STUDIO CLASSES COMING SOON

Check out some of the classes coming to our Melbourne and Sydney Studios in March / April

MELBOURNE ACTING COACHES

Damien Bodie

Beginning his journey into the film and television industry at a young age, and with over two decades of evolution, his credits include series such as Winners and Losers, Neighbours, and Elephant Princess.

Damien’s on set experiences developed a thirst for learning, having since studied locally and abroad from the knowledge and skills of Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck and Upright Citizens Brigade.

Damien has much to share in this intimate class scenario, aiming at discovering each actor's strength and creative force from within. Over a lifetime an actor's journey can be a rollercoaster, but it's Damien’s mission to help each performer discover the tools they need to enjoy the ride while they are on it.

Andy Rappos

Andy Rappos is a professional agent and acting coach currently working for one of the top Melbourne based agencies, IAN White Management.


Andy's experience working in L.A as a talent manager, and studying acting in New York at the New York Conservatory for dramatic arts, graduating with a degree in Film and TV acting provides an Innovative and practical approach to coaching. Coupled with his current work as an agent, Andy has a fresh, competitive and relevant edge as an acting and branding consultant.


Andy specializes in advanced on camera acting and self taping as well as Personal Branding and Industry Marketing.

Callum Needham

A graduate of Identity School of Acting in London and Film/Drama studiesat Deakin University in Australia, Callum Needham is an award-winningBritish/Australian actor who has done stints in various Off West Endproductions receiving 5 stars reviews for his performances as well as working in studios such as Pinewood, Warner Bros and Elstree. 


He has since appeared in numerous acclaimed productions on stage and screen, including working with Sam Mendes, WB's "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes ofGrindelwald" and “We All Lie My Darling” winner of ‘Best Film’at several Film Festivals. Callum has just started preparing for hislatest role in an Australian feature film due to start filming in thecoming months.Attachments area.

Simon Thomson

Training

*ANU with Honours in Drama 

*Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting). 

*Steppenwolf Miesner and Viewpoints Intensive        

*Andrew Lloyd Masterclass Series                            

*Ian Sinclair Masterclass                                                        

*Kevin Jackson Masterclass                            

*Anthony Skuse Masterclass            

                                                                                                                                                

Previous acting theatre credits include 

*Steve in The Shadow Box, Frank in Van De Maar Papers, 

*Fat Cherry in That Eye, The Sky 

*Ensemble in Pool, No Water, 

*Provost in Measure for Measure, 

*Caliban in The Tempest, 

*Angelo in Measure for Measure Scripps in The History Boys, 

*Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 

*Lenny in Marisol 

*Leon/Nick in Speaking In Tongues. 


Directing credits include 

*Stephen Berkoff’s Brighton Beach Scumbags, 

*CageFish, which he also wrote and appeared in as John

*Harry Gibson’s adaptation of Irvine Walsh’s Trainspotting.

*Peter Maple’s Ginger, Black, Brunette, Blonde 


Other writing includes The Park which was shortlisted for the 20202 Silver Gull Award. 


Simon is a proud member of Equity since 2015.

Bray Buenrostro

Bray Buenrostro is a professional acrobat, actor, and physical movement coach with over 10 years of international experience in the entertainment industry.


Originally trained in the Stanislavski method, he graduated from the Institute of Artistic Development in Mexico and went on to specialize in aerial stunts and acrobatics. 


From theatre, cabaret, circus, and film, his passion for the arts and outgoing personality are distinctive characteristics that helped catapult his career internationally in 2010. Bray has toured with prestigious companies including 20th Century Fox, Coco Bongo, Ohlala,and Stage Entertainment, and performed in over 20 countries in eastern and western Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania.


Bray specializes in Acro Movement for stage and film. His teachings focus on unlocking the body’s full potential through gymnastics-based training, flow movement, and techniques from the Jerzy Grotowski corporeal work. 


His philosophy is “Our body is an amazingly powerful instrument. Developing body awareness and movement control help us communicate better through body language, unlocking a set of unlimited tools for the actor”.

Emmanuelle Mattana

Emmanuelle is a Melbourne-based actor, writer and director best known for playing the lead role of Marnie in three seasons of the AACTA, Logie and International Emmy Kids Award nominated tween series Mustangs FC (ABCMe/Matchbox Pictures).


Her most recent short film, The Odyssey, commissioned by the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Victoria Together, has screened at festivals internationally and been awarded Best Youth Film at the St Kilda Film Festival and Best Diversity award at the WIFT (Women in Film and Television) V-Fest.


Other recent performance credits include Clickbait (Netflix) and Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV), as well as narrating children's audiobooks Me and the Robbersons (Hardie Grant) and The Travelling Bookshop (Harper Collins).

Neil Goldsmith

Neil is a professional actor, model, and photographer having had lead and supporting roles in numerous independent feature films, short films and TV series with appearances on Neighbours, Red Dog, and Marital Problems.


He has also starred in commercial campaigns for some of Australia’s biggest brands, such as Google Pixel, Bendigo Bank, Bunnings, Carlton United Breweries, Salvation Army, Beds for Backs, and Western Star Butter.

Elliott Falzon

Performing is everything in Elliott Falzon's life. His acting credits extend back to age 10, when he was cast as Mike Teevee in a primary school stage adaptation of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Since then, he has dedicated his life to working as a professional actor, musician, creative and teacher.


His on-screen experience since then has been extensive, including roles for major brands in national TVC campaigns like KFC (FaceTime - 2019) and Aldi (Rewards - 2019), appearances in White Rabbit Project on Netflix and a variety of short or feature films. He played the pimp and nightclub doorman Sonny in Jerome Kattampil’s independent science fiction thriller The Exchange in 2018 and the footballer Jimmy in The Shot (2016), a Sydney Film School graduation project directed by Tahsin Rahman. 


