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, Stage, Film, Vocal Training, Voice-Over & Musical Theater.

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

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

EdieYoumans

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

NickRoux

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.

Our Skilled Acting Programs

Children
Teens & Adults
Pre-Teens
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 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”.

Testimonials From Our Students

The Performer’s Academy has changed the life of my 2 younger kids beyond our expectations. In less than a year they gained confidence and I’ve been most impressed by the support and guidance of the teachers for each of my kids individual goals. If you or your child are looking to grow as an actor or want to improve your public speaking skills you will be welcomed by the PA family. 

Lori S.

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! 

Sydney B.

The Performer’s Academy is an amazing place for children to have fun while improving their acting skills and gaining confidence in their abilities. The teachers here are industry professionals who are passionate about helping each student grow. Owners Natalie and Brianne care about each and every student, and they keep their prices affordable while maintaining small class sizes, a rarity in South Orange County. I highly recommend.

Natalie M.

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.