Charles Tentindo

Founder, Director

My Acting Studio and The Aurora Theater

I am an award winning director, acting coach, editor and inventor.  I have been working professionally as a camera operator and director of photography for over 30 years.  As an actor I have stage, screen, and other professional acting credits as well. (See my IMDB here).


I bring my experience behind the camera to my students to help them achieve real, spontaneous cinematic moments that are repeateble through the practice of proven techniques in my Foundation and On-Camera classes. My teaching is my own and also influenced by work of Larry Moss as well as some of the greatest teachers of our generation including Jeff Corey, Eric Morris, Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Shashin Desai as well as studying improvisation at The Groundlings, alongside Will Farrell, Chris Katan and Lisa Kudrow..


I am an actor as well and understand the importance of practicing this craft. That's why I too continue to study. You are never finished learning and refining your acting skills, especially if you intend on getting really good at it.

In my opinion, acting is one of the greatest art forms because one gets to explore who they are, exercise their imagination, connect to deep emotion and learn how to fully express and connect with others. In other words, it's not just about "acting" but also about creating a fully expressive, truthful and believable human being. Many students feel a shift for the better in their own lives in just one session and many of my students work professionally as well.

I work with beginning to advanced actors and non-actors, at my studio, so don't concern yourself with not having a background in acting. You will get a good one here. If you have experience and need a place to hone your skills, update your reel and learn new techniques, you've found the right place. I can tell you in less than a minute what makes a great actors and it can take a lifetime to achieve it.


Click on my reviews here to see what people are saying and an article about my battle with a deadly disease that almost ended by life and the lessons learned, here.  


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