Foundations is our “yoga class for the personality” where you will learn how to uncover your individuality, your uniqueness and have the confidence to stand in front of a camera or an audience and be yourself freely and easily. Through advanced exercises in both Meisner technique and Stanislavski system we focus on accessing and developing vulnerability, spontaneity and individuality; all the qualities you enjoy when you watch an actor you admire.
Prerequisite: Intro to Actorium
8 weeks • $380 +gst
Payment Plan option: $195 +gst on registration and $195 +gst at the start of class 5.
Nov 21 – Jan 30, 2019
No Class: Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2
2020 schedule coming soon!
Supershy Foundations builds on the techniques learned in the Supernaturally Shy intro program, with a focus on finding strength in self-expression and developing a deeper confidence in connecting with others.
Prerequisite: Supernaturally Shy
4 weeks • $190 +gst
Nov 20 – Dec 11, 2019
I met with 3 other friends from Actorium for a drink today and we marveled at how natural the conversation was. We agreed that our Foundations classes felt like therapy, we marveled at how much more willing we were to be authentic and vulnerable with each other because of that work we’d done together! We were able to openly express our passions and make plans to collaborate in the future.
I feel like the facade I have worn for my life has collapsed due to the foundations class… it’s not just acting, it’s life! It’s questioning/investigating our normal ways of being and realizing we’ve been on the wrong path together, that we’ve all been wearing people pleasing masks. The classes I took fostered the greatest sense of community I’ve felt in Vancouver yet!
I feel privileged to be part of the community. Michelle provides excellent instruction, in a safe supportive environment. Your work with her will give you as much insight and growth as you are willing to accept.
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.
Thank you for keeping us on our toes. I really have been learning a lot coming to these classes about myself and (not just) acting. It really feels so much better being in the actual moment rather than acting it out in a way we think it should be.
Just wanted to type you a short note today to let you know how much I’m enjoying class. Yesterday when I was able to observe all the stations it finally became clear to me – when I tuned out the sound and watched everyone, it all looked and felt so natural and easy. No stiff performances and a penny dropped for me, what this repetition thing is all about. And I’m so, so curious to continue because my feeling is that all the bits and pieces I have patched together to provide myself with a sense of security over the years is going to get shaken up and I’m totally okay with it. Part of that, I think, is because I trust you and the space you have created/are holding. You are very intuitive, kind, transparent, masterful and real. I have a sense that you have done a lot of personal journey work and have aligned with a purpose to which you were called…there is heart and soul at the Actorium and I’m just so grateful to have stumbled across this!!!