Deepen your work with Heidi and forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera by embracing the unique you.

Take your progress from Part 1 to the next level by finally tackling the things that block you and make you feel stuck. Reinforce who you authentically are so you can highlight what ultimately causes you to book the job. Get focused feedback on your online images and materials.

Class size: Limited to 5 students
Prerequisites: Heidi's Part 1
Location: Online
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For my alumni of Part 1, I have designed 4 intimate sessions that reinforce your uniqueness and continue building upon the adjustments and explorations that you’ve started. 




I’ve tweaked my 15+ year old signature class to include EXTRA FOCUS on self-tape techniques!

  • Let’s develop your ability to work on camera with ease.
  • Let’s strengthen your self-tape confidence and skills.
  • Let’s build your understanding of your unique marketability in this changing business..
  • Let’s truly further your deeper understanding and philosophy of acting on camera.

Again, in this online course, you’ll be getting extra attention to self-tape techniques that will blow your mind with inspiration. Plus, we’ll take a detailed look at your own tech setup.




  • A privately coached classroom where you feel safe to explore and ask the questions that may be deeply frustrating to you
  • Support as you explore your sense of self in your work and build confidence about your process
  • Chance to peel back the layers and uncover your unique voice
  • Expansion and clarity on your current marketability
  • Major nudging to get your online presence in shape
  • Opportunity to generate momentum and excitement while you hustle for work
  • Intimate class size so we can do more individual work


Class Agenda



Sounds cheesy, but I’m betting that you don’t know why you are so special and valuable to a script, to a director, or to a character. I will assign a scene to you and show you why.



Auditioning with boring exposition material requires a lot of character work to sell why you are perfect for the “undefined” role. Oh, this is one of my favorite classes. P.S. I’ll provide exposition scenes for you to choose from.



Focus on taking emotional risk in the audition. I’ll encourage you to stretch yourself beyond your own beliefs. I’ll also push you to take risks in a highly charged emotional scene or a ridiculously comedic one.



Dramatic scenes are not the only way to show your range, your charm, and your specialness. What attracts people to you? Discover what your scene partners and audiences are responding to.

Who is this class good for?

To my Part 1 alumni—we know and trust each other now. You want to take some big leaps, right? Let’s dig deeper.

I’m fully invested in you, and I’m learning your defaults and your strengths. We will continue to stretch your talents with each assignment.



You will need to plan for homework time to research your assignment, prepare your materials, and practice your self-tape set-ups. All studio classes are designed to stretch and support your complete prep process as an actor for self-tapes and in-person auditions. The more you put into the class, the more you get out of it!



This is not a networking class with a casting director. This is an acting and auditioning class with a teacher who has over two decades of professional high-level experience and who cares most about the actor’s process. In the end, I believe it is the process that books the job and supports the actor’s need to stay inspired.

About Heidi

Heidi Marshall

ACTING COACH: Heidi’s career has spanned over 25 years and includes time as the lead Casting Director at Telsey+CO for the Broadway musical RENT, as well as for 70+ projects in theater, film, television, commercial, and voiceover. She’s coached countless actors into roles for Film, TV, and Theater. Most recently, she coached and prepped Halle Bailey for her audition and screen test for Disney’s upcoming The Little Mermaid. Heidi’s active filmmaker career informs her director’s eye and influences her aesthetic for working with actors. 

For full acting coach bio, click here. For filmmaker portfolio, click here.


Conversations with Heidi

Together, let’s focus on strengthening your acting choices on camera, building your confidence, and clarifying your website/headshots presence to reflect the amazing you. Our work stems from what YOU want to have happen in your career. Let’s experiment, evaluate, and get really clear about your qualities that lure people to you.

Then, transfer your skills from class to every possible setting—filming on set, self-tapes at home, in-person auditions, remote auditions over Zoom, appointments through Eco-Cast live, callbacks through BlueJeans, screentests through Google Meet…you name it.

You don’t get to choose how you audition, but you can keep a fresh set of skills in your arsenal!



Part 2: Film/TV Acting & Auditioning is specifically designed for students who have completed the foundation work with me in Part 1: Film/TV Acting & Auditioning. This requirement is not based on skill level, but rather on familiarity with my personal process. There is a method to my madness! And I want to start with you at the beginning. If you have not taken Part 1, please click here to register for it. 

