
Private coaching available; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing and by semesters
Offers professional theater and film labs for actors, writers, and directors. Labs are led by working professionals.

MICHAEL COOKE ACTING SCHOOL
1507 Seventh St., Ste. 172
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2605
cookie444@verizon.net
www.soundfeelings.com/best_
acting_schools.htm
310-482-8720
Private coaching available; All levels
With over 25 years experience, Michael offers classes on acting technique, audition preparation, script analysis, on-camera technique, vocal control, stage presence, and improvisation.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

MICHAEL D. FREDERICK
1526 14th St., Ste. 110
Santa Monica, CA 90404
michaelfrederick@earthlink.net
www.alextechworkshops-international
.com
800-260-5133/301-880-7700
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
If you have ever had stage fright, vocal or physical stress, the Alexander Technique is for you! These classes will guide you to a dynamic experience of kinesthetic lightness, wherein thinking becomes clearer, feelings balanced, sensations livelier, and movement more pleasurable. Michael D. Frederick is an internationally recognized teacher in the field of psycho-physical learning. He originally trained as an actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, followed with training as an Alexander teacher in London. He taught for over a decade at the Old Globe Theatre's MFA program in San Diego and for over 25 years at the renowned Sanford Meisner-based Baron/Brown Acting Studio in Santa Monica. Michael has over 30 years experience working with actors, and was voted best Alexander Technique teacher in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best of LA."Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

MICHAEL D. NYE DYNAMIC ACTING
Valley Village, CA
acreativitycoach@aol.com
www.askanactingquestion.com
818-509-1629
6 students max; private coaching available; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing not permitted; phone interview required; Ongoing
Actor-director Nye ("House, M.D.", "Heroes", "Big Love") uses innovative warm-ups, exercises, and scenes to achieve dynamic, powerful, and consistent actor performances for film, television, and stage.

MICHAEL E. RYAN'S
FILM ACTING CLUB
North Hollywood, CA
ryansactingclub@earthlink.net
www.michaeleryan.com,
www.oncamerafilmactingclass.com
323-839-5461
10 students max; All levels; Auditing is required; Ongoing; Work study possible in hardship cases
Coach Ryan formed his film acting workshop "for the dedicated actor who loves practicing and improving on their craft of film acting."

MICHAEL WOOLSON STUDIO
www.michaelwoolson.com
323-933-7133
All levels; Auditing is permitted
"Woolson has proven himself to be the go-to coach for actors who are serious about their craft." - Noela Hueso, The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Woolson is the author of the highly acclaimed and recently released books "The Work of an Actor" and "Emotion on Demand: An Actor's Workbook for Mastering Emotional Triggers." Inspired by legendary acting coaches such as Adler, Meisner, Hagen, and his mentor, Larry Moss (whom he taught for), Michael Woolson shares the fundamentals of the craft in a clear and concise manner. "Michael has an ability to bring out emotional depth and honesty in any actor. He gives them a solid technique to create brave, multilayered performances that stand out from the rest. As a casting director, that's exactly what I look for." -Johanna Ray, Casting Director, "Inglourious Basterds." Advanced scene study, on-camera/auditioning, and technique classes are available.

MILLIE SLAVIN STUDIOS
310-582-3485
Slavin's training includes extensive study with Uta Hagen and Roy London. She offers a variety of services for group or private instruction, including scene study, technique, cold reading, and preparation for auditions.

MOJO ACTOR'S
WORKSHOP
Michelle Martin Gossett
mojoaw@hotmail.com
323-821-4362
12-18 students per class; private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced only; Scheduled audit available
An actor, director, and coach with over thirty years experience, Michele Martin Gossett teaches advanced and intermediate acting. Her workshop covers technique, scene study, and auditioning, drawing on a combination of Chekhov, Hagen, Meisner, and Morris.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Business of Acting

BRIAN MULLIGAN
bam6161@yahoo.com
323-719-2545
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions as needed
Mulligan, a former instructor at NYC's Riverside Shakespeare Academy and founder of NYC's Impro!, offers one-on-one coaching for TV, film, and theater auditions.

LAUREN PATRICE NADLER
lpnclass1@aol.com
www.laurenpatricenadler.com
818-202-0774
Limited enrollment; private coaching and consulting available; All levels; Auditing encouraged; Ongoing
Nadler is actively directing independent films while coaching and teaching ongoing scene study and improvisation classes. Her students work on top TV shows, film, and national commercials.

NATALIE FORD, PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE ACTING COACH
PO Box 398
Santa Monica, CA 90406
nfactingstudios@aol.com
www.facebook.com/natalie.ford
310-428-1840
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Ford specializes in on-camera coaching for audition preparation and technique for actors in LA and NY. She brings to her teaching her background of over 15 years of casting, directing, and acting expertise.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ALLEN NELSON
scene2@earthlink.net
818-786-7154, Fax: 818-787-6375
Nelson coaches privately for auditions and monologues, and works in-depth with actors who need to learn or strengthen their technique.

THE NEW COLLECTIVE LA
Greg Braun
6440 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
info@newcollectivela.com
www.newcollectivela.com
323-228-1880
15 student max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; No
The New Collective LA is a monthly membership organization for actors. We are the only Studio in Los Angeles that offers unlimited classes for an affordable monthly rate.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
film@nyfa.edu
www.nyfa.com
818-733-2600
This academy offers one-year and short-term programs in directing for film, acting for film, screenwriting, producing, and 3-D animation and special effects. Year-round, summer, and evening workshops available, as are hands-on total immersion workshops. The academy now offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree programs. Located in Universal Studios; branches in New York and London.

NICOLAS COSTER STUDIO
nicolascoster@yahoo.com
www.nicolascoster.com
213-952-5685
10-15 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions
Coster, on faculty at NY Film Academy, L.A., trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Neighborhood Playhouse and with Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, Milton Katselas, and Frank Silvera.

NATALIJA NOGULICH
www.natalijanogulich.com
323-464-1222
Private coaching available; Auditing is permitted
Nogulich has been teaching for over 18 years and is the founder of the Grace Players Theatre Company in Los Angeles. She offers scene study classes focusing on the Stanislavsky approach to acting.

the orchard acting workshop
Cristen Kauffman
1529 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-284-8166
cristenrob@aol.com
www.theorchardactingworkshop.com
All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
The Orchard Acting Workshop offers a healthy and balanced environment for creativity and collaboration that cultivates, nurtures, guides, and supports your talent as well as helps you discover your own unique truth. We provide you with helpful technical tools to ensure you gain the confidence you need to develop your special acting abilities.

JIM OTIS
818-543-7479
Private coaching only; All levels; No auditing; Flexible scheduling
Otis offers two private courses: a TV/film intensive, covering TV/film, commercial auditioning technique, cold reading, and business strategy; and a monologue intensive.

JOE PALESE
The Actor Space
14106 Magnolia Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
joepalese@theactorspace.com
www.theactorspace.com
818-754-4442
Private coaching available; All levels; One audit permitted; acceptance by interview; Ongoing
Actor-director-writer Palese's class focuses on scene study, improv, cold reading, and sensory work.

JEFFERY PASSERO
Studio City, CA
bluntproductions@aol.com
www.jeffpassero.com
818-506-8400
12 students per class; private audition coaching available; All levels; Auditing encouraged; Ongoing; Work study available
Passero offers scene study and audition technique classes. He has a successful casting career of more than 50 movies and began his acting career at the Roundabout Theatre before taking over casting there.

THE PINE CREEK BLONDE
ACTING STUDIO
Gene Desrochers
10951 Pico Blvd., Ste. 203
Los Angeles, CA
problemsolvergene@yahoo.com
310-709-6545
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Desrochers offers comprehensive classes on audition technique, scene study, and career counseling.

PLAYHOUSE WEST SCHOOL AND REPERTORY THEATRE
4250 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
www.playhousewest.net
818-881-6520
Free audit required
Founded in 1981, the playhouse, which has a second North Hollywood location, Playhouse West Studio Two, regularly develops and stages plays with members of the advanced technique class.

power poise
performance with
Sharon jakubecy
info@alexandertechniquela.org
www.alexandertechniquela.org
310-383-1796
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; complimentary assessments offered; Ongoing
In the Power Poise Performance program, you gain tools to release interfering tension that stops you from achieving your peak potential. You develop a heightened physical awareness, an ability to quiet and calm your nerves, and a connectedness to your voice that fills a room. Using the Alexander Technique, Sharon helps writers, singers, actors, musicians, camera operators, and directors claim their confidence by learning how to masterfully return to a balanced, neutral, and grounded stature. Without the tension of fear, you can "nail" demanding performances, auditions, and high-stakes meetings with a resonant and engaging voice and an open and charismatic body language. She is on the faculty at Stella Adler Academy of Acting-LA in Hollywood. The LA Opera, Women in Theater, The Dating Coach, Vox Humana, Unknown Theater, and Children's Hospital have sought her to teach her "secret weapons" that help their members be loose, light, and dynamic when under pressure. Excel onstage, on camera, and in the spotlight with Sharon Jakubecy.

STEVE RAILSBACK
Artworks Theatre
6583 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
steverailsback@gmail.com
310-780-7080
14 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted
Actor and coach Steve Railsback was a student of Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio and has spent several years working in film, television, and theater. Railsback feels an actor's performance is more than the memorization of words and exclusively works with actors committed to and passionate about their craft.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

RANDOLPH STUDIO FOR ACTOR TRAINING
Kate Randolph
randolphstudio4actors@adelphia.net
www.belletheplay.com
323-356-5051, Fax: 323-851-1454
Small classes; private coaching available; Auditing is permitted upon request; Ongoing
Randolph teaches concrete, universal tools, with an emphasis on finding joy in the work. Her class is supportive and nurturing while pushing each actor to take risks and go beyond perceived limitations.

DALE REHFELD
daleypack@aol.com
www.daleyclass.com
818-986-9733
Private coaching available
Rehfeld combines a cold reading/acting class with a hands-on showcase in an effort to create "a supportive, intimate workshop setting."

ALLAN RICH
www.allanrich.com,
www.aleapfromthemethod.com
323-465-4007
Private coaching only; Professional
Rich teaches serious professionals the same "organic technique" he uses in his own work. Rich's newest book is "A Leap From the Method: An Organic Approach to Acting."

RICHARD SEYD ACTING STUDIO
4949 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 203
Los Angeles, CA 90027
studio@seydways.com
www.seydways.com
323-668-1475
12 students per class; Intermediate to professional; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Voted by readers of Back Stage for the last three years as one of the top four acting schools in Los Angeles. "Richard Seyd knows what he's doing. You cannot do better," says Peter Coyote.

ROB REECE ACTORS WORKSHOP
robreece.method@gmail.com
www.methodacting.com
310-497-0611/415-928-8929 (San Francisco)
Free audit available
Rob Reece is a 37-year veteran of film, TV, and theatre. Based in Los Angeles with classes in San Francisco, Reece teaches Progressive Method Acting, which he describes as "in-depth instrument work, craft tools described and demonstrated, understanding tension, inspiration, character work, script analysis, and the unconscious creative process."

RON BURRUS
STUDIO OF ACTING
at the Pico Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
info@ronburrus.com
www.ronburrus.com
310-497-1430, Fax: 212-689-0087
16 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Year-round; Available for conservatory students only
Offers a foundation technique intensive, script/character breakdown, on-camera film workshops, master classes and NY/LA business of acting seminar, and a one-year evening conservatory program.

AL ROSSI
818-902-1538/323-953-4000, ext. 2975
12 students max
Rossi, a veteran actor-director, is head of acting at LACC's Theatre Academy, the oldest continuous actor-training program on the West Coast. Shakespeare is his specialty.

STAN ROTH
West Hollywood, CA
sandbroth@att.net
www.stanroth.com
323-930-2424
Limited class sizes; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Stan Roth teaches cold reading and scene study intensive classes and offers private audition coaching at his studio in the West Hollywood area. Admission is by interview and audition.
Other: Audition Technique/
Cold Reading

THE SACRED ACTOR
Josh Galitsky
3017B Second St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
josh@sacredactor.com
www.sacredactor.com
310-392-8212
6-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing by appt. only; Sessions start each month; Work study may be available through accompanying theaters
A safe, nurturing, nonjudgmental space for all levels to break through fears, perform your most genuine, powerful work and audition with unbreakable confidence and book. Advanced classes produce dynamic original work for live stage performance.

JOE SALAZAR
323-882-6433
Small class sizes; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Classes focus on scene study, monologue work, character creation, improvisational skills, and audition techniques that are designed to create the environment of auditions.

SAM CHRISTENSEN STUDIOS
10440 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
scsimage@aol.com
www.samchristensen.com
818-506-0783, Fax: 818-506-8941
14 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Work study available
Christensen, a former casting director for "M*A*S*H," teaches ongoing classes that assist actors in becoming the most confident, powerful, and compelling individuals they can be.

SANDRA K. HORNER PERFORMANCE STUDIO
skhperformance@aol.com
www.sandrakhorner.com
818-997-6740, Fax: (818-997-6740
6-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Free monthly demo classes; Ongoing; Barters are available
Horner teaches a pure form of Robert Lewis' script analysis which empowers your auditions and puts you in command of any text.

