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  • ACT2Pro | Online Acting Classes Toronto | rated "Highly Transformative"

    Toronto Online Acting Classes consistently rated "Highly Transformative" Elevate your craft & career! Career-focused Online Acting Classes for Toronto area TV Film actors ACT2Pro is a leading On-Camera Acting School & Studio Serving the Toronto area The studio provides career-building acting classes, workshops, coaching and support services for professional and emerging actors. Acting classes include specialized online acting classes (via Zoom) consistently rated "Highly Transformative" by today's professional TV Film actors "The process works!!" George Krissa Master the on-camera medium & completely change your career! Overcome rigid body language and insufficient character work during tapings and Zoom callbacks - a major concern of today's agents "This work has had a direct result on my auditions." Shawn Depner RAISE your scene study, audition & callback skills to a whole new level! "Currently booking lead & recurring roles" Zoe Christie-Dowd Audit our On-Camera A cting Classes with Integrated Coaching & Support START ELEVATING YOUR CAREER TODAY! GO "The work we've done in pushing my boundaries as an artist has led me to some of my most exciting roles to date. As I'm entering my first opportunity to work on two movies simultaneously, I couldn't feel more prepared artistically and professionally." Jess Brown ACT2Pro is the creation of master acting instructor Nadine Wright. See our On-Camera Acting Class Schedule , Testimonials, Workshops or arrange to Audit. WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS SAY George Krissa The Holiday Sitter, Trapped with My Husband "Nadine's class is my secret weapon." "I recently booked my first lead on a film." "The process works!!" Zoe Christie -Dowd Dating the Delaneys , My Son Didn't Do It Nadine’s training methods really clicked with me, and gave me the tools that I needed to work in this industry. I booked my first tv role after starting with Nadine, and since then I have grown so much as an artist; currently booking lead and recurring roles in film and tv. Josh Collins Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini, Joe Pickett "She always speaks about your tool belt, and this year I truly felt that." "- every scene I entered this year. I felt I’d trained for in class." "I felt prepared." Princess Davis Strength of a Woman , Real Love I’ve been training with Nadine for a couple years now and she is one of the most passionate and inspiring teachers that I’ve ever met. She sees art in a way that many don’t and each class you leave having learned something new about the craft or about your relationship with the craft. READ MORE TESTIMONIALS Next Next P rivate M oment P roject See 'in-character' private moments by Julian Nelson, Kapila Rego, & Eva Tavares about PMP The Private Moment Project was established to encourage artists to create & collaborate beyond the studio. check it out Special Projects Past projects directed by Nadine Wright with artists from ACT2Pro include Red Light Winter featuring Cody Kearsley & Diving Normal featuring David Lennon & Lacy J Mailey. School buddies Matt and Davis take off to find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle. Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that explores the myriad and misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside. Directed by: Nadine Wright About Online Acting Classes at the Studio: The acting studio serves the Toronto area providing state-of-the-art Online acting classes and coaching services. The studio’s on-camera scene study classes enable actors to become highly confident and competitive in auditions, callbacks and onset work. These On-Camera Online acting classes are consistently rated "highly transformative" and “best of the best” by today’s working professional actors. All Toronto area online acting classes include Integrated Coaching and Support (TM) and advanced On-Camera movement training to provide a definitive edge in on-camera training. This dark, edgy comedic drama profiles three twenty-something urbanites struggling with love, loneliness and the search for normality. Diving Normal is explosive in its exploration of sexual deviation, addiction and friendship and has been said to "Raise Eyebrows" by The New York Times. Directed by: Nadine Wright About Online Acting Classes at the Studio: The acting studio serves the Toronto area providing state-of-the-art Online acting classes and coaching services. The studio’s on-camera scene study classes enable actors to become highly confident and competitive in auditions, callbacks and onset work. These On-Camera Online acting classes are consistently rated "highly transformative" and “best of the best” by today’s working professional actors. All Toronto area online acting classes include Integrated Coaching and Support (TM) and advanced On-Camera movement training to provide a definitive edge in on-camera training. Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 'night, Mother is described as "alternately dark, chilling, funny and gut-wrenching. A brilliant and devastating portrait of a mother and daughter as they sort through the wreckage of their lives." Directed by: Nadine Wright About Online Acting Classes at the Studio: The acting studio serves the Toronto area providing state-of-the-art Online acting classes and coaching services. The studio’s on-camera scene study classes enable actors to become highly confident and competitive in auditions, callbacks and onset work. These On-Camera Online acting classes are consistently rated "highly transformative" and “best of the best” by today’s working professional actors. All Toronto area online acting classes include Integrated Coaching and Support (TM) and advanced On-Camera movement training to provide a definitive edge in on-camera training. A man sits alone writing late at night by the hotel pool when he is confronted with a provocative young woman. The encounter challenges him to ask questions about his work and he soon realizes it will be changed forever. Directed by: Nadine Wright About Online Acting Classes at the Studio: The acting studio serves the Toronto area providing state-of-the-art Online acting classes and coaching services. The studio’s on-camera scene study classes enable actors to become highly confident and competitive in auditions, callbacks and onset work. These On-Camera Online acting classes are consistently rated "highly transformative" and “best of the best” by today’s working professional actors. All Toronto area online acting classes include Integrated Coaching and Support (TM) and advanced On-Camera movement training to provide a definitive edge in on-camera training. The multidisciplinary production is a full length dramatic play incorporating aerial and dance sequences. Rufus and Fifi were lovers years ago. When they reunite, the clash of past and opposite worlds creates dramatic tension with heart-stopping aerial performances. Directed by: Nadine Wright About Online Acting Classes at the Studio: The acting studio serves the Toronto area providing state-of-the-art Online acting classes and coaching services. The studio’s on-camera scene study classes enable actors to become highly confident and competitive in auditions, callbacks and onset work. These On-Camera Online acting classes are consistently rated "highly transformative" and “best of the best” by today’s working professional actors. All Toronto area online acting classes include Integrated Coaching and Support (TM) and advanced On-Camera movement training to provide a definitive edge in on-camera training. more projects LIFE SHRINKS OR EXPANDS IN PROPORTION TO ONE'S COURAGE GO