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Heidi Hackney


A class balancing the technique, marketing, and the inner work of building an acting career.

I have a Zoom audition in the morning. I’m feeling nice and warm from all of the work we did in Part 2. I’m sitting down with my script to do some detail work now.



Confidence boost for actors. Actor centered on camera acting class. Strength based coaching. My attention to my natural strengths has honed in: I feel less vague when choosing scenes to put on tape for potential agents

Laine Berry


It’s the perfect class for anyone who feels stuck on a plateau in their career, or is looking for the next step toward raising the bar, regardless of your current success/failure.

Aaliyah Raghnal


I wanted to thank you again for including me in the Part 2 course. I had so much fun and have tools to use and to continue to work and play with. Your kindness and passion towards advocating for actors does not go unnoticed! I appreciate you and being included and can’t wait to see what’s next!
Kaye Tuckerman


I just directed my first feature! I had a bunch of reflective moments wondering how I got to directing indie features! And was like HEIDIIIIIII! planted all those seeds! Thank you ❤️

Michael Motkowski


This class builds upon Part 1 by making you realize what makes you special in multiple facets. It is a continuation of stretching your acting muscles while building a portfolio to send to agents and casting directors to get the ball rolling.

Sakile Camara


If you want to understand true storytelling and how your uniqueness fits in the story take this class! You’ll learn to trust your instincts and learn to make bold choices in a positive environment.

Sarah Armstrong-Brown


A great class for working or ready-to-work actors to explore and expand their limits in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Heidi is a WEALTH of knowledge and shares all of it openly and with plenty of encouragement.

Nathan Nolen Edwards


The class to empower you as an artist. This is the class the lifts you up and supports you exactly where you are. You are special! You don’t have to change who you are to be cast-able! The class gives you so much agency in your own career!

Evy Ortiz


I feel more prepared for live and live virtual auditions. I feel more confident in breaking down a scene and prepping it. I feel more inspired to make bolder choices. I now have a self tape channel that shows my range and I’m happy to have that to share.

Natalie Lall


A wonderful deep dive into expanding the tools you have to play with a character.You get practical tips that make it easier to grapple with a scene and gain confidence in understanding who you are and how that makes you a good actor. I loved the “you idiot” exercise.

Megan Greener


I’m always blown away by the first class in Part 2. It’s reassuring and puts some inspirational gas back into the tank. Same thing with the RomCom class! This is the class that helps you highlight who you are uniquely (and make sure the world knows it!) while also opening up possibilities of who else you already are, but maybe didn’t even realize it. You get to know yourself even better.

Amanda Martinez


I’ve learned so much during these 4 weeks! Thank you, Heidi for sharing all of your knowledge!

Robert Moris Castillo


I feel more confident in my craft, and I’m seeing my growth which is awesome! Heidi Marshall is amazing! You have to try a class with her. You won’t regret it.

Aaron Jin

In this class, I had to look deeply into myself in ways that I haven’t for any other class. I’ve been acting and trying to act on-and-off through college and the real world for years, and only after this class do I know what it means to be an actor.

I always tell people that I started following Heidi on Facebook and signed up for emails for a whole year before I took my first class, and that I LOVED the content (which is rare nowadays!!).

Rueben Clement


Perfect for gaining acceptance, and layering of your process. Great energy and you’re given the space to get as much out of the class as you put in. Great students, this is the class you’d wish you started with.

Ashley Laroche


I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you’ve taught me in your class. You have opened my eyes tremendously about my acting, my type, the industry, etc. I left the classes feeling more confident but also more knowledgeable as to what I needed to prepare and invest in order to compete and become an elite actor.
Since working with you I have gained a lot of clarity. When I look at breakdowns, it makes sense to me now. I am getting auditions consistently every week and have been getting callbacks, which I never got before.
Thank you so much for your patience and feedback. I now know what I have to work on and improve on. I can feel myself getting a step closer to honing into my craft.
Francis Kelly


It is a masterful blend of technical on-camera practice with a psychological approach for how to stay in it for the long haul.

Jensen Wheeler Wolfe


I was challenged each week and stepped out of my comfort zone often. The website, indie photos and clip site are awesome tools to have going forward and I probably never would have done them without the push of the class. And I loved that everyone was held accountable and doing the work.

