Welcome to The Performer’s Academy

We are Orange County’s Premiere Acting & Performing Arts Academy.

Our classes are taught by Film Directors, Writers, Producers, and Working Actors. We have classes in Acting, Improv, On-Camera, Film, Vocal Training, Voice-Over, Musical Theater & more.

We are a bonded facility and our instructors have Child Performer Services Permits (CPS) as required by the State of California.


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Working Students

Steven Clark

Steven Clark

Steven Clark has been a student at The Performer’s Academy since 2013. He takes numerous Scene Study classes with Jeff Celentano and Meisner Acting Scene Study with Paris Arrowsmith. Steven is a cast member of Emmy winning show “Born This Way” on A&E, and A&E shot scenes for the show featuring Steven in his acting classes here at The Performer’s Academy!

Edie Youmans


Edie Youmans is an 11-year-old girl who has been on Jimmy Kimmel three times! She’s regularly featured in his “Unfocused” Focus Group. Edie has done commercials for Honda, Amazon Alexa, and just finished a feature film, Glass Jaw. Edie has recently booked a series of FIVE Xfinity/Comcast Commercials!

Nick Roux


Nick Roux started at The Performer’s Academy in 2009 and immediately advanced into Jeff Celentano’s Master Class program. Nick Roux’s career took off. He landed a lead role in Disney’s Lemonade Mouth, The Suite Life On Deck, Wizards of Waverly Place, and then came a starring role in ABC’s hit Jane by Design, playing the role of Billy Nutter.

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Our Skilled Acting Programs for All Ages


Teens & Adults


Musical Theater & Camps


Founder’s Message

I am a mother, first and foremost. My daughter was a beautiful child with a big personality – but only around those she knew. I thought that she was cute enough to do commercials, but I didn’t count on that she was mortifying shy around strangers. I am not shy. How do you teach your child NOT to be nervous? There are no “anti-shy classes.” I knew at the moment during an audition for Ford, when she decided to hide behind my leg, that I had to do something to help her be a confident, self-assured human being. And so begins our journey.
Acting classes help her grow her confidence and self-esteem quickly and effectively. Acting skills work from the classroom throughout life.
The Performer’s Academy is a great place to learn to perform and take those skills to the stage, screen, classroom, or boardroom.
For those that want to pursue a career in the industry, you do need to train, you do need to have the desire and ability to get to LA for auditions, and the kids have to have good grades to obtain their work permit. Most important of all — it has to be “their idea.”

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The absolute best place to take acting classes outside of Los Angeles. The staff is fantastic, with teachers who are working in the industry, and the owner with years of experience and connections to every aspect of Hollywood! The Performer’s Academy gives you the room to grow and develop as a performer, with teachers who are dedicated to your success!

Sydney B.

We love The Performer’s Academy and their staff! They are true professionals in the industry who are not only knowledgeable but also passionate about their jobs and the Arts. I started out completely lost and overwhelmed in the child acting business. The owner herself, and the staff gave me the guidance that my daughter and I needed with patience and professionalism. I would highly recommend The Performer’s Academy to all my friends and anyone looking for a legitimate Acting school for their kids.

Grace L.

My daughter began taking classes at The Performer’s Academy since 2015. She was 5 and we were looking for a place in Orange County that would TRULY teach her and NOT scam us! The Performer’s Academy is absolutely legitimate and a wonderful place for you & your kids. Whether you are seeking acting classes, coaching, taping, or even a self-confidence boost and/or public speaking practice, The Performer’s Academy is IT! 10/10…hands down.

Janna Y.

The Performer’s Academy has delivered above and beyond in the few short months our daughter has been taking classes here. There is something for everyone here. Whether you are looking to become a professional actor, voiceover artist, learn public speaking, overcome shyness or just better yourself, it’s a place for you. Natalie and Brianne truly put their heart and soul into the programs here. We HIGHLY recommend!!!

Kimberly L.