  • ACT2Pro | Acting Classes for TV/Film | Intro to Pro Level

    Acting Classes for TV Film | Intro to Pro Level Elevate your craft & career! Career-focused Acting Classes for TV Film actors in the UBC area ACT2Pro is a leading On-Camera Acting School & Studio Serving the UBC area The studio provides career-building acting classes, workshops, coaching and support services for professional and emerging actors. Acting classes include specialized On-Camera Scene Study classes and online acting classes (via Zoom) consistently rated 'Highly Transformative' by today's professional TV Film actors "The process works!!" George Krissa Master the on-camera medium & completely change your career! Overcome rigid body language and insufficient character work during tapings and Zoom callbacks - a major concern of today's agents "This work has had a direct result on my auditions." Shawn Depner RAISE your scene study, audition & callback skills to a whole new level "Currently booking lead & recurring roles" Zoe Christie-Dowd Audit our On-Camera Ac ting Classes with Integrated Coaching & Support START ELEVATING YOUR CAREER TODAY! GO "The work we've done in pushing my boundaries as an artist has led me to some of my most exciting roles to date. As I'm entering my first opportunity to work on two movies simultaneously, I couldn't feel more prepared artistically and professionally." Jess Brown ACT2Pro is the creation of master acting instructor Nadine Wright. See our On-Camera Acting Class Schedule , Testimonials or arrange to Audit. WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS SAY George Krissa The Holiday Sitter, Trapped with My Husband "Nadine's class is my secret weapon." "I recently booked my first lead on a film." "The process works!!" Zoe Christie -Dowd Dating the Delaneys, Honor Society "I booked my first role after starting" "Currently booking lead & recurring roles" "I have grown so much as an artist" Josh Collins Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini "She always speaks about your tool belt, and this year I truly felt that." "- every scene I entered this year. I felt I’d trained for in class." "I felt prepared." Emily Le Pillow Talk "I am able to take what I learn in class and from our private sessions, and apply them on set, in my auditions, or in a director and producer callback session (with success!)." "What Nadine’s guidance and support has done for my artist feels above and beyond." READ MORE TESTIMONIALS Next Next P rivate M oment P roject See 'in-character' private moments by Julian Nelson, Kapila Rego, & Eva Tavares about PMP The Private Moment Project was established to encourage artists to create & collaborate beyond the studio. check it out Special Projects Past projects directed by Nadine Wright with artists from ACT2Pro include Red Light Winter featuring Cody Kearsley & Diving Normal featuring David Lennon & Lacy J Mailey. see more LIFE SHRINKS OR EXPANDS IN PROPORTION TO ONE'S COURAGE GO