Nikki MacCallum


I’m still on an email chain with my entire level 2 class and we converse multiple times a week and support each other on our paths.  I also booked the lead in a student film! It was the first on camera audition I’ve ever booked from a self tape so I will take THAT win… and I OWE THAT TO YOU! Thank you for the tremendous impact you’ve had on my career in such a short time.
Carol Cadby


An invaluable class for actors trying to figure out the industry. Heidi is AMAZING!

Sydney Lyons


This class completely changed me as an actor &  grew my confidence beyond what I ever thought possible.

Albert Nelthropp


I think this class helped me understand that I am enough and I do not need to put on any airs to get cast.

Eleanor McCormick


I took Part 1 and Part 2 about 3 1/2 years apart so I feel like a completely different actor! Looking back at my clips from part 1 and part 2, I now see more boldness and strength in my choices, and more emotional availability and nuance. I also have a stronger grasp on the kind of characters I want to play/have an affinity for and the kind of worlds and stories I want to be a part of. I’m proud of how I’ve progressed!


This class provided a warm, collaborative, relaxed, safe environment where I was able to explore and challenge myself without feeling the need to prove myself or be perfect. The other actors in the class were smart, talented, passionate, open, and kind and I feel like this is a testament to how Heidi is as a teacher and artist. Her knowledge as a filmmaker is incredibly valuable and provides a unique perspective that feels different from other classes I’ve taken. Throughout the four weeks, I received honest feedback that sometimes made me feel a bit uncomfortable and vulnerable at times, but it was given with such kindness and insightfulness from Heidi and my fellow classmates and in turn has provided me with a lot of self knowledge and clarity. This class has empowered and inspired me, and I feel like a better actor and storyteller because of it!

Rocio Mendez


One of the best camera acting classes I have taken that touches on craft and business of acting.

Aisha Jackson


I’m much more confident in my on camera skills. I’m learning to give myself more and more permission to take risks. I showed up prepared and ready for every class and kept an open mind throughout the course, which in turn helped me grow. I’m getting better at choosing scenes for myself. I am less afraid of auditioning for tv and film. I trust my instincts and believe in my on camera abilities more.

Bonnie Barrios


OMG I’ve progressed 100x more! I loved pt2 I left feeling so confident.

You must take this class, it is a game changer and it will blow your mind.

Sarah Fernandez


Really mind blowing. I didn’t think I could learn so much in only 4 classes, nor did I think I could feel so inspired to re-join the industry after a year of feeling defeated and uninspired. I also never fully believed that I had what it took to do on-camera acting (that I’d always only be in theatre), and Heidi inspired a confidence in me that I don’t think any teacher ever has before.

Eva Igo


Looking back at the footage from week 1 of part 1 to now, I feel like a different actor! I also learned a lot about how much of a range I hold. I always felt pretty restricted, but now with all of the different characters I’ve played I feel so much more open and free.

Matthew Shortell


it’s a confidence booster – it equips you with all the online tools and acting skills you need to put yourself out there with confidence.

Martin K. Lewis


YEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO – I feel so much more confident in a room or over zoom. I feel confident and specific about what I bring into a room. And I feel like I have a better idea of what feels good and fun, it’s is a nice reminder. Lean into the fun, lean into what’s interesting to you and that will be interesting to all of us. All of this I’ve learned along the way in this class!

A blessing – mmmm the real Business of Acting – What you wish college gave you – A place where you can find community and inspiration in this journey we’re all in.

Sarah Ellis


Wow…I feel like I’m a different actor. Overall, I feel more grounded, more confident in my choices in the prep and on camera, and just more playful and less in my head. I am SO much more comfortable with stillness and subtlety. I’ve broken down some major barriers for me in class, and I’m thinking like a filmmaker more and more.

While Part I ignited my creative flame, Part II builds the bonfire–I feel like I’m immersed in and inspired by the tv/film world when I’m in class. Being held accountable and connected to a supportive community has kept me tethered to the industry while it feels like we’re all scattered to the winds right now. I needed Part II to really integrate and put into practice the things I learned from Part I and Nailing The Genre.

Eva Igo


My confidence as an actor has grown so much, and I had a new breakthrough every class.