THE SANFORD MEISNER CENTER
5124 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
admissions@themeisnercenter.com
www.themeisnercenter.com
818-509-9651
20 students max; All levels; Auditing allowed after interview only; By sessions
The Sanford Meisner Center believes that the purpose of an acting school is to get actors working professionally, and that begins with professional level training. To do something well, you need to do it every day. With those tenets in mind, the center has developed powerful programs to get actors results.Launched in 1995 by Sanford Meisner and Martin Barter, the center is the only school in Los Angeles founded with Mr. Meisner himself. Now headed by Martin Barter, Mr. Meisner's assistant for over 12 years, the center teaches the Meisner technique in it's original two-year program the way Sandy taught it. Accelerated five-week intensives are also offered, as well as graduate-level scene-study classes and screenwriting classes. Graduates have gone on to win 10 Academy Awards, eight Emmys, and six Tonys.
Other: Conservatory/University

THE SANFORD MEISNER STUDIO
Alex Taylor
4150 Riverside Dr., Ste. 205
Burbank, CA 91505
themeisnerstudio@yahoo.com
www.thesanfordmeisnerstudio.com
818-335-1140
12-14 students per class; All levels; Interview required for acceptance, audit by arrangement after the interview; Onging intensives; traditional Meisner programs begin in January and in September
Led by Alex Taylor, The Sanford Meisner Studio is a dynamic and inspiring acting center that gives students a clear, step-by-step approach to the craft of acting. The studio's pure Meisner training allows actors to gain confidence in their artistic choices and develop the complete freedom to express. The studio believes an acting school in Los Angeles should provide an actor the training to work quickly and creatively and provide students a comprehensive set of "acting tools" that support them throughout their acting career. The studio's primary goal is to spark passion in students that will ultimately forward their acting career to the next level.
Other: Conservatory/University

SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE ACTORS' WORKSHOP
1211 Fourth St., Ste. 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391
education@santamonicaplayhouse.com
www.santamonicaplayhouse.com
310-394-9779, ext. 673, Fax: (310-393-5573
Private coaching available
"To the actor," says co-artistic director Chris DeCarlo, "class is that special environment we create for ourselves in which we may practice the ritual of discovering our creative being." That's the kind of environment DeCarlo strives to create at the Santa Monica Playhouse in this eight-week workshop that uses improv to teach actors to make powerful and immediate choices for auditions, as well as performance work, by unleashing creativity, developing exciting characters, and conquering the critic within. He is entering his 40th year as director of the workshop. Acceptance to classes is by interview only.

DAVID NATHAN SCHWARTZ
dnsactingclass@msn.com
www.davidnathanschwartz.com
310-435-4322
Private audition and on-set coaching available
Schwartz helps the actor develop and define his or her own set of flexible and practical approaches to acting and the auditioning process.

SCOTT COLOMBY WORKSHOP
management@scottcolomby.com
www.scottcolomby.com
323-650-6472
Auditing is encouraged
Colomby's workshop has expanded its horizons. Originally conceived as a class geared toward the actor's personal growth within the confines of a scene study group, it has now added showcasing and production of plays. Colomby said his reasons are multifaceted: In his opinion, scene study class can limit an actor's spheres of concentration to himself, while working in a class on a play, then producing it, challenges an actor to explore his role from a larger perspective. Actors who appreciate this will start to understand the arc of their characters within a piece of writing - an awareness that should open up opportunities, in Colomby's view, because actors will better appreciate the intent of the writer, director, producer, and casting director. Auditing is encouraged.

SCOTT SEDITA ACTING STUDIOS
Scott Sedita, Tony Rago
526 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
scottsedita@aol.com
www.scottseditaacting.com;
www.sitcomacting.com;
www.makingitinhollywoodbook.com
323-465-6152, Fax: 323-465-6202
16 students per class; All levels; Limited auditing permitted; contact the studio for specifics; Ongoing
Former agent and casting director Scott Sedita, the 2008 Back Stage Readers Choice winner for favorite acting coach, is also the author of the best-selling books "The Eight Characters of Comedy" and "Scott Sedita's Guide to Making It in Hollywood." The Sedita Studio is where the actor's craft and career come together. Sedita has helped developed the careers of Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Christopher Meloni, Emma Roberts, Josh Duhamel, Chace Crawford and many others. Sedita is best known for his One Day Comedy Intensive and Professional Audition Technique class. Todd Rohrbacher heads the comedy department and teaches the On-Camera TV/Film Comedy class. Deborah Quayle teaches the On-Camera TV/Film Drama class. Patrick Munoz teaches Nuts & Bolts, an Introduction to TV/Film Acting and provides training in voice and speech. Elizabeth Bauman teaches the on-camera kids workshop.

SHAWN NELSON FILM ACTING MASTER CLASS
c/o Actor's Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91602
shawnnelsonusa@yahoo.com
shawnnelson.info
818-762-8439
10 students max; industry referral only; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Free audit required; Ongoing, every Tuesday evening
Nelson, coach to stars and working actors for over 25 years, teaches weekly on-camera classes. Work and notes are recorded on the actor's mini-DVD or memory stick.

KATT SHEA
P.O. Box 3195
Santa Clarita, CA 91386
www.kattshea.com
661-268-8611
Limited class size; private and on-set coaching available; All levels
Well-known Peabody award-winning writer-director Shea offers scene study, script analysis, cold reading, and audition prep classes, as well as private coaching at her Studio City and Santa Clarita locations.

CLAIR SINNETT
531 Main St. #1135
El Segundo, CA 90245
info@actorsworking.com
www.actorsworking.com
310-606-0813, Fax: 310-414-0010
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted except for weekend intensives; Ongoing
Sinnett offers intensive two-day TV/film audition and marketing workshops, based on her book "Actors Working-The Actor's Guide to Marketing Success", and on going workshops.

MARCIE SMOLIN
4475 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
marcie@theactorscircle.com
www.theactorscircle.com
310-837-4536
8-12 students per class; All levels; Reduced class fee; Ongoing; Work study/internships available
Smolin, who began as a child actor and was a regular on two TV series, has been coaching actors for over 18 years. She had a student or two in almost every blockbuster film this summer.

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY
P.O. Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197
education@scr.org
www.scr.org
714-708-5577, Fax: 714-708-5529
18 students (youth and teen class); 20 (adult class); 30 (professional intensive); All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Workstudy permitted on a case-by-case basis
This respected Orange County theater has an extensive education program through the Theatre Conservatory, directed by Hisa Takakuwa. The conservatory includes a progressive multiyear youth and teen program, with its introductory summer theater workshop. The adult program, for those 18 and older, offers weekly evening classes in beginning through advanced acting, improvisation, acting for the camera, musical theater, screenwriting, and play writing. The four acting levels take students from the fundamentals through advanced technique, including individual instruction in performance, scene work, characterization, and script analysis. The Professional Intensive Program is an eight-week summer course for serious career actors, who are accepted through audition. Classes include audition technique, script analysis, voice, Shakespeare, and physical characterization. The director of the Professional Intensive Program is LADCC winner Karen Hensel, who teaches alongside a staff of seasoned professionals.Other: Young Performers

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MUSICAL THEATRE
Mo Caudell
P.O. Box 2023
Malibu, CA 90265
www.musicaltheatreproductions.com
310-456-1763
Southern California Musical Theatre offers musical theater for children, teens, and adults. Newcomers work with professional actors.

STAGING COURT ACTORS LAB
Cheryl Lubin
at The Complex Hollywood
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
clubin@earthlink.net
www.stagingcourtworkshops.com
818-317-0140
15 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Staging Court offers a unique, nurturing, and rigorous approach to improvisation and scene study for actors in the heart of Hollywood. A renowned nationwide speaker on courtroom drama, she uses techniques from the courtroom to help students recognize nuance, passion, sense of place, and intense scene study and audition techniques.

STEINLEIN PRODUCTIONS INSTITUTE
Iris Steinlein
5405 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 273
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@steinleinproductions.com
www.steinleinproductions.com
323-934-6280
15 students max; Beginner and intermediate; Auditing not permitted; By sessions, private coaching year-round; All participants will undergo an audition for a short-film shot in August
Young actors receive intensive training on the international level. Learn innovative techniques for your craft and gain new perspectives during this individualized program.

STEPHANIE LLOYD ON CAMERA ACTORS' WORKSHOP
949-497-8274
Private coaching available
Billed as "the L.A. Workshop in Orange County," Lloyd's actors training center focuses on talent development, career coaching, and establishing connections in the entertainment industry.

STEPHEN BOOK ACTING WORKSHOP
stephenbook@stephenbook.com
www.stephenbook.com
323-461-4263
Private coaching available; Must attend a free seminar to be eligible to apply; Ongoing
Book, an author and former faculty member at Juilliard and USC, teaches a technique for improvising performances while speaking scripted lines.

STEPPENWOLF WEST
info@steppclasseswest.com
www.steppclasseswest.com
Small class sizes; Free introductory workshops several times a year; 10-to-12-week sessions
Offers exclusive scene study classes and workshops taught by members of Steppenwolf Theatre's acclaimed ensemble in an environment where actors' work is respected and practicing craft is paramount.

STEVE TRUITT COACHING
stevetruitt@verizon.net
www.stevetruitt.com
310-463-9056
Private coaching only; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Truitt is a working host as well as a certified life coach and NLP practitioner. He coaches actors in hosting, standup, copy interpretation, and guides them to discovering the keys to success.

STUART ROGERS' ACTING STUDIO
Theatre Tribe
5267 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
info@stuartrogersstudios.com
www.stuartrogersstudios.com
888-579-5738
Private coaching available; All levels; By sessions and ongoing
Rogers has taught for the last 10 years.His students have won Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards. The studio offers classes in scene study and audition technique for all levels.
Other: Audition Technique/
 Cold Reading

STUDIO C ARTISTS
John Coppola and Michael Sonntag
6448 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
info@studiocartists.com
www.studiocartists.com
323-988-1175, Fax: 323-988-2144
20 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Internships are available
Offers a curriculum of acting classes, career-related seminars, and workshops. Teachers are industry professionals who train each actor to use and market his or her individual talents, assets, and personality.

SUSAN GIOSA'S ACTING WORKSHOP
Santa Monica, CA
susan@susangiosa.com
www.susangiosa.com
310-828-8544
20 students max, Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted and mandatory; Ongoing
Award-winning actor Giosa, who trained extensively with Larry Moss, teaches a unique emotional technique. Classes focus on scene study, emotional exercises, script analysis, and advanced character work.

JOHN SWANBECK
1731 N. Normandie #19
Los Angeles, CA 90027
js@blueswanfilms.com
www.swanbeckstudios.com
310-722-8463
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
A working film director teaches specific, tangible skills that directors require in auditions and that actors can quickly and easily apply to their auditions, in order to be both cinematic and powerful on camera.

TAKE AFTER TAKE
dennis@takeaftertake.com
www.takeaftertake.com
Veteran actor-producer-director Dennis Sakamoto offers two one-day professional workshops to prepare actors for the reality of acting on a film set.

TED BRUNETTI STUDIO
1445 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
ted@tedbrunetti.com
310 403-0213
8-12 per class; private coaching available; All levels; Call for free audit, enrollment by interview and referral only; Work study available
Uta Hagen's protégé for over 18 years, Brunetti works as producer, director, coach, actor, faculty, and guest faculty at the most prestigious directing and acting programs and institutions across the U.S., including the USC School of Cinematic Arts (graduate and undergraduate film directors); USC's Peter Stark Program (graduate producers); The American Film Institute (directors and producers); and Occidental College (directors). As an actor, Ted has worked with Diane Paulus, Rob Marshall, Jerry Zaks, Al Pacino, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others. As a coach and assistant, Ted has had the honor of working with George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Drew Carey, Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, Nichole Tom, Tyra Banks, Mya, Busta Rhymes, Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains"), Bob Koherr, Valarie Pettiford, and many other renowned actors, athletes, and musicians. Brunetti works with the major networks, studios, casting directors, agents and managers, preparing clients for auditions and performances on-set/on-location. His on-camera classes focus on the "practical professional skills and awareness" needed to build bridges from the classroom to the professional workplace, and how to "prepare to work, not audition." New classes include Being Directed, where actors are directed in film and television scenes each week; and Up Close and Personal, taught by Marilyn McIntyre, which deals with personalization of the material applied to working with a camera, in particular, the close-up shots. Brunetti keeps with his mentor Uta Hagen's principle of keeping prices as affordable as possible for actors he works with.

TERRY BERLAND -
BERLAND CASTING
Terry Berland
c/o 310 Casting Studios
2329 Purdue Ave.
Los Angeles, 90064
www.berlandcasting.com
310-775-6608
13 students per class; All levels
Berland teaches an on-camera technique workshop designed to enable talent to give the small commercial space multiple dimensions and reveal depth and layers of their personality in less than 30 seconds. She says, "through becoming familiar with how to utilize space, beats, and moments, talent will then have control of their audition and be able to apply who they are and how they feel to any given situation. The end result will be a performance that is connected and involved in the scene, as opposed to a sell." Berland is a Cleo Award-winning casting director who has been casting commercials for more than 20 years, co-author of the book "Breaking Into Commercials," and called on nationally to teach commercial acting. In L.A., she offers a six-week on-camera workshop.

