ABOUT AAF

Actors Academy Finland has been born from a passion for the craft of acting. Our mission is to create more avenues and possibilities for growth and expansion for both professional and starting actors, performers, directors and the ones who are looking for new ways to expand their creative and emotional expression and growth. 

We at AAF share a firm belief in every human being's natural talent. It is often not only about learning more skills but unlearning patterns that are disconnecting us from our creative freedom and flow.

We are here to help you do just that. Supporting you to learn what you need to learn, but most of all - help you unleash your unique talent. 
At AAF we also stand for your freedom and free choice. We are here to celebrate your uniqueness and support your personal empowerment.

Nothing more magical than the courageous moment a person drops their mask and steps into their authenticity. Nothing more empowering for them and nothing more appealing to anyone in their presence.

- Nita Arpiainen

THE PLACE FOR YOUR PASSION TO ROAM FREE.

At Actors Academy Finland, we take your craft seriously so that you can let go and find your creative core.

COME AS YOU ARE.

YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Our goal is your freedom in yourself. It's time to release your uniqueness and natural talent.

WE ALL NEED SUPPORT TO REACH OUR PEAK POTENTIAL.

Have you been looking for a supportive community and inspiring coaches to push you to the next level?

WE DO NOT ASK FOR ANY MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AT ANY OF OUR STUDIOS. WE STAND FOR FREE CHOICE.

 

AAF TEAM

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NITA ARPIAINEN

Founder, CEO

Nita Arpiainen is an actor and acting coach, yoga teacher, holistic coach and the founder of Actors Academy Finland. In her previous career, she has also worked as a TV presenter and producer. 

Nita's deep passion and curiosity for acting, learning and personal growth is the underlying motivation for AAF to come alive. The vision for AAF was formed while Nita attended numerous acting schools and workshops in London at the Actors Temple, Giles Forman Acting Studio, City Academy and the Actors Studio to name a few, ultimately falling profoundly in love with the Meisner Technique, and it making a powerful and lasting impact on the way she viewed acting. Nita has been studying the Meisner Technique since 2015.

AAF has put together the One Year Actors Training as the optimal training course. It combines the expertise Nita has gathered on the subject around the world and eager to share it with her fellow actors.

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ERJA-LIISA LAPPALAINEN

Production Manager

 

Erja-Liisa Lappalainen is a business professional with passion for acting and events. Her educational background is in International business and East Asian studies and her curiosity has led her to live abroad for almost 10 years in cities like Beijing, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Melbourne. 

 

Erja-Liisa has attended various acting classes in Melbourne, Australia. Acting schools such as Howard Fine acting studios, Justin Lehmann studios and Melbourne Actors Lab have deepened her knowledge and interest in acting and the industry as a whole. 

 

Erja-Liisa is happy to combine her existing professional knowledge and life experiences with passion for the acting industry at Actors Academy.

Studio Assistant and Marketing Coordinator positions open. See open jobs here.