Courtney Bassett


Heidi’s class is a beautiful on-camera “boot-camp” where students are guided towards truth, specificity of choices, and ownership of their unique talents. In her class, I had a new awakening of my love of acting, and the process of creating characters who evoke the imagined worlds they come from. While taking the class, a spark was lit in me, and a hunger to build and share my distinctive storytelling on-camera was born. In Heidi’s class, the camera becomes your friend, and your confidante!

Logan Floyd


The ideal class in expanding the way you think about the entire acting process. It becomes about collaboration, filmmaking, telling a story and not about your small type, your acting training, or your credits. It helps train your mind to think in terms of the big picture to become the ultimate creator.

Allison Brooks


A good follow-up to Part 1. One thing I particularly liked about it was how much confidence I had gained about my own ability and uniqueness during the break I took between the two courses.

Megan Greener

This is a class that is not being taught anywhere else right now. This is what all other 4-year college programs and business classes in conservatories WISH they could be teaching, but they’re not, and are likely too antiquated, and not aware of HALF of this stuff. This is where the actor goes to see where they fit in today’s TV/Film world – and LOVE that about themselves – and to actually awaken their business sense. Understanding the business of it all is not something to be afraid of (which was my problem), but to be empowered by.

Lilian Tanner


One of the things I really love about working with Heidi is her ability to lift you up while also pushing you further. This class specifically was really great for learning to think like a filmmaker and start looking at the film as a whole rather than individual scenes you audition with.



I love the way you teach. You don’t just teach how to act, you teach us to actually know ourselves and do well business wise.

Josh Greenblatt


In just 4 classes, I can’t even count the amount of fears and insecurities you helped me put to bed. More importantly, I can’t count the number of a-ha moments and incredible bits of new info I’m taking with me. I genuinely feel transformed and leveled up as an actor and as a person – what more could someone ask for?

Sam Given


Thanks, Heidi! Always inspiring to be in class with you and the people you attract to work together.

Kristin Yancy


If you feel lost in a sea of actors-who-are-trying-to-make-it and you have completely forgotten what makes you special or if you are even special at all, you have to take this class. 

If you feel locked up with technical notes/tough feedback/cringing while you watch your self tapes and you’ve completely forgotten how to play or dig up the interesting stuff, you’ve got to take this class. 

If it’s been a long time since you’ve taken an acting class where you actually feel safe to try things outside of your comfort zone, you’ve got to take this class.

Madeline Egan Addis


It was amazing taking the two parts a year apart — I was struck by how much I’ve grown as an actor simply by growing a lot as a person over the course of a year. I am worlds more confident. I am so much more myself on-camera! I am more willing to play, investigate, and take risks. I approach on-camera work with curiosity and joy as opposed to trepidation.

Francesca Hansen-DiBello


Heidi’s class is necessary if you want to stay up to date on this ever changing industry, while exercising your artist muscles, and learning to be kind to yourself.

Elijah Caldwell


Everything you really DID NOT KNOW about TV/FILM

Joanna Parson


I continue to peel the onion and find more layers to the work.

Allan Greenberg


This class is a great way for an actor to stay current, practice their craft, collaborate with others and sharpen their acting and audition prowess.

Megan MacKenzie Lawrence


Heidi’s studio = high quality and raising your game in a safe and supportive environment

Lida Benson


Your classes are so supportive and nurturing, and you build an amazingly wonderful community within the Zoom classroom walls. I get excited to prepare fully and present my best takes so I can learn the most from you and my peers. You meet us where we are in the moment, then encouragingly push us forward. I’ve taken some other on-camera Zoom classes this quarantine, and your format is far and away the most fruitful one I’ve experienced so far (everything from the class size and length to the self-tape tech requirements to feedback to a nuanced focus on marketing and the current industry). I feel like in the eight classes of Parts 1 & 2 I have grown by leaps and bounds.

Tristan Rose Gillia


I feel much more comfortable on camera and with watching myself now. I understand that it’s not about “less” and I really play/discover the character more now. I know techniques on how to use the frame and I’m also much better at auditioning using the tools you gave

Edelen McWilliams


Thank you thank you thank you for all you give and share and bring to your work with us – your invaluable insight; your beautiful, thoughtful, detailed, curious artistry; your dedicated, easy, open presence & support; the generous spirit you lead class with; the high level of work & stakes you maintain and encourage in us!!!

Laura Kaldis


Thank you again for all that you invest in us. You are an amazing teacher and human, and we’re all so lucky to soak in your light and knowledge!

