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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

Edie Youmans is a 9-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.

Nick can be seen in such hit shows as Pretty Little Liars, Young and Hungry, and Jennifer Falls. He is currently represented by Innovative Artists and it’s safe to say Nick has a promising career in television and film.


John Carroll

John Carroll

John Carroll has been with The Performer’s Academy since 2009, and is signed with TAG Models, Inc. He was born in New York City and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He has studied Method Acting with Stella Adler and Kim Stanley Alumni Randall England.  He also is involved in the Master Class program with Jeff Celentano, Meisner Acting with Paris Arrowsmith & Pamela Peak. John has been in numerous commercials, for Footlocker, Firestone Tires, and Interstate Battery, and movies, including “Hero” Directed by Brent Huff, and “Glass Jaw” Directed by Jeff Celentano.

What Sets Us Apart


Simply put:

  • Our students work!
  • 25 Years of Industry Experience
  • Professional Teaching Staff 
  • Affordable Programs
  • Bonded as required by the State of CA
  • Large variety of classes to choose from

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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 what I didn’t count on was that she was mortifying shy around strangers.  I am not shy.  How do you teach your child to NOT be shy?  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.  A monologue is the same as an oral book report or presentation in the classroom.  Acting skills work from the classroom throughout life.  

The Performer’s Academy as a wonderful 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 be trained, you do need to have the desire and ability to get to LA for auditions and the kids have to have good grades to get their work permit.  Most important of all — it has to be “their idea”.

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My son has been studying acting at Performer’s Academy for three years and he absolutely loves it!

Judith L.

Performer’s Academy was the catalyst in helping my son find his voice, his passion and a strong sense of self

Wendy M.

Performer’s has been a great experience for my daughter! It has really built her self-confidence, and her speaking skills have improved greatly. She loves her class with Jeff and all of the friends she has made.

Nicole J.

Love this place! It’s like a second home where kids and teens can have fun and learn! I would recommend it to anyone who has kids that want to build their self confidence and or learn the craft of acting!

Skylar S.

My kids love it here! I really feel like they’re learning so much and having fun at the same time.

Gigi G.

The Performer’s Academy has been amazing for my children. If you are looking for a place to introduce your children to the joys of acting, singing, or if only to broaden their abilities to speak in front of a group, you need to check this place out!

Angie J.

My son has been attending The Performer’s Academy since 2007 and he loves it! It is the only acting/singing school you will find in all of Orange County that provides excellent services for a price that no one else can beat!

Ella S.