  • ACT2Pro | Nadine Wright

    NADINE WRIGHT Nadine Wright has acquired extensive and highly specialized knowledge in coaching professional actors to advance their TV/FILM careers. Her vast performance and coaching experience, coupled with her innovation and approach to coaching actors has made her one of the top and most sought after acting coaches today. "The work we've done in pushing my boundaries as an artist has led me to some of my most exciting roles to date. As I'm entering my first opportunity to work on two movies simultaneously, I couldn't feel more prepared artistically and professionally." Jess Brown As a master acting coach, director and actor with a professional background in movement, Nadine posses an unwavering ability to assess and coach actors to align their emotional, vocal and body connection 'on-camera' to achieve a higher degree of naturalism when and where it counts; on-set, during tapings and in callbacks. She shares this insight through private coaching sessions and in her specialized On-Camera Scene Study Classes . "Nadine also has the uncanny ability to know exactly what an artist needs at any given moment, and the power she has to read people in subtle ways is incomparable. She is fierce, caring, creative, and open-hearted, all whilst pushing artists to continually reach new heights in their careers." Jocelyn Gauthier Nadine began her artistic career as a ballet dancer performing worldwide with the renowned company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Transitioning into acting, Nadine trained extensively in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver and soon began coaching fellow actors. Holding upwards to 100 professional credits in TV, film, theater & dance, Nadine has instructed the graduating class at UBC's Theatre Department and has directed numerous productions. While coaching and directing actors for almost 20 years, Nadine has conducted scene study classes through her studio ACT2 (now ACT2Pro) where she has accumulated over 15,000 hours directly coaching and directing professional and emerging actors. Through ACT2Pro, she merges her diverse professional experience with innovation to bring a specialized and highly effective approach to helping actors succeed in the TV Film Industry. Through her dedication to craft, artistic integrity and vast coaching and performance experience, Nadine is inspiring and guiding today’s professional actors. Out for a walk with photographer Dennys Ilic Press Testimonials Emilee Nimetz My time at Act2Pro has completely transformed my process as an actor and strengthened my work in immeasurable ways. Prior to working with Nadine, I would watch my auditions back and think that my work could be more alive, spontaneous, and passionate - and yet, I had no idea how to get there. When I first came to Nadine’s class, I was profoundly moved by how fiercely she advocates for you as an artist. Nadine’s approach is like no other; she challenges you to step outside your comfort zone to allow real growth to happen. A kind of growth that you can’t just play lip service to, but deep, meaningful growth that is truly transformative. She has an unwavering dedication to everyone’s progress with absolutely no ego. She sees the artist in you and firmly pulls that spirit to the surface, past your ego and unhelpful ways of thinking. She cultivates an artistic environment that is creative and fun while also giving you the space to express freely, deeply, and without judgement. She goes above and beyond to support you in this career. With her fervent dedication, I have found myself going further than I ever expected for myself as an artist and as a person. I have and continue to surprise myself with how full and deeply I feel and how confident and unapologetically I have come to express it. I have a sense of ownership over my craft, and tools to move through challenges and ups and downs of this career. Practically speaking, I am far more confident with auditioning and being on set - I feel like I can deliver my work with integrity by using tools and a process that works for me. I’ve noticed significant changes in the way I approach my work and how full, playful, and truthful it feels. Through her coaching, I have not only honed my craft, but also developed a deeper sense of self, confidence in my work and my artistic voice, and an immense appreciation for the transformative power of storytelling. I wholeheartedly recommend Act2Pro to anyone who wishes to transform their work and allow their inner artist a voice and space to be accepted, fully, for who they are. Emily Le I love having Nadine in my corner as a coach! Collaborating with Nadine in studio and in private sessions has shifted my craft into a more grounded and confident place. I am able to take what I learn in class and from our private sessions, and apply them on set, in my auditions, or in a director and producer callback session (with success!). Nadine works with each individual uniquely, to strip away unhelpful habits, and challenges you to go further past your comfort zones to connect in the present and play outside the box. The conversations amongst the groups of artists training in the ACT2Pro studio are insightful and inspiring, and it’s really great to see your peers progress in their artistic craft and careers. What Nadine’s guidance and support has done for my artist feels above and beyond. Be ready to show up and do the work, personally and artistically, and the growth is the reward. Jess Brown I sought out coaching from Nadine looking for a challenge and I received just that. Nadine effectively pushes her actors outside of their comfort zone while still maintaining a respectful and safe work environment. The work we've done in pushing my boundaries as an artist has led me to some of my most exciting roles to date. As I'm entering my first opportunity to work on two movies simultaneously, I couldn't feel more prepared artistically and professionally. I'm always excited to come to class and conquer new challenges and depths with Nadine. Jocelyn Gauthier From the moment I first spoke with Nadine on the phone, I knew she was so much more than just another acting coach. Yes, she has a wealth of knowledge, an eye for the camera, and a powerful directorial brain, but she is so much more than that. She is a teacher, a mentor, and even a life coach at times. Not only does she deeply understand acting, but she has the tremendous ability to find people’s blocks and break them wide open. Every week there's a different artist who is honing their craft, viscerally connecting to the material, and taking their work to the next level. Nadine also has the uncanny ability to know exactly what an artist needs at any given moment, and the power she has to read people in subtle ways is incomparable. She is fierce, caring, creative, and open-hearted, all whilst pushing artists to continually reach new heights in their careers. I started with Nadine pre-pandemic when she was holding in-person studio classes and took a tremendous leap forward in my craft. Then Covid hit and she, like many other coaches in the city, had to pivot. Nadine transitioned to Zoom classes in 2020, and although some were reluctant to jump on board, it has been the best decision she ever made. Due to the nature of the platform, she’s now coaching as though the computer screen is a camera lens, allowing her to see more of what a day on set or an actor’s audition tape would actually look like. In this way, she’s able to coach actors through all of the various audition scenarios that can be thrown at them, resulting in better tapes, more bookings, and more transformative work on set. The result is this incredible hybrid of a scene study and on-camera class all rolled into one, which no other coach in the city offers. And for busy working professionals and new mothers like me, it’s a win-win. I can still get a great workout from wherever I am - in my trailer on set, in the rehearsal hall at the theatre, or at home juggling my toddler. Furthermore, I can personally say that I have booked more work professionally since starting Zoom classes, and it’s something that I think everyone should consider. If you want to open your eyes to a new way of working, and want to have the most incredible, compassionate, genuine, and powerful woman on your side, look no further than Nadine at ACT2Pro! Some of Jocelyn's recent credits include Grease: Rise of The Pink Ladies (Paramount), Field Day (Hallmark), Planning On Forever and A Honeymoon To Remember (Reel One), Firefly Lane (Netflix), Kinky Boots (Arts Club), Ghost The Musical: Canadian Premiere (Drayton Entertainment). Jocelyn holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of British Columbia and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in their Master's Classical Acting program. She is also a classically trained singer and pianist. Jocelyn Gauthier JocelynGauthierOfficial.com Jeff Gonek I have worked with Nadine for nearly 8 years and what we’ve developed and found together is a true attest to the artist-artist relationship. Her process has helped me nurture my inner self and reveal my cracks for the world to see through simplicity and authenticity. It has helped me sit in awkwardness and all the truths that a human being so desperately wants to hide. Her approach expects an artist to show up and be accountable to the room and oneself, all while becoming leaders in this business through kindness and compassion. Her love of craft and method has fueled the artist I am, and will become, as we continue to find nuance, impulse, power and vulnerability. Sean Depner "Nadine has a special talent for giving me the exact scenes I need to work on. The scenes are hard and sticky and messy, but trusting her process has allowed me to dig into areas of my acting that I didn’t think I had access to. This challenging work with Nadine has had a direct result in my auditions and has been noticed by both my agents and casting. The ACT2Pro On Camera Workout has proven to be extremely effective training for zoom callbacks, which are just a different beast than in person and require a different kind of prep and understanding. What we do in class is exactly the way of working that I’m doing in my call-backs. I came to Nadine to be a better actor and in a handful of months I feel that I am a better actor." Sean Depner Fargo, Riverdale, Nancy Drew Princess Davis I’ve been training with Nadine for a couple years now and she is one of the most passionate and inspiring teachers that I’ve ever met. She really encourages her actors to be the best