Patty Kiernan

I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Your classes were fantastic! I learned so much and grew so much and I will take all the wonderful lessons and golden nuggets with me as I try to forge ahead in this business. I feel better prepared than ever and I am so grateful to you for that. Your warmth, generosity, creativity, commitment, support, and encouragement not only made it a safe place to fall on my face and really learn, but were also truly inspiring to me as an artist.
Thank you for always giving 200%!

Aya Ibaraki


I realized my negative self-talk was preventing me from having fun doing what I love to do, acting! By modifying my feedback in positive and fun ways, my mind totally shifted. I have also learned my uniqueness and marketability as a puppeteer/puppet maker.

Andrea Schirmer


THANK YOU… I just loved your workshop. You have such a beautiful way of encouraging actors and bringing out the best in them.

Cyndee Rivera


I feel stronger every time I leave. You help me find this incredible power within and I’m just loving it!!

Erik Liberman


I named a goal in your class — to be on TRANSPARENT. It’s come true — I play a wonderful guest in the series finale!

Brad Bong


Thank you for always being such a fierce source of growth and play!

Sam Reetz


It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to play in front of camera, so thank you for being patient with me and creating a safe space for us to explore our work and keep growing.

Bobby Roman


I walked out of the room feeling confident and proud of what I did! That NEVER happens when I audition for tv lol SO THANK YOU!! The tools you provided have been extremely helpful and I can’t wait to work with you again in the future.

Fredi Bernstein


I just shot a small role on a new show for HBO yesterday which was a huge win for me but I have so so much gratitude for you and your studio, and Johnny of course.

Tisa Howard


I appreciate EVERYTHING I’ve learned, thank you for sharing your knowledge and allowing us to explore and discover/rediscover who we are as ACTORS!

Noriko Sato
Maybe we all have that true character in us but it's not so easy to access it?! So when I get help from a super cool teacher like the most amazing Heidi, I learn to connect with it!! I love all the process and I love everything I learn! And I love how I feel!!! This workshop told me it's great to be me. I know you told us "you are enough" in you classes too, but why is it so hard to keep reminding ourselves this?!?!! and to show more of "me". It also really gave me more drive and determination to make more interesting characters on screen!! And real! And I really felt I can do that!! Really, I felt I can be a better actor and I'm so inspired to keep going!!!
Emily Evans


I just found out that I booked my first TV costar role! I just wanted to thank you so much for class and helping me to feel confident and find myself in the whole process. I left class feeling so energized and excited and to book right out the door was a really cool moment, so I wanted to share the news and my appreciation!  Thank you for all you do for actors!!

Jake Lasser
I also found your class so freaking empowering. First of all, it's so intentionally and intelligently structured--every exercise has merit in itself and then winds up offering some extra sneak attack lesson made all the more useful through our having experienced it directly. The space was not coddling, but it was still supportive. I finally genuinely believe that I'm good enough for this job. That's, well, huge for me. Deep thanks.
Martina Potratz


Meeting you and taking your classes is the gift that keeps on giving.

Eddie Taveras


Heidi, you rock socks! 

Marco Zappala


“I didn’t know I could create my journey. “

Chris Russell


I learned so much from you in the scope of my acting career. Every night, after one of your classes, I walked to the subway feeling so good about myself, so excited to get home and do the next thing, to add the next ingredient to my career. Your kindness, encouragement, and positivity was something that I carried into my own coaching as well.  I wanted the same for my students. I was able to be blunt and honest but at the same time feel encouraged and pumped to celebrate their own uniqueness. You taught me that. So, thank you. Thank you for being an incredible teacher and human being and advocate for us actors. 

Melanie Beck
Can’t thank you enough for all the inspiration and insight you have given through your classes. I feel capable and raring to go, yet open to learn. Your class is so FUN, productive, unique and inspiring. Thank you for all you give to us.
Brooke Lacy


Because of you and your class, I have a newfound love for acting and I’m a million times more inspired to keep creating in any and all ways. I didn’t know it was possible to be this inspired!!! Thank you for shepherding and inspiring me on my journey as an artist and human being.

