Our Legacy...

Ranjiv Perera

Our Legacy...

Ranjiv Perera

Ranjiv Perera is one of only four teachers mentored by Martin Barter to teach the Meisner Technique. Having first trained as a student under Martin and completing the 2 year traditional program, Ranjiv went on to work in casting under Lisa Essary out of Heidi Levitt’s office. Casting led Ranjiv to discover his desire to not just direct, but guide and teach actors. In 2009, Ranjiv returned to Martin Barter and the Sanford Meisner Center to assist and begin teacher training. Observing and assisting Martin for 5 years gave Ranjiv the deep understanding and skills needed to continue the legacy set by Sandy, and demanded by Martin.

Guest Speaker Andy Garcia.
Guest Speaker Jeff Bridges.
Edward James Olmos
Guest Speaker Edward James Olmos
Guest Speaker Jeff Bridges
Writer/Director/Producer Larry Cohen
Graduating class of 2015
Graduating class of 2016
Graduating class of 2017
Graduating class of 2018
Graduating class of 2019
Graduating class of 2020

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