Our Legacy...


History… Tradition… Legacy…

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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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."
DeShaude Barner
"The 2 years spent learning from Martin and Ranjiv are something I will never forget... "
Johannes Aspegren
"The Meisner technique allowed me to really see my progress."
Nerlyn Jean
"A true challenge and commitment, it was the best decision I made for my career thus far."
Zachary Gordon
"...it has been an emotionally exhausting journey, but beyond rewarding."
Tanner Risner
"You have no idea what this class can do for you."
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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"
Jonathan Freudman
"This is not a Mickey Mouse class, this is serious acting, this is MEISNER.”
Matthan Harris
"This is without a doubt the best acting class I’ve ever taken."
Damith Warnasuriya
"...this is not a class that you sign up for but more like a life course that challenges you..."
Nicole J Butler
Alessandro Marino
"This class cuts the bull*** and tells you the truth..."
Nina Umpierrez
"Completing this program has left me feeling ready and excited to go out and get what I need!"
Juliene Winborne
" I had taken numerous acting classes, but none of them fully embodied what I was looking for."
Brandon Quinn
"I have worked so much more since studying at the Meisner Center..."
Heidi Shon
"The Meisner Center gave me a process to work with that I was desperately seeking."
Mikhail Suvorov
"The Meisner technique, unlike anything I've done before, is something you can't pull through just sliding on the surface."
Cameren Foley
"This class is definitely not the easy route..."
Albert Emery
"I am a better communicator as a result of speaking from my heart."
Vanessa Parker
Vanessa Parker
"...this class shows you that you can go straight to the heart and the emotion"
Torrey Drake
"...my ability to utterly connect and live in the moment is second nature to me."
Andrew Carter
"It was by far the most challenging educational and artistic experience of my life."
Jule Johnson
"I walk away proud, thankful, and immensely confident with the person I’ve become"
Jacob Dimenstein
"...my advice to you would be to be open to the possibilities."
Sierra Smith
"..I learned that ACTING IS NOT ABOUT ACTING."
Shalonda Shaw
"...I know what I'm capable of as an actor, and that is a wonderful feeling."
DeRon Horton
..."the emotional capacity of which i am able to reach now I cannot see myself gaining somewhere else"
Menen Basha
"I’m not quite sure where to begin because so much of this experience is too big to summarize..."
Stacey Danger
"The amount of growth I’ve had in nine months far surpasses that of all other studios I’ve trained at combined."
Bryan Shilowich
"You learn to stop “trying” to “act” and instead learn how to feel your deepest emotions..."
Tanya Bettencourt
"I used to think showing vulnerability was a weakness. Not anymore."
Channing McKindra
"This is the work that I imagined doing when I first decided to become an actor years ago..."
Alexandra Dunmore
"I am astounded that I thought I knew how to act before this class."
Amir Hasan
"It did not take long for me to realize that my brain was the biggest obstacle holding me back..."
Alex Montalban
Alex Montalban
"However seemingly simplistic Sandy's method may appear, this school is not for the faint of heart..."
Jada Merritt
"...know what it is that you need and fucking go get it!!!
Jasmine Hill
"Before, I didn't like to say I was an actor because I didn't feel like one. Now I know I'm one."
Christina Ramirez
"...there is nothing like seeing yourself grow into the person you always were meant to be..."
Star Don
"Look another person dead in the eye and just FEEL. It’s the simplest yet hardest thing to do."
Michael Roshangah
"I found that I am stronger than I gave myself credit for."

Online Self Tape Workshop

1st Year Traditional 2022 - Los Angeles

 Our next 1st year Traditional program will begin February 2nd of 2022. This class will meet Wednesday mornings at 11am and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. This program will run for 9 months.

Level 1 Intensive 2022 - Los Angeles

 Our next Level 1 Intensive will begin February 14th of 2022. This class will meet Monday through Friday, from 3pm until 6pm for 5 weeks. This program covers the first three months of material from the traditional 1st year program. 

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend our in person training. Additional details and requirements for in person training will be provided during the interview process. 

"Don't act, don't fake, don't pretend - work!" - Sanford Meisner

Free Online Introductory Session – Sunday January 30th

We’ll be offering a free online introductory session to the Meisner Technique on Sunday, January 30th at 1pm PST. This will be Zoom session that will include discussions and exercises to introduce you to the Meisner Technique. Space is limited as attendees are required to participate and not just observe. You must attend with Video and Audio enabled.
Email to reserve your spot.

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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