Matt Mancini
I'm so proud to call myself an alumnus of your class…. I have to say going through my old clips - I thought, “OK! Not bad!!” Over the past 6 years of performing and living the dream, and through your classes, I can finally say I’m a lot kinder to myself and a lot prouder of my work! Being kinder to myself makes me more focused and allows me to zoom in on tangible things to work on. 
Irene Diamond
I appreciate you, your class, and all the information you have generously imparted to me.  Your work and mission are extraordinary
Belle Caplis


I just finished filming a short this weekend and I was so so so relieved that it was after taking your class. Rather than trying to land a perfect take, I used each opportunity to make different choices, to give the director more choices not one, and it was sooooooo freeing!!!!!

Jenna Sofia


I am so grateful for the community and sane container that you create for your actors. 

Kevin Kilner


Your thoughts  & beliefs are beautifully written, the truth, & conveyed from your heart. Thank you!

Claire Tyers


I'm telling you--- your class really prepared me for what I had to do those THREE DAYS I was shooting.  The amount of confidence and focus your class forced me to have truly bled into my work.  Because of your Romantic Comedy lecture I knew exactly how to read the script--what part of the show I was entering, what level to be at, what the story thus far needed from me--I was able to look at the work from the outside in and not get all inside myself and stuck.
Gabriel Awan


Heidi doesn’t play. This experience was a lot of work and worth every ounce of effort.

Dawn Vicknair

I got so much out of the time we spent together; I think I benefitted more from 4 short weeks of your class than months spent with other teachers. Not only did I learn a great deal, but I also gained some much needed self-confidence and I attribute this to your approach and the supportive atmosphere you promote in your class. You helped me look at things differently and feel better about my approach. Thank you.

Chris Russell


You’ve given me so much confidence moving forward. The whole arc of the classes is so inspiring and wonderful [Parts 1 & 2].  Truly, all of the doubts and anxieties I had about myself and what I was “putting out there” had been my worst enemy, and you’ve not only helped me embrace them, but learn to love them about myself and use them to my advantage.

Catherine Rogers

You are in it at the heart and soul level.  That’s why you reach such depth with us in the studio.

Samantha Britt


It was the most empowering experience I have had in many many years. Your generosity inspires me as an artist, teacher, and human. I have my first film audition tomorrow (today)! It’s a short surreal-horror-comedy. I want to have fun and be present in the moment, welcoming surprises. 

Bryn Packard


Nilsa and are in the process of developing our own projects and we help each other prepare for auditions, so we decided to take Heidi’s classes together. Working with Heidi has helped us figure out how to better coach and direct each other and made our creative process even more fun.

Erin Roy


Thanks for all your help with getting me up and running. I’ll be using what I learned in your classes for years.

Basilica Bliachas


Heidi, thank you again for such a wonderful learning experience and all the support, you really rock!!!

Amanda Martinez


Going Beyond was the most valuable exercise for me. Not necessarily because of how my work changed when you worked on it with me. (I really really liked the last take that I got.) But the lesson was helpful because of the process that you introduced to us to use after auditions.

Laura Dadap


Your class shifted my mind and heart and perspective in such a positive direction. You are perpetuating a community of creative people that are kind to and considerate of each other. It is amazing to understand there is no real “other side” of the table, we are all striving towards the same goals!

Tobi Lee Sigona


I definitely feel like I made more risks since Part 1. I noticed that I tend to stay away from doing comedy because I don’t think I’m funny, but it’s so much fun to do the more physically demanding roles!

Chelsea Lando


It was extremely valuable to hear that we all need to find what we like about ourselves and what we can pat ourselves on the back for accomplishing, because chances are no one will do it for us.

Darlenis Duran


Second time around and I didn’t think it was possible to learn anymore from you but I sure did. I felt like class was even more challenging for me this time. Thank you for pushing me. For helping me acknowledge my crutches and work through them. Showed me how to put things into action. I feel like I have a whole new set of tools to help me in that audition room. But most importantly you reminded me that my career goes beyond what I do in the room, but that I also have to know how to market myself and showcase my work in the best way possible.

Tiffany Trainer


Thanks so much for all of your giving and generosity.  Your incredible spirit is why we all come back to you  (and send our friends! :))

Athena Colon


In the beginning, I was unclear about how much of myself I should bring to the character. And now, I feel secure to create character using my core qualities. We quickly realized there’s no wrong way to read a scene. Everyone will bring their own spin. No need to try and become something we are not. We can simply create from our most authentic selves.  I also have a better sense of my marketability and the direction of my site!

