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Rick Tae Acting Instructor With an entertainment career spanning 30 years, built upon a BFA in Acting from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Rick has created, developed, produced, written and starred in feature films, short films, TV, theatre and multimedia content currently in various stages of development, production, broadcast and distribution. Returning from two years  Read more ➝

Andy Krieger Acting Instructor   Andy is an expert in areas important to actors wanting to work in Vancouver. He teaches ACCENT REDUCTION for those of you who have a foreign accent. For Canadian English speakers, Andy, who is an American, teaches the American accent (Los Angeles and San Francisco). With Andy, you will learn  Read more ➝

Jessica McLeod Acting Instructor   Jessica McLeod has been acting for an embarrassing amount of time (more than two thirds of her life… ew) in the Vancouver film and television world. Vancouver was like, fine, we’ll give her some Leo nominations (four as of 2019), and eventually a win for Best Lead Actress in a  Read more ➝

Ksenia Ogolikhina Hair & Makeup Instructor   Growing up Ksenia was always a visual person who loved the arts, but she never knew what was in store for her and her future. She enrolled in University for Art where she took a part time job at a hair salon where a defining moment came upon  Read more ➝

Samantha Dempsey Makeup Instructor   Samantha Dempsey is a Vancouver-based makeup artist. She moved to the city from Duncan, BC, to pursue a career in makeup for film and television.   After graduating from the Cutting Edge Advanced Prosthetics Diploma program at New Image College, Samantha soon became a permitee with IATSE 891. She has  Read more ➝

Richard Keats Acting Instructor   Richard had the great fortune of studying under Robert Cohen, Acting Power, at the University of California, Irvine, where ha also had the opportunity to learn from several other noted Hollywood Instructors.   His teaching approach incorporates his mentors and his own ‘out of the box’ strategies.   He’s appeared  Read more ➝

Ali Pavlinovich Makeup Instructor Ali Pavlinovich is an Australian born international make-up artist working professionally in the industry for over 13 years.   Ali’s skills in creating beautiful faces has seen her working in editorial, advertising, theatre and tv/film. Most recently Ali has extended her skills in educating fellow artists in numerous workshops and guest  Read more ➝

Ben Bass Acting Instructor   Among his 30+ years of TV and film credits, Ben is best known as the edgy, rule breaking detective Sam Swarek on ABC’s hit series Rookie Blue for which he received 2 Canadian Screen Award nominations for best actor. Other nominated credits include the critically acclaimed series The Eleventh Hour  Read more ➝

Marina Moreira NIC Spa Administrator   Born in Brazil, Marina set her sights on becoming an experienced business professional at a young age. Obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and a Post Degree Diploma in Business Management, she focused on gaining vast knowledge in administrative and marketing expertise.   Her careers never had any boundaries.  Read more ➝

Shimon Karmel Photography Instructor   Shimon is an internationally published and award-winning photographer (Photo France NRJ Award 2010, Photolife Emerging Pro Award 2009, CAPIC XPOSE Award 2010 and 2014, Applied Arts Photo Award 2014 and 2018) specializing in music, celebrity, beauty, advertising, and editorial photography. Originally trained as an actor and then as a professional  Read more ➝