The Young Actor’s Studio is an acting school dedicated to developing the young actor’s craft through classes, workshops, and productions. Our founder/current artistic director, Jeff Alan-Lee, was a child actor who subsequently taught and directed at various private/public schools and youth shelters, as well as teaching/directing at The Lee Strasberg Institute in both New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 1996, The Young Actor’s Studio was created as a supportive and nurturing environment for young actors to develop their craft. While the school has grown a lot since the initial ten students, we are still committed to excellent teaching in a supportive and close-knit environment.
Acting classes are centered around encouraging and praising each student for who they are and merging this into their work. Our students learn to create a unique, original character that is truly their own. In doing so, the young actor develops a love for the work, and with this, the ability to flourish as both an actor and person.
At the most basic level, our goal is to develop the young actor’s craft. The craft may make them stand out in front of a set, or thrive in a completely different aspect of life. We are so proud of our students who have had successful film, TV, and theatre careers, and are equally so of those who have gone on to apply their craft to various alternate pursuits.