THEATRE GROUP STUDIO
Lorinne Vozoff, artistic director
2653 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
faculty@theatregroupstudio.com
www.theatregroupstudio.com
310-839-9771
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Theatre Group Studio teaches Method acting using objective, problem, action, emotional memory, and imagination along with the inner creative state, super objective, and core as defined by Stanislavsky.

THEATRE WEST ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
staff@theatrewest.org
818-851-4839
Audition is required
This program provides a weekly three-hour class conducted by Laura James, professional director-teacher-actor. Theatre West has been a professional artistic cooperative for actors, writers, directors and designers for almost 50 years.

TIGERTAINMENT STUDIOS
Westwood, CA
create@tigertainment.com
www.tigertainment.com
310-287-9809
12 students max; All levels; Auditing permitted with RSVP; Classes periodically throughout the year; Work study available
Director-producer Michael John's studio offers acting workshops in cold reading, improv, scene study, audition techniques, and stage combat.

MARK TILLMAN, CSA
www.tillmancasting.com
310-557-2565
Tillman has been casting for 25 years. Classes focus on understanding the character, freeing emotions, and strengthening communication to help his students in the audition.

TIM PHILLIPS STUDIO - L.A.
2124 S. Redondo Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
tphillipstudio@yahoo.com
www.timphillipsstudio.com
310-772-8262
Private coaching available; Interview and referral required for all classes; Ongoing and by sessions
Phillips currently has three ongoing audition classes, monthly lectures, and a quarterly scene study class with an invited presentation at the end.

TOM TODOROFF
STUDIO
at the Magicopolis Theatre
1418 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
losangelesstudio@tomtodoroff.com
www.tomtodoroff.com
310-428-3388
The class provides a personalized road map to reach your highest potential as an actor in a uniquely supportive studio. Actors work on scenes, monologues, auditioning, musical pieces, cold reading, on-camera technique, and original material. Also has NY studio.

TONY TORRISI'S ACTING WORKSHOP
310-569-1439
Small class sizes; private coaching available; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
A 35-year acting veteran, he now teaches classes covering cold reading, improvisation, scene work, and camera technique, for "a well-rounded approach."

THE TOTAL WORKSHOP FOR ACTING, CREATED BY
MICHAEL SAVAGE
sirtonyfilms@live.com
www.thetotalworkshopforacting.com
818-762-5769
Private coaching available; Auditing is permitted
Savage is an alumni member of the Tony Award honoree The Acting Company, founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley and a former star of "General Hospital."

TVI ACTORS STUDIO
14429 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 118
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
laadmissions@tvistudios.com
www.tvistudios.com
818-784-6500, Fax: 818-784-6533
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted for some courses; By sessions and ongoing; Internships and work study available
TVI offers comprehensive and affordable acting classes, workshops, and seminars in all of its locations, including acting for film, television, and musical theater.

THE VALLETTA WORKSHOP
Al Valletta
info@vallettaworkshop.com
www.vallettaworkshop.com
760-941-3208 or 760-271-0501
20 students max; All levels; One audit permitted; Ongoing
Valletta has taught acting for film and TV for over 30 years. His workshop offers 10-week programs on film and TV acting, with showcases presented throughout the year. Classes for adults, teens, and kids.

THE VINCENT CHASE WORKSHOP
7221 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
vcworkshop@sbcglobal.net
www.vincentchaseworkshop.com
323-851-4819
Private coaching available for auditions and film assignments
The workshop holds classes six days per week that include scene study, cold reading labs and techniques, dialects and speech, commercials, comedy, improv, camera techniques, and acting theory.

THE VISION ACTING STUDIO
Justine Visone
818-506-4302
Interview required
Uses the Meisner technique word games, improvisation exercises, monologues, and cold reading on-camera to record progress. Workshops include professional guest speakers and a professional showcase.

WALLACE AUDITION TECHNIQUE
Castaway Studios
info@wallaceauditiontechnique.com
www.wallaceauditiontechnique.com
323-960-7852
8 students max; All levels; Auditing on a case-by-case basis; Classes run in 6-week cycles
Voted favorite audition teacher in the 2010 Back Stage readers' choice poll, Wallace's technique gives actors the tools to relax, own the room, and book the job.

DERYN WARREN
deryn@sbcglobal.net
www.derynwarren.com
323-936-0195
Small classes; private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced
Warren, a film director-writer-actor, and author of the popular "How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You," offers ongoing classes in audition and film/stage technique. Says Warren. "I teach how to risk and how to rise above the crowd by making exciting choices. I have directors and casting directors calling me to cast my students because they are so good. My class is recommended by the head of HBO casting, among others." An article in the L.A. Times on the class said, 'Her comments are dead-eye accurate." The small classes include script analysis, improv, and cold readings. "You work three times a night," she says. She currently offers an intermediate/advanced class in the Mid-Wilshire area, $240 for six weeks. She also coaches actors for auditions. "My students tell me to emphasize that this class improves much more than just your audition skills, and also that I get my students work," says Warren.

DEBRA WATSON
Beverly Hills, CA
yellowrosesdebra@gmail.com
www.debrawatson.net
512-452-7972
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; interview by phone
Watson offers basic cold reading techniques for actors which include character development and script analysis.

DIG WAYNE
www.digwayne.com
213-793-1864
20 students max; Auditing on a pre-approved basis
Wayne is a former instructor at the Lee Strasberg Institute and a life member of the Actor's Studio. His ongoing classes focus on the study and practice of the Method, stressing relaxation, animal work, and sensory exercises.

WCI STUDIOS-BILLY COWART
7542 Collett Ave.
Lake Balboa, CA
billy.wcistudios@mac.com
www.wcistudios.com
310-230-5358
8 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; serious students only; Two hour intro session and one free class; Ongoing
The studio specializes in the right brain and the physiology of feelings. Classes are on-camera and in audition format, with industry guest teachers in addition to staff, and a 13-hour marketing intensive.

CLIFF WEISSMAN
661-803-5038
A New York-trained theater actor, Weissman studied with Margie Haber, Tim Phillips, and Caryn West. He teaches and coaches audition and cold-reading workshops.

WEIST-BARRON-HILL ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
4300 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505
wbhillacting@aol.com
www.weistbarronhillacting.com
818-846-5595
All levels; Auditing is permitted
Offers an array of on-camera classes, but the centerpiece is the ten session commercial TV workshop. They use their own cold reading technique, devised over the years.

WENDY HAINES IGNITE YOUR CAREER WORKSHOPS
mk@wendyhaines.com
www.wendyhaines.com
310-395-3246
30 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Work study available upon request
Haines developed a system to master the "inner game" of succeeding in your acting career. "Discover what holds you back, effectively move beyond what keeps you stuck, and set goals to achieve what you want."

WILLIAM ALDERSON STUDIO
1103 N. El Centro Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
actmeisner@aldersonstudio.com
www.aldersonstudio.com
323-466-0799
16 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing
Alderson came to Los Angeles in 1994 and now offers the Meisner technique in its intended two-year study period. Classes meet twice a week, and include a number of exercises that act as steps for actors to use in their instinctive and intuitive approach to character.

ART WOLFF
artsake@earthlink.net
www.artwolff.com
323-276-1299
Small class size; private coaching; Auditing not permitted; admission by interview; Ongoing
Two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn says: "Art Wolff has a special gift for getting the best out of an actors' talent. He has the understanding of craft to build on that talent and the generosity of spirit to encourage the confidence an actor needs to apply his craft to his talent." As a teacher, Art Wolff spent seven years on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; as a director, he's helmed 16 TV pilots, including "Seinfeld," and five Broadway plays, including "Penn & Teller." For 25 years, Wolff has taught, coached, or directed many of New York and Hollywood's top actors including Kate Walsh, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Dakota Fanning. Matthew Modine called Wolff "one of the major artists in my life." Says Wolff about his approach to acting, "If you want to glow like a star, you have to walk through the fire. Which means you have to work without a net, to make bold, exciting choices. You have to make every scripted moment seem unscripted. You have to work with controlled abandon. My classes are small, and everybody works each week, with sufficient time to work and rework the scenes, which are from current TV shows, films, and plays - many of them casting and shooting right now. And I teach all my classes. If you study with me, you are taught by me."

THE WORKSHOP WITH
JEFFREY TAMBOR
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
staff@jeffreytamborworkshop.com
www.jeffreytamborworkshop.com
323-644-3380
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Elizabeth Payne's practical approach to training helps actors identify their casting, play to their strengths for auditions, establish a professional game plan, and make their work stand out from the crowd. Class time is devoted to a combination of group and individual exercises and scene study. She combines Stanislavsky-based methods with improv theater games and outside-in techniques to give the actor a variety of ways "in" to the text. Payne is a professional actor and coach; she holds an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater, where she was a company and faculty member. She has also taught at the American Musical Theater of San Jose and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Most recently she helped found, develop, and coordinate Jeffrey Tambor's advanced acting workshop. Ongoing classes for all levels are held Tue. evenings, 7-11 p.m., at the Sidewalk Studio Theater in Toluca Lake. The cost is $250 every six weeks. Auditing is encouraged, and an interview is required for acceptance.

Audition
Technique/
Cold Reading

THE CASTING PLAYHOUSE
Raleigh Studios
650 N. Bronson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
thecastingplayhouse@gmail.com
www.thecastingplayhouse.com
310-922-6821
14 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Created by CD Jason Buyer,the Casting Playhouse offers kids, teens, and adults group and private audition technique classes, all on camera with honest and direct feedback.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

paul gutrecht
888-732-3257
info@auditionandactingcoach.com
info@auditionandactingcoach.com
Ongoing
Small classes, semiprivate and private coaching that focus on the work-life realities of actors. Whoever gets enough auditions to stay relaxed and confident about the process? Use ongoing audition simulations to prep for any upcoming auditions and to stay in shape in between them. Learn to handle anything that throws you off, ranging from a distracting waiting room environment to on-the-fly adjustments to your work at auditions or on-set. Develop camera sense: how you adapt your acting to the camera. Please also see our ad in this issue.

DAVID LEHMAN STUDIO
Julia Huffman, teacher and director
1819 W. Verdugo
Burbank, CA
filmactingcoach@yahoo.com
www.filmactingcoach.com
818-845-1549
12 students max; All levels; Free audit available; Ongoing
After studying with David for 8 years, Julia Huffman is now the studio director and teacher of David Lehman's Studio. Classes cover cold reading and on camera memorized scenes.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

JAMES HARPER
actinup0427@yahoo.com
818-749-4678
Private coaching only; All levels; Ongoing
A Juilliard grad, award-winning actor/producer, and casting associate, he has taught at universities and colleges. Harper specializes in audition coaching and ongoing once the job is secured.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; On-Camera Technique

JACK HELLER
323-850-6328
Private coaching only; All levels
Jack Heller is an award-winning director and a working actor. He studied with Harold Clurman, Robert Lewis, and Uta Hagen.

KARI NISSENA
blissprods@yahoo.com
www.karinissena.com
213-397-8069
Private coaching to large seminars; All levels; Free phone consult; Ongoing and special events; Possible work study available
Coaching and career development specializing in realistic acting and creating major breakthroughs on the business side.

