John Rosenfeld Studios Youth Division
“Acting classes and coaching for aspiring and professional young actors in a positive, supportive Community.”
TEEN & YOUTH CLASSES
11am – 2pm PST
With an ever-changing landscape, how does the young actor find their unique voice and stand out in a highly competitive marketplace? The John Rosenfeld Studios’ Teen Class curriculum gives teens a map of the industry – helping them know where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. With the four tenets as our compass— Confidence, Preparation, Professionalism, and Community — we empower our actors to shape their craft.
This class is designed for all teen actors, ranging from ages 9-17.
Teen Class is taught by Sonal Shah.
12pm – 3pm PST
PREREQUISITES: Consultation or Prior Approval by Instructors
With our Monday class, we delve into more advanced, nuanced work. It’s a creative space for actors to try out new characters, explore what it’s like to work on scenes that they will audition for, and build a community that inspires and holds each other accountable when it comes to building careers. This class is designed for advanced teen actors, ranging from legal 18 and over.
Teen Class is taught by Jenna Johnson.
If you’re interested in joining class with the JRS Youth Division, please send us an email to [email protected] set up a consultation:
- One on One 30 Meet & Greet with our Youth Department (by appointment only) – $25
As a part of the Saturday curriculum, Jeanette and Graham had the students write and shoot two short films during class as a way to inspire and motivate them to create their own content. “Prom” premiered at the 2016 John Rosenfeld Studios Short Film Festival.
As an actress growing up in LA, I had trouble fitting into classes. I always felt odd and not authentic with myself leading to really (I am going to admit) terrible acting. In 2013, I got recommended to go to JRS to try out a class and I am so thankful I did. In 2014, Graham and Jeanette created a teen class and I was one of the first ones to join. This was the golden ticket, it was small at first but I found a way to be able to express myself, and really learn who I am as not only an actress, but as a person. Going to these classes I learned how to be authentic with myself and how to really listen instead of just ‘learning the lines.’ After years of growing into my own and studying, I started seeing a difference in my acting. It was to the point I would watch my own ‘self-tapes’ and actually really enjoy the choices I made.
Now, I am working on networks such as, CBS (SEAL Team) & NETFLIX (A&K). I wouldn’t have been able to have been blessed with these opportunities if it wasn’t for being coached by such amazing people. Trust me, I get excited to go to classes because I become my truest, loudest, expressive self and I’m always ready to throw myself into a scene and be able to create magic.
It’s a safe place for me and it’s my long lost family.
It’s a place to call home in such an unfamiliar city.