artist that they can be and she uplifts you in a way that also pushes you. One of my favorite things to do in her class is the relaxation exercise - it gets me connected to my body and puts me in a really relaxed state so that I can really dive into my character. Nadine is such a powerful human, she sees art in a way that many don’t and each class you leave having learned something new about the craft or about your relationship with the craft. If you train her her consider yourself lucky, because you’re working with an artist that really sees you and inspires you to really see all that you can do! Zoe Christie-Dowd “I started training online at ACT2Pro in 2020, as a ballet dancer who had just entered the film industry and I am so glad that I did. Coming from a ballet background herself, Nadine’s training methods really clicked with me, and gave me the tools that I needed to work in this industry. I booked my first tv role after starting with Nadine, and since then I have grown so much as an artist; currently booking lead and recurring roles in film and tv. I’m so grateful to have found an amazing coach to continue to help me improve my craft.” Zoe Christie-Dowd Courtney Napper “In my twenty years working as a professional artist, Nadine Wright is hands down the most invaluable coach and mentor that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has an innate gift for seeing artists for who they truly are, and makes it her mission to help guide the artists she works with to see and believe in their power, and hold them accountable for always showing up authentically and unapologetically. Nadine is extremely invested in each of the artists she works with, and goes above and beyond (inside and outside of class) to help her clients reach their goals, and navigate the inevitable challenges along the way. My time working with Nadine has been truly transformative. Not only has she helped me efficiently transition from a professional dancer to a working actor, but she has also played a large hand in helping me regain my sense of self and championing me to find my voice as an artist and woman. For the first time in my adult life, I feel reconnected with who I am, what I want, and what I’m capable of, and am immensely grateful for the immeasurable impact Nadine and the ACT2Pro community have had on me both personally and professionally. ACT2Pro is the best part of my week. Regardless of what’s going on in the outside world, I know ACT2Pro is a safe space where I can show up exactly as I am to play, express, and explore. The ACT2Pro environment is carefully curated to foster vulnerability and openness - it’s a place where I feel not only accepted, but also celebrated for being all that I can be (in all my forms!) ACT2Pro is a community where we, as an artistic collective, want to see each other thrive. In my time with ACT2Pro, I’ve had the joy of witnessing the growth of countless artists week after week, month after month, year after year, with Nadine’s persistent coaching and support. ACT2Pro is guaranteed to be a shapeshifting experience - one that I’d recommend to any artist, living anywhere, at any point along their artistic journey.” Blaine Nosworthy Nadine has created a special room full of artists with one goal in mind - to work as leads in TV/Film. I had taken a step away from the craft to have my own family, thinking that maybe my dream of being a professional actor had passed. Nadine’s unique on-camera format has allowed me to get back into the studio with an active family lifestyle. She helped me to feel empowered to go after my dreams. After working in her on-camera scene study format, I secured an agent, and only 3 months later I had booked a role on a TV series. Nadine is an exceptional coach that cares about the artists in her studio room and offers a unique approach built on collaboration and the pursuit of truth in the craft at all times. Her on-camera format has taken my work, and others in the studio, to the next level with a really amazing blend of scene study, audition technique and on-camera close up work. I attack every audition with a confidence I have never felt before. I love the ACT2Pro family. It is the safest space where I can take risks and apologize for nothing. I have never felt more connected to a coach or a room of incredible artists in my life and it all started with Nadine’s vision of how she wanted to help artists navigate a really fast industry and have us ready to seize our opportunity when it comes and to send beautiful story tellers out into the world. Blaine Nosworthy George Krissa I feel like Nadine's class is my secret weapon. Before working with Nadine, I was struggling to keep the joy in my work while navigating this difficult industry. She quickly helped me get out of my head and rediscover my love for acting as a process and not a result. The online workout is like a gym - a place to train, rehearse and play completely free of expectation or judgement. We work a lot in class on creating a sense of connection and intimacy even when there's no one physically in the room with you. I recently booked my first lead on a film and the feedback I received on my audition tape was how well I was able to create a sense of intimacy. The process works!! George Krissa The Holiday Sitter, Hallmark Channel Josh Collins I ran into blocks on set this year frequently, and each time I reached for a solution, I was grateful to hear one lady’s voice in my head louder than all the rest- a reverberating @nadinecwright from @act2.pro. She always speaks about your tool belt, and this year I truly felt that. In the moment things can go all over in your body/brain/heart- every scene I entered this year. I felt I’d trained for in class. “Oh this is how I maneuvered this one”. I felt safe in my exploration and I came up against many of the beasties she warned us about. I felt prepared. Josh Collins Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini Billy Mustapha I admire Nadine’s ability to guide the artists in ACT2Pro to their fullest potential. Nadine has influenced me to ask thought-provoking questions that have helped me grow as an artist and person. Coming from a primarily dance background, I feel lucky to have an acting coach who can identify my strengths and show me how to efficiently transfer and combine my knowledge as an artist. Nadine’s encouragement to leap boldly in the direction that scares me has consistently led me to surpass my own expectations and has revealed to me that the possibilities are endless. I am grateful for the challenge that Nadine’s class provides. Richard Young As someone who's worked in the business for a decade racking up credits, I wanted more. More consistent bookings, more lead roles with complexity. However, when I would audition for those roles, the feedback I'd receive was that I was "great", but they just went with someone else. And when I would watch who booked said roles, there was "something special" in their work that I couldn't articulate. However, Nadine knows how to articulate that and get you to that upper level; not by getting you to copy others, but by bringing forward the genuineness, complexity and spontaneity you already have. Through emotional preparation, connecting you to your own body and feelings, and being more present in the moment and with your partner, I've seen Nadine elevate actors' work to compellingly watchable...and felt it elevate in my own work. Yes, she's firm in her notes and doesn't let you get away with your self-critical thoughts, because I feel she truly believes in every one of her actors. As a result, in the classes I'm surrounded by acting colleagues who are more confident in themselves and generous with their scene partners. I'm doing work worthy of large roles because I finally "get" what makes them lead-worthy. That "something special" trait isn't some magical alchemy I can never attain; it's something Nadine has taught me through practical steps to harness and work on. Her classes truly are a workout, but I'm grateful for the time I've spent there. More testimonials ... “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ― Paulo Coelho. Just wanted to share with you, because this is you. AG It's not just that you're a strong and encouraging coach. It's not just that you have incredible intuition and perception. It's not just that your comfort with your own power gives you this profound ability to make power comfortable for others and calm down the panicking mind. It's not just that you're willing to tell the truth the way you see it. It's not just that you're clearly, incredibly talented in your own right and in command of this process and teaching from a rare place of integrity and vulnerability instead of pedagogy. It's that while all those things were holding me steady, I also just felt loved. AC This way of working doesn't actually stop, I've found that what you teach is discovery in ourselves, and in my opinion that never ends. You give us scenes that continually challenge us as artists and I'm constantly finding new "stuff", for lack of a better word, in my work because of this way of working, and your ability to see deeper and challenge us to dig deeper, knowing we are capable of something greater than we allow ourselves to believe. Its not like reading a book and saying "I now know A,B,C, and on to the next book" because its a bottomless pit of creativity we are encouraged to discover within ourselves. AG You helped me knock down walls and discover a part of me I knew was there but inaccessible before you allowed me to find it. You give everyone a safe place to discover who we are as people and as artists. SB ​ ​ Your class is genuinely my favorite part of my week. I hope you know how much you impact our lives! AD ​ ​ I go to the most inspiring acting class in the world. And I have an incredible pool of support. And I'm surrounded by wildly brave artists. ME ​ ​ I've been meaning to say thank you for all that you do. Watching you open up so many young actors... you're an incredible person and I'm so grateful for all that you do. Aside from your open heart, your guidance is really helping me become a better actor and I couldn't be happier about my work these days. So thanks very much. JH ​ Thanks Nadine! I am really inspired from our last class. You are a truly gifted coach and artist with such an important technique to pass on. I am always crossing deserts or climbing mountains in the work and always challenged. See you next week! TM ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • ACT2Pro | Kamloops Acting Classes for TV Film | Intro to Pro Level