His stage credits include playing Dom in Jordy Shea’s short play Little Differences for the inaugural 2017 season of Intersection at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), directed by Katrina Douglas, Jonathon in Three Winters Green by Campion Decent at The Actors’ Pulse in Redfern and The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father in Hamlet by Shakespeare at the Casula Powerhouse for Liverpool Performing Arts, directed by George Lazaris. Other credits include Wally in Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn, The Minister in Black Hands/Dead Section by Van Badham, Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Gurguis and Analytikos in Helena’s Husband by Philip Moeller, Vince Fontaine in Grease, Gonzalo in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Stone in Reefer Madness, and Sonny in Tupperware George, a 2016 Short + Sweet finalist written by Sam Nixen, among a number of sketch comedy showcases - including the 2015 Macquarie University Comedy Revue.


He has trained at ATYP under the tuition of Robert Jago, Anthony Skuse, Josh McConville and Fraser Corfield, worked under the supervision of Amy Hume’s vocal training, as well as training in screen and theatre at both Actors’ Centre Australia (ACA) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). His father, Edmund Falzon, was his first intensive acting coach and remains his most trusted source of wisdom, inspiration and guidance, an acting agent who formerly toured the world as an actor throughout the ‘70s and onwards with English theatre company, the Actors’ Touring Company (ATC). 


He is also a filmmaker experienced across pre-production through to editing, having trained at AFTRS (The Australian Film, Television and Radio School). His directorial credits include music videos for the rapper Hunter (formerly +i-) and RnB artist Young Wiz, from Wollongong. He worked as 1st A.D. on Season 1 of the comedy web series Made For This (2019).

Jessica Marchi

Jessica Marchi is an Italo-Australian Actor, born in Italy and moved to Australia in 2009. She began to follow her passion for acting in 2010, starting off as an Extra, then moving onto Musicals.


Jessica has studied and trained with some of Australia's and Los Angeles's best Acting Coaches including Lisa Robertson, Ted Brunetti, Ben Matthews, Les Chantery, and Luke Ford. She completed numerous Courses at NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art), as well as partaking in courses at Screenwise and The Hub Studio, where she took part in a Musical Theatre Intensive, taught by the likes of Shaun Rennie, Jennifer Peers, and Philip Quast. In 2020 she signed with Australian Acting Agent Gina Stoj, who represents her in both Australia and the US.


In 2021 Marchi competed in Miss Earth Australia, where she was an advocate for Diversity, LGBTQIA+, multiculturalism, and climate change, which took home the title of Miss Earth-Air Australia 2021.


In 2022 she will be gracing the stage in a new comedy play "We're All Terrible Let's Watch TV" and later in May, she will be in Shakespeare's "Much ado about Nothing", in the role of Margaret Directed by Blair Cutting and Paul Winchester.

Alex Thomson

Alex is a Melbourne-Based Writer, Director and Actor with 5 years of experience in the Film Industry.


After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (Winner of Best Production in Bachelor of Fine Arts). Alex has made short film's and web series that have screened at both local and international film festivals.


Additionally, he has worked as an actor with commercial companies such as Parks Victoria, Hyundai, Beam Mobility and Vidico, and has appeared in films produced by National Geographical  and Creative Clones.

Dhruv Malge

Dhruv Malge is a Professional Actor/Model, having trained in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, has starred in various independent short films, commercials and Television, most notably in Neighbours as Jay Rebecchi and MaveriX as Chase.


He started acting from a young age, coming from a musical theatre background starring in productions like Grease, Aladdin, and Avenue Q and many more.


Dhruv always had a desire to teach acting and share his struggles and knowledge helping them along their creative journey.

SYDNEY ACTING COACHES

Andy Rappos

Andy Rappos is a professional agent and acting coach currently working for one of the top Melbourne based agencies, IAN White Management.


Andy's experience working in L.A as a talent manager, and studying acting in New York at the New York Conservatory for dramatic arts, graduating with a degree in Film and TV acting provides an Innovative and practical approach to coaching. Coupled with his current work as an agent, Andy has a fresh, competitive and relevant edge as an acting and branding consultant.


Andy specializes in advanced on camera acting and self taping as well as Personal Branding and Industry Marketing.

Sophia Stratton

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) Degree QUT with Distinction. Dean’s List of Excellence. Golden Key Honour Society. Youth in Performing Arts scholarship winner. Active member of WWLT Co. MEAA Member.


Feature Film:

2020-Equivocal Resolve. BREE Salthouse Creative. Daniel Widdowson.

2019-Equivocal Redemption. BREE Salthouse Creative. Daniel Widdowson.

2018-Kick Ons, SAMANTHA Black 94 Production, Abel Robinson.

Short Film:

2020-Shattered Mural, ELLIE. Fresh Scene Films. Madeline Bezic.


Television:

2021- The Local, Pilot. GILLIAN. Praxis Films. Rohan Everingham.

2010 – Cops L.A.C, Shanni, Nine Network, Arnie Custo.


Commercial:

2020- RED ROOSTER, LEAD GIRL, APRIL. Prodigious, Sophia De Vries.

2018/2019- SHOP BACK, Shopaholic LEAD, The Deli Agency, Ali Nooriafshar.

2017-Thin Lizzy Make up MODEL, PRESENTER Take Two Marketing and Events, Amanda Allen.


Voice Over:

2018- SHOP BACK, Shopaholic LEAD. The Deli Agency, Ali Nooriafshar.

