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AWE Classes

Our students have starred in movies, tv shows, on Broadway, in commercials, and locally in their school and community productions. Our school has earned the reputation of being the place “real” actors, and “serious” or “professional”, or “aspiring professional” actors go for training and development.

Thank you for allowing us to serve our community through high-quality group classes, workshops, and private coaching. Our students have been SO successful, that we have spent more and more time on private coaching to ensure personal and quality attention to our dedicated performers. Agents, managers, and casting directors constantly refer their clients to us, and we are so grateful to play a role in actors’ successes!

Because of this, we have made the decision to offer private coaching ONLY. See some descriptions below to see what we can do for you.

Our integrity, professionalism, desire to help you reach your goals, to never waste a student’s time or money, and overall commitment to excellent work remains the same..

Check out our scheduling link here to book your private coaching session!

or if you don’t see the time you need, please

 email us

AwE student Melanie sings for Wicked star Michelle Federer.

On-Camera Audition Technique and Self-Tape Auditions

We are expert Self-Tape audition specialists and deliver you a fully edited audition tape. You’ll have a professional reader, camera operator, and coach there to help give you a self tape casting loves!

For students looking to apply their on camera skills to auditions, and bookings, we also offer Audition technique for film ,television, and commercials are all covered in these sessions designed for students looking for a practical and professional application of their existing skills while learning new ones!

Acting for the Camera

We will be working “on camera” with scripts (hand picked for each and every student) with modified TV, Movie and Commercial scripts for emergent readers. The goal of these coaching sessions are to improve on-camera comfort, confidence, and skill while students hone their acting skills in a supportive, exciting, and enriching environment. Because all scripts are hand picked and classes are deliberately small, you will always get personal attention, and this will always be in a class that is a “good fit” for you!

Acting for Commercials

Commercial acting is a skill unto itself! An excellent choice work working or aspiring professionals, Each session focuses on various techniques employed by working professionals.  The private coaching sessions focus on cold readings, script dissection, cue cards, improvisation, partner work, audition etiquette and technique, on set etiquette and more. Students will work to improve and advance their on-camera presence and on-camera commercial technique.  All skill levels are welcome.

Acting & Improv

Acting and improvisation skills are introdued and honed. Through improvisation excersises, students learn the “how” and “why” of connecting through truth, honesty, and emotional experience with their characters.  They also work with text based material (existing and of their own creation) to explore characters and scenes in an exciting class! This is an excellent add-on or expoloration for beginner actors looking to learn more about improvisation and script based acting, as well as experienced actors looking to keep “on their toes” and keep material fresh and sharp.

Audition Technique for Musical Theatre

Coaching for Musical Theatre Auditions helps students understand the value of acting their song, how to audition effectively, choosing the right material, preparing for the role, and ultimately, getting the part! A great option for students auditioning on all levels, from school shows to broadway.

College and Summer Program Audition Prep

To conservatory or not conservatory? That is the question!, Audition materials, surviving the college application process, the best schools for you, both before, during, and after the 4 years. You will be prepped, prepared and excited for your college auditions with expert monologue coaching, interview prep skills, resume construction, and even help with video auditions if necessary. Musical Theatre participants will work on college-audition appropriate songs with a live accompanist each week. Team taught by three working professionals with recent and relevant conservatory training, with personalized, professional insight and guidance straight from the mouths of admissions directors, college instructors, and agents who attend the graduates’ showcases!  Where was this when we were preparing for college auditions?! (Strongly recommended in 2nd semester junior and 1st semester senior year)


Recommended for aspiring filmmakers as well as serious film actors, this is a great opportunity to learn filmmaking from professional producers, cinematographers, and directors. Learn the basics of cinematography, sound, lighting, story-boarding, generating shot lists, and more.  This class will help ready our students to make their own short films in our 4-week Filmmaking WORKSHOP.

On-Camera Scene Study 

These master classes offer a way for students who have already taken our regular on-camera curriculum to further their studies and keep themselves in front of a camera on a weekly basis. We will focus on many advanced techniques including script structure, scoring, and professional film/tv issues. This class is by audition or invitation only. 

Scene Study

Utilizing techciques and exercises from Adler, Stanislavsky, Meisner, etc, as well as authentic scripts, this class will encourage serious actors to go further with their acting. Whether aiming for the school play or for Broadway, sessions will help you realize your full potential as an actor.

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of sketch comedy through improv games and exercises. What IS funny? WHY do we laugh? HOW to we achieve comedic goals as an actor and as a writer? The sessions are devoted to students creating their own memorable characters, working in groups, and “finding the funny”.

TV Tykes

For our yongest performers ages 6 and up. Students will be introduced to commercial scripts, improvisation, and audition techniques while building teamwork and listening skills and expressing themselves creatively on-camera every week. This one of a kind specialized coaching allows our pre-readers to become familiar with blocking, slates, marks, and basic on camera technique in a unique and fun way!

Voice Over Technique

Using professional studio recording equipment and actual scripts from commercials, students will be introduced to proper microphone technique, diction, cold reads, script analysis, booth etiquette, and the many “tricks of the trade” that will help put you on the path to success as a voice over actor! As with all of our coaching sessions,  we use only authentic voice over scripts. VOICE OVER BOOTH AVAILABLE ONLY IN NYC

Voice Lessons

Private voice lessons are available with our skilled professional staff. Audition prep, material selection, vocal technique, and more, invividually tailored to meet your specific needs.  Please call for more information.


Media Coaching

Please contact us for corporate pricing

To effectively communicate in today’s media, you have to understand two key elements: who reporters are and what they want. Emily’s staff of media consultants and reporters educate corporate executives on the media’s news gathering techniques and approaches. With a better knowledge of the news process, AWE then puts corporate leaders to the test. In taped mock television interviews, she takes executives through the rigors of the news interview process and then coaches them on ways to better present their viewpoints and be quoted on the issues they want to convey.

Public Speaking 

Please contact for corporate pricing

From intense one-on-one sessions to day-long seminars that span the gamut of presentation skills, Emily and her staff prepare executives to be effective public speaker. One on one taped sessions prepare the speaker to take their fine-tuned message to their intended audiences.

Corporate Coaching

Please contact us for corporate pricing

These sessions are designed to help executives fine-tune their message, present themselves effectively in business and business-casual settings, and make sure they are putting their best foot forward every step of the way. These sessions can also include wardrobe and styling coaching.