Actorium, 2910 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC.
Michelle inspires us to leap fully into a given exercise or character by encouraging us to overcome the personal barriers and inhibitions that hold us back. She reaches for real emotions in her students, and encourages us to find most authentic performances we can. She strips away the mystique of acting, and provides a great working environment in which we can learn about ourselves, and about the craft of acting.
I had a great time during the four-week and the experience has already helped me tremendously. I was in a group that presented a national conference in the field of higher education in the last week of May and it was going to be my first conference presentation … I am happy to report to you that it went very well! So much so that I feel that I am liking the opportunity to speak in front of others a lot and considering for a next opportunity. This positive outcome could not have been achieved w…
I just thought I’d check in to say that lately I’ve been really inspired to just sing and dance and express myself through these things, like I never have before!I thought that was neat, and definitely part of my growth from exploring more voice and movement at Actorium. It’s not just about the scenes and doing good in front of others, it’s about personal growth and change and freedom too… thanks Michelle.
I want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to join the Meisner Intro Class. The attention, understanding and encouragement you give is communicated with such compassion and depth that makes one want to incorporate and excel. Even from the first workshop there has been a shift in my interaction with others and awareness of how and what I communicate. I learn something new with each class and the experience stays alive within me until the next class. The activities/exercises feel like…
I have always been terrified of public speaking and have never even in my dreams wished to be in the limelight on any stage. The thought of taking acting lessons would have never occurred to me. But Michelle introduced this idea in such an intriguing way. She said this class was a safe place for those who wanted a chance to tiptoe out into the spotlight and thus to explore hidden facets of their essence and personality. I’ve always been rather inhibited and not-quite-the-real-me in my range of…
My coach outside of class noted a very grounded and open difference in my performance. My advice to anyone who works at Actorium is to listen closely to what is asked, let the ego go, allow the walls to fall and be willing to grow.
I just wanted to reach out to you to say that of all the things we practiced in the sessions I was in, being present in the room has been, by far, the one that has helped me the most. Not only on set but in every audition. I’ve been working pretty much non-stop since the beginning of August. It’s also done wonders for my confidence because I don’t feel like I’m “winging” it or that I got a role on a fluke. For the first time since I started acting I feel like I see things more clearly and I’m ha…
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the class tonight. I feel very… ‘alive’ now! It’s so rare but so good, to detach from everything and just be focusing on that absolute moment. I’m looking forward to the next class!
I am really liking what I am learning in Intro and want to continue with Foundation. In fact, I went to an open audition and used the grounding and connection with my partner in the cold read scenes I did. Yeah! And I just found out that I got the part.
I want to express my deep gratitude to you for working with me for such a long period, not letting me off the hook and forcing me to open up. I feel better than I have in years, free to change now. So, THANK YOU.