2010- Alice Dreaming, SAM, Currency Press, Ned Manning.

2009 - Student Spokesperson/Voiceover. DIGITAL EDUCATION REVOLUTION.

N.S.W Department of Education and Training. Dianne Marshall.

2009- Digital Revolution, Spokesperson, N.S.W Department of Education.


Music Video:

2015 – Motionliners, Lead girl, Anthony Meleca.


Video:

2019-Police/Council VR scenarios. Forensix Group/Innate Media. Macca Readon. 2010- Ellie, Fracas English. Anny, Fracas English.

Cameron Spencer

Cameron is an experienced artist and trained Actor with diverse professional experience within the acting/ art industry.

He has worked extensively as an actor, model, influencer, Musician, and Production Manager.

Cameron has featured on projects both in Film and Television working with Stan, Fox Studios, Marvel, Channel 9, and indie Feature films,

Music videos and Commercials.

He trained at the Actors Pulse, specializing in Improv, Meisner Technique, Screen-performance, movement, and voice.

Cameron plans on bringing lots of energy into the Actors gym, and exciting and inspire new actors on the block.

Harry Stacey

Harry is a trained Actor and is a graduate of the Diploma of Stage and Screen from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Since graduating he has performed in educational theatre as a lead performer in bullying prevention shows at many high schools and primary schools across NSW. He also has professional experience in live action theatrical shows and interactive theatre performances.


Harry is passionate about helping people along in their journey and creating a culture of safety, positivity, and "play" in the acting process.

Bruno Attanasio

Bruno Attanasio is a professional actor, having graduated STS in 2015 with an Advanced Diploma of Arts in Acting, Bruno continued to work on his craft, working with some of the best coaches in the industry including Bill Esper, Mike Alfreds, Anthony Wong, Ben Matthews, and Andrew Lloyd. Having been trained in both theatre and film, Bruno is well versed in the craft and always willing to learn more. His credits include the Sydney premiere of Irvine Welsh’s “Trainspotting” and Wim Wenders “Submergence”. 


An Actors Conditioning


Acting like any craft is an art form that needs to be worked atconstantly, like any muscle, for it to glisten and be proficient oneneeds to work it to failure. A eight-week scene work workshop in which actors break down the scene to bare bones of it, work it and perform asif the whole world is watching. Acting is best learned through doing and what better way to learn than to get into your body.

Ben Barber

Ben is a professional actor, acting coach and voice over artist.


He completed his Bachelor of Dramatic Art – Acting in 2009 and has been working in the industry for the past 11 years.


Bens television credits include 319 episodes as full time cast of Australian drama Neighbours, playing Dr Rhys Lawson, and various guest roles on Home and Away, Janet King 3 and Australia’s Sexiest Tradie. Recent theatre credits include Streamed Shakespeare productions Richard 3rd, Julius Caesar, Two Noble Kinsmen and Griffin Theatre Company production Return to Earth.


Ben has also acted in numerous short films,TVC’S and Voice-overs. Over the years, his love for acting has grown into a love of coaching, a creative space he now passionately inhabits.


Ben is an experienced acting tutor at NIDA Open, having taught students a range of courses in Screen and stage acting, both nationally and internationally. He has also delivered masterclasses and workshops interstate for Off the Beaten Track, and International Screen Academy in Sydney.

Simon Thomson

Training

*ANU with Honours in Drama 

*Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting). 

*Steppenwolf Miesner and Viewpoints Intensive        

*Andrew Lloyd Masterclass Series                            

*Ian Sinclair Masterclass                                                        

*Kevin Jackson Masterclass                            

*Anthony Skuse Masterclass            

                                                                                                                                                

Previous acting theatre credits include 

*Steve in The Shadow Box, Frank in Van De Maar Papers, 

*Fat Cherry in That Eye, The Sky 

*Ensemble in Pool, No Water, 

*Provost in Measure for Measure, 

*Caliban in The Tempest, 

*Angelo in Measure for Measure Scripps in The History Boys, 

*Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 

*Lenny in Marisol 

*Leon/Nick in Speaking In Tongues. 


Directing credits include 

*Stephen Berkoff’s Brighton Beach Scumbags, 

*CageFish, which he also wrote and appeared in as John

*Harry Gibson’s adaptation of Irvine Walsh’s Trainspotting.

*Peter Maple’s Ginger, Black, Brunette, Blonde 


Other writing includes The Park which was shortlisted for the 20202 Silver Gull Award. 


Simon is a proud member of Equity since 2015.

Simon Lee

Simon's career as a professional actor began in 2013. He has toured nationally with such educational theatre companies as 'Kinetic EnergyTheatre', 'Bard On The Beach' and 'Blue Whale Theatre'. Simon has over five years of experience teaching Drama to Adults, teens, and children.


As a teacher, Simon is inspired by the work of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Sandford Meisner, Stella Adler, Eric Morris, David Mamet, and Rudolph Laban. Simon is very excited to launch this program as the first of The Actor's Gym's intermediate-level courses for 2022.

Emmanuelle Mattana

Emmanuelle is a Melbourne-based actor, writer and director best known for playing the lead role of Marnie in three seasons of the AACTA, Logie and International Emmy Kids Award nominated tween series Mustangs FC (ABCMe/Matchbox Pictures).


Her most recent short film, The Odyssey, commissioned by the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Victoria Together, has screened at festivals internationally and been awarded Best Youth Film at the St Kilda Film Festival and Best Diversity award at the WIFT (Women in Film and Television) V-Fest.