MARCI LIROFF'S AUDITION BOOTCAMP
liroffcasting@sbcglobal.net
www.marciliroff.com
818-784-5434
Small class size; private coaching available via Skype; For working professionals, not beginners; By session
Casting director Marci Liroff has a passion for teaching as well as casting. From "Blade Runner" and "ET" to "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday," from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Footloose" to "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," Liroff has long been one of the busiest casting directors in Hollywood. Having worked for over 30 years with the industry's top producers, directors, and actors, her extensive knowledge of the casting process is invaluable for anyone looking to make the most of their audition opportunities. Liroff offers three-night intensive courses in Los Angeles to learn how to "nail it." Hers is a hone-and-tone course, not a fundamental skills class, and is aimed at working professionals, not those with limited audition experience. The course provides a clear perspective on the business of acting and explores audition techniques, audition etiquette, online opportunities, and covers the do's and don'ts of auditioning from the points of view of directors, producers, studio executives and casting directors.Other: Business of Acting

THE RICHARD LAWSON STUDIOS
4450 Tobias Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
richard@richardlawson.net
www.richardlawsonstudios.com
818-793-8767, Fax: 818-990-0369
20 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted but there is a free open class once a month; 16-week courses, must be taken from beginning to end
Lawson is an award-winning actor-director with 30 years experience, having appeared in more than 50 films, 100 TV shows, and 50 plays. He offers a "professional development program."
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

RISA BRAMON GARCIA MASTER CLASS
c/o Avery Schreiber Theatre
11050 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
risabramongarcia@sbcglobal.net
818-986-9777
61 students per class; Professional; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
A full-day workshop that focuses on the audition: interpreting the text, making the best choices for the scene and the character, connecting with the other character(s), staying truthful, honest, authentic, and still making the boldest choices for oneself. Class is by invitation, with professional references.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

MELISSA SKOFF
melissaskoffacting@gmail.com
www.melissaskoff.com
818-760-2058
Ongoing classes for adults. New ongoing teen classes and kids classes; private coaching availabel for all ages; Advanced and professional; Audition is required
Casting director Skoff teaches cold reading and audition technique classes for working and advanced actors. She has cast more than 100 feature films, MOWs, pilots, and series. In 2001 she was named among Hollywood's Top 20 TV Casting Directors by Ross Reports. Her experience covers drama and comedy, including sketch comedy. There is an emphasis on improvisation in the class, and she has worked with many well-known comics. Skoff has been a casting executive at Warner Bros. and Fox Broadcasting, as well as casting independently. Skoff has a keen eye for talent and has cast such stars as Vince Vaughn, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, David Spade, Lauren Graham, and Catherine Bell early in their careers. Skoff creates a positive environment that encourages actors to challenge their skills and make exciting choices. Industry professionals visit and work with the class. Skoff holds a B.A. in theater, film, and television from UCLA. Classes are purchased by the month. Disclaimer: No guarantee of employment.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

STEVE EASTIN STUDIO
10107 Camarillo St.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
steve@eastinstudio.com
www.eastinstudio.com
818-980-9828
Private coaching available; Free audit provided
Steve Eastin Studio offers ongoing on-camera instruction to small classes of working actors and actors starting out. Eastin, who has been teaching for 20 years, is known for his lead roles in "Con Air," "Catch Me If You Can," "Field of Dreams," "A Man Apart," and "Up In the Air."
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Business of Acting

the actor's journey
Stanley Livingston, CEO and lead
instructor
Studio City, CA
323-656-4275
school@theactorsjourney.com
www.theactorsjourney.com
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
The Actor's Journey is not about "acting" or "performance skills." The Actor's Journey is a powerful new program developed to teach aspiring actors the industry-specific business and career-development skills needed to launch, advance, and sustain careers. These are skills not taught at any of the schools, colleges, universities, or academies that teach "acting." Why spend years, if not decades, down in the trenches? Learn everything about the "industry" and how to function in it from 100 distinguished and award-winning entertainment-industry veterans who have already traveled down the road you are about to take. These are not teachers far removed from the processes that lead to work; these are professionals who have been there, done that - and succeeded. Four-session program lets you learn from the ultimate authorities how to make all the right decisions and career moves from day one. 10107 Camarillo St.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602


Classical

THE ANTAEUS ACADEMY
5114 Lankershim Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
academy@antaeus.org
www.antaeus.org
818-506-5436, Fax: 818-506-5479
26-28 students per class; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing is permitted; Classical Styles meets in Fall and Spring; Shakespeare Workout is ongoing; Limited work study internships available
A project of the Antaeus Company, the academy trains actors in classical styles in a series of 12-week scene study workshops. All actors participating in the classical styles are eligible for casting in Antaeus Company readings, workshops, and productions. Admission to workshop by audition only; will consider professionals and beginners with strong potential.

MARTIN JAGO
Los Angeles, CA
www.martinjago.net
626-379-0205
All levels; Classes by appt. only
Jago's special emphasis is on classical theater, focusing on Shakespeare. He also teaches contemporary on-camera technique, cold-reading, scene prep, improvisation, and more, combining a range of approaches from the works of a wide array of theater and film practitioners.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JENIFER PARKER - NO FEARE SHAKESPEARE
nofeare@aol.com
626-660-8818
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
20+ years experience providing a solid technical foundation for contemporary actors to gain confidence handling Shakespeare and other period plays.

KATE GEER'S SHAKESPEARE SURVIVAL SCHOOL
Kate Geer
shakespearesurvival@mac.com
www.shakespearesurvival.com
310-455-4295
Limited enrollment; private coaching available
The purpose of Geer's class is to give each actor a solid base in the classics. Geer believes after an actor conquers the classics "the rest is easy." Students of all levels work together in the same environment using an integration of approaches. Basic scansion, text analysis, verse, and prose are taught to lay a solid technical foundation for the actor. Students expand and perfect audition material, polish the fine points of speech and delivery technique, and work on more intricate scenes from Shakespeare as well as other classic literature. Actors are encouraged and welcome to use the class to develop contemporary audition monologues. Each actor is treated on an individual basis according to their own needs and interests. Classes are located at the Carousel Stage, Topanga, CA. Geer has extensive list of theatrical credits, including roles in repertory with ACT, APA, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. She is currently active in television and film and has worked with such notables as Eve Le Gallienne, Ellis Rabb, William Ball, Jules Irving, and John Houseman. Geer is a founding member of Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. She has been a teacher and a director of classical and contemporary acting for many years.

A NOISE WITHIN
234 S. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91204
education@anoisewithin.org
www.anoisewithin.org
818-240-0910, ext. 5
5-20 students per class; private coaching available; All levels, including children; Working audits are permitted; Ongoing; Acting and production internships offered in fall and spring
The company offers conservatory and internship programs that provide focused, personal attention from skilled, working professionals in a welcoming environment that seeks to develop the whole artist.Conservatory classes include Speaking Shakespeare, Acting Shakespeare, and the Classics Workout.

WILL GEER THEATRICUM BOTANICUM ACADEMY OF THE CLASSICS
Ellen Geer, artistic director
1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
academy@theatricum.com
www.theatricum.com
310-455-2322, ext. 222, Fax: 310-455-3724
10-16 students per class; All levels; Ellen Geer's master class limited to professional actors and directors, audition required; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Internships available as well as a limited number of professional training packages
Offerings include a five-week, 90-hour summer intensive Shakespeare seminar; a four-weekend, 65-hour winter intensive shakespeare seminar; spring and summer eight-week Shakespeare scene study and monologue workshops; a winter eight-week master class in classical theater; and a variety of technique workshops.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Commercials/Voiceover

CAROLYNE BARRY'S COMMERCIAL, IMPROV, AND ACTING WORKSHOPS
www.carolynebarry.com
323-654-2212
All levels; Interview required
In her 30-plus years in the business, Barry has been an audition teacher, appeared in more than 400 national TV commercials, cast hundreds more, published tape programs for actors on the market, and directed an Off-Broadway musical. Barry's programs offer commercial, improv, and acting workshops.

COMMERCIAL ACTING FOR ADULTS WITH ADRIENNE OMANSKY
Westside Community Adult School
310-914-3565
All levels; Registration free for adults over 60; By sessions
This course provides older adults with the fundamental skills necessary to pursue another career in the field of commercial acting, as well as the opportunity to apply competencies learned in this course by performing in industry and community showcases.

JEFF GERRARD CASTING INTENSIVE FOUR-WEEK COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP
www.jeffgerrard.com
818-782-9900
10 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions
Jeff Gerrard Casting has been offering this commercial intensive class for over 25 years. The four-week workshop is offered four times a year and covers the business and technical side of commercial acting, including specific kinds of commercial demands: eating, singing, m.o.s., props, cue cards, dialogue-driven spots, and improvisations with fellow actors.

KALMENSON & KALMENSON VOICE CASTING
Donna DuBain, director of education
105 S. Sparks St.
Burbank, CA 91506
education@kalmenson.com
www.kalmenson.com
818-377-3600, ext. 111
8-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
The owners of Kalmenson & Kalmenson commercial voice casting service have spent over 25 years educating actors. Voiceover classes are available for all levels and are taught in the same full-service recording studios where auditions are held daily. Improv and scene study classes also offered.

KILLIAN'S COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP
Killian McHugh
classes@killiansworkshop.com
www.killiansworkshop.com
323-645-6296
12-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions year round
Killian's workshops are designed to empower the actor and take the guessing out of the audition process. His technique puts the actor in control and provides the knowledge and confidence needed to book the job.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

MEGAN FOLEY CASTING
13425 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
megan@meganfoleycasting.com
www.meganfoleycasting.com
818-216-9350
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing for the ongoing class only; Year-round; Work study program available
Megan and Chuck Marra offer a weekly class as well as their famous one-day commercial intensives for adults and for kids. They also offer online mentoring and coaching.

MICHAEL DONOVAN CASTING COMMERCIAL CLASS
7805 Sunset Blvd., Sye. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.michaeldonovancasting.com
323-655-9020
Small class size; private coaching available; Ongoing
Busy film, television, theater, and commercial casting director Michael Donovan teaches a three-week commercial technique class. Classes are taught on-camera.

ORANGE COUNTY COMMERCIAL ACTING WORKSHOP
Rod Michaelson
info@occaw.com
www.occaw.com
714-832-1895
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted
Ron Michaelson, the "Ditech Guy" and a working actor for more than 20 years, teaches beginning and advanced on-camera commercial classes. His school, based in Tustin, also offers an improv class, a cold reading technique class, and a scene study sitcom class.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Improv and Comedy

SANDRA MERRILL COMMERCIAL CLASS
sm@sandramerrill.com
www.sandramerrill.com
323-662-7720
A former casting director and talent agent, Merrill teaches on-camera commercial classes and offers an insider's perspective into the casting process and successful audition techniques.



SANDY HOLT/VOICECASTER
sandyloops@aol.com
310-271-8217
Private coaching available
Sandy Holt, a Chicago Second City alum, teaches a voiceover workshop for commericals and animation  that covers sharpening audition skills and booking the job, making the copy your own and being original, having fun playing different characters, and improvising and learning recording techniques. Holt produces demos custom-made to the actor's talents.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

STUART STONE CASTING
www.stonecasting.tv
323-866-1811, ext. 127
Call for interview, wait list available
A casting director for commercials, voiceovers, film, print, and television, Stuart Stone has created a commercials workshop to teach actors how to audition for the audition and excel in booking jobs, with a variety of techniques designed to help forward your career through your auditions. He is the author of "Acting Out: Your Personal Coach to a Money-Making Career in Television Commercials." His workshop is an intensive taught over four weeks, one class per week, and is designed to help students learn what advertisers and directors are looking for, how to get callbacks and turn the callbacks into bookings, find the inside understanding of what makes a successful working commercial actor, and more.


Conservatory/University

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Acting School
79 New Montgomery St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
www.academyart.edu/ep/
acting-school/index.html
800-544-2787
Founded by artists for artists, the Academy of Art University offers expanded and accredited A.A., BFA, and MFA programs, with classes that assume a love and dedication to the acting craft. All classes are taught in world-class facilities with top industry professionals.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS - LA
1336 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
admissions@ca.aada.org
www.aada.org
800-222-2867, Fax: 323-464-1128
12-25 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
The oldest acting school in the English-speaking world, the Academy was founded in 1884 and the Los Angeles branch opened in 1974. Located in the heart of Hollywood, AADA LA continues the tradition of excellence with its fully accredited two-year conservatory program, culminating in an Associate of Arts degree. Areas covered in the conservatory program include acting, voice and speech, movement, theater history and styles, fencing, makeup, musical theater, and Shakespeare among others. Classes in working on camera are offered in the second year where students apply what they've learned to film media. A select group of students are accepted into a third-year repertory company. In addition, AADA offers four and two week summer intensives in acting for the camera, audition technique, and youth theater. AADA New York is located at 120 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 800-463-8990.Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

CALARTS SCHOOL OF THEATER
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340
admiss@calarts.edu
www.calarts.edu and
http://theatercalarts.com/home
661-253-7853
8-15 students per class; Auditing by special permission only
One of the nation's leading professional training programs with an environment designed to support the creation of new work and original interpretation.

EAST WEST PLAYERS ACTORS CONSERVATORY
Marilyn Tokuda
120 N. Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
mtokuda@eastwestplayers.org
www.eastwestplayers.org
213-625-7000, ext. 15
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted with permission of the instructor; Ongoing; Limited amount of full and work study scholarships available
The nation's largest producers of Asian American artistic work and the longest running professional theater of color in the country, they offer classes for emerging and professional artists.

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
admissions@ocsarts.net
www.ocsarts.net
714-560-0900, Fax: 714-664-0463
20-30 students per class; Must have min. 2.0 GPA; Auditing not permitted; Aug.-June with summer, weekend, and evening classes available; Varies by conservatory
Nationally recognized as a premier arts school, OCHSA encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence while providing students with a environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
at Allan Hancock College
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
pcpa@pcpa.org
www.pcpa.org
805-928-7731, Fax: 805-928-7506
12-18 students per class; admission by audition; All levels; Auditing by permission only; By sessions; EMC Program
Each year, 30 students train as members of the professional equity company and also graduate with approximately 76 units of lower-division drama credits.

PROMENADE PLAYHOUSE AND CONSERVATORY
1404 Third St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
info@promenadeplayhouse.com
www.promenadeplayhouse.com
310-656-8070, Fax: 310-656-8069
10-15 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Four quarters a year with customized programs available monthly; Workstudy program available
The Promenade Conservatory, an accredited acting school, offers professional training within a two- or three-year degree program, an international program for foreign students with F-1 visa available, as well as a part-time program. Since 1995, founder and artistic director Natalia Lazarus has been at the helm of the Conservatory, which includes an Equity-approved theater, renowned 3rd Street Comedy and The Promenade Players Theatre Company. Ms. Lazarus also extends her expertise as a celebrity and international Coach privately and on sets. Advisory board members include premier actors and top industry professionals, including Alfred Molina; Ken Jeong; Mark Measures, head of the commercials, on camera & voice division at the Abrams Artists Agency; and Syd Field, known by CNN as "the guru of screenwriting." The PC is located in the Santa Monica business district, minutes from the beach. The Conservatory helps actors with customized programs through Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, On Camera, Screenwriting, Creating The One Person Show Techniques, and The Creative Keys To Success.