    Kamloops Acting Classes Intro to Pro Level Elevate your craft & career Career-focused acting classes for Kamloops area TV Film actors ACT2Pro is a leading On-Camera Acting School & Studio Serving the Kamloops area The studio provides state-of-the-art on-camera acting classes and support services for professional and emerging actors. Acting classes include industry leading On-Camera Scene Study and online acting classes consistently rated 'Highly Transformative' by today's professional TV Film actors "The process works!!" George Krissa Master the on-camera medium & completely change your career! Overcome rigid body language and insufficient character work during tapings and Zoom callbacks - a major concern of today's agents "This work has had a direct result on my auditions." Shawn Depner RAISE your scene study, audition and callback skills to a whole new level "Currently booking lead & recurring roles" Zoe Christie-Dowd Discover the Acting Classes best for you & arrange to AUDIT START ELEVATING YOUR CRAFT & CAREER TODAY! Classes "The work we've done in pushing my boundaries as an artist has led me to some of my most exciting roles to date. As I'm entering my first opportunity to work on two movies simultaneously, I couldn't feel more prepared artistically and professionally." Jess Brown ACT2Pro is the creation of master acting instructor Nadine Wright. See our On-Camera Acting Class Schedule , Testimonials or arrange to Audit. WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS SAY George Krissa The Holiday Sitter, Trapped with My Husband "Nadine's class is my secret weapon." "I recently booked my first lead on a film." "The process works!!" Zoe Christie Dating the Delaneys, Honor Society "I booked my first role after starting" "Currently booking lead & recurring roles" "I have grown so much as an artist" Josh Collins Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini "She always speaks about your tool belt, and this year I truly felt that." "- every scene I entered this year. I felt I’d trained for in class." "I felt prepared." Emily Le Pillow Talk "I am able to take what I learn in class and from our private sessions, and apply them on set, in my auditions, or in a director and producer callback session (with success!)." "What Nadine’s guidance and support has done for my artist feels above and beyond." READ MORE TESTIMONIALS Next Next P rivate M oment P roject See 'in-character' private moments by Julian Nelson, Kapila Rego, & Eva Tavares about PMP The Private Moment Project was established to encourage artists to create & collaborate beyond the studio. check it out Special Projects Past projects directed by Nadine Wright with artists from ACT2Pro include Red Light Winter featuring Cody Kearsley & Diving Normal featuring David Lennon & Lacy J Mailey. more projects LIFE SHRINKS OR EXPANDS IN PROPORTION TO ONE'S COURAGE