Other recent performance credits include Clickbait (Netflix) and Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV), as well as narrating children's audiobooks Me and the Robbersons (Hardie Grant) and The Travelling Bookshop (Harper Collins).

Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes is an award-winning,


experienced screen actor based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked consistently in the industry in recent years across Feature Films, TV and Short Films/Proof of Concepts and is a very popular choice for hero roles in commercials!


Some of the projects Paul has worked on in 2021 alone include ‘Lovelorn Lockdown’ written and directed by the iconic Alex Proyas and ‘Mungo’ a cinematically stunning period project which recently won ‘Best Indigenous/Native People Film’ at Cannes World Film Festival.


Paul’s training includes the one year screen actors studio program at the prestigious NIDA and he continues to train weekly in the top-tier Mastery class at world-renowned acting studio AMAW.


He coaches actors on all aspects of the industry and works with them on directing audition tapes to have maximum impact on Directors and Casting Directors.

Clara Harrison

Clara Harrison completed her studies in Musical Theatre at Brent Street and since has been fortunate to work in the industry as an actress, vocalist, and V.O artist for prestigious companies across the world including Universal Studios Japan, Diamond Head Theatre, The ABC, MTV, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises.


She has also created and performed various cabarets and solo shows internationally including "Divas Through the Decades" and "A Night at the Suite". She is passionate about both performance and creating.

Elliott Falzon

Performing is everything in Elliott Falzon's life. His acting credits extend back to age 10, when he was cast as Mike Teevee in a primary school stage adaptation of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Since then, he has dedicated his life to working as a professional actor, musician, creative and teacher.


His on-screen experience since then has been extensive, including roles for major brands in national TVC campaigns like KFC (FaceTime - 2019) and Aldi (Rewards - 2019), appearances in White Rabbit Project on Netflix and a variety of short or feature films. He played the pimp and nightclub doorman Sonny in Jerome Kattampil’s independent science fiction thriller The Exchange in 2018 and the footballer Jimmy in The Shot (2016), a Sydney Film School graduation project directed by Tahsin Rahman. 


His stage credits include playing Dom in Jordy Shea’s short play Little Differences for the inaugural 2017 season of Intersection at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), directed by Katrina Douglas, Jonathon in Three Winters Green by Campion Decent at The Actors’ Pulse in Redfern and The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father in Hamlet by Shakespeare at the Casula Powerhouse for Liverpool Performing Arts, directed by George Lazaris. Other credits include Wally in Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn, The Minister in Black Hands/Dead Section by Van Badham, Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Gurguis and Analytikos in Helena’s Husband by Philip Moeller, Vince Fontaine in Grease, Gonzalo in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Stone in Reefer Madness, and Sonny in Tupperware George, a 2016 Short + Sweet finalist written by Sam Nixen, among a number of sketch comedy showcases - including the 2015 Macquarie University Comedy Revue.


He has trained at ATYP under the tuition of Robert Jago, Anthony Skuse, Josh McConville and Fraser Corfield, worked under the supervision of Amy Hume’s vocal training, as well as training in screen and theatre at both Actors’ Centre Australia (ACA) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). His father, Edmund Falzon, was his first intensive acting coach and remains his most trusted source of wisdom, inspiration and guidance, an acting agent who formerly toured the world as an actor throughout the ‘70s and onwards with English theatre company, the Actors’ Touring Company (ATC). 


He is also a filmmaker experienced across pre-production through to editing, having trained at AFTRS (The Australian Film, Television and Radio School). His directorial credits include music videos for the rapper Hunter (formerly +i-) and RnB artist Young Wiz, from Wollongong. He worked as 1st A.D. on Season 1 of the comedy web series Made For This (2019).

Jessica Marchi

Jessica Marchi is an Italo-Australian Actor, born in Italy and moved to Australia in 2009. She began to follow her passion for acting in 2010, starting off as an Extra, then moving onto Musicals.


Jessica has studied and trained with some of Australia's and Los Angeles's best Acting Coaches including Lisa Robertson, Ted Brunetti, Ben Matthews, Les Chantery, and Luke Ford. She completed numerous Courses at NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art), as well as partaking in courses at Screenwise and The Hub Studio, where she took part in a Musical Theatre Intensive, taught by the likes of Shaun Rennie, Jennifer Peers, and Philip Quast. In 2020 she signed with Australian Acting Agent Gina Stoj, who represents her in both Australia and the US.


In 2021 Marchi competed in Miss Earth Australia, where she was an advocate for Diversity, LGBTQIA+, multiculturalism, and climate change, which took home the title of Miss Earth-Air Australia 2021.


In 2022 she will be gracing the stage in a new comedy play "We're All Terrible Let's Watch TV" and later in May, she will be in Shakespeare's "Much ado about Nothing", in the role of Margaret Directed by Blair Cutting and Paul Winchester.

WAITLIST FORM - ACTING CLASSES

I love to be added to wait list for one or more of the above studioclasses coming this March / April - pending no restrictions in place.
* timetable with dates and location will be announced once COVID CaseNumbers start decreasing in Sydney and Melbourne

CONTACT US FOR ENQUIRES

Our Acting Coaches 

Ideal for newcomers looking to get into Acting - Intro Level is simply to give you an insight into what is acting, find yourself, and be part of these amazing online acting classes where we have the pleasure to have some of the best working professional actors who have come board to coach you into the right direction. 


Acting is a passion so after your eight-week introduction level this will have provided you a taste of what acting is about and whether its something you want to pursue and continue training and see where this journey can take you - the important thing is when coming on board attend each week and live for today and embrace what your Acting Coach is providing you as no one know who can be discovered - so let us welcome you to Actors Gym Aust and have the most amazing time being part of something you have always wanted to do and now you have taken that step and enrolled. 