THE RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ACTING
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
info@ruskinschool.com
www.ruskinschool.com
310-390-4212, Fax: 310-397-4920
Class size varies; Auditing is permitted; interview required; Ongoing
John Ruskin was Sanford Meisner's apprentice, studying with him in New York and teaching for him at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. The Ruskin School offers a two-year course of study in the Meisner technique, as well as a master class for those who have previously completed the two-year program.
Other: Young Performers

STELLA ADLER ACADEMY OF ACTING - LOS ANGELES
A Studio for Actors
6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
theadler@stellaadler-la.com
www.stellaadler-la.com
323-465-4446, Fax: 323-469-6049
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available
Founded by one of the world's most respected acting teachers, the Stella Adler Studio offers a two-year conservatory program and individual classes. With six terms each year, classes include: acting technique, film/stage scene study, script analysis, theater to film audition technique, styles of acting, voice, movement, improvisation, Shakespeare, Chekhov, stage combat, dance, dialects, accent reduction, and commercial skills, all culminating in a play/film production. Ongoing professional class instructors include Benicio Del Toro, Holland Taylor, Mark Ruffalo, Kate Mulgrew, and Anthony Zerbe.

THEATRE OF ARTS
6834 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 500
Los Angeles, CA 90028
lizm@toa.edu
www.toa.edu
323-463-2500, Fax: 323-463-2645
6-10 students per class; Application and interview required for entry into the program; 12-week trimesters; Limited work study and scholarships up to $5000 available
Theatre of Arts opened in 1927 and has evolved through the leadership of outstanding directors like Max Reinhardt and Michael Chekhov into today's boutique college for the contemporary actor. TOA president James Warwick oversees the film, television, and theater programs to ensure the highest quality of teaching, productions, and preparation for a successful acting career.

UCLA EXTENSION DEPARTMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT STUDIES AND PERFORMING ARTS
entertainmentstudies@uclaextension.edu
www.uclaextension.edu/entertainment
studies
310-825-9064
This program offers a diverse and comprehensive acting curriculum taught by industry professionals. Courses cover all aspects of the business, from handling weaponry onstage to managing a career.


Improv and Comedy


ACME COMEDY THEATRE
135 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
classes@acmecomedy.com
www.acmecomedy.com
323-525-0233 or 323-525-0202 ext. 525
20 students max; All levels; some classes require an audition; Auditing with permission
ACME offers improv, sketch, and standup classes for all levels, including improv and sketch fundamentals, as well as advanced classes. The "Elements" and "Advanced Improv" series are four-week blocks that can be taken at any time, with "Elements" eight weeks total, and "Advanced Improv" 12 weeks. Students are encouraged to take the full series, but transfer credit from training at other recognized improv schools is negotiable. The improv performance class teaches ACME's signature "Soap Opera" format, including character development and pitching, costume selection, and format structure. The 12-week class includes a performance on the ACME stage using characters developed in class. The sketch performance course is ACME's most intensive class. Students write, pitch, and perform three sets of three-week shows over the course of an 11-week period. Students can perform every week, but not all sketches are approved, so collaboration is encouraged. The sketch comedy writing course is a collaborative class series that includes a show on the ACME stage, using sketches written in the class. ACME also offers a four-week "Stand-up Comedy Course," which includes one-on-one instruction, group sessions, and a performance at the end of the course. Each student receives a DVD of their final performance. ACME additionally offers a 12-week performance lab ($575) focusing on performance skills that requires an audition.

ACTORS IMPROV STUDIO
10707 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
actorsimprovstudio@earthlink.net
www.actorsimprovstudio.com
818-790-3413
16 students max; All levels; Free audit is permitted; Ongoing
Bill Applebaum, founder of Actors Improv Studio, offers ongoing improv workshops that help actors and writers become more creative, spontaneous, and relaxed.



BANG COMEDY THEATRE
457 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@bangstudio.com
www.bangstudio.com
323-653-6886
14 students max; Auditing is permitted; By semester
L.A.'s oldest home of long-form improv, Bang is known for bringing truth to actors' comedy and its classes take students from basics through complex character work and long-form improvisation in just over a year.

BARB & STEVE NORTH'S COMEDY WORKSHOP
www.funnycoach.com
818-347-5098
Steve North ("the Comedy Coach") and his wife Barb's Comedy Workshops offer a complete comedy development environment from beginner to professional. The workshops focus on the North's "comedic character" method of training performers to be comedians rather than comics, students regularly perform in the "Beyond Standup" show.

ANNE BEATTS
beattsclass@aol.com
http://modernmirth.com/anne/
annebeatts.html
310-273-1637
Beatts, the Emmy-winning original "Saturday Night Live" writer, teaches sketch comedy writing-performing in a course that culminates in a performance for an invited audience in a recognized comedy venue.

BOBBIE OLIVER - STANDUP ACADEMY
Bobbie Oliver
Ice House Comedy Club Main Room
24 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA
bobbie@bobbieoliver.net
www.standupacademy.net
323-697-8287
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Four sessions per year
Comedian Bobbie Oliver teaches three ongoing standup comedy classes in eight-week sessions. Class ends with a graduation show in the main room.

TERRY BOLO
323-650-5968
Small class size; All levels
Bolo, an original founding member of the Groundlings, teaches a half-day crash course in improv, familiarizing people with the rules and structure.

THE COMEDY ACADEMY
Craig Anton
comedyacademy@gmail.com
www.thecomedyacademy.com
310-413-6633
Limited class size; private coaching available; All levels
Comedy Academy emphasis is on comedy scene study. Classes show actors how to bring more of themselves to each role and how to dig out and discover the funny.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

COMEDYSPORTZ LOS ANGELES
733 N. Seward St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
mail@comedysportzla.com
www.comedysportzla.com
323-871-1193, Fax: 323-871-1192
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted in the beginner class; 4-to-8-week workshops throughout the year; Internships available
This approach to improvisation organizes teams of performers in athletic-style competition. L.A.'s own 21-plus-years professional team offers improv workshops, plus a Sunday team that performs for the public.

THE EMPTY STAGE IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY THEATRE
Bill Johnson
info@emptystage.com
www.emptystage.com
310-600-6109
All levels; One-time registration fee required
Offers basic and intermediate improv classes as well as drop-in advanced classes. There are weekend performances as well as sketch shows on Thu. at 8 p.m., featuring members of the improv classes.

THE GAY MAFIA IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP
thegaymafia@yahoo.com
www.thegaymafia.net,
www.mikeplayer.net
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Work study is available
This workshop is led by Mike Player, director and head writer for the improv/sketch comedy troupe The Gay Mafia and a graduate of the Warner Bros. comedy writers' workshop.

THE GROUNDLINGS SCHOOL
7307 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
school@groundlings.com
www.groundlings.com
323-934-4747
Small class sizes; All levels; Auditing not permitted but auditions are run like the first day of a class and are free; Sessions every six weeks throughout the year
This 30-year-old sketch comedy institution, home of the famous Groundlings performing troupe, offers improvisation classes taught by Groundlings and alumni in a safe, structured, and supportive atmosphere. Students with previous acting or improv experience are recommended to audition for Basic, the first level of the core program which teaches the fundamentals of the Groundlings's world-renowned form of improv. Extension workshops for beginners are also offered that do not require an audition. Sessions begin every six weeks; specific registration dates are available on the website or by phone.

H2F COMEDY WORKSHOPS
Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz
3406 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
www.comedycasting.com
818-845-9721
All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
Classes focus on joke structure and building the basics of riffing, tagging, joke writing, creating charcater, finding a voice, improv, sketch, and working the crowd.

HARVEY LEMBECK COMEDY WORKSHOP
Helaine Lembeck, Artistic Director
lembeckworkshop@sbcglobal.net
www.harveylembeckcomedyworkshop
.com
310-271-2831
Private coaching available; Beginning, intermediate, and advanced; Audits by arrangement only
Emmy-winning director Michael Lembeck and his sister Helaine Lembeck took over these comedy classes 27 years ago, 19 years after the late Harvey Lembeck began the workshop. The workshop offers classes aimed at the trained working actor wanting to specialize in comedy. Workshops are designed to teach the actor how to play comedy legitimately in a scene, using improv as a tool to enhance comedic skills for sitcoms, TV, and film. Students participate onstage three or four times each night. Critiques are by tinstructors only. Former students include Robin Williams, Penny Marshall, John Ritter, Kim Cattrall, Bryan Cranston, John Larroquette, Jenna Elfman, Ted McGinley, Marilu Henner, Mary Kay Place, Lenny Clark, Alan Rachins, Scott Baio, David Leisure, Sally Kirkland, and Sharon Stone.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

IMPRO THEATRE
1727 N. Vermont, Ste. 211
Los Feliz, CA 90027
improlosangeles@gmail.com
www.improtheatre.com
323-401-6162
15 students per class; Nonactors to professional; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing and workshops; Internships programs available
The Impro Theatre School teaches the skills necessary to improvise full-length plays. They focus on truth in the moment and allow comedy to arise out of that.

IMPROV COMEDY WAY WITH
ANDY GOLDBERG
Andy Goldberg
Avery Schreiber Theatre
11050 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
www.offthewallcomedy.net
310-283-4027
Private coaching available; Ongoing
Goldberg, author of "Improv Comedy," has been teaching for more than 20 years. His classes emphasize character development through exercises, games, and scene work.

IO WEST
6336 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
laclasses@ioimprov.com
http://west.ioimprov.com/
323-962-7560
Born in Chicago 25 years ago, IO is best known for its long-form improvisation, including the signature form "The Harold" (and for its alumni: Mike Myers, Andy Dick, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, and Andy Richter, to name a few). IO West offers six levels of improvisation classes and three levels of writing classes. Additional workshops include sitcom writing, musical improv, and audition workshops. Stage time is guaranteed with showcase and performance opportunities in the improv and writing classes. New classes begin every eight weeks.

JACQUIE LOWELL'S IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY CLASSES
San Diego, CA
j@jlowell.com
www.teachimprov.com
858-581-0050
8-16 students per class; All levels; Sample class available for $20; Ongoing
Lowell has taught improv in San Diego for the last 35 years and has performed with and directed several improvisational comedy performing troupes. She teaches creativity workshops for business and education.

JUDY BROWN'S STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOP
Santa Monica, CA
judybrowni@usa.net
310-663-7019
Private, intensive coaching; All levels; Ongoing
Brown helps students turn their natural sense of humor into a professional comedy act. Along the way, she says, they'll learn comedy timing, delivery, and joke writing, and graduate with a comedy monologue.

JUDY CARTER'S STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOPS
info@comedyworkshops.com
www.comedyworkshops.com
310-915-0555
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 4 class sessions per year. 8-week sessions
Carter, author of the book "The Comedy Bible," teaches how to transform life experiences into a standup comedy act.

gerry katzman
1822 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-251-1286
comedyclass@gmail.com
www.standupcomedyclass.com
All levels; By sessions
Voted "Favorite Comedy Class in L.A." by Back Stage magazine's reader's poll, Gerry Katzman has a magical and kind way of coaching people into being themselves onstage with unique, fresh, innovative, personal and laugh-out-loud standup routines.

L.A. CONNECTION COMEDY PRODUCTIONS
Kent Skov, artistic director
13442 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
kentskov@aol.com
www.laconnectioncomedy.com
818-710-1320
All levels
L.A.'s longest-running improv company offers performance training and an adult improv repertory company that allows members to perform before a live audience on a weekly basis.

MERILYN CARNEY: IMPROVISATION AND COLD READING/CLASSES AND PRIVATE COACHING
merilyncarney@earthlink.net
www.merilyncarney.com
323-620-1689
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing every Wednesday afternoon; Scholarship program available
Carney teaches actors how to trust themselves in auditions and how to give a full performance in a cold reading using improvisational techniques to set the actor free.

JODI MILLER
323-525-0202
Miller offers a standup course separate from the curriculum at the ACME that consists of group classes, private lessons, and a final performance, after which the student receives a DVD.

MUSICAL IMPROV WITH
MICHAEL POLLOCK
www.michaelpollock.com
323-466-1714
Pollock is the author of "Musical Improv Comedy: Creating Songs in the Moment" book and CD, now in use at the Second City Training Centers. He is the musical director at Second City Los Angeles and teaches musical improv classes.

PAUL RYAN'S TV HOSTING & COMEDY STUDIO
4645 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 202
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
paul@paulryanproductions.com
www.paulryanproductions.com
818-788-2190, Fax: 818-788-0706
8 students per intensive; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Possible work study available
Intensive takes place the last Sunday of the month, as well as private coaching for auditions and on-set. Paul is the author of "The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny," published by Random House.

SANDI C. SHORE'S STAND UP COMEDY WORKSHOP
sandi@sandishore.com
www.sandishore.com
Shore offers four- and eight-week sessions. A textbook is required: "Sandi Shore's Secret to Standup Success." Workshops are held at the Comedy Store at 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. 858-454-9176.