Marchelle Thurman


I learned so much about myself and acting from your class, and for the first time, I found the joy and fun in auditioning. I had two auditions for plays two weeks ago and used what I learned in your class for both auditions. I got great feedback and booked both of them!

Ally Young-Price


Part one is a great foundation, but part two gives me permission to actually believe all the “Ah-ha” moments I’m having. So much so, that these “Ah-ha” moments are happening outside the classroom–AND I BELIEVE THEM!

Nyseli Vega


Taking the alumni class is a booster, I feel so much more connected to my craft and have a better focus on what my goals are…it’s the recharge I needed!

Wes Mason


I will say that the first class of Part 2 blew my mind. By seeing other actors deliver the same material in a completely different way, it exposed that the only person you compete with is yourself and that no one really does what you do.

Dashiell Eaves


Thanks again for the great class. It was really nice to get to know you again after all these years, and I do feel that what I learned in the class has fundamentally changed how I audition on camera. No small thing!

Sean Carvajal
You have been such an inspiration this past year, and you have had a huge impact on my growth as a young actor.
Polly McKie


Heidi, I love the way you make us feel like heroines!

Fiona Graham


Wow… I learned a great deal about myself on many levels… so thank you!

Ilyana Kadushin


I see your classes as a continuation, a process of going more in depth with your actor self and your marketability. In Part 1, you find your niche but may only go partially there commitment-wise on the journey. In Part 2, I saw in my self and other actors a deeper commitment to our own place and marketing it to the entertainment community AND a lesson that this journey of “coming to this marketing commitment “is a deeply creative one, not just “Marketing” in a cold sense.

Michael Maloney


The thing about your classes is that you are asking students to learn about themselves – who they ARE. Serious self-reflection can be a jarring thing for some people. But the ones who really buy in and want to actively take part in that journey, they sign up for the next class because they want to continue learning about themselves. So you have this group of people who really “get” that to understand any character, they have to understand themselves first.

Johnny Sanchez


In Part One class, I was able to find how to tap into the audition process and in Part Two I was able to find how to tap into the overall process of my career.

Jessica Kahler


Part 2 I felt was all about delving into the relationship between the actor and the camera. A more technical class. Part one was delving in to self, identifying type, working  toward and against type casting- and part 2 I think incorporates all of that work and then brings on camera technique to it, Maybe that was just my experience, but I felt that after 1 I could identify roles I would be cast in and roles I’d like to play and part 2 was taking that knowledge and putting it to use by applying technical skills in front of the camera and refining my audition prep. Also, after 2, I knew what kind of photos I wanted and how I wanted to market myself through my website. That was  HUGE help to the start of that journey.

Talym Jinn Kim


Part I class should be required for any seriously-minded actor whether the individual is just starting out or has been pounding the pavement for 15 years. With that said, you really start to apply and see the results in Part II class.  It’s remarkable how much growth that takes place in everyone when they take Part II class.  You can see that change take place even more as you witness actors honing their craft in the Alumni Gym.

Kimiye Corwin


I loved Part 2 class with you. I learned quite a few things…It’s best to really commit to my point of view of the scene and do it the way I really want to, not the way I THINK someone would want me to do.  I learned that it is really important to bring MY best qualities and strengths to the character.  And you and the class really helped me learn what those best qualities are.  Updating my website helped give me focus and tune into the reality that I am my own CEO.

Ana Maria Jomoloca, Orange Is The New Black
A huge takeaway is to have fun and remember that the Casting folks are probably desperate to have someone come in and liven, lighten and laugh it up.  And I as well.
Misha Calvert


I felt more like a part of a creative family than I have since conservatory. You do a great (like, one of the best in the industry) job of facilitating a sense of community in your classes, and that was even more present in 2 than 1.  It was definitely helpful to my learning to feel so very comfortable in Part 2 with the group, and the size of the group.  It was really really helpful to continue straight on from Part 1. There’s something about saturating yourself in the mindset that causes long term shifts.

Studio guarantee

Full disclosure — please note that we do not guarantee that actors in these classes or workshops will be hired for any project that we might direct, produce, or cast. We teach and coach because we enjoy supporting and nurturing actors as you develop your personal process for auditioning, working and creating your own work.