Damien Bodie 

Beginning his journey into the film and television industry at a young age, and with over two decades of evolution, his credits include series such as Winners and Losers, Neighbours, and Elephant Princess.

Damien’s on set experiences developed a thirst for learning, having since studied locally and abroad from the knowledge and skills of Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck and Upright Citizens Brigade.

Damien has much to share in this intimate class scenario, aiming at discovering each actor's strength and creative force from within. Over a lifetime an actor's journey can be a rollercoaster, but it's Damien’s mission to help each performer discover the tools they need to enjoy the ride while they are on it.

PIP Edwards

Pip Edwards is a professional actor, filmmaker, acting/career coach,and entrepreneur. 


As an actor, Pip’s television credits include Home and Away, LesNorton, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ANZAC Girls, Wonderland andForever Young. Her film credits include June Again, A Few Less Men,Little Black Dress, Who’s That Boy, upcoming feature films Carmen, andDeath Doula, as well as numerous short films and TVCs plus theatre credits.


Pip has taught extensively throughout Australia, at schools such as NIDA, Actors Centre, SAS, Sydney Film School, Screenwise, HUB Studio,Stagemilk, and for MEAA Actors Equity to name a few.  


Pip has a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from NIDA, and Bachelor of CreativeArts (Philosophy/Filmmaking/Arts Management/Law) from MelbourneUniversity. She has completed her Certificate IX in Training andAssessment, and TAFE Certificate in Creative Micro-Business. She hascompleted further extensive training in both Australia and the US,including with coaches such as Ivana Chubbuck, Larry Moss, Margie Haber,Leslie Kahn and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.  


Pip has a keen interest in actor mental health and wellness and isco-chair of the MEAA Actor’s Equity ‘Wellness Collective’.

Andy Rappos

Andy Rappos is a professional agent and acting coach currently working for one of the top Melbourne based agencies, IAN White Management.


Andy's experience working in L.A as a talent manager, and studying acting in New York at the New York Conservatory for dramatic arts, graduating with a degree in Film and TV acting provides an Innovative and practical approach to coaching. Coupled with his current work as an agent, Andy has a fresh, competitive and relevant edge as an acting and branding consultant.


Andy specializes in advanced on camera acting and self taping as well as Personal Branding and Industry Marketing.

Callum Needham

A graduate of Identity School of Acting in London and Film/Drama studiesat Deakin University in Australia, Callum Needham is an award-winningBritish/Australian actor who has done stints in various Off West Endproductions receiving 5 stars reviews for his performances as well as working in studios such as Pinewood, Warner Bros and Elstree. 


He has since appeared in numerous acclaimed productions on stage and screen, including working with Sam Mendes, WB's "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes ofGrindelwald" and “We All Lie My Darling” winner of ‘Best Film’at several Film Festivals. Callum has just started preparing for hislatest role in an Australian feature film due to start filming in thecoming months.Attachments area.

Jesse Everett

Jesse is an experienced artist with professional experience across multiple facets of the entertainment industry. He has workedextensively as an actor, presenter, model, voice over artist and acting coach. Jesse has lead TV and film credits seen across theUSA, UK, Asia and Australia and has worked with major international brands. With his training and experience, Jesse is able towork prolifically in the entertainment industry and pass on his skills to aspiring performers.


As an actor,  Jesse’s television credits include Counterplay (S2&3), Bold and the Beautiful, Deadly Women (Series 9). His film credits include Sacrifice, Courtside Confessional, Hacksaw Ridge. His commercial credits include Palmerbet, People’s Choice Credit Union, RSPCA, Bumblebee Tuna, NIB, Jaycar, Destination NSW, Telstra, Goodman, Kelly Country, Victa, Hungry Jacks, Codral, Faber-Castell, Oppo, Up&Go, XXXX Summer Bright, MLA - Beef and KFC.

Sophia Stratton

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) Degree QUT with Distinction. Dean’s List of Excellence. Golden Key Honour Society. Youth in Performing Arts scholarship winner. Active member of WWLT Co. MEAA Member.


Feature Film:

2020-Equivocal Resolve. BREE Salthouse Creative. Daniel Widdowson.

2019-Equivocal Redemption. BREE Salthouse Creative. Daniel Widdowson.

2018-Kick Ons, SAMANTHA Black 94 Production, Abel Robinson.

Short Film:

2020-Shattered Mural, ELLIE. Fresh Scene Films. Madeline Bezic.


Television:

2021- The Local, Pilot. GILLIAN. Praxis Films. Rohan Everingham.

2010 – Cops L.A.C, Shanni, Nine Network, Arnie Custo.


Commercial:

2020- RED ROOSTER, LEAD GIRL, APRIL. Prodigious, Sophia De Vries.

2018/2019- SHOP BACK, Shopaholic LEAD, The Deli Agency, Ali Nooriafshar.

2017-Thin Lizzy Make up MODEL, PRESENTER Take Two Marketing and Events, Amanda Allen.


Voice Over:

2018- SHOP BACK, Shopaholic LEAD. The Deli Agency, Ali Nooriafshar.

2010- Alice Dreaming, SAM, Currency Press, Ned Manning.

2009 - Student Spokesperson/Voiceover. DIGITAL EDUCATION REVOLUTION.

N.S.W Department of Education and Training. Dianne Marshall.

2009- Digital Revolution, Spokesperson, N.S.W Department of Education.


Music Video:

2015 – Motionliners, Lead girl, Anthony Meleca.


