The Biz Difference: Biz Studio students have about twice the one-on-one time with faculty as students at other schools (max of 6 students per class), so regardless of experience level we can support/challenge each student appropriately. Having the best staff-to-student ratio in town means that our instructors can choose material appropriate to each student, and personally guide them towards reaching their goals. We have a legacy of training young actors who go on to work in the industry, *outstanding* instructors, and a beautiful downtown campus inside a working film & tv casting studio at 788 Beatty St.
“The actors who were training regularly as teens are the ones who are working the most in their twenties.”
-Tiffany Mak, Casting Director (Siren, Sacred Lies, Dirk Gently, etc; 140 casting credits on IMDB)
Classes are based around the skills students need to audition and work on set. Students are assigned a new on-camera scene each class, and taught how to prepare for class like they would for a professional audition. Video from class is uploaded to the website so you and your agent can track your progress. Students without a talent agent are included in our online showcase, and are regularly signed by local agents. Instructors Leanne Lapp, Emily Tennant and Stephanie Halber are all working actors, and understand what it takes to audition and book work. No experience is necessary to join a class, and all classes are mixed level (i.e. a mix of new and experienced/working actors). Many actors study with us over a course of several years, working on progressively more sophisticated material.
How To Register: New students should fill out our Registration Form. To confirm your registration in any class or workshop click the “register now” button to pay with a credit card via PayPal, or call (604) 801-7050 with your credit card info. Plans may change? No problem! Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January 16th to March 6th (8 weeks) | $495+GST | FULLSaturdays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January 12th to March 9th (8 weeks; no class on the February 16th long weekend) | $495+GST | FULL Sundays 12:30-2:30 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January 13th to March 10th (8 weeks; no class on the February 17th long weekend) | $495+GST | 1 Space Left
Teens Spring Break Intensives March 18th-22nd| Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST |
Teens Summer Intensives July | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday-Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST |
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 Confidence on Camera (Mixed Level) w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |
On Camera Audition & Scene Study (Audition Required)
“Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, effort, sacrifice and sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” -Usain Bolt, Olympic sprinter, nine time gold-medalist, eleven time world champion
Designed for experienced performers looking for a more intense and focused training environment. Audition or invitation is required. Class focuses on exploration, and building the actor’s depth and range. Class includes script analysis, on-camera scene study, audition practice, and technique exercises. Many actors study with us over a course of several years, working on progressively more sophisticated material.