What are students saying about The Actor’s School? 

“I love The Actor’s School’s choice in top notch teachers. I’ve gained much more than just head knowledge, I’ve gained practicable skills and my classmates are now friends in the field too!”-  Miranda A.

“The Actors School is responsive and helpful to the actor and his journey.” -Andy G.

“The Actor’s school offers such a wide variety of classes that are practical, fun, and challenging to both the actor and non-actor alike. I’ve been pleased time and time again. In each class I’ve taken, I’ve been amazed by their professionalism and friendly teaching styles. The teachers are consistently using encouragement and openness, but also push you for more and always offer great insight to help you grow. Honestly, I’ve grown so much over the past year through taking their classes. It’s helped further my development as a creative artist and person. Can’t wait to go back for more this next year!” –Kimberly H.

“The Actor’s School is the place to learn how to find about being yourself on camera.  Each instructor that I have encountered has provided excellent advice and training tips to help move me forward in the direction of my goals.” –David A.

 

What are students saying about our teachers? 

Babs George: 

“Babs is a lovely and wonderful teacher.  She really cares about helping her students learn and does it in such a kind caring way.  She makes everyone feel comfortable and is really just an outstanding teacher.” –Kacie G.

“I was enrolled into the class on a dare by a cousin. I’m 56 and the thought of performing had been in head for years, but was over ruled by fear. Once I crossed the threshold on the first night I was welcomed by a great group of students and a wonderful teacher. I will look back on those six weeks with fond memories the rest of my life.” –Bruce G.

“Ms. George your joi du’vie is pleasant and motivating! Keep loving what you do so well!” Ron B.

“Babs is a wonderfully gifted actor & teacher, her classroom environment is comfortable & encouraging. I 100% recommend her class for actors & non-actors alike- it’s great fun to stretch those creative & imaginative ‘muscles’ that allow us to be more present in our lives.” –Laura W.

“This class helps you understand all the sound and fury, and the everything it signifies.” – A. DeHoyos

 

Brittany Flurry:

“Brittany created and maintained an environment that felt safe and inspiring, I left each class session feeling great and highly motivated. Her direction and feedback were always spot on and achievable. I’m now enrolled in my 5th acting Semester at ACC and am looking forward to even more fun!” –Alan D.

“Brittany has a way of making everyone feel comfortable which is so important in acting in that it fosters and allows for one to become vulnerable on stage.  Also, she is fun and engaging and provides helpful feedback.” –Lily O.

“I loved this class with Brittany! I’m more confident and more comfortable with the camera! I enjoyed it so much, I took it twice! I’m looking forward to auditions now and I feel more confident about them because of what I’ve gained in this class!”  –Rebecca C. 

“Brittany is the best.  As an instructor, she always works hard to make her students feel safe, interested, and excited about acting.  As a actor who hasn’t been in a classroom in over 20 years, that’s a great accomplishment.” -David A.

 

Cliff Miller:

“Cliff is a fantastic teacher and has helped my understanding of the VO business so much. Highly recommend.” – David D.

“I enjoyed the open format and friendly approach. It encouraged participation so that the class got to know each other. Fun and comfortable vibe, along with really good information and guidance is a formula that works!” – Charlene G.

“Cliff’s feedback was clear, insightful, and easily digestible! I give Intro to Voiceover 5 out of 5 microphones. Would recommend.” – AJ R.

“Cliff Miller genuinely cares about each of his students and gives quality feedback for everyone in the class.” -Cassandra G.

“I am so happy with the Voice Over class. I am a complete beginner and this class started with the basics and built from there. I learned so much during these weeks, and Cliff is such a knowledgeable teacher. He comes excited to teach and hear how we each are doing with our work. It was my first class through the Actor’s School and I’m looking forward to taking more!” -Lauren M.

 

Craig Nigh:

“Craig Nigh talks truth about acting.” -Judy L.

“Absolutely helps with clarifying the process and how to understand the meaning and intention within scenes, and how you also process that as the actor, with something you can immediately being applying. Invaluable.” – Matt B.

“Craig’s class was very helpful in opening my eyes to different ways of breaking down a script. Definitely plan to use these techniques for future auditions!” – Terance F.

“This was such a great class. It was very informative. The instructor, Mr. Nigh, has a great wealth of knowledge and experience. Even though it was a two day class, he made everyone feel comfortable and allowed each student to speak their mind and share their opinions. What I liked so much about the class, was that he seems very sincere with his feedback and was very encouraging.” – Liza N.

“After getting sides for an audition, I am always lost on what “WORK” I should be doing to prepare. Craig provides an actionable template to dissect your audition side to the bare bones of what the scene is about.This knowledge is what I have been missing for my auditions and actually applied it as soon as I finished the class.” Eric C.

 

Mj Vandivier:

“Mj’s accents class is an amazingly helpful tool for any actor (or anybody looking for a fun new skill). She quickly and effectively took us through two completely different accents that I can now use in an audition setting while also dropping other helpful tips along the way. I would reccomend this class to anyone!” – Reese F.