Video:

2019-Police/Council VR scenarios. Forensix Group/Innate Media. Macca Readon. 2010- Ellie, Fracas English. Anny, Fracas English.

Roby Favretto 

Roby is a critically acclaimed Acting graduate of the VCA withextensive stage and screen credits including My Life Is Murder, RosteredOn, Picnic At Hanging Rock and The Leftovers. As a co-founder ofproduction company Prickly Silence, he produced and starred in the BestPerformance nominated stage play Cactus and the Mime and its People’sChoice Award-winning film adaptation Cactus & Mime.


During his years as a Senior Director at Stage School Australia, Robydeveloped a no-nonsense approach to coaching that aspires to free theimagination, embrace committed choices and strengthen artist autonomy inall modes of performance. He was recently awarded Best Supporting Actorat the British Web Awards and narrates Bolinda Audio’s The Hat Full of Secrets.

Cameron Spencer

Cameron is an experienced artist and trained Actor with diverse professional experience within the acting/ art industry.

He has worked extensively as an actor, model, influencer, Musician, and Production Manager.

Cameron has featured on projects both in Film and Television working with Stan, Fox Studios, Marvel, Channel 9, and indie Feature films,

Music videos and Commercials.

He trained at the Actors Pulse, specializing in Improv, Meisner Technique, Screen-performance, movement, and voice.

Cameron plans on bringing lots of energy into the Actors gym, and exciting and inspire new actors on the block. 

Sermsah Bin Saad

Above all of his artistic achievements, Sermsah values his heritage. He believes in 'Liyan', a Nyikina and Yawuru saying springing from his hometown of Broome/Derby in WA meaning 'Coming together of the Spirit' and the 'Understanding of your instinctual knowledge'. 


His teachings have been widely successful working in festivals/community & corporate events and looking into ways to educate society through culture, dance and theatre as a means to bridge the gap for our future generations. As a multifaceted personality, Sermsah's name is synonymous with theatre, television, films, festival circuits, opera, dance, and choreography.


After cracking into the tough top 14 on "So You Think You Can Dance Australia", 2008 being the first person to introduce traditional Aboriginal/Contemporary dance to commercial television, he then led the dancers in memorable musical numbers in the crowd-pleasing, mega-hit movie Bran Nue Dae, Broome. Currently a freelance Artist and Producer for the First Stories Festival with Theatre Works St Kilda aiming to be presented in 2022 and in the recent development of his very own business for Indigenous representation in Film/Television & Theatre. Sermsah facilitates cultural traditional/contemporary dance and acting workshops for all demographics. 


He also anchors his very own radio show titled 'Urban Dreaming' which was Awarded Excellence in Diversity 2018 through Joy Radio creating a broader education of understanding protocol on the country using the medium of the arts as an educational tool to develop sustainable outcomes. A magnetic performer who leaves you wanting more.

Naveen Varghese

Naveen is an Indian-born artist who moved to Australia at the age of 10 with his mother to start a new life. There...in his later years of university, he found a passion for the arts and pursued a career in acting. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a diploma in stage and screen. Shortly after graduating, he was offered a teaching role at NIDA Open.


He got the chance to teach kids and young adults. What that experience taught him was the beauty of being able to nurture and give others the opportunity to shine and express themselves through the magic of acting.


Naveen has worked with many amazing directors, writers, and producers over the years including Stephen Sewell, Mark Gaal, Catherine Millar, Ioan Trafford and Michael Miller and his worked on shows such as Harrow (ABC), Howdy (Zeetv), and Battalion (Amazon Prime). He is currently in pre-production for two projects planning to shoot in 2022.

Harry Stacey

Harry is a trained Actor and is a graduate of the Diploma of Stage and Screen from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Since graduating he has performed in educational theatre as a lead performer in bullying prevention shows at many high schools and primary schools across NSW. He also has professional experience in live action theatrical shows and interactive theatre performances.


Harry is passionate about helping people along in their journey and creating a culture of safety, positivity, and "play" in the acting process.

Bruno Attanasio

Bruno Attanasio is a professional actor, having graduated STS in 2015 with an Advanced Diploma of Arts in Acting, Bruno continued to work on his craft, working with some of the best coaches in the industry including Bill Esper, Mike Alfreds, Anthony Wong, Ben Matthews, and Andrew Lloyd. Having been trained in both theatre and film, Bruno is well versed in the craft and always willing to learn more. His credits include the Sydney premiere of Irvine Welsh’s “Trainspotting” and Wim Wenders “Submergence”. 


An Actors Conditioning-


Acting like any craft is an art form that needs to be worked atconstantly, like any muscle, for it to glisten and be proficient oneneeds to work it to failure. A eight-week scene work workshop in which actors break down the scene to bare bones of it, work it and perform asif the whole world is watching. Acting is best learned through doing and what better way to learn than to get into your body.

Ben Barber

Ben is a professional actor, acting coach and voice over artist.


He completed his Bachelor of Dramatic Art – Acting in 2009 and has been working in the industry for the past 11 years.


Bens television credits include 319 episodes as full time cast of Australian drama Neighbours, playing Dr Rhys Lawson, and various guest roles on Home and Away, Janet King 3 and Australia’s Sexiest Tradie. Recent theatre credits include Streamed Shakespeare productions Richard 3rd, Julius Caesar, Two Noble Kinsmen and Griffin Theatre Company production Return to Earth.


Ben has also acted in numerous short films,TVC’S and Voice-overs. Over the years, his love for acting has grown into a love of coaching, a creative space he now passionately inhabits.


