MEET OUR TEACHERS
"One of the most important keys to acting is curiosity - to the point of being nosy. What that means is you want to devour lives. You're eager to put on their shoes and wear their clothes and have them become a part of you. All people contain mystery, and when you act, you want to plumb that mystery until everything is known to you."
Meisner Technique, Ages 16+
David A. Cox began his career in NYC studying acting with the famous teacher, Sanford Meisner. He then moved to Los Angeles, appearing in films and television series at Universal Pictures, Paramount and several independent films. He has directed over 60 plays and in 1984, with permission from Sanford Meisner, David began teaching the technique that made Mr. Meisner famous and put thousands of his students in productions from film, Broadway, local theatre and television. David was also the co-founder of the NoHo Arts district, that today is the most thriving theater district of Los Angeles.
Atlanta-based actor starring as Dr. Allen in Tyler Perry's new TV series, Too Close To Home on TLC. Alpha is also known for his recurring role as Israel Proctor in Banshee; Judge Stone in Drop Dead Diva; the Landlord in Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots and Dr. Purks in Roanoke - Search for the Lost Colony on the History Channel. You will also see Alpha in Shots Fired on Fox this fall (directed by Jonathan Demme) ; as Judge Linkletter in (Tom Cruise's) Mena. Judge Welch in A Baby for Christmas, Morris Dole in Sons 2 the Grave, Captain Harris in SLAW and on stage (Broadway) as The Announcer in Bull Durham the Musical
Reel Kids, Tween / Teen Scene, Actors' Soul & Showcase producer.
Owner and Founder of Atlanta Hollywood Acting Studios, Kelly Sirois is an actress, content creator and entrepreneur. After earning her BA in Film & Video from Georgia State University, Kelly began pursuing opportunities both in front and behind the camera. Having worked in TV, Film and Broadcast, Kelly has held roles from actor to Executive Producer on a wide variety of industry projects. Kelly produces Atlanta Hollywood's Actors' Showcases, using her skills as a casting director to find the strongest scenes and character types for each actor. Kelly loves being a storyteller and hopes to effect change through the stories she tells as an actress.
Voice Technique, Improv & Body Movement & Shakespeare Hip, Hop Workshop
Atlanta-based actor from Chicago,
SAG Union and AEA actress has worked in theater off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. She is a graduate of the Theater School at DePaul University. Prominent film and television roles include an unhinged conspiracy theory activist in a crossover episode of NBC's Chicago PD/Fire/Med, a fun-loving, caring aunt, with an obsessively competitive side, in the coming of age comedy, 'Play by Play’. She is writing and producing film; her feature dramedy, 'Eunice and The Great Bingo Heist' placed in the second round at the prestigious Austin Film Festival Script Competition 2022, and just won Quarterfinalist in the Atlanta International Screenplay Awards.
Improv 575, Ages 15-Adults
Steve Lowe is passionate about acting and has established a direct lineage to Meisner through his connection to David A Cox who trained directly under Sanford Meisner. Steve became an understudy with David, our Advanced Meisner teacher, who passed down wisdom and teachings. Passionate commitment is Steven's secret and his enthusiasm for acting is contagious. Join Steven's Meisner-Styled Improv Class, immerse yourself in the transformative power of Meisner's technique under the guidance of Steven Lowe. His Meisner-styled improv class will help you become part of a community dedicated to the authentic art of acting. Think of Steven's class as an introductory 101 to Meisner.
ATLANTA HOLLYWOOD TEAM
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