THE SECOND CITY
TRAINING CENTER
6560 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028
training.la@secondcity.com
www.secondcity.com/hollywood
323-464-8542, Fax: 323-464-1861
16 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study/internships available
Classes in improvisation and sketch comedy for actors of all ages. Called the "Ivy League of Comedy," the Second City has trained many of the country's leading comedy actors, writers, and directors.

TIM SIMEK
hotczech1@earthlink.net
www.slowchildrenimprov.com
818-410-7529
10-12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Occasionally will have interns help at improv shows
Founder/director of the comedy improv group, Slow...Children at Play, Simek offers ongoing improv and scene study classes, including character development and audition techniques.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

STEVE KAPLAN'S COMEDY INTENSIVE
skcomedy@aol.com
www.kaplancomedy.com
818-718-7570
10-16 students per class; Advanced to professional; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study available
Day One: The hidden tools and techniques of comedy are explored through exercises, improv, and theater games. Day Two: You apply the tools to text - TV, theater, and film.


On-Camera Technique

ANDREA MORRIS'S ONLINE AUDITIONING AND ON-CAMERA CLASS
Los Angeles, CA 90027
xandreamorrisx@gmail.com
www.andreamorris.com/class
323-744-1253
8 students max; All levels; Ongoing
Class focused on online auditioning and detailed on-camera work. Students are encouraged to use the class either as a training tool or in conjunction with their representation. For instance, an actor's coached audition is uploaded to a private video link which the actor's rep can then forward to casting.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

BRAD'S CLASS! FILM ACTING WORKSHOP
Brad Greenquist
The Promenade Playhouse
1404 Third St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
brad@bradgreenquist.com
www.bradsclass.com
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Actor Brad Greenquist teaches students to deliver shots: long, medium, two-shot, close-up, walk and talk, handheld, dolly, etc. Students are taught to think in shots, to understand editing as it affects the actor and how to use the technology to their advantage.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

CHAD McCORD
ACTORS STUDIO
717 N. Highland Ave., Ste. 24
Los Angeles, CA 90038
chad@chadmccord.com
www.chadmccord.com
323-868-9225 or 323-939-7339
10 students max; All levels; also youth class for ages 13-18; Auditing not permitted; must do consultation before enrolling; Ongoing
Chad McCord offers weekly classes specializing in script analysis, organic preparation and audition technique. All classes are on-camera, using current pilot, film, and TV material only.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

CREATIVE COMBUSTION ACTING STUDIO
coach4actors@aol.com
www.ccactingstudio.com
310-285-6777
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted if contacted in advance; Sessions Sept.-May with ongoing intensives throughout the year
Director and acting coach Joshua Finkel offers classes for actors and public speakers of all ages and levels. All work is on-camera and taped.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Acting Technique/Scene Study

JD FERRANTINO
See the Screen Actors Studio.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTING!
Los Angeles and Orange County, CA
info@lightscameraacting.com
www.lightscameraacting.com
714-356-9800/323-819-6538
8 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Seven five-week sessions per year; Work study/internships are available
A team of working actors coach in L.A. and Orange County and offer group improv and on-camera classes.  Students currently appear in "United States of Tara," "The Middle," and many commercials.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Acting Technique/Scene Study

ON-CAMERA CLASSES WITH CHRISTINNA CHAUNCEY
3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Ste. 125
Los Angeles, CA 90068
info@oncameraclasses.com
www.oncameraclasses.com
818-720-3052
10 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; interview required; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing classes as well as seasonal; Work study program available
Focuses on developing strong cold-read, audition, and on-camera skills specific to television. Chauncey has more than 15 years' professional experience in front of and behind the camera.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Acting Technique/Scene Study

SCREEN ACTORS STUDIO
Sonia Lopes, JD Ferrantino
Los Angeles, CA 90048
sonia@screenactorsstudio.com
www.screenactorsstudio.com
310-358-5942
12 students max; private coaching for auditions available; All levels; Free class audit and audition; Ongoing; Work study/internship program available
Lopes and Ferrantino teach on-camera workshops at Cast Away and Exclusive Casting for adults and kids. They also do agent showcases and casting director workshops.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Commercials/Voiceover


Physical Theater/Movement


DANCE FOR THE ACTOR - THERESA HAYES
Theresa Hayes
8205 Santa Monica Blvd., #1-132
West Hollywood, CA 90046
dancefortheactor@aol.com
www.dancefortheactor.com
310-923-4787
No class size limit; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate; private coaching for all levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Offers dance classes specifically for performing artists. Theresa Hayes ("Sophisticated Ladies," "Dreamgirls," "The Tap Dance Kid,") is a cum laude graduate of UCLA, where she received her B.A. in theater arts.

MIME THEATRE STUDIO
info@mimetheatrestudio.com
www.mimetheatrestudio.com
310-494-MIME
MTS teaches students how to "make the invisible visible," using the body to express thought and emotion, and how to physicalize the actor's interaction with his environment. MTS director Lorin Eric Salm is a graduate of the Marcel Marceau Paris International School of Mimodrama and has been teaching for over 15 years.


Singing/Musical Theater

AUDITION SUCCESS WITH MICHAEL SARTOR
Studio City, CA
musicinla@msn.com
818-763-4898
12 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Year-round
L.A./NYC vocal coach and frequent audition pianist, Sartor coaches performers seeking to develop musical theater performance skills. He assists in selecting and arranging unique audition material.

BILL HALLER - VOICE TEACHER
http://anuptempoandaballad.blogspot
.com
818-780-8240
Bill Haller trains singers in pop/Broadway belt technique. He was named one of the top private coaches in Back Stage West's 2006 Best of L.A. readers' poll.

CAROL WEISS MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
1249 N. Lodi Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
carolstage9@sbcglobal.net
www.carolweissmusic.com
323)460-6006
Class size varies; All levels
Carol Weiss is an accomplished musical director,who has worked at the Sacramento Music Circus, the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and the South Bay CLO. Her classes prepare students for musical theater the way singers train for opera.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

CAROLE D'ANDREA
www.caroledandrea.com
310-281-7116
Auditing is permitted
D'Andrea's 50-year career includes the original Broadway "West Side Story" (also the film) and "Gypsy." She has directed productions of "Company," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Guys and Dolls," and "Damn Yankees," and offers courses on singing performance, scene study, cold reading, monologues, and exercises.

BOB GARRETT
bahbeeg@aol.com
www.bobgarrett.net
818-506-5526
Master class available
Garrett offers private voice classes and musical theater workshops. His techniques focus on breath control and support, expanding range, voice placement, calming nerves, and preparation of audition-technically, emotionally, and presentationally.

MARY McGREGOR
818-762-0309
Private coaching only; All levels
McGregor works to combine the necessary techniques to help you "free your sound." Says McGregor, "In acting and in singing it is necessary to understand what your instrument can do for you."
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

OUR LEARNING SPOT MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
info@ourlearningspot.com
www.ourlearningspot.com
818-760-1964
8 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Acting, singing, and dance training in a professional, safe, and encouraging environment. Work one-on-one with working industry pros who give students the tools for success as a musical theater performer.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

RICHARD FREDRICKS: I TEACH ANYONE HOW TO SING!
3520 Hughes Ave.
Culver City, CA 90034-7558
metbariton@aol.com
www.richardfredricks.com
310-838-3355, Fax: 310-838-0505
Private coaching only; master classes upon request; All levels, all styles; Auditing of a friend's lesson is permitted; Ongoing
Fredricks, who performed with the New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera as a principal baritone, teaches the breath support/breathing technique he has used for more than 40 years.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

SINGING WITH CHERIE VALARAY
4872 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 342
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
cherie@soundfeelings.com
www.soundfeelings.com/singing_lessons
.htm
818-712-0103
Private coaching only; All levels; Free trial lesson; Ongoing; Work study available
Valaray specializes in advanced vocal technique, operatic training, performance skills, stage presence and many other professional skills for all singers.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

THE STEVEN MEMEL STUDIO
www.stevenmemel.com
818-789-0474
Private coaching only; All levels
Memel has had a multifaceted career as a singer, actor, and director, as well as an internationally acclaimed teacher. The Memel Method for Voice and Performance has helped everyone from beginners to Grammy Award-winning recording artists such as Maroon 5 and Tony Award-winning Broadway performers.
Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


Solo Shows

MARK W. TRAVIS
10322 Mary Bell Ave.
Shadow Hills, CA 91040
mark@markwtravis.com
www.markwtravis.com
818-273-9273
6 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study is available
For the past 22 years, Mark W. Travis has been involved in the development of solo shows for hundreds of actors and performers.

STACIE CHAIKEN WHAT'S THE STORY? STUDIO
2nd St. and Main St.
Los Angeles, CA
info@whatsthestoryla.com
www.whatsthestoryla.com;
www.staciechaiken.com
310-450-1312, Fax: 213-625-1025
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing, with evening and weekend intensives; Work study available
Stacie's expertise is solo performance. She works in group process with writers who artists wrestling with personal material, for the stage, the page, and the screen.

TRUTH, LIES AND MEMORY: CREATING THE ONE-PERSON SHOW
Terrie Silverman
terrie@crativerites.com
www.creativerites.com
310-281-3175
Limited class size; private coaching and script consultations available; 10-week sessions
Terrie Silverman leads the program designed to guide actors through the process of developing and performing a solo play, whether the actor is looking for a way to begin, continue, or polish material in a supportive, safe environment. Spontaneous writing exercises, movement, music, and drawing allows students to write and create organically with the class culminating in a works-in-progress performance.




Stage Combat/Stunts

ACADEMY OF THEATRICAL COMBAT
c/o Swords Fencing Studio
2115 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
info@theatricalcombat.com
www.theatricalcombat.com
818-364-8420
All levels; Auditing by permission; introductory fight class is held approx. every other month; Ongoing
Dan Speaker and Jan Bryant offer several levels of fight scene training that coversafety and the primary techniques of hand to hand combat, broadsword, quarterstaff, and cutlass plus slaps, punches, kicks, rolls, falls, and throws. Advanced training includes double cutlass, rapier, dagger, theatrical saber, French classical smallsword, and a variety of exotic weaponry.

COMBAT AT BEVERLY HILLS FENCERS' CLUB
combat@robertabrown.com
www.swordcombat.com
310-266-5151/310-204-0085
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing by permission
Instructors are professional fight directors and swordmasters. They provide classes, workshops, and private coaching for actors in combat for screen and stage, with a particular focus on swordplay.

DAVE LEA'S MOTION PICTURE STUNT/FIGHT TRAINING
Burbank, CA
davelea7@earthlink.net
www.davelea.com
818-603-9696
Unlimited students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted, but you are given a 10 minute assessment; Ongoing; weekends only
Actors advance your on-camera fighting skills including weapons, mesmerizing styles, flashy kicks. Fight audition prep. Not to make you fit in but stand out.

FILM FIGHTING L.A.
Robert G. Goodwin
bob@filmfightingla.com
www.filmfightingla.com,
www.taowesttaichi.com
310-447-8438
Classes include a stunt fighting class. Monthly workshops include European swords, Asian weapons, Filipino weapons, Shao-lin and Hong Kong fighting.

SAMURAI ACTION STUDIO
info@samuraiaction.com
www.samuraiaction.com
310-849-1466
All levels; Ongoing
Michi Yamato, a former member of the original "Power Ranger" stunt team and stunt coordinator, teaches Japanese stage combat, karate, sword fighting, gymnastics, and trampoline techniques.

SWORDPLAY FENCING STUDIOS
director@swordplayla.com
www.swordplayla.com;
www.timweske.com
818-566-1777
Private coaching available
Teaches all edged weapons, including Olympic-style fencing. Ongoing film and stage-combat classes focus on extreme detail to safety, balance, footwork, and confidence in memorization of choreography.


Voice/Dialects/
Accent Reduction

ACCENT ON ACTING -
ADAM LeGRANT
www.accentonacting.com
323-878-2288
Admission by interview
LeGrant trains the non-native English speaker in speech and drama, including accent reduction and speech training in Standard American English, audition preparation, and cold reading techniques. He also offers monologue and scene work.

ACCURATE ENGLISH
13101 Washington Blvd., Ste. 231
Los Angeles, CA 90066
www.accurateenglish.com
310-568-0077
Private coaching only
Lisa Mojsin, M.A., speaks five languages, has an acting background, and has taught at the college and university level. She helps her students learn to speak accurately and clearly.

ALISO CREEK PRODUCTIONS - WILLIAM WILLIAMS
www.alisocreek.net
818-954-9931
4-6 students per class; Free studio visit with consultation available
Williams has been producing commercials for 20 years. His six-week classes in commercial and animation voiceover meet in a recording studio under real-life performing conditions.

ANGEL DIVA MUSIC
www.angeldivamusic.com
818-888-5885
Accomplished actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Jan Linder Koda creates radio-ready recording packages for motivated singer-songwriters. She specializes in artist development, writes or co-writes songs with clients, and records songs in her state-of-the-art Pro Tools studio.

