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We believe that the purpose of an acting school is to get you working professionally. And that begins with Professional Level training. Training that has worked for over 70 years and continues to work today, for a new generation of actors. Overseen by Martin Barter, a master teacher, you will be taught one of the strongest acting foundations available today. Our commitment to Sandy’s legacy is to maintain the technique as he left it behind. We come from a rich history and deep tradition, as noted by The New York Times, Backstage, and Variety.

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Albert Emery
"I am a better communicator as a result of speaking from my heart."
Christina Ramirez
"...there is nothing like seeing yourself grow into the person you always were meant to be..."
Juliene Winborne
" I had taken numerous acting classes, but none of them fully embodied what I was looking for."
Jada Merritt
"...know what it is that you need and fucking go get it!!!
Jule Johnson
"I walk away proud, thankful, and immensely confident with the person I’ve become"
Jonathan Freudman
"This is not a Mickey Mouse class, this is serious acting, this is MEISNER.”
Tanner Risner
"You have no idea what this class can do for you."
Andrew Carter
"It was by far the most challenging educational and artistic experience of my life."
Star Don
"Look another person dead in the eye and just FEEL. It’s the simplest yet hardest thing to do."
Tanya Bettencourt
"I used to think showing vulnerability was a weakness. Not anymore."
Nina Umpierrez
"Completing this program has left me feeling ready and excited to go out and get what I need!"
Damith Warnasuriya
"...this is not a class that you sign up for but more like a life course that challenges you..."
Sierra Smith
"..I learned that ACTING IS NOT ABOUT ACTING."
Torrey Drake
"...my ability to utterly connect and live in the moment is second nature to me."
Bryan Shilowich
"You learn to stop “trying” to “act” and instead learn how to feel your deepest emotions..."
Cameren Foley
"This class is definitely not the easy route..."
Stacey Danger
"The amount of growth I’ve had in nine months far surpasses that of all other studios I’ve trained at combined."
Johannes Aspegren
"The Meisner technique allowed me to really see my progress."
Vanessa Parker
Vanessa Parker
"...this class shows you that you can go straight to the heart and the emotion"
Menen Basha
"I’m not quite sure where to begin because so much of this experience is too big to summarize..."
Michael Campion
"...other acting classes don’t teach the right skills in the right order, nor do they have the patience to train them fully."
Alexandra Dunmore
"I am astounded that I thought I knew how to act before this class."
Channing McKindra
"This is the work that I imagined doing when I first decided to become an actor years ago..."
Danielle Vega
"I felt I needed a class of Meisner caliber to have in my repertoire to take me to the next level of my career."
DeRon Horton
..."the emotional capacity of which i am able to reach now I cannot see myself gaining somewhere else"
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Yisreal Dubov
"...not only did I walk away with an incredible training in acting; I walked away with a family, and memories that will last a lifetime"
Zachary Gordon
"...it has been an emotionally exhausting journey, but beyond rewarding."
Heidi Shon
"The Meisner Center gave me a process to work with that I was desperately seeking."
Brandon Quinn
"I have worked so much more since studying at the Meisner Center..."
DeShaude Barner
"The 2 years spent learning from Martin and Ranjiv are something I will never forget... "
Alex Montalban
Alex Montalban
"However seemingly simplistic Sandy's method may appear, this school is not for the faint of heart..."
Mikhail Suvorov
"The Meisner technique, unlike anything I've done before, is something you can't pull through just sliding on the surface."
Jacob Dimenstein
"...my advice to you would be to be open to the possibilities."
Matthan Harris
"This is without a doubt the best acting class I’ve ever taken."
Shalonda Shaw
"...I know what I'm capable of as an actor, and that is a wonderful feeling."
Amir Hasan
"It did not take long for me to realize that my brain was the biggest obstacle holding me back..."
Nicole J Butler
Alessandro Marino
"This class cuts the bull*** and tells you the truth..."
Michael Roshangah
"I found that I am stronger than I gave myself credit for."
Clayton Bury
"I learned to quiet my overactive mind, and to simplify my process by following my heart."
Nerlyn Jean
"A true challenge and commitment, it was the best decision I made for my career thus far."

Online Self Tape Workshop

New 2nd Year Traditional Program - Los Angeles

We’ll be offering a new 2nd Year Traditional program starting in July.  Students who’ve completed the 1st year training with a reputable teacher such as Alderson or Ruskin can be considered and interviewed.

Class size is limited to 10 students and costs $295 a month.  
Email or call to schedule an Interview.

How to pick a Meisner Teacher
Interviewing with different schools is the best way to find the right teacher for you.
Here are questions you should be asking them.

 

Myths of Online Acting Training
Read what we learned about teaching online.

 

Free In-Person Introductory Session Los Angeles - Friday June 28th 7pm

Join us for this hands-on session that details what the Meisner technique is. You’ll experience the same exercises taught to every beginning student and leave with a deeper understanding of the technique, as well as acting.
Email to reserve your spot.

How to choose your Meisner teacher.

You should interview with different schools and teachers to find the best fit for your training. Here are a number of questions you can ask during the interview process. Read More

Acting Certificate Program

These classes meet twice a week, for 9 months. This is the full Meisner Technique as it’s been taught for over 25 years by Martin BarterRead More