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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
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Lead Improv and Sketch 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. 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.

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Thayvi Ganeshalingam

Online Acting Program Instructor

Thayvi is an actor, model, producer, and acting coach with a 20+ year background in performing arts. She is known for Induced Effect (2019), and Invite Only (2021). Her most recent - and favorite - role has been working as a character performer for Disneyland Resort. 

 

Thayvi began acting at the Dublin Theatre Company where she starred in various musical theatre productions such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Grease. Simultaneously, she was brought on by BOOM Modeling Agency and began modeling for Macy’s, Sony, and Target. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to seek film and TV opportunities. There she studied under award winning director Charles Tentido with an emphasis on scene study, cold reading, and camera technique. Currently Thayvi is teaching the Basic Online Acting Course for virtually for tMy Acting Studio.

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Genevieve Bergdorg

Acting Instructor Live In 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).

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Michael Stich

Award Winning Director

Award-winning director with expertise in television drama, location shoots and leading both cast and crew to achieve high-quality worldwide programs. Instinctive leader with over thirty years of single and multi-camera productions. Michael is a thoughtful communicator with the ability to create engaging stories on any budget. Innovative and committed, a creative professional with a proven track record of working collaboratively to achieve the highest quality possible.

▪ Director’s Guild Wins, 1991,1994 (Nominations 1995, 97,98, 2001, 02, 04, 05, 10, 11, 16) ▪ Emmy Wins,2011,2013,2015 

(Nominations 2005, 06, 07, 12, 14, 16, 17)
▪ DISCOP05 Best Director (2005)

EXPERIENCE  ACHIEVEMENTS

CBS| Los Angeles, CA
Primary Director, The Bold & The Beautiful 

(1987 – 2018)

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