  • ACT2Pro | About Studio

    ABOUT ACT2Pro is a leading On-Camera acting studio providing advanced training and support for professional and emerging TV Film actors. The studio specializes in helping actors to become more competitive within the industry. ​ The studio has innovated on-camera training and the support process that today's actors require to elevate their craft and careers. The studio was founded by master acting instructor Nadine Wright who has acquired an extensive and highly specialized knowledge in helping professional actors move forward. ​ Moving forward in the TV/Film industry with a professional coach in your corner & an advanced multi-leveled On-Camera training program will provide a definitive EDGE. However, ACT2Pro goes even further ... The Studio provides ACT2Pro On-Camera Scene Study Classes Multi-leveled acting classes (Intro to Master Level) that combine scene study, on-camera and audition skills in a specialized format that provides unparalleled growth for actors (see testimonials) . ​ Integrated Coaching & Support™ Ensures actors receive a hands-on and collaborative approach to addressing the areas in their craft that they need to expand to become more competitive in the TV/Film Industry. ​ ​ ON-CAMERA Movement training Interwoven into all aspects of training at the studio, Movement training establishes an emphasis an connecting impulse to character driven body language and includes the GIVE & RECEIVE OF TOUCH™. ​ Safe working environment Feel comfortable to explore the craft of acting in a room of peers personally vetted & progressing at similar levels in the work with well defined goal post. Specialty Workshops Transition workshops for Broadway theater actors & all levels of dance into TV & Film. Supplemental Services Agent and legal services introductions ​ Integrated Coaching Support Integrated Coaching & Support ​ To ensure that actors reach their growth potential , every artist can expect to receive a collaborative hands on approach to expanding their craft and career. Once accepted into the studio, actors are placed in a supportive class of peers advancing at their level in the work. Scenes are specifically assigned to assess and address those areas in their craft that are required to grow to become more competitive in the TV/Film Industry. This collaborative approach begins to expand the artist's range and capabilities as an actor. When ready, actors are placed into a more advanced class, all while being coached and guided to the highest professional standard. In-depth b usiness coaching is provided. This process, in conjunction with the state-of-the-art On Camera Scene Study classes and advanced movement training, widens an actors technique, range, preparedness, and confidence to a highly competitive new level. SEE OUR SPECIALIZED ON CAMERA ACTING CLASSES GO

  • ACT2Pro | Private Moment Project - P M P

    PRIVATE MOMENT PROJECT The Private Moment Project was established to encourage the artists of ACT2Pro to create and collaborate beyond the studio. Inspired by characters that have been worked in class, actors filmed and submitted improvised private moments of those character interpretations. These collaborative projects were coached and finalized by Nadine Wright. ​ A CT2Pro Private Moment​ Project Submission by Kapila Rego ACT2Pro Private Moment​ Project Submission by Eva Tavares ACT2Pro Private Moment​ Project Submission by Julian Nelson

