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FOR TEENS (13-17)


INSIDE OUT STUDIO, 1416 Wellington St. West


$450 / (PAY in FULL by JULY 10 and save $50 off the total)

This program is designed for aspiring young actors who are excited to explore the art of acting!

The work will focus on:

  • Acting for the camera
  • Character analysis
  • Scene study
  • Understanding film & TV scripts and sides
  • Audition Technique & Process
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Being present on camera
  • Advice on agents, resumes, head shots

The work will happen both on and off camera depending on what the moment calls for.

Participants will have the opportunity to work alone and with a series of partners over the 8 weeks. Plan to leave with a whole room of new best friends!

No preparation is required prior to the start of the first class. Do come with a journal, pen, water, snacks and dress comfortably!

To register, please send a deposit of $150 or full payment to

and follow with an email that confirms your interest in studying. (Include parents & participants, name, address, phone, age)

6-12 Participants.

Instructors: Claudia Jurt, Corry Burke

We cannot wait to meet you!


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Do the work on camera!

OTTAWA: MONDAYS ~ March 10-31, 2014 7pm-10pm
TORONTO: WEDNESDAYS ~ March 5-26, 2014 7pm-10pm

Each class will commence with RELAXATION and SENSORY, PRIVATE MOMENT and/or ANIMAL EXERCISE.

Work on scenes from other classes on-camera — something you’ve written yourself, a brand new
assigned scene or sides for an upcoming audition.

Practice GOING on ACTION.

MAKE dangerous CHOICES.

HAVE fun in the ROOM.

BRING yourself. Every time.

oh and…

WATCH your WORK. Constructively CRITIQUE yourself.

ACT Studio, 94B Montreal Rd. Ottawa, ON (behind Lorenzo’s Pizza, Palace St. Entrance)
Milestone Casting, 401 Logan Ave., Toronto ON

Space is Limited.

Cost: $222.00 (incl. HST)

Instructor: Claudia Jurt

Claudia Jurt is the owner and senior instructor of A.C.T. (Acting for Cinema & Television), a professional acting school that was founded in August 2001. Classes operate in both Ottawa and Toronto. She continues to work in various aspects of film and television, not only as acting coach, but as director, producer and actor and previously as talent agent and casting director (Ottawa Casting, Ottawa’s original casting company). Some of Claudia’s Television credits include, Reign, Clown, Find Me, House at the End of the Street, Metal Tornado, The Righteous Tithe, Une Vie Meilleure, The Maiden Danced to Death, Dark Places, The Wild Hunt, My Family’s Secret, Like Mother, Like Daughter, Maid of Honor, The Cold War Series, Hockey: A People’s History and Naked Josh.
Claudia trained as an actor and teacher with Michèle Lonsdale Smith for close to 10 years in cities
all over the world, including, L.A., New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. A few years ago, She had the honor of working on Fat Pig by Neil LaBute with Michèle at the helm, as director.
She proudly attributes her growth and success to Michèle, her longtime friend and mentor, and is thrilled to be collaborating and teaching under the umbrella of Lonsdale Smith Studios.

In an effort to get back to her roots (she’s originally from Switzerland), Claudia is making a trip to Berlin & Zurich to seek out locations to teach acting intensives. Email us and get on the list!

Also, she is developing a couple of feature film ideas that she intends to write, produce and direct.

Lots to do and so much fun!