[PART 2 CLASS] Film/TV Acting & Auditioning

WINTER 2019 | Dig deeper to the root of who you are and reflect it in ALL of your acting choices.


For Alumni of Part 1 ONLY. This requirement is not based on skill level but on familiarity with my personal process.  Part 1 is the foundation for Part 2. Please click here to register for Part 1 if you have not already taken it.

In Part 2, expect to dig deeper and forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera. The camera reveals everything, as you know. Let’s go for it and get honest. Now that I know you and we speak the same language, let’s reveal where you are stuck, where you are inspired, and what ultimately causes you to book the job. Learn to reinforce who you already are naturally. Your acting choices can inspire everyone around you and give them confidence to hire you. [Teacher: Heidi]

7 ACTORS Max – class size gets smaller!

THURSDAYS | February 14, 21, 28 & March 7 | 6:30-1030pm


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Union Square | New York City

*$275 deposit required to guarantee your slot, non-transferrable except to a Part 1 graduate

$550* Total

February 2019

Note to New Students

Part 2 is specifically designed for students that have already done the foundation work with me in Part 1.  No exceptions. My classes are not based on an actor’s experience level, but instead are about familiarity with my approach to acting and auditioning. Yes, there is method to my madness! And I want to start with you at the beginning.

What you get

  • 4 weeks, 4 hours each class
  • Smaller Class Size:  7 students max
  • Individualized Coaching in Class
  • Downloadable video files of your camera class work
  • Resume and Website Reviews & Revision Ideas
  • Expanded look at your Strengths & Marketability
  • Identifying and breaking through your personal Acting Boundaries On Camera
  • Shifting and Refreshing your motivation

What you can expect

  • Generate momentum and excitement while you hustle for work
  • A private coaching classroom in which you feel safe to explore and ask the questions that may be frustrating you deeply
  • Support as you explore your sense of self in your work
  • Peel back the layers and uncover your unique voice
  • Build confidence about your process
  • Expansion and clarity on your current marketability
  • Major nudging to get your online presence in gear

What’s so special about Part 2 Class?

Now, we know each other.   You want to take some big leaps, right? We trust each other to dig deeper and really go for it.  Let’s do it.

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

More intimate classes!

Class size is now smaller so we can work more individually. Maximum 7 students per class.

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.  All of it, as you now know, is in relation to what YOU want to have happen in your career.  Let’s experiment, evaluate, and get really clear about the qualities about you that lure people to you.


For my Alumni Only, I have designed 4 intimate sessions that enforce your uniqueness and continue the adjustments and explorations that you are already making in your process of acting on camera.

Sounds cheesey. But I am betting that you don’t know why you are so special and valuable to a script, a director, a character. I will assign a scene to you and show you why.

Auditioning with boring exposition material requires lots of character work to sell why you are perfect for the “undefined” role. Oh, this is one of my favorite classes.

Focus on taking emotional risk in the audition:

  • Stretch yourself beyond your belief in your self.
  • Choose to take a risk in a highly charged emotional scene or ridiculously comedic


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


I am making a big push for all of you to clean up your social media and website presence.  You will be required within this class to launch a website. (Required is a loose term, but I will certainly push you for it and prove why you need it!)  We will evaluate throughout the class the online presence that you want to create as a reflection of who you are and the work that you seek.


Full disclosure

**Please note that I do not guarantee that actors in these workshops will be hired by any project that I might direct. I am teaching and coaching because I enjoy supporting actors in developing their process of working within the audition room and opening their knowledge about the business of auditioning.

 I do guarantee my supportive honesty and sharing my knowledge to support the actor in his/her overall process of auditioning + acting.


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!!

- Emily Evans www.emilyevansactor.com

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!!!

- Noriko Sato

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.

- Jake Lasser

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

- Marco Zappala www.marco-zappala.com

Heidi, you rock socks! 

- Eddie Taveras www.EddieTaveras.com

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

- Martina Potratz www.martina-potratz.com

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. 

- Chris Russell chrisrussellactor.com

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.

- Melanie Beck

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.

- Brooke Lacy www.brookelacy.com

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. 

- Matt Mancini

I appreciate you, your class, and all the information you have generously imparted to me.  Your work and mission are extraordinary

- Irene Diamond

“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!!!!!”

- Belle Caplis https://www.maggiebellecaplis.com

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

- Kevin Kilner www.imdb.com/name/nm0453273/

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

- Jenna Sofia www.JennaSofia.com

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.

- Claire Tyers https://www.clairetyers.com/

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

- Gabriel Awan www.gabrielawan.com/

 “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.

- Dawn Vicknair

“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.

- Chris Russell chrisrussellactor.com

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

- Catherine Rogers

“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. 

- Samantha Britt www.samanthabritt.com/

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.

- Bryn Packard www.brynpackard.com

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

- Erin Roy www.erinroy.com/

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

- Basilica Bliachas www.basilicabliachas.com

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.

- Amanda Martinez www.amandamartinezactor.com/

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!

- Laura Dadap www.LauraDadap.com

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!

- Tobi Lee Sigona www.TobiLeeSigona.com

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.

- Chelsea Lando www.ChelseaLando.com

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.

- Darlenis Duran www.DarlenisDuran.com

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! :))

- Tiffany Trainer www.tiffanytrainer.com/

Keep all of it…every bit of it! I will say that the first class of Part 2 blew my mind.

- Robert Westley Mason www.RobertWestleyMason.com

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!

- Athena Colon www.athenacolon.com

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!

- Marchelle Thurman www.MarchelleThurman.com

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!

- Ally Young-Price www.allyyoungprice.com

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!

- Marchelle Thurman www.marchellethurman.com

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!

- Nyseli Vega www.NyseliVega.com

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.

- Wes Mason www.wesmasonstage.com

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!

- Dashiell Eaves www.DashiellEaves.com

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

- Sean Carvajal

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

- Polly McKie www.PollyMckie.com

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

- Fiona Graham www.fiona-graham.com

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.

- Ilyana Kadushin www.IlyanaKadushin.com

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.

- Michael Maloney www.MichaelMaloney.com

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.

- Johnny Sanchez www.JohnnySanchez.com

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.

- Jessica Kahler www.jessicakahler.com

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.

- Talym Jinn Kim www.jinnskim.com

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.

- Kimiye Corwin www.kimiyecorwin.com

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.

- Ana Maria Jomoloca Orange Is The New Black

“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.

- Misha Calvert www.mishacalvert.com