Ben is an experienced acting tutor at NIDA Open, having taught students a range of courses in Screen and stage acting, both nationally and internationally. He has also delivered masterclasses and workshops interstate for Off the Beaten Track, and International Screen Academy in Sydney.

Simon Thomson

Training

*ANU with Honours in Drama 

*Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting). 

*Steppenwolf Miesner and Viewpoints Intensive        

*Andrew Lloyd Masterclass Series                            

*Ian Sinclair Masterclass                                                        

*Kevin Jackson Masterclass                            

*Anthony Skuse Masterclass            

                                                                                                                                                

Previous acting theatre credits include

*Steve in The Shadow Box, Frank in Van De Maar Papers, 

*Fat Cherry in That Eye, The Sky 

*Ensemble in Pool, No Water, 

*Provost in Measure for Measure, 

*Caliban in The Tempest, 

*Angelo in Measure for Measure Scripps in The History Boys, 

*Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 

*Lenny in Marisol 

*Leon/Nick in Speaking In Tongues. 


Directing credits include

*Stephen Berkoff’s Brighton Beach Scumbags, 

*CageFish, which he also wrote and appeared in as John

*Harry Gibson’s adaptation of Irvine Walsh’s Trainspotting.

*Peter Maple’s Ginger, Black, Brunette, Blonde 


Other writing includes The Park which was shortlisted for the 20202 Silver Gull Award. 


Simon is a proud member of Equity since 2015.

Bray Buenrostro

Bray Buenrostro is a professional acrobat, actor, and physical movement coach with over 10 years of international experience in the entertainment industry.


Originally trained in the Stanislavski method, he graduated from the Institute of Artistic Development in Mexico and went on to specialize in aerial stunts and acrobatics. 


From theatre, cabaret, circus, and film, his passion for the arts and outgoing personality are distinctive characteristics that helped catapult his career internationally in 2010. Bray has toured with prestigious companies including 20th Century Fox, Coco Bongo, Ohlala,and Stage Entertainment, and performed in over 20 countries in eastern and western Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania.


Bray specializes in Acro Movement for stage and film. His teachings focus on unlocking the body’s full potential through gymnastics-based training, flow movement, and techniques from the Jerzy Grotowski corporeal work. 


His philosophy is “Our body is an amazingly powerful instrument. Developing body awareness and movement control help us communicate better through body language, unlocking a set of unlimited tools for the actor”.

Simon Lee

Simon's career as a professional actor began in 2013. He has toured nationally with such educational theatre companies as 'Kinetic EnergyTheatre', 'Bard On The Beach' and 'Blue Whale Theatre'. Simon has over five years of experience teaching Drama to Adults, teens, and children.


As a teacher, Simon is inspired by the work of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Sandford Meisner, Stella Adler, Eric Morris, David Mamet, and Rudolph Laban. Simon is very excited to launch this program as the first of The Actor's Gym's intermediate-level courses for 2022.

Emmanuelle Mattana

Emmanuelle is a Melbourne-based actor, writer and director best known for playing the lead role of Marnie in three seasons of the AACTA, Logie and International Emmy Kids Award nominated tween series Mustangs FC (ABCMe/Matchbox Pictures).


Her most recent short film, The Odyssey, commissioned by the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Victoria Together, has screened at festivals internationally and been awarded Best Youth Film at the St Kilda Film Festival and Best Diversity award at the WIFT (Women in Film and Television) V-Fest.


Other recent performance credits include Clickbait (Netflix) and Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV), as well as narrating children's audiobooks Me and the Robbersons (Hardie Grant) and The Travelling Bookshop (Harper Collins).

Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes is an award-winning,


experienced screen actor based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked consistently in the industry in recent years across Feature Films, TV and Short Films/Proof of Concepts and is a very popular choice for hero roles in commercials!


Some of the projects Paul has worked on in 2021 alone include ‘Lovelorn Lockdown’ written and directed by the iconic Alex Proyas and ‘Mungo’ a cinematically stunning period project which recently won ‘Best Indigenous/Native People Film’ at Cannes World Film Festival.


Paul’s training includes the one year screen actors studio program at the prestigious NIDA and he continues to train weekly in the top-tier Mastery class at world-renowned acting studio AMAW.


He coaches actors on all aspects of the industry and works with them on directing audition tapes to have maximum impact on Directors and Casting Directors.

Neil Goldsmith

Neil is a professional actor, model, and photographer having had lead and supporting roles in numerous independent feature films, short films and TV series with appearances on Neighbours, Red Dog, and Marital Problems.


He has also starred in commercial campaigns for some of Australia’s biggest brands, such as Google Pixel, Bendigo Bank, Bunnings, Carlton United Breweries, Salvation Army, Beds for Backs, and Western Star Butter.

Clara Harrison

Clara Harrison completed her studies in Musical Theatre at Brent Street and since has been fortunate to work in the industry as an actress, vocalist, and V.O artist for prestigious companies across the world including Universal Studios Japan, Diamond Head Theatre, The ABC, MTV, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises.


She has also created and performed various cabarets and solo shows internationally including "Divas Through the Decades" and "A Night at the Suite". She is passionate about both performance and creating.

Elliott Falzon

Performing is everything in Elliott Falzon's life. His acting credits extend back to age 10, when he was cast as Mike Teevee in a primary school stage adaptation of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Since then, he has dedicated his life to working as a professional actor, musician, creative and teacher.


His on-screen experience since then has been extensive, including roles for major brands in national TVC campaigns like KFC (FaceTime - 2019) and Aldi (Rewards - 2019), appearances in White Rabbit Project on Netflix and a variety of short or feature films. He played the pimp and nightclub doorman Sonny in Jerome Kattampil’s independent science fiction thriller The Exchange in 2018 and the footballer Jimmy in The Shot (2016), a Sydney Film School graduation project directed by Tahsin Rahman. 


