Finding an acting teacher is as individual as finding a doctor or trainer. Connection counts. So do results. Too many training actors confuse 'liking' their instructor with progress in developing acting skills. The test is pretty simple - do you book more, or less? If the student isn't booking more, the training, even if very enjoyable, will not help them meet their career goals. Luckily there are a lot of teachers in town. The odds are very good that everyone can find someone who can really help them. A measure of a good teacher is their own professional experience. The best instructors most often have acted themselves. In Vancouver this includes some of the following schools and instructors:

Act Vancouver - Patrick Sabongui

Actor’s Foundry - Mathew Harrison

Ben Ratner Haven Studio

Ingrid Torrance

Lori Triolo - The Art of Acting

Railtown Actors Studio - John Cassini, Kerry Sandomirsky & Kate Twa

Vancouver Acting School

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) - Chilton Crane


“On Your Mark Audition Class
 with Dan Payne

Join Dan for a 4 week progressive course on auditioning which includes script breakdown,

building your process, technical aspects of auditioning and more! All levels welcome. 

Starts at 7:30pm-10:30pm (currently Monday nights starting March 18th.
More classes added with each new group of six)

Maximum 6 students per class (smaller class size to allow for more ‘working’ time!)

 Cost is $225 (cash) or $250(with receipt) 

 Please contact Matt Kennedy via Facebook message
or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register now!”