Our Philosophy

LIFE SKILLS THROUGH STAGE SKILLS

A Note from Shane & Erica

Our mission is to teach life skills through stage skills. As working professionals in this industry, theatre has shaped who we are. It is our passion to inspire and nurture both the artistic and personal growth of our students at the Acting Studio. Our goal is for each student to develop a healthy sense of self-worth, have the courage to make mistakes and be prepared to go out into the world with the tools and the confidence to live truthfully and make their mark in the world.

"Acting is the ability to live truthfully under the given imaginary circumstances."

Sanford Meisner

About the Acting Studio

The Acting Studio is a studio for excellence in the theatrical arts. That means we foster an environment where excellence is the standard, not perfection.

Founded in 2009 by owners and directors Erica and Shane Peterman and Kellie Carroll, the Acting Studio has established a reputation for providing a positive and professional environment in which young artists can grow and develop their craft. We offer a non-competitive atmosphere where the journey is celebrated—not the destination.

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Be Real.

It's not about perfection... it's about authenticity.

When students are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes, they not only learn and grow as artists, but they learn to recognize the gift in the mistake and appreciate the beauty of authenticity.

Be Bold.

Have the courage to be imperfect and take bold risks.

You will perform at the level you rehearse. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be full out. Once you have the courage to be imperfect and take bold risks, you discover more about the artist and the person you were created to be.

Be You.

You are enough...
just as you are.

No one can play the part the way you do. It’s not a competition—because you bring you to the role. And when you get to the place that you know you are enough… that’s a healthy place to be.