His stage credits include playing Dom in Jordy Shea’s short play Little Differences for the inaugural 2017 season of Intersection at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), directed by Katrina Douglas, Jonathon in Three Winters Green by Campion Decent at The Actors’ Pulse in Redfern and The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father in Hamlet by Shakespeare at the Casula Powerhouse for Liverpool Performing Arts, directed by George Lazaris. Other credits include Wally in Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn, The Minister in Black Hands/Dead Section by Van Badham, Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Gurguis and Analytikos in Helena’s Husband by Philip Moeller, Vince Fontaine in Grease, Gonzalo in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Stone in Reefer Madness, and Sonny in Tupperware George, a 2016 Short + Sweet finalist written by Sam Nixen, among a number of sketch comedy showcases - including the 2015 Macquarie University Comedy Revue.


He has trained at ATYP under the tuition of Robert Jago, Anthony Skuse, Josh McConville and Fraser Corfield, worked under the supervision of Amy Hume’s vocal training, as well as training in screen and theatre at both Actors’ Centre Australia (ACA) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). His father, Edmund Falzon, was his first intensive acting coach and remains his most trusted source of wisdom, inspiration and guidance, an acting agent who formerly toured the world as an actor throughout the ‘70s and onwards with English theatre company, the Actors’ Touring Company (ATC). 


He is also a filmmaker experienced across pre-production through to editing, having trained at AFTRS (The Australian Film, Television and Radio School). His directorial credits include music videos for the rapper Hunter (formerly +i-) and RnB artist Young Wiz, from Wollongong. He worked as 1st A.D. on Season 1 of the comedy web series Made For This (2019). 

Jessica Marchi

Jessica Marchi is an Italo-Australian Actor, born in Italy and moved to Australia in 2009. She began to follow her passion for acting in 2010, starting off as an Extra, then moving onto Musicals.


Jessica has studied and trained with some of Australia's and Los Angeles's best Acting Coaches including Lisa Robertson, Ted Brunetti, Ben Matthews, Les Chantery, and Luke Ford. She completed numerous Courses at NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art), as well as partaking in courses at Screenwise and The Hub Studio, where she took part in a Musical Theatre Intensive, taught by the likes of Shaun Rennie, Jennifer Peers, and Philip Quast. In 2020 she signed with Australian Acting Agent Gina Stoj, who represents her in both Australia and the US.


In 2021 Marchi competed in Miss Earth Australia, where she was an advocate for Diversity, LGBTQIA+, multiculturalism, and climate change, which took home the title of Miss Earth-Air Australia 2021.


In 2022 she will be gracing the stage in a new comedy play "We're All Terrible Let's Watch TV" and later in May, she will be in Shakespeare's "Much ado about Nothing", in the role of Margaret Directed by Blair Cutting and Paul Winchester.

Alex Thomson

Alex is a Melbourne-Based Writer, Director and Actor with 5 years of experience in the Film Industry.


After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (Winner of Best Production in Bachelor of Fine Arts). Alex has made short film's and web series that have screened at both local and international film festivals.


Additionally, he has worked as an actor with commercial companies such as Parks Victoria, Hyundai, Beam Mobility and Vidico, and has appeared in films produced by National Geographical  and Creative Clones.

Dhruv Malge

Dhruv Malge is a Professional Actor/Model, having trained in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, has starred in various independent short films, commercials and Television, most notably in Neighbours as Jay Rebecchi and MaveriX as Chase.


He started acting from a young age, coming from a musical theatre background starring in productions like Grease, Aladdin, and Avenue Q and many more.


Dhruv always had a desire to teach acting and share his struggles and knowledge helping them along their creative journey.

DROP IN ACTING CLASSES

Coming  Mid Feb 2022 

Melbourne and Sydney Studios


Syd - Tuesday / Thursday Nights 

Melb - Monday / Tuesday Nights

Times - 7pm to 9pm 

Online Classes

Actors Gym Aust offers Online Acting Classes for Aspiring Actors in Australia Wide which will be ongoing catering to Actors who live around Aust or are unable to make it to studio classes.

AGA STUDIO HIRE

Studio Hire Available in our Melbourne Studio based at 343 Little Collins St Melbourne City.


STUDIO HIRE INCLUDES

Studio hire includes the use of backdrops, white , green, blue and black plus Godox Light Stands, Godox Soft Boxes, Godox 3.2M light stand with integrated Boom Arm, White Poly Boards plus changing area, unlimited internet access, access to toilet facilties.


STUDIO HIRE ONLY $25 PER HOUR

Access to the studio from anytime between 8 am to 6 pm - Available to Hire Monday to Sundays.

Sydney Studio announcement coming soon -  Opening in January 2022

AGA STUDIOS TALENT MENTORSHIP
Starts 2022

We will be offering Auditions between November 2021 to end of February 2022 pending no lockdowns in place taking on 50 New Talent Members to Mentor for Acting and Modelling opportunities - Training, Guidance, Marketing and Promoting.

RECENT CLASSES

Eight Week Intro to Acting Online Workshops with Damien Bodie

Over the course of eight weeks, Damien will take you through Film Set Insight, Performance, and Audition Techniques, 

as well as build on your  most important tool of all - Self Confidence.


Continue to fuel your passion, 
for an exciting road ahead in the entertainment industry. 

STUDIO CLASSES / DROP-IN CLASSES

Coming  2022

Adelaide, Gold Coast

Melbourne and Sydney