ROWENA BALOS
www.rowenabalos.com
310-285-8489
Balos offers short-term and ongoing workshops and private coaching in voice production, speech, accent reduction, and Shakespeare. She has taught at many acting studios, universities, and theatre companies around the world, including, NYU, UCLA, CalArts, the Howard Fine Acting Studio, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Sydney Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, and Antaeus Classical Theatre Company.

BEATRICE
310-273-5940
A graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in speech and music, Beatrice teaches vocal production, how to increase power and range, diaphragmatic breathing and placement, and self-confidence for auditions in all styles. She has appeared on television with Janet Jackson, Steve Allen, and Melissa Manchester, and is the teacher of two winners of the Heroes and Legends Scholarship Awards.

BEVERLY BREMERS' VOICERCISE
www.voicercise.net
949-874-0616
Private consultation available
Working voiceover professional Bremers offers voiceover classes and pro workouts in Orange and San Diego counties and also produces voiceover demos and house minutes. Bremers additionally offers classes in accent reduction, singing, songwriting, and cold reading.

BONNIE BIZOZA - ACCENT ON ACCENT
818-783-0473
Private coaching only; on-set coaching available
Bizoza offers accent/dialect training and accent reduction for beginners and established professionals. She is a licensed speech therapist and an experienced dialect coach who uses a multisensory approach adapted to the student's learning style to achieve authentic, natural speech patterns.

LUCILLE BLISS
415-824-8188 or 323-667-1169
"Working legend" Bliss teaches private voice-acting lessons. Her work focuses on career training, interpretation, mike techniques, audition procedures, and animation.

BREATH
Natsuko Ohama
breath@natsukoohamacom
www.natsukoohama.com
818-754-2400
Private coaching available
Natsuko Ohama, a teacher of Kristin Linklater's approach, uses exercises that involve breath, sound vibration, physical work, emotions, thought, and text.

ADELE CABOT
818-368-1365
Cabot is a designated Linklater voice teacher and acting coach. Her other specialties include audition coaching and acting Shakespeare.

CAROL TINGLE VOICE STUDIO
Santa Monica, CA
www.caroltingle.com
310-828-3100
Private coaching available; All levels
Tingle works with singers placing emphasis on the development of the voice within the style of the singer, as well as safe, healthy vocal production, audition preparation, and alleviating performance anxiety.

DR. CAROLE MOSKOVITZ, M.A., D.S.S.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
carole@singingfromtheheart.com
www.singingfromtheheart.com
310-821-SONG
Small classes; private coaching available; All levels
Moskovitz draws upon a wide range of traditional and creative modalities to help her clients expand vocal range, broaden communication skills, develop inner listening and dialogue rhythms, and strengthen breath work.
Other: Empowerment Coach

LOUISE CHAMIS
818-985-0130
Private coaching only; All levels
Chamis' workshops are a place for voiceover actors "to learn, to work out, and to stretch." Students analyze copy to find out what they are selling and how best to sell it. She has been teaching for over 26 years and is the voice of the Queen in "Snow White" in all current Disney projects.

CORFF VOICE STUDIO
Bob Corff
www.corffvoice.com
323-851-9042
Veteran performer and voice/performance coach Bob Corff is author of "The Bob Corff Speakers Voice Method" on CD or tape and "The Bob Corff Singers Method" on CD or tape. Along with his wife, Claire (with whom he has written and produced the CD and workbook "Achieving the Standard American Accent"), Corff offers private and group lessons on how the voice works and how to make your speaking voice work for you in the best possible way.

DAN BALESTRERO - MASTERINGVOICEOVER.COM
13700 Marina Pointe Dr., Ste. 623
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
dan@masteringvoiceover.com
www.masteringvoiceover.com
310-827-3500
10 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory seminar; Ongoing
Dan Balestrero has taught vocal technique for actors, singers and voiceover artists for over a quarter of a century. Balestrero's classes and workshops emphasize cold reading skills, breath and voice development, voiceover styles, naturalness of delivery, home studio setup, and business networking skills.

DEBORAH ELLEN VOCAL STUDIOS
info@deborahellen.com
www.deborahellen.com
310-422-9166
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Deborah Ellen is one of the top vocal coaches in LA and Ventura Country. She teaches a technique that can be applied to all styles of music. She is also a published songwriter with A&R contacts at major labels.

DEBORAH SHULMAN VOICE STUDIOS
deborah@deborahshulman.com
www.deborahshulman.com/teaching
.html
323-851-7344
Private coaching available
Shulman teaches performing strategies, how to find your own performance personality, and, most importantly, she helps you increase your self-confidence as a complete performer.

DERRA HUXLEY "ACCENT REDUCTION NOW"
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
derrah@pacbell.net
www.accentreductionnow.com
818-385-1716, Fax: 818-385-1796
Individuals and small groups of 2-3; All levels; Auditing not permitted; free dcreening/demonstration offered; Ongoing
Is your foreign accent or regional dialect getting in the way of your career? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself? Are people focusing more on your accent than on what you are saying? Work with L.A.'s finest accent reduction specialist, Derra Huxley, M.A., Calif.-certified speech pathologist, to reduce foreign accents and regional dialects, speak more clearly, become more easily understood, widen your professional options, and build self-confidence. Classes tailored to fit your schedule.

DIALECT UP
West Hollywood, CA
dialectup@gmail.com
www.samarasworld.com/classes
646-831-0404
Private coaching only; All levels; Ongoing
Samara Bay offers coaching on-set or via Skype for if you have an audition tomorrow, you're looking to master accents that match your type, or you keep hearing you need to reduce your foreign or regional accent and learn "standard American." Bay is a fun, fast, phonetics coach whose long list of successful clients includes Broadway, television, and film actors in N.Y. and L.A. She has an MFA from Brown/Trinity and trained with the RSC's Cicely Berry and Juilliard's Kate Wilson; she's coached 12 Broadway/off-Broadway productions and is on faculty at Pace University teaching "dialects for the actor" when she's in New York. Reasonable rates for one-hour sessions and a sliding scale for multisession packages available.

DIAMANTE VOCAL STUDIO
diamantesings@yahoo,com
323-466-7881
Private coaching only
Edward Diamante teaches a speech-level technique that has supported 112 Grammy Award winners while they were recording. He helps actors who don't sing professionally but who want to learn to control their voices through exercise, or who have injured their voices through laryngitis or other vocal illness.

JESSICA DRAKE
323-662-1831
Private coaching only; All levels
The Juilliard-trained Drake has been coaching actors in dialect and speech for more than 20 years, with credits that include "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin, "Catch Me If You Can,"  "L.A. Confidential," "Forrest Gump," "The Green Mile," and HBO's "Band of Brothers" and "Six Feet Under." She also coaches actors for Shakespeare.

ROBERT EASTON
www.roberteaston.org
818-985-2222
Easton is best-known as the "Henry Higgins of Hollywood Inc." for his extensive and highly specialized dialect coaching. In addition to his dialect workshops, Easton has also taught more than 2,600 students comedy improv, characterization, and cold reading.

ELISABETH HOWARD'S VOCAL POWER ACADEMY
www.vocalpowerinc.com
800-829-7664
Howard, founder of the Vocal Power Academy, is an internationally acclaimed vocal technician and vocal stylist. A Juilliard graduate and on the vocal staff at Pepperdine University, she has conducted vocal technique workshops in 10 countries.

ELIZABETH BURNETTE
elizburnette@aol.com
310-480-6377
4 students max; private coaching available; All levels but mainly works with professionals; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Burnette specializes in coaching foreign actors to speak standard American English for film, television, and stage. She has been coaching in L.A. for 14 years.

ELOCUTION SOLUTION
info@elocutionsolution.com
www.elocutionsolution.com
800-597-9691
Free evaluation
Elocution Solution's speech pathologists offer individual or group sessions in voice and diction for actors, including breathing, relaxation exercises, pitch adjustment, projection, resonance, and voice care. They also work with actors on reducing or acquiring accents and learning specific speech patterns such as those associated with hearing difficulties, strokes, and stuttering. Additionally they specialize in articulation and tongue thrust therapy. Free evaluation. Located in the San Fernando Valley.

LEIGH GILBERT
leeleethevoguru@aol.com
323-692-5704
Limited class sizes; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Gilbert offers privates and group classes.

GODEANE GRACE EAGLE, M.A.
godean@godeanegraceeagle.com
www.godeanegraceeagle.com
310-450-5735
All levels
Eagle teaches singing, speech, pitch training, and stage voice.

DEREK GRAYDON
derekgraydon.sing@yahoo.com
www.derekgraydon.com
323-656-9356
Graydon is a Juilliard-trained star of Broadway and opera. He offers the "bel canto" technique. Dame Judi Dench says he is "unsurpassed," John Travolta calls him "magic."

HOWARD AUSTIN'S VOCAL POWER SCHOOL
North Hills, CA
austin@music-world.com
www.borntosing.com
800-929-7464 or 818-895-7464
Private or shared coaching; Introductory half price session; Ongoing; Instructor training available
Howard Austin, creator of the Vocal Power Method, says training with him will develop your voice control, personal style, and performance power.

JEFFREY ALLEN'S VOCAL ARTS CENTER
P.O. Box 4056
Valley Village, CA 91617
sing@vocalsuccess.com
www.vocalsuccess.com
818-782-4332, Fax: 818-782-4412
Allen offers professional voice-strengthening and problem-solving for speech or singing, onstage, and in the studio, as well as audition/demo preparation. All ages, levels, and styles.

KELLY REITER: REEL ENGLISH
www.reelenglishcoach.com
323-957-4758
Private coaching available; All levels; Assessment interview required
Standard American dialect specialist Reiter's character study approach gives her students the tools, confidence, and professional American voice they need, from getting an agent to getting the part.

DARLENE KOLDENHOVEN
darlene@darlenekoldenhoven.com
www.darlenekoldenhoven.com,
www.artofsinging.com
818-980-2840
Private coaching available; All levels
Koldenhoven offers vocal coaching and techniques for projection, diction, breathing, pitch, and rhythm. She is the author of the book with seven CDs "Tune Your Voice" and teaches all styles and all ages.

M.J. LALLO
4020 W. Magnolia Blvd, Ste. K
Burbank, CA 91505
mjlallo@creatingvoices.com
www.creatingvoices.com
818-149-5255
10 students max; All levels; By sessions and ongoing
Award-winning voiceover artist Lallo has worked for Disney, Universal Interactive, Fox Kids, TV Guide, GNC, and has done more than 100 commercials, CD-ROMs, and feature film ADR. She has been teaching commercial and animation voiceover for 12 years.

LISA POPEIL'S VOICEWORKS
Sherman Oaks, CA
isapopeil@mac.com
www.popeil.com
818-906-7229
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Popeil teaches vocal control, range, power, creating emotional magic, speech improvement, vocal projection for acting, vocal health, sight singing, demo recording, performance coaching, audition preparation.

MARC CASHMAN-CASHMAN COMMERCIALS: THE CASHMAN CACHE OF VOICE ACTING TECHNIQUES
info@cashmancommercials.com
www.cashmancommercials.com
661-222-9300
Audits encouraged, payment plan available
This Clio-winning casting director and producer instructs beginning, intermediate, and advanced actors on the tricks of the trade in developing a successful radio/TV voiceover career.

MARJORY TAYLOR'S VOICE MASTERY
310-246-1743
Marjory Taylor teaches voice building, diction, broadcast English, commercials, cold reading, accent correction, and other aspects of communication and performance.

SANDI MASSIE
smassie00@earthlink.net
www.sandiemassie.com
818-903-4016
Massie is a coach for voice, speech, dialects, and accent reduction. She has been a coaching of theater, television, and film for the past 20 years and teaches relaxation, breath support, resonance, diction, and many other aspects of voice.

VANESSA MIZZONE
vmizzone@gmail.com
310-968-7631
Private coaching only
Mizzone is on faculty at both Santa Monica College and East Los Angeles College. She offers voice and speech coaching for actors based in the Linklater voice method with a Skinner approach to speech.

MUSIC 1 ON 1
geraldwhite@music1on1.com
310-430-4802
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions every quarter at AFTRA/SAG
Vocal coaching, sight singing, and group classes.

CARLA PEREZ
cjperez-gtn@charter.net
818-409-9619
All levels
Carla Perez has a master's in voice performance. She teaches a "full-body presence" technique-singing from head to toe, addressing vowels, breath, support, musicianship, interpretation, and stylistic nuance.

PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING WITH JULIE DANIELS
voicegal@aol.com
www.teechspeech.com
818-623-8960
Private coaching only; All levels and ages
Voice, speech, accent reduction, proper breathing techniques, articulation, projection, and interpretation, with the goal being "a fully textured voice that sells your strengths as an actor."
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

RICK ZIEFF'S UNBELIEVABLY FUN VOICEOVER CLASS
yellowbirdcasting@yahoo.com
323-651-1666
8-10 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; By sessions
Rick Zieff teaches mike technique for TV and radio commercials, animation, narration, and audiobooks. As a busy voiceover actor, director, and casting director, he emphasizes the importance of character development, text analysis, and making strong creative choices at the microphone. He guides actors through preparing a demo that will be their "calling card" to the voiceover world. He cast the Academy Award-winning animated short "The ChubbChubbs!" and directed the animated feature "Steamboy" (starring Patrick Stewart and Alfred Molina). Rick coaches adults and children at his studio in West Hollywood. Rick's fun, fast-paced style makes him one of L.A.'s most sought-after teachers for adults and children.

