Instructors

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Katie Sarife

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LEAD in ANNABELLE COMES HOME of the Conjuring Universe, LEAD in SO COLD THE RIVER, SUPERNATURAL, GIRL MEETS WORLD, and many more!​

 

Katie Sarife is an actress in Los Angeles. She has been acting and teaching for over a decade, and taught classes all around the world. For a number of years, she taught under Cathryn Sullivan at the "Cathryn Sullivan Acting For Film" studio located just outside of Dallas. Past students from the studio include Selena Gomez,  Demi Lovato, Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island) , Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs, DC's "Stargirl") , Bryce Cass ( 13 Reasons Why), and many more. Katie quickly adapted Cathryn's technique and became her main aide for a number of years until she moved to L.A. to pursue her career. 

Katie has been in TV shows and movies, such as, a LEAD in Annabelle Comes Home (of The Conjuring universe), a LEAD in So Cold the River (opposite BETHANY JOY LENZ of One Tree Hill and ANDREW J WEST of Once Upon a Time), The CW's, Supernatural, Girl Meets World, ABC Family movie Teen Spirit, Lifetime film, Cleveland Abduction, a series regular in the Youtube Red Series Youth and Consequences (which landed her face on billboards from SUNSET BLVD. all the way to TIMES SQUARE), and many more. Katie has interned with some major casting directors and assisted them in their classes as well, therefore has gained much insight into the audition and business side of acting.

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Tyler Steelman

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17  AGAIN, THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, WORKAHOLICS, ​and many more!

 

Tyler Steelman is an actor in Los Angeles. He's been acting and teaching for over a decade, and taught classes all around the world.  

 

He first discovered his love of acting at the young age of 4, appearing in numerous theatre productions. He then began to pursue career in film and television at the age 14. Tyler got signed with an agency and quickly started auditioning and booking roles. Within 3 months of being sent out on auditions, he booked his first role in Beowulf, directed by ROBERT ZEMECKIS where he shared the screen alongside ANTHONY HOPKINS, ANGELINA JOLIE, ROBIN WRIGHT, and many others. He's since appeared in various film and television projects, such as, ZAC EFRON'S, 17 Again, the hit Disney show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Workaholics, Cougar Town, and many more.

He most recently wrapped the LEAD in the feature film, Sallywood opposite Oscar nominees Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Tilly, and Michael Lerner--as well as the film This Game's Called Murder starring Vanessa Morano and Ron Perlman.

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Genesis Sol

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Genesis Sol is an actress, singer, and standup comedian. She’s been featured on The Mentalist, the webseries Astrid Clover, as well as multiple national commercials for T-Mobile, McDonald’s, and Toyota.

 

Genesis signed with her first agent at 5 in Texas and has worked in the industry ever since. She’s also been featured on shows such as Sabado Gigante (Univision), Destroy Build Destroy (Cartoon Network), and lead in the webseries Mind Games.

 

Genesis has performed music and comedy in legendary venues such as The House of Blues, the Whisky A Go Go, The Comedy Store and more around Texas, Florida, New York, Utah, and California.

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Lindsey Shaw

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Lindsey Shaw has been an actress for 20 years. Her credits include Nickelodeon’s ‘Ned’s Declassified’, and Freeform’s ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘Teen Spirit’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, & 'Suburgatory.'

 

She can help illuminate the audition process, as well as give insights to working on a set. Some of the foundations of her technique are physical movement & breath-work. 

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Luca Luhan

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Originally from Laguna Beach, CA, Luca Luhan has always been interested in acting, and at the age of 11 he started auditioning and immediately knew he wanted to do it full-time. Early on in his career he booked two pilots: a single-camera comedy called Adam & Eve (Fox) and a recurring role on Less Than Zero (Hulu). Since then he has gone on to act in episodes of Henry Danger (Nickelodeon) and Mixed-ish(ABC), and in the film Annabelle Comes Home.​

As of 2020, Luhan stars as "Bose", a superhero in training, on the Henry Danger spin-off Danger Force (Nickelodeon). When Luhan is not acting he enjoys spending his time hanging with his friends, surfing or going on skiing trips.

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Mary Sarife

Mary Sarife is a fourth year Radio, Television, Film (RTF) student at the University of Texas at Austin. She will soon be studying under Matthew McConaughey from the UT film school.

The department is consistently in the Top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report and the National Communication Association. The Hollywood Film School rated it the second best public film program in the nation.

 

Mary also took tv and film acting classes for 8 years. In addition, Katie has trusted her with the responsibility of taping several of her auditions and providing creative feedback. Mary has great knowledge of the industry from working on film sets. In addition, she has directed, written, produced, and edited multiple short films.

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Matt Timmons

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Matthew Nogues (also known as Matthew Timmons) is a born and raised Los Angeles actor.

 

At the young age of five, he got the bug to start acting through an after school improv class and hasn’t stopped since. Best known for his role as “Woody” on Disney’s “The Suite Life on Deck” he has taken his experience of acting and applied it to teaching and helping other actors hone their craft as well. Matthew has been teaching for over a decade and working closely with his two close friends Katie Sarife and Tyler Steelman.

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Madison McLaughlin

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Julio Cesar Ruiz

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