  • ACT2Pro | Projects

    PROJECTS Film and theatre projects directed by Nadine Wright feature artists from ACT2Pro and include Pulitzer Prize winning plays, short films and multidisciplinary productions. Red Light Winter Red light Winter A play by Adam Rapp ​ Directed by: Nadine Wright Featuring: Alexandra Voicu , Albert Ni colas, Cody Kersley Producers: Vagrant Players Theatre Society, Nadine Wright ​ Presented at Revue Stage Granville Island Nov 18th - 26th, 2017 Strong sexual content, coarse language, for mature audiences only. “This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity A ssociate production under the Artis ts’ Collective Policy.” Photos: Max Montesi ​ ABOUT THE PLAY ​ Escaping their lives in Manhattan, former college buddies Matt and Davis take off to the Netherlands and find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful young prostitute named Christina. But the romance they encounter in Europe is eventually overshadowed by the truth they discover at home. Written with an unflinching poetic beauty, Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that explores the myriad and misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside. ​ Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist Obie Award Winner Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work ​ NOTABLE REVIEWS ​ "Brilliantly performed and directed. Please do not miss this opportunity. If it were on Broadway there would Tony awards given out to this show. Just Go" Barbara Deutsch, Author & life Coach ​ "The production is fearless - almost unethical in its provocation. The actors and director live lives baldly so that we may have own stories placed squarely on our laps" Andrew Mcllroy, Artistic Director, Andrew Mcllroy & Associates ​ Night Mother 'night, Mother A play by Marsha Norman Directed by: Nadine Wright Featuring: Christina Penhale, Victoria Mihalyi Presented at Mahon Hall March 2nd-10th, 2012 Adult content, for mature audiences only. “This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Associate production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.” ABOUT THE PLAY Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 'night, Mother is described as "alternately dark, chilling, funny and gut-wrenching. A brilliant and devastating portrait of a mother and daughter as they sort through the wreckage of their lives." Review: "Impact of "night, Mother remains well after the play is over." Driftwood Photos: Alura Gilbert Diving Normal DIVING NORMAL A play by Ashlin Halfnight Directed by: Nadine Wright Featuring: David Lennon , Laci J Mailey , Steve Bradley Presented at Studio 16 June 27th -30th, 2013 Strong sexual content, coarse language, for mature audiences only. “This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Associate production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.” ABOUT THE PLAY This dark, edgy comedic drama profiles three twenty-something urbanites struggling with love, loneliness and the search for normality. Diving Normal is explosive in its exploration of sexual deviation, addiction and friendship and has been said to "Raise Eyebrows" by The New York Times. Photos: Scott Little Salt Water SALT WATER Short film (Drama) Directed by: Nadine Wright Featuring: Starlise Waschuk, Mike Soltis Savvy Empire Production, 2015 Desire, truth and the story never written. ABOUT THE FILM A man sits alone writing late at night by the hotel pool when he is confronted with a provocative young woman. The encounter challenges him to ask questions about his work and he soon realizes it will be changed forever. Dharma according to Fifi The Dharma According to Fifi Aerial Arts Production & Aerial Arts Theatre Society Directed by: Nadine Wright Featuring: Victoria Mihalyi, Anthony Ulc Presented at The Temple August 13th-September 5th, 2009 Adult content, for mature audiences only. “This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Associate production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.” ABOUT THE PLAY The multidisciplinary production of The Dharma According to Fifi is a full length dramatic play incorporating aerial and dance sequences. Rufus and Fifi were lovers years ago. When they reunite, the clash of past and opposite worlds creates dramatic tension with heart-stopping aerial performances. Photos: Mike Gluss, Dale Rollings

