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Charles Tentindo

Director, Founder, and Head 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 here.They are a Digital deck of cards with choices he has created to help actors be spontaneous and unpredictable in their available now on this site digitally or in person for an physical deck. He has appeared in numerous films, commercials, television and on stage in the Los Angeles area. IMDB

As a director, Charles received a Telly for producing directing and editing the documentary ' Making  A Killing, Inside The International Arms Trade ' for Lion's Gate Pictures as well as numerous other awards for directing. In his spare time he likes to play piano, write music and invent musical instruments like his Zen Riffer Keyboard sold to Maroon 5.

Daniel Robbins

Lead Improv and Sketch Instructor

Daniel Robbins is a Los Angeles-based improviser, comedian, and actor. At an early age, Daniel found an outlet in comedy and theater. His focus on sketch comedy and improv brought him to The Groundlings Theater where he is now an alumnus and teacher. He regularly performs in comedy shows at The Groundlings Theater, UCB, The Yard Theater, and many more. In 2021 he was flown to New York and tested for SNL.


Daniel teaches sketch writing to various groups and creates/directs shows at The Comedy Central Stage and Lyric Hyperion. He has worked as a freelance copywriter for Day One Agency, writing for Chipotle’s social media platforms, and has ghostwritten for many other sources. You can catch him appearing in Apple TV's For All Mankind as a Recurring character and can be seen in other Recurring and Guest Star roles on such shows as I’m Dying Up Here, Criminal Minds, SEAL TEAM, Timeless, and The Last Tycoon.

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Kelsi Roberts

Improv Program Instructor

Kelsi Roberts is a comedian and actor based out of Los Angeles.


She has appeared in over 100 commercial spots and was a spokesperson for Papa Murphy’s Pizza for over two years.


She is a Groundlings Sunday company alumni, characters welcome, UCB alumni, and will be showcasing for GFL new faces in March 2023.


Her girls group, the Pippa Middleton‘s has had lined the New York and processed of all for multiple years in a row and she can’t wait to teach at My Acting Studio.


Genevieve Bergdorf is a Los Angeles-based actress, acting instructor, singer, songwriter, recording artist, dancer, dance instructor, licensed Cosmetologist & Esthetician. 

She has studied acting at Berg Studios and improv at The Groundlings in Los Angeles, California. Later she began her studies at My Acting Studio in Long Beach, California, under the direction of Charles Tentindo, where she is now on faculty.

Some of her credits include: Disney’s Flashback (The Disneyland Resort), Pippin (Robert B Moore Theatre), Scenes from Mae West’s “Sex” (Aurora Theatre), What’s Up Newport:Burlesque (OCC Film), Saint Drunk (Stephen Patrick Film), Stay Connected (Celine Zabout Film), Heliocentric (VO The Ameoba People), UnSung Heros (El Rey Theatre), Tom Kubis Ensemble (Golden West Theatre), Michael Jackson Tribute (Bob & Barbra Ellis Auditorium), Burlesque (The NAMM SHOW)(The Mint).

Nick began attending the prestigious Columbia College-Hollywood. He also attended a directing class taught by industry veteran Corey Allen, the man who directed the pilots of such classic televisions shows as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Murder, She Wrote and who starred opposite James Dean in the classic 1955 film, Rebel Without A Cause. During this time Nick also worked as an intern for Mark Canton at The Canton Company and was involved in such films ad Angel Eyes with Jennifer Lopez and the remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone


After graduation, Bird attended one of the best acting schools in the country, Playhouse West, in hopes of honing his skills as a director. In doing so he was afforded the opportunity to work with such talented actors as Jeff Goldblum, Scott Caan, James Franco and Mark Pellegrino - all of whom he forged long-lasting friendships with. 

Gabriel Rodriguez
Voice For Actors and singers

Gabriel is a vocal instructor with 15+ years of singing experience, encompassing live performances and studio recording. Hailing from Chicago, a vibrant hub for music, Gabriel's upbringing in this influential city nurtured his musical talents. Passionate about music and possessing a keen understanding of vocal artistry, Gabriel guides students to discover their unique voice. As an actor, Gabriel draws parallels between singing and acting, emphasizing their interconnectedness, particularly in the realm of vocal expression. With expertise in production and recording, Gabriel empowers students to bring their musical visions to life by teaching them how to record as well. 


Gabriel currently writes and performs as the post-metal project Sombra Oscura. Look out for his upcoming album, "Like Water," available soon on major streaming platforms.

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