ACTORS ACADEMY

ADVANCED TRAINING

This Training is

now open for applications.

Apply NOW, only 12 spots available!

January 2022 - June 2022

Your responsibility as an actor is to live more truthfully than you dare to in real life.

- Ashlie Walker

As a vital bonus, you finish your training with a professional showreel in your hand. We are now taking in applications. Three of London's top teachers, many industry professionals, almost 300 hours of teaching and 14 students.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THE TRAINING IN A NUTSHELL

  • Starting date November 6th, 2020. Finishing date June 5th, 2021. 

  • Part-time, runs during evenings and weekends and you can work or study full time on the side.

  • Approximately 300 hours of Teaching/ Group-study

  • 10 x Intensive Coaching Modules (18h) with UK's talented acting coaches 

  • 14 x 5h Evening Training Sessions between Modules with many visits from professionals in the industry and other coaches. Some guests in our past One Year Trainings include i.e. Krista Kosonen, Laura Malmivaara, Maria Ylipää and Ilkka Villi among others.

  • Final week for Rehearsals, Filming, ShowCase and Graduation.

  • Meisner Technique core essentials (Repetition, Independent Activity, Emotional Preparation) and tools to connect with different scenes and roles  

  • Scene study, work and creation into final filmed scenes and showcase

  • Voice & Movement technique and essential tools

  • Audition and Self-tape experience, technique and essential tools

  • Screen Acting experience, technique and essential tools

  • Voice Acting Q&A

  • Business in Acting know-how and tips

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Rehearsing & On-set Filming

  • Two Scene Professional Showreel for your own use

  • A professional Actor's Voice-reel

  • High-quality Professional Headshots for your own use

  • Final Day Showcase, Professional Casting Directors, Agents and Directors invited

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • A broad understanding and experience of the craft of acting

  • You learn the Meisner technique's repetition practice and how to create an independent activity, emotional preparation & relationship, and how to set imaginary circumstances for scenes

  • Strengthened capacity to really listen and connect with your acting partner

  • Skills and tools to address different scenes and roles

  • A sense of freedom in yourself and deeper emotional expression and understanding

  • Strengthened acting instincts and capacity to take risks, stronger trust in a sense of truth and spontaneous moment-to-moment reaction

  • More capacity to utilize your imagination in different scenes and roles or requests from directors

  • Ability to create clear objectives or wants that help guide you organically and instinctively through scenes

  • A deeper connection to enjoyment in the work and being on stage
  • More spontaneity and confidence in improvisational working and situations, audition or rehearsal processes
  • Tools to release tension and restricting patterns in your body and mind, and how to access your natural voice and greater emotional freedom in the body

  • Healthy and organic ways to let go of fear and pressure on stage and on a film set

  • Scene working tools that are free from the constraints of 'ideas' or rigid concerns about 'text’

  • Tools on working in a relaxed and truthful way in front of the camera, and the understanding of the technical adjustments required when filming

  • Understanding and practice of Film and Television castings

  • Understanding and practice of Self-taping, the technical skills and equipment needed

  • Understanding of the Business of acting; how to prepare for auditions, get an agent, book acting jobs.

  • Understanding the jargon of the industry

  • Guidance and support to set up your professional acting webpage

  • Deeper understanding and tools to enhance the body-mind connection

  • Tools for daily practices for a healthy and free mind & body

  • Tools to train the mind to support overall wellness and empowerment to accomplish one's desired goals

  • The experience of acting in a real film set with a professional film crew on two scenes

  • A finished professional two scene Showreel, Voice-reel and Headshots

  • A final day open showcase experience with industry professionals in the audience

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Starting and Professional Actors looking for a top of the field international training

  • Actors keen to learn the Meisner technique and deepening and sharpening their acting instincts, skills and enjoyment in the work

  • Actors wanting to feel more relaxed and connected in their acting

  • Actors in need for updated training, tools, showreel & headshots and a committed group to train with for the year 

  • Actors wanting to prepare for drama school auditions or studies in Finland or abroad  

  • Actors aiming to start an international career 

 
 

ACTING COACH - ASHLIE WALKER

All training weekends are taught by Acting Coach Ashlie Walker. Ashlie is a sough-after teacher based in London fully committed to your growth and development as an actor. 