  • ACT2Pro | Press

    PRESS Nadine Wright Interview By: Christie Manning Industry Dance Magazine I cannot express in one word how much in awe I am with this woman. She is without a doubt one of the most powerful and inspirational women I have ever met. When I got the chance to interview her, I barely got anything down on paper, as I was hanging off her every word. Prepare to have your life enlightened. So you weren’t always an acting coach… Nadine: I went to Alberta Ballet School when I was sixteen years old and was heavily influenced by Lambros Lambrou. I attended Ecole Superieure de Danse du Quebec before joining Les Grands Ballets under director Larry Rhodes. The company toured through Spain, Asia, Canada, and the United States. How did you get into acting? Nadine: I retired from dance, and it was just like a natural transition. I started working in TV, film and theatre, and trained with some amazing coaches in LA, New York, and Vancouver. My teaching style is largely based on the Method, but I've created my own style of working that focuses on harmonizing my experiences by connecting movement and voice with a sense of being present. By working with these talented artists, I am finding myself connecting more to my own craft. Where do you teach? Nadine: I have a studio called ACT2 in Vancouver, where I teach on-going acting classes and coach actors for auditions. I also have a traveling workshop series where I teach two-day intensives in Nanaimo and on Salt Spring island. I also teach acting workshops for dancers, which is on-going at Harbour Dance Centre with their Intensive Training program (ITP). I wish I knew what I know about acting when I was dancing as it translates so beautifully into dance. ​ So what do you feel is the key to success? Nadine. If you are a performing artist, musician, actor, etc., the key is relaxation. I’ve seen artists, both dancers and actors, warm up their bodies and vocal cords, but they don’ connect to how they're feeling. To find any authentic connection with a performance, you need to connect with yourself. Dancers often ask how these acting techniques relate to their dancing. I was working with a dancer recently who told me rehearsal director kept telling her to press her shoulders down. She thought she understood the note but nevertheless kept getting it. Before the show, she practiced a relaxation exercise I had taught her. connected to how she was feeling and discovered why she was holding the tension in her shoulders and was able to release it. As dancers we come from a physical place to correct something. but sometimes we need to look at it emotionally, find the tension we're holding and release it. I asked the dancer later if she noticed a difference. She replied that she was much more confident and was able to connect to the audience in a way she'd never done before. What are your thoughts regarding the audition process? Nadine: Help yourself get cast! What do I need to do to get cast? What they are looking for is authenticity. They want to see you reveal yourself. Sometimes they don’t even know themselves what they're looking for. Everyone wants to know what ‘IT’ is. Well, what ‘IT’ is being able to reveal who you truly are as an artist, which can be very scary. You have to express how you feel; tell the story. There is no right or wrong. At the end of the day, that is why the audience is coming. They want to see YOU and they want to be moved. It's not enough to feel it, you have to express it and share it! If you aren't emotionally connected to what you're doing, you're just a technical dancer. That's not what a choreographer wants to work with. Being a true artist takes bravery. One moment of truth can catch a choreographer’s eye. It's not about trying to impress, it's about revealing who you are. What other advice can you share? Nadine: Have something else in your life that's creative other than your craft. We artists tend to have tunnel vision. Go to the beach, learn pottery, get together with other artists and create your own projects. Put it out to the universe that you want it. Don't ever wait to get hired. Try not to put the people that are hiring you on a pedestal. Make yourself the CEO of your own company, and feel that energy when you walk into a room, like you’re the best person for the job. Don't wait to know your value until you get hired. You want to have the confidence before you go for the job. You don’t need that job to validate yourself. Confidence… ​ Nadine: Not Ego. There’s a big difference. Ego is ‘I’m the best’, but it’s also, ‘I’m the worst’. Why? Because neither of them is true. Ego is the death of an artist. You can’t create from ego. What else do you do? Nadine: I direct as well, and am looking to do more of that. I directed an interesting play with aerial arts and some dance, and I like to use those multidiscipline aspects when I can. I love to bring dancers and actors together. I think it would be great if actors took more dance classes and dancers took more acting classes. Especially in Vancouver. It’s a film and television type town. I created the acting workshop for dancers because dance is so multimedia. When you auditioned as a dancer in my day, you were given choreography, and if you got through that, you were hired. Now they get you to speak on camera during the audition process and submit demo reels with the dancer talking about themselves. Companies like Cirque du Soleil and other professional companies want to see this, and dancers can lose a job because of not being confident speaking on camera. Movies like 'Black Swan' that incorporate dance, why not be a dancer that also has acting skills so you can audition competitively with the actors that do dance? How can dancers overcome their fear? Nadine: When artists are afraid, they tend to try and just push the emotion away. Or they say, ‘I don’t feel anything, I'm numb', that is also fear. You can't create from there, but you CAN create from •I am scared but I am going to do it anyway.' The key is to connect to what is actually going on and sit in that authentic emotional connection. That is true bravery is where artistry lives. Classes Home Adjust email preferences

  • ACT2Pro | Workshops

    WORKSHOPS ACT2Pro has a number of workshops for professional actors and for transitioning artists new to TV FILM. ​ All workshops are specifically designed as an intense immersion into craft, allowing artists to experience the fundamental skills taught in the weekly classes. ​ Coach: Nadine Wright (Bio ) TV FILM ACTING WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS This is a multi-day intensive for dancers seeking to enhance their artistry and marketability through the craft of acting. This workshop helps dancers (ballet, modern and hip hop) to achieve a deeper emotional connection to choreography, convey a strong confident presence on camera and off, and prepares them for opportunities in TV, film and commercials. ​ Time & Location: Please contact us to be placed on the waitlist for upcoming session currently being scheduled ​ ​ G O Dancer Workshop Acting Intensives These four day workshops are an intense workout focused on process to help artists achieve organic movement, relaxation and truth while exploring brave choices in the work. ​ On Camera Scene Study 1 Intensive Tues. & Thurs. TBA 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm ​ On Camera Scene Study 2 Intensive Mon. & Wed. TBA 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm ​ G O Intensives Transitioning Workshop Broadway Theater to TV Film These four day workshops are an intense workout focused on helping theater actors transition into TV/Film. The workshop focuses on or ganic movement on-camera and relaxation while exploring brave choices in the work. ​ Time & L ocation: Please contact the studio to be placed on the waitlist for upcoming session currently being scheduled ​ G O Transitioning Broadway Theater to TV-Film

  • ACT2Pro | Audit

    Audit-acting-class AUDIT Prepare to be inspired! To begin the discussion of reaching a new level in your craft and career, please reach out through the Audit Request form. Once your info is received, we will request your headshot and resume (if available), arrange for a phone interview and invite you to audit our master-level On-Camera Scene Study class. Our On-Camera Scene Study classes are prepared and coached by studio founder Nadine Wright , a master acting instructor and director with a professional background in movement who specializes in on-camera training and coaching actors to elevate their craft and career. ​ Please note: you must be 19 years or older to join the studio. ​ Info about Acting Classes ​ Professional Testimonials ​ About the Studio Audit Request Acting Experience SEND

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