ROY SAMUELSON
THE VOICE OVER WORK OUT LOUNGE (VOWOL)
roy@vowol.com
www.vowol.com
310-439-9036
All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing and certain series
VOWOL offers a "playful and positive gym" for actors to work on recordings at a recording studio, learning from guest hosts.

ALAN SHATERIAN
shaterian1@aol.com
310-824-2720
Private coaching only
Shaterian has a Ph.D. in linguistics and phonetics, and offers private coaching in speech and dialect, foreign languages, and character preparation.

THE STUTTERING FOUNDATION
www.stutteringhelp.org
800-992-9392
Offers information on stuttering and referrals for speech therapists that specialize in the disorder.

SUSAN BLU
voiceoverworkshops@gmail.com
www.blupka.com
818-509-1483
Small classes; All levels
Susan Blu, voiceover actor and voice director, teaches classes in voiceover for commercial and animation. Students get tons of booth time.

VOCAL STYLINGS
lisa@vocalstylings.com
www.vocalstylings.com
310-737-9387
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing and by appointment
Vocal Stylings offers private singing lessons and in-studio vocal production to free the artist in you, helping you perform with greater passion, power, emotion, and energy. Styles include rock, R&B, pop, Broadway. Areas of specialization include vocal power, breathing techniques, extension of range, and style development. All levels welcome. Discount packages available.

VOCAL YOGA
Heather Lyle
voice@vocalyoga.com
www.vocalyoga.com
310-200-0506
All levels; Private coaching and group instruction available
Singing (all styles), speech and diction, and voice work for actors. Expert in contemporary styles for musical theatre as well as Bel Canto techniques. The latest techniques for healthy and beautiful belting are used. Since the voice is the instrument of the actor, Vocal Yoga technique helps the actor find his best resonance, vocal power, range, and freedom. Vocal Yoga workshops use techniques from Yoga, Chi Gong, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Bel Canto, Roy Hart Extended Voice Work, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and multicultural sounding to free the authentic voice. Affordable classes available through Santa Monica College. SMC classes: six-week contemporary singing styles, one-day speech and diction workshop, one-day voice work for actors workshop, one-day Vocal Yoga workshop. The book "Vocal Yoga" comes out fall 2010. Currently available: Vocal Yoga Singing Exercises CD.

THE VOICECASTER VOICEOVER WORKSHOPS
Huck Liggett
1832 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
casting@voicecaster.com
www.voicecaster.com
818-841-5300, Fax: 818-841-2085
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing not permitted; 4-6 week sessions
The Voicecaster is celebrating its 30th year casting for radio and television commercials, as well as industrials, animation, narration, CD-ROMS, voices of toys, and more. Huck Liggett, owner and head of casting, and his staff work on voiceover skills from microphone technique to translating and breaking down copy, as well as introducing the most current trends in advertising. Says Liggett, "Our approach is focused on exploring and discovering the strength of each individual so that he or she would have a better idea of how to approach VO professionally. We meet each student at the level they bring to a class and help them build from that point." Courses meet in four- and six-week sessions, $300-$550. No auditing. No requirements for admission to beginning levels; higher-level classes require prior professional VO training.

WALLY (NO-B.S!) BURR VOICEOVER WORKSHOPS
wallyanimation@roadrunner.com
www.wallyburr.com
818-763-2618
10 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; One visit permitted; Ongoing six week cycles; one session per week
DGA member, voice director and casting on 2000+ cartoons (98 "Transformers," 92
"GI Joes," 65 "Jems," 65 "Conans") plus hundreds of spots for Kellogg's, Pillsbury, StarKist, etc.

WARREN B. MEYERS
11615 Addison Street
Valley Village, CA 91601
wbmvo@aol.com
818-985-1359, Fax: 818-985-1342
Meyers teaches voiceover technique. He has 25 years' experience hiring and directing voiceover talents for national and local radio and TV spots, narrations, promos, books on tape, and interactive CD-Roms.


Young Performers

THE ACTING CAMP
310-486-8193
info@theactingcamp.com
www.theactingcamp.com
All levels; By sessions
The Acting Camp (TAC) is a three-day-weekend intensive for kids, teens, and parents. At TAC, the young talent work with and learn from L.A.'s best acting coaches, while their parents interact with top youth agents and parents of "working actors." TAC's team of highly experienced acting coaches cover essential acting tools such as on-camera audition technique, improvisation, cold reads, monologues, scene study, voice (accents, singing, projecting, enunciating), and movement. On the final day of the camp, the actors perform prepared scenes in front of 10 top casting directors from networks like Disney, Nickelodeon, Fox Family, CBS and the CW. After the showcase, the actors and their parents meet with each of the casting directors, get direct feedback, pick their brains, and leave the camp on a first-name basis with these top decision-makers. Unlike most acting camps, TAC is unique in that it takes place in an actual "camp" setting, at the El Capitan Canyon Resort. The idea is to give actors and parents the tools to achieve success, while enjoying the benefits of a beautiful outdoor environment. All TAC participants can join in fun camp activities, indulge in the camp surroundings and let their creativity run wild!

ACTING FOR CHILDREN & TEENS AT EDGEMAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2437 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.edgemarcenter.org
310-399-3666
Private coaching available
Edgemar, made up of two state-of-the-art theaters in Santa Monica, offers on-camera, cold reading, and acting and improvisation classes for ages 6-17. Students will perform in a showcase for parents and agents at Edgemar at the end of the eight-week session. Private coaching is available. Fantastical Story Hour for ages 3-6: Through costume, storytelling, and music, children create an enchanted magical kingdom and explore their creativity and dramatic flair

AGOURA CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Ellen Marano, director
28240 Agoura Rd. #202
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
ellen@agourachildrenstheatre.com; susan@agourachildrenstheatre.com
www.agourachildrenstheatre.com
818-389-1799 or 818-225-1459
8-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing plus summer camps
Agoura's first children's theater. Improv and cold reading classes for teens ages 13-19, and theater and improv classes for ages 6-14.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy

BARB NORTH THE KIDZ KOACH
22647 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 422
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
barb@funnycoach.com
www.funnycoach.com
818-347-5098
Private coaching only
North works with children and their parents in what she calls "a fun and nurturing environment." She teaches children acting and audition strategies, and works with parents "to help navigate the business."

BB'S KIDS ACTING WORKSHOP WITH BELINDA BALASKI
Belinda Belaski
www.bbskids.com
323-650-5437
10-16 students per class; 8-week classes
Balaski has more than 40 years of experience in the business.For over 18 years she has taught kids and teens, as well as informational parent seminars.

CARTER THOR STUDIO "ON THE MARK" YOUNG ACTOR CLASS
12417 Ventura Ct.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-760-9426
The studio now offers a class for young actors, 9-18, that it describes as "revolutionary." The goal is to help young actors develop confidence and fluidity in front of the camera through the understanding of scene study, script analysis, and cold reading.

HARRIET GREENSPAN
818-266-6698
A casting director for the past 20 years, Greenspan is currently casting for the Nickelodeon network. Past credits include features, MOWs, pilots, soaps, and series. Greenspan offers private coaching and intensive workshops for kids, teens, and young adults.

SEAN HOWSE
sean@actingforteens.com
323-309-7718
All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions
Howse has been teaching acting to teenagers for over a decade and trained under Joanne Linville and Stella Adler. Classes run in three-month semesters and incorporate the Adler technique.

JOY THEATRE - JOSH and JANIECE JARY MINNICK
The Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
jnj@joytheatre.com
www.joytheatre.com
818-505-9355
Ongoing
All things comedy, sketch, standup, characters, improv etc. A fun way for kids of all levels to get up on stage and build confidence for the future. Our encouraging style of teaching is designed to nurture the creative side using the tools of comedy.

KIDS ON CAMERA
Phil De Champlain
10944 Ventura Blvd.
Studio CIty, CA 91604
stopdreaminactors@yahoo.com
www.stopdreamin.com
818-500-0037
10-14 students per class; All levels; One time free audit; Ongoing; Internship available with film school
Phil De Champlain's classes focus is on on-camera auditioning, cold reading, improvisation, film and TV scene study, helping students discover what makes them unique inside.

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE - YOUTH THEATRE
Donna Inglima
donna@lagunaplayhouse.com
www.lagunaplayhouse.com
949-497-2787, ext. 202
10-16 students per class; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Ongoing; special summer theater session as well; Intern/work study opportunities occasionally exist
This acclaimed regional theater offers a variety of acting and creative drama classes ongoing for youths ages 6-18. Classes are taught by theater professionals after school and in weekend workshops.

MARNIE COOPER SCHOOL OF ACTING INC.
www.marniecooper.com
818-760-8009
Private coaching available
An acting teacher and coach with over 20 years of experience, Cooper specializes in audition preparation and published a how-to acting book for children and their parents (available at
www.howdoiact.com).

ORANGE COUNTY PROFESSIONAL ACTORS' WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH KENT
ekent949@sbcglobal.net
949-675-3272
10 students max; All levels; Ongoing
Kent has over 16 years experience as an acting coach for film, TV, and theater. Her students have found professional representation through her annual actors showcase in Los Angeles. Teaches ages 6-18.

ORANGE COUNTY SONG & DANCE CO.
5860 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
ocsdc@aol.com
www.orangecountysonganddance.com
714-897-4475, Fax: 714-899-9675
This company offers acting for the camera, addressing script reading, camera presence, cold reading, and audition techniques. Character analysis and portrayal will be presented in an on-camera environment.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Singing/Musical Theater

QUIT ACTING!!
5312 Radford Ave., Ste. 5
Valley Village, CA 91607
www.quitacting.com
818-437-1911
All levels
Laura Lasky's ongoing monthly sessions for kids and teens are designed to help her students "find out what's holding [them] back and quit it." Her small classes and private coaching emphasize on-camera and audition training, "because the audition is the job."

STACY REED
reed@theblank.com
323-871-8018
Ongoing
Producer of the award-winning Blank Theatre Company, Reed teaches a class for children and teens that combine professional training with creative dramatics in an environment that is challenging and nurturing.

THE SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE EDUCATION CONSERVATORY
1211 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
education@santamonicaplayhouse.com
www.santamonicaplayhouse.com
310-394-9779, ext. 673, Fax: (310-393-5573
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions in each season; Internship program is available
This conservatory, now celebrating 50 years of continuous theatrical and educational services to the community, offers extensive training for actors from beginners through professionals, year-round. A variety of workshops for all ages, preschool through adult, focus on audition technique, communication skills, musical theater, character development, movement for the stage, voice, and performance, with a new theater skills crash course. Alumni bring their youngsters so that they can share in the process. "I could not wait until tomorrow came so I could go again," says Jeffrey, age 9. "I made my stage debut at Santa Monica Playhouse," says Kate Hudson. Acceptance is by interview only.

talentorium
Montré Burton, creative director
1042 Princeton Dr.
Marina del rey, CA 90292
310-802-2074
info@talentorium.com
www.talentorium.com
Talentorium is a performance and production studio that specializes in working with young actors. It provides the kind of training that helps students become the best artists they can be while imparting leadership qualities to them. Talentorium has built its reputation on the creation of a curriculum that runs the full performance-to-production gamut. A dedicated talent executive ("T.E.") guides each and every one of talentorium's students. This is a phenomenal advantage to the academy's young-adult students; it has also proven to be an indispensable tool to its kid and teenage students, as the T.E. is an ideal partner to the parents.

TOTAL IMPROV KIDS
The Avery Schreiber Theatre
11050 magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
linda@totalimprovkids.com
www.totalimprovkids.com
818-481-8072
12-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Possible work study available
Total Improv Kids uses the art of theatrical improvisation to offer children a means of tapping into and expanding their imaginations, nurturing important life skills, and allowing children to find the greatest potential in themselves and each other.Other: Improv and Comedy

TRACY MARTIN/KOACHING KIDS & TEENS
Toluca Lake, CA
tracy@koachingkids.com
www.koachingkids.com
818-752-8487
10 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing for agents and managers only; Classes offered four times a year; Possible work study available
Since Martin's classes began in 1998, over 20 agencies and managers have referred young students to her and her students work in TV, film, and commercials. Martin offers classes and audition coaching in film, TV, and voiceover.

THE YOUNG ACTOR'S STUDIO
5215 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
www.youngactorsstudio.com
310-281-7545
Adult classes also available; Auditing is permitted
Offers coaching and training for young actors, ages 4-18, and uses the basics of the Stanislavsky system to help them learn to use their personal unique qualities in their acting.

YOUNG ACTORS SPACE
5918 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
info@youngactorsspace.com
www.youngactorsspace.com
818-785-7979, Fax: 818-989-0172
15 students max; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Fall, winter, and spring sessions; summer conservatory
Established in 1979, this school for young professionals offers weekly classes for students, ages 5 to adult, in scene study, improvisation, audition techniques, and sensory work.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

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