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A wealth of experience as a professional actress for 20 years and extensive training in Meisner Technique, Ashlie is a highly respected international teacher, tutor and personal coach. As a tutor, she especially focuses on unlocking the actors' instinct for truth, elevated by dramatic choices in performance. She guides actors to deepen their understanding of the craft, experience emotional freedom, build their actors' faith and, perhaps most importantly, to take risks. ​Alongside teaching, Ashlie has numerous directing credits and holds a Bsc (Hons) in Psychology and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, both of which expand her capacity to work with and empower her actors on and off stage. As a personal transformation coach, Ashlie guides those living in fear, anxiety and stress to discover a life of freedom, purpose and joy. Ashlie's soul calling is to guide others back to love and into their light. She has been the Lead Coach of One Year Trainings VOL 1 & VOL 2.

CLASS TIME TABLE

The training consists of 8 intensive 18h training Modules finalizing to a Showcase Performance at an outside theatre venue, a 5-show-run of it and graduation on June 2022. 

The teaching hours for the Modules are:

Friday: 16:30 - 21:00

Saturday: 9:30 - 16:15

Sunday: 9:30 - 16:15

1/ MODULE

6 - 8 NOVEMBER 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique

2/ MODULE

20 - 22 NOVEMBER 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Repetition

3/ MODULE

11 - 13 DECEMBER 2020

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement

4/ MODULE

18 - 20 DECEMBER 2020

TOM SAWYER
Meisner Technique, Scene work

5/ MODULE

9 - 11 APRIL 2021

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene Work

6/ MODULE

16 - 18 APRIL 2021

BEN JOINER 

Voice & Movement, 2

7/ MODULE

7 - 9 MAY 2021

FAY BECK

Auditioning & Self-tape, Business in Acting

8/ MODULE

14 -16 MAY

TIM KENT

Screen Acting

9/ MODULE

21 - 23 MAY

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene Work

10/ MODULE

24 - 26 MAY 2021

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

FINAL WEEK
REHEARSALS: MAY 31 / 2-9pm
  • Showreel  & Scene Rehearsals with Director
     

  • On set: Showreel Filming with  Professional Director & Film Crew

     

  • Show case rehearsals with Tom Sawyer

     

  • Showcasing Final Scenes with Tom Sawyer, casting directors & directors invited, open to family & friends

  • Graduation: certificates & drinks

FILMING: JUNE 1-3 / 8am-9pm
SHOWCASE & GRADUATION: JUNE 5 / 10am-3pm
REHEARSALS: JUNE 4 / 11am-5pm

*All rights to schedule changes reserved.

*In the case of a teacher being unavailable for health or other serious reasons, AAF will always substitute said teacher with one of equal professional credit.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application is now closed

This training will accept 14 students. You can apply by filling up the application form from the link below and emailing us a form of clear 'head shot' of yourself. You do not need previous acting experience to apply but are expected to be seriously committed to the training as well as your growth as an actor. After being accepted into the training, you will receive an email to set up a video interview. After being accepted into the Training you will be requested to confirm your enrolment by paying the deposit and choosing your desired payment option for the final payment.

Please note:

  • You must be minimum 18 years of age to apply

  • You must understand and speak good English to partake in the training 

  • Students are expected to be committed to learning through the whole program

  • To graduate from the training and receive a certificate you must attend minimum of 80% of training and rehearsal classes

 
 

TUITION & PAYMENT OPTIONS

The tuition for the training is 6.500 euros, incl. VAT 24%.

Payment:

  • Pay a deposit of 1500€ after you have been accepted into the training to confirm your place in the Training

  • Pay training in full by October 6th 2020 or ask for part payment possibilities

  • Payment options to choose from: credit card, direct bank transfer, mobile pay or part payments (Jousto - up to 3.000€) for ie. 200€ per month