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Does Your Acting Career Need a Boost? Get the Best Training

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With options for everyone, Armstrong Acting Studios has a seasoned reputation as one of the country’s top acting training facilities.

A professional television and film training studio, Armstrong Acting Studios (AAS) is proud to be a place where actors learn, progress, and advance. It’s the school’s mission to collaborate with trainees to ensure their acting is surpassing industry standards and leading to paid work. AAS is a community where bold creativity, inclusivity, authenticity, and commitment are highly valued. 


What sets AAS apart is that its actors and faculty are constantly booking work in TV and film. With critically acclaimed alumni like Nina Dobrev, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Simu Liu, Raymond Ablack, and Devon Bostick, the school has become a launching pad for incredibly successful stars.

In an industry that’s notoriously fickle and ever-changing, the importance of professional development cannot go understated. Actors need to stay on top of industry trends to stay current.

Enhance and improve

Just like sports professionals or musicians, actors need to constantly work on their skills to keep themselves sharp. They must maintain emotional flexibility and know the newest filming techniques. It’s an actor’s job to work these muscles so that when a big job opportunity comes up, they’re ready. That’s why continuing education is a necessary component to building a sustainable career.

Created by actors for actors, AAS has developed world-class group and one-on-one training options for actors at any phase of their career. Its in-person classes are small and application-based, with options for actors ages 10 to 12, 13 to 15, 16 to 18, and 19-plus. There are youth seasonal intensives, introduction courses for emerging artists, and core foundational and intermediate training lessons.

“Armstrong is part of our core support team,” say Ian and Emma Ho, two young actors who have been training at the studio for years. “Its classes break it down in ways that kids can understand.”

Something for everyone

For adults, there are five levels of core acting training courses and specific courses like Embodying Action and Impulse and an Introduction to On Camera Performance.

“There are roles that sometimes require a coach’s help to bring out your best work,” says actor Riele Downs. “I’ll gain a deeper understanding of the scene’s intentions and a better sense of who the character is.”

Some courses are available virtually and AAS also provides workshops and in-studio or online audition self-tape assistance and coaching. Newcomers can audit classes for free, and there are many scholarship and discount opportunities.

The school’s award-winning faculty members are working actors themselves, including Sarah Gnocato, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Sarah Fisher, Susanna Fournier, Amos Crawley, Steven McCarthy, and many more. “You’re always working with an experienced coach who’ll push you to do your best work possible,” says actor Kamaia Fairburn. “Every time I leave, I have a new skill to put in my toolbox.”

AAS is offering free classes in both July and August to allow viewers to experience its top-notch training. “I would recommend AAS to my peers 10 times over,” says Fairburn. “It has helped launch my career by making me a more rounded actor.”

Viewers can engage in training opportunities at the studio, including summer term and fall term in-studio classes, private coaching, demo reel scene filming, and workshops. Learn more at armstrongactingstudios.com.

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