Charles Tentindo

-Director and Founder

 Lead Instructor 

Is an American actor, award winning director and acting coach in Long Beach, CA.  He is a musician, and a producer-director-editor. As an acting coach he is best known for his truthful teaching style which is a blend of several methods. He is also the author and the creator of The Deck of 52 Choices For The Actor. -A deck of cards with choices he has created to help actors be spontaneous and unpredictable in their available now on this site.

Diana Banks

Accent and Dialect Coach, My Acting Studio

Diana Banks brings her extraordinary gift of language and dialect to My Acting Studio.  Diana speaks 9 languages and is a linguistic specialist. She will teach you several accents that can take you deeply into character work to create extraordinary performances. 

Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey Carl has appeared on Broadway in The Goat,

or Who is Sylvia; Tartuffe; and Taboo for which he was nominated

for a Drama Desk Award.  


His off-Broadway credits include:

Psycho Therapy (Cherry Lane Theatre)

Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience)

Bach at Leipzig (New York Theatre Workshop)

Manuscript (Daryl Roth Theatre)

Last Easter (MCC Theater) and

Thief River (Signature Theatre Company)


Jeffrey's regional credits include:

Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company; Emery Battis Award)

Cymbeline, Richard II (Yale Rep)

Measure for Measure, Stage Kiss (Goodman Theatre)

Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company)

Lorenzaccio, Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company)

Romeo and Juliet, Candida (McCarter Theatre Center)

The Miracle Worker (Charlotte Repertory Theatre)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Paper Mill Playhouse) and

Golden Age (Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center)  


His film and television credits include

"Hitch," "The Killing Floor," "Backseat," "Happy End,"

"All My Children," "Plainsong," and

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." 


Mr. Carlson was the recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes-Garson

Kanin Fellowship and is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama.

Charles Sanchez

Charles Sanchez was born and raised in Long Beach, California.


He is a 20-year veteran of Stand-up Comedy with several comedy club, concert, television and movie appearances.


He was also a head writer and leading cast member of the sketch comedy show, “Unacceptable Behavior,” which is currently airing on the FUSE Television Network.


Charles has taught Stand- Up Comedy, Improv and character creation for many years.


He is a comedy icon on the 12 Step recovery convention circuits, as well as regional conventions and conferences for Native American and Latino youth.


He is also a member of SAG/AFTRA and has traveled all over the world entertaining our Troops over seas.

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