Charles Tentindo, Founder
Director and Founder of My Acting Studio & The Aurora Theater
This class is designed to take you through skills and techniques you will need for presenting consistent, truthful work on camera and on stage as well as breaking through bad habits and self-limiting beliefs.
Also includes: Cold reading technique, vocal work, memorization, performing scenes and monologues.
Henry Watkins was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He got his first break working for Joan Rivers and went on to train with comedy luminaries like Phil Hartman and Jason Alexander, as well as graduating from the Second City Conservatory.
He performed hundreds of shows with a variety of comedy troupes. Now an alumni, he remains an instructor at the Groundlings School, teaching a variety of classes and levels. As a stand-up comic, he has appeared at the Comedy Store, The Improv and many smellier comedy venues. Henry has appeared in more than 50 commercials!
Acting & Improvisation Instructor
A Long Beach native, first fell in love with improv. After achieving a BFA in Musical Theater from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and returning to Long Beach in 2011.
Kenlow has been fortunate enough to continue to be a working actress, as well as to help to train young artists at MacArthur Park's Homeland Cultural Center, The Long Beach Playhouse's Summer Youth Musical Theater.
Lead Stand-Up Comedy Instructor
Is an LA based stand up comic. He began performing nightly in the clubs and dive bars of Orange County, where OC Weekly listed him as their "Top 5 Comics to Watch."
He has been listed as a top 25 roaster on the "Roast Battle Rankings" at The World Famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. His "Dudely Jones" He also hosts a weekly sketch/character comedy podcast on iTunes called "Rip'n & Skip'n"
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. Try this class before jumping into her 4 week intensive coming soon! If you decide to take her 4 week class, your $45 will be discounted from that class tuition.
Acting Instructor for young adults and Studio Manager
Was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD and recently moved to the Los Angeles area. She has performed in theater and dance productions and has always had love for entertaining and well as working with kids for several years. She is the most recent instructor to join My Acting Studio and we are excited to see her train young actors at the new studio.
Teen Improv Instructor
Improvisation is a tool that can help you far beyond performing on stage. Along with being loads of fun, improv can help all people (actors and non-actors) establish a sense of play in their life. It can also be a safe way to get out of your comfort zone and squash the fear of being wrong. In this class, we will tackle the core pillars of improvisational comedy and hone comedic timing and tendencies through games and scene work. We will also dive into more specific aspects of improv including long form or musical improv. Through it all, we will be having fun and developing skills that can be used throughout life.