Verve Studios


Amanda Melby, Head Coach/Owner

Laura Winstin, Classics/Voice & Movement/Scene Study

Ashley Faulkner, Youth Coach & Studio Administrator

Gene Ganssle, Voiceover & Commercial Coach

Diane Senffner, Voiceover & Dialects

Will Hightower, Youth & Core Coach

Wes Martinez, TV, Commercial, & Improv

Julene Renee, Movement for Performance Capture

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Class Details

8 students per class. 11 years older. All levels. Work study offered. Zoom classes offered. Verve also offers guest artist workshops and master classes and has a robust youth year-round program and summer camps. Year-round professional training for Youth and Adult actors. Verve also offers private coaching, audition taping, demo reel taping, guest artist classes, showcases, and career guidance.


Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Business of Acting, Classical, Commercials, Improv & Comedy, On-Camera Technique, Physical Theater/Movement, Private Coaching, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Young Performers, Voiceover


Verve Studios is a comprehensive professional actor-training boutique studio located in the Scottsdale, Arizona Airpark, and on Zoom. Led by seasoned, degreed, working professional actors. Verve Studios offers adult and youth students the mentorship, career guidance, and foundational core training they need in order to be successful, working actors. Featuring well-planned curriculum led by expert teachers and coaches, Verve Studios’ classes are suited to serious and open actors and are limited in size in order to give each student individual, tailored attention.