“Mj was such a fantastic instructor! I appreciate her patience, lovely demeanor. She establishes a safe space and comfortable classroom experience from the beginning. Highly recommend!” -Bonnie H.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself–getting into character–practicing accent all day long in daily activities–getting into the artist’s persona.”

 

Rick Roemer:

“Professor Roemer created an excellent and safe environment of trust. He sets the gold standard for balancing criticisms, instruction, and positive notes. His professional teaching demeanor is superior and he treats all students with fairness. He doesn’t just tell students they do not understand, or they are not doing something correctly, or they are not up to speed, he compassionately identifies each student’s challenges and gives each student usable, clear, constructive, instructions to address and resolve problems. He not only balances critical notes with positive comments, he provides excellent detailed instructions regarding how to improve a student’s performance in a safe and trustworthy practice environment.” –Wendy B.

“Rick made the class an easy, comfortable learning environment without stress and pressure.” –Ivan D.

“Rick Roemer made my first acting class one I’m sure to remember! He has a gentle yet firm approach which both challenges and inspires his students. He uses a lot of positive feedback combined with constructive criticism, and I really feel like I experienced significant growth from his teaching. I can’t wait to learn even more from him in his next class!” –Molly L.

 

John Ratliff:

“Friendly, informative, engaging, kind helpful, knowledgeable.  I couldn’t ask for a better improv teacher. Thank you, John! I wanted to take improv to improve my audition and acting skills.  Success! I booked a short film while taking the course. Coincidence?  I think not!” –Teresa S.

“Ratliff is knowledge, sensitive, witty mature and also child-like when needed and definitely super fun to learn from. The three hours flew every single encounter.  John has has efficiently demonstrated mastery in class management, especially given the fact that we were a large group, and not all us aspiring actors. Great job, teacher!” –Carolina M.

“I think John Ratliff is one of the better teachers I’ve had in regards to acting in the past couple of years. I learned from mistakes, worked on my strengths and at no point was I afraid of the criticisms. They were critical but they had solutions and steps to move forward. It wasn’t being critical for the sake of being critical. It was being critical for the sake of improving.”  -Umar K.

“John Ratliff’s Improv 1 course changed my life. It was as if he lassoed the entire universe and set it up as a stage before me, yielding the opportunity to play with and for the stars. If you take only one course in your lifetime, let it be Professor Lupin’s Defense Against the Dark Arts, but if you have time for a second, consider John Ratliff’s Improvisation course.” -Amado D. 

“I was brand new to improvisation, and never felt like I was out of my element or behind.  John made everyone feel comfortable to express ourselves. It was clear that John had a lot of experience in improv and was very easy to be with and learn from. It was neat seeing the other places in life I could apply what we’re doing in class. Like being present with others and rolling with the way things are in the moment. – Jonathan G.

 

Adam Roberts:

“Adam is an incredibly talented musical theater coach / teacher.  He is super knowledgable and connects with all of his students in a way that seems to enable each person to reach their highest potential.   Adam’s class is super fun and engaging, the time literally flies by.” – Lily O.

“Adam Roberts is so professional, knowledgeable in so many areas, and compassionate.  He makes you feel comfortable in your skin.” -Sue B.

“Adams classes are both fun and enlightening. Over time I’ve become more confident    “acting the song”, my breath control is much improved, and I’ve become a pretty decent musical comedy singer. I wouldn’t hesitate to audition for a musical, whereas before Adam’s class, that was unimaginable.” -Patrick C.

 

Paula Russell:

“I had never taken an online class until now and it was pretty great! Paula was very mindful and respectful of everyone’s time and provided such great feedback! You can tell she loves what she does and is very good at watch she does. I have never learned so much in such a short period of time! I would retake this class in a heartbeat!” -Rashmi G.

“This was my second class at The Actor’s School with Paula. Prior to the first class, I had no experience acting. My main goals were to try something new, challenge myself, and reduce anxiety when speaking in front of others. Paula is an informative, frank, supportive teacher who guides you through every step. From relaxation to technique, character motivation to monologues, she is there with constructive feedback and suggestions.  It has been an engaging and challenging experience for me, and I would recommend taking these classes, even if you have no intention of becoming a working actor. They have given me the opportunity to explore myself and become more comfortable in front of an audience. I highly recommend taking a class with Paula, and I can’t wait to continue learning with The Actor’s School.”  Melanie M.

 

Tony Sears: 

“You do not want to miss a class with Tony! I’ve never felt so at ease in an acting class. He has such a deep passion for the craft and all things filmmaking, which carries over into his teaching and student interactions. He genuinely cares and sincerely roots for all of his students!” 

“Tony is a fantastic teacher! I very much enjoyed learning from him, especially when he would talk about his own experience auctioning and doing self tapes. It really helped get a full grip on what it is like to be doing this in the industry and “for real”. This class taught me so much about all of the importance of the technical elements when it comes to self taping. Also, to hold myself to a higher standard.” -Anna S.

“Thanks to this class and Tony, I have the confidence to nail any audition that I come across!” – Lupe H.

“The class was well done and informative, and Tony genuinely cares about his students! All the tips, advice, and stories we’ve gained through the class will certainly be thing we won’t forget and will have an impact on our careers!” -Miranda A.