Our studio director, Sarah Grace, knows what's it's like for children starting out in the acting industry - because once upon a time she was the bright-eyed little girl auditioning for roles! Navigating professional acting for the first time can be difficult for anyone, not just for young people, but Sarah's 5 top tips on how to help your young actor get started in the industry is a sure way you put your best foot forward...
At Grace Acting Studios we are dedicated to always providing a safe environment for our staff, students and their families. We are committed to taking all measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community during this global pandemic while providing a space where young actors can express themselves freely and continue to thrive artistically. Please see our COVID Safe Handbook here.
The Grace Team has a new Industry Mentor!
Have you heard? Luke is our new Industry Mentor! Check out the details on the button below...
Last night was a very exciting night for the studio as we took out the Customer Service Award at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards!
We just wanted to take a second to share the great news with you all and to say thank you for being a part of our community!
Check out the video above:)
Sarah and the Grace Team
The art of being in the moment with Luke Elliot
In Luke Elliot's class you will be guided through specific exercises designed to develop that sense of being in the moment by working relationally. This intermediate acting program is one that will truly challenge any actor.
Kirsty has been teaching and working in the performing arts industry as a teacher, theatre/dance director, actor/dancer for thirty years, both nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Having worked at many leading acting institutions including NIDA, VCA and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and theatre companies including MTC, STC, QTC and Sydney Dance Company, Kirsty is now at Mooregrace running an advanced movement and character work course.
A General Audition with a Casting agent, or as we like to call them at MG, a "Showoff Session" provide an opportunity for a Casting Director to meet you, assess your acting ability and keep you in mind for any appropriate roles that come up in the future.
Happy to present this months' Geelong Acting Students of the Month! We are so proud of what these students do in classes. This gives them recognition for their good behaviour, positive attitude, brave choices or awesome performances! See October's Students of the Month here.
Ashleyrose started training with us just over 12 months ago, recently she has landed a TV commercial with Aldi and started a production company with fellow artists, amongst other things! Read about what she does to prepare for auditions, how she find the acting process & what she's up to next..
"Student of the Month" awards for students in each of our Kids, Tweens & Teens classes. This gives them recognition for their good behaviour, positive attitude, brave choices or awesome performances! See August's Students of the Month here.
"Student of the Month" awards for students in each of our Kids, Tweens & Teens classes. This gives them recognition for their good behaviour, positive attitude, brave choices or awesome performances! See July's Students of the Month here.
It's something that is all too real for many people. Anxiety affects many of us in different ways, plenty of people report feeling overwhelmed and anxious when first entering an acting class.. What to expect? Fortunately, we have many people entering the class feeling this way and leaving with a sense of ease, pride and accomplishment. Read about how acting classes can help to reduce certain anxieties surrounding social situations and public interactions.
As of this month, every four weeks we will be awarding a "Student of the Month" award to a student in each of our Kids & Tweens classes. This gives them recognition for their good behaviour, positive attitude, brave choices or awesome performances! See May's Students of the Month here.
A new website for MG!
Read all about our new website, including your new acting profiles! There are some super exciting changes coming to MG and we're sure you're going to love them. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for some awesome opportunities!
GPAC is currently running a program enabling year 9 - 12 drama classes to create performances based on a one-word theme. This year's theme is Extinction. Presented in collaboration with Present Tense, Take Over is a youth festival which gives students the opportunity to explore acting, directing, design and stage-management which culminates, in a 20 minute performance piece in the Drama Theatre at GPAC.
We are so excited that our teens Ellah and Jackie are taking part in this production, we couldn't be more proud of them! Their theme is based around the idea of the extinction of expectations.
If you'd like to head along and support these two ambitious teens and their schools, they are performing this Tuesday 24th May at GPAC.
Showoff sessions: What are they and why they're essential for actors.
A General Audition with a Casting agent, or as we like to call them at MG, a "Showoff Session" provide an opportunity for a Casting Director to meet you, assess your acting ability and keep you in mind for any appropriate roles that come up in the future. Casting Directors (or Casting Agent, whatever you want to call them) are not actor’s agency (eg. They don't represent actors). Instead, Casting Directors are approached by production companies and are asked to find actors to fit specific roles. They find these actors in numerous ways, including looking through their database of talent they have met in the past or by contacting an actors’ agent and requesting certain performers. These sessions at MG fill up so quickly and we get so many questions regarding what Showoff Sessions are about and WHY actors would want to go an audition when they're not actually going for a particular part?! Well you're about to find out.