We teach ACTING for the CAMERA

Whether you are new to working on front of the camera, thinking about getting back into it, refining your presenting skills, learning how to self promote your business or, wanting to refine your Acting skills and take it to the next level. We are here to help.
                                                                     
 

ART is the New Steel

 Why drive to Toronto for an on Camera Acting Class when you have World class right here!  We both have young families, live in Hamilton and want to be part of nurturing our beautiful Arts community. Let's keep it local!

 

Who WE are

 

 

JUNO RINALDI

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Workin’ Moms breakout star Juno Rinaldi overflows with off-kilter energy as the most unpredictable of the moms - in one episode she falls out of a tree dressed like a princess.
— Toronto Life

Juno is an award winning playwright and actor and currently stars as "Frankie" on the new hit CBC show, Workin' Moms.

The oldest of three children born to a composer/writer father and an early childhood educator mother. Juno grew up on Saltspring Island, the largest of the Gulf Islands in BC.

Juno began performing at the age of six in National Film Board films and in local school productions. Neighbours with the Canadian film maker Anne Wheeler, Juno had the chance to audition for a part in one of her films, The War Between Us while she was still in grade 12. After booking the lead and spending two months on location in New Denver, BC, Juno knew this is what she wanted to do. She enrolled in the prestigious Theatre Training program Studio 58 in Vancouver and graduated with honours.

Juno has appeared in such TV productions as How To Buy A Baby (web series), Elbow Grease (web series), Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Killing (Starring Mirelle Enos and Joel Kinnaman), Arrow, Supernatural, Fringe, Robson Arms, These Arms of Mine and Psych. 

And in films such as, Girl Underground (starring Henry Thomas) Life (starring Dane DehanRobert Pattinson and Ben Kingsley)Jennifer’s Body (starring Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt and Megan Fox), The Tooth Fairy (starring Dwayne Johnston, Steven Merchant and Julie Andrews), The Linda McCartney Story, Mr. Rice's Secret (starring David Bowie) and Brotherhood of Murder.

Juno has collaborated as a writer and actor on many theatre productions throughout Canada and is co-founder of the award winning, darkly comedic comedy troupe, Theatre Melee

Juno is thrilled to announce that Season Three of Workin' Moms has just been green lit!

SHAUN SMYTH

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Early in my career, Shaun and I starred in the series Pit Pony, it was one of my first acting roles and I would watch Shaun constantly on set. As an actor I have always admired his natural gifts and his well-crafted technique. He is a true professional and an extraordinary talent. Shaun was a very significant influence, he helped me focus before each scene we were in together and gave me a lot of confidence that I have carried with me in my career.
— ELLEN PAGE - Juno, X-Men, Inception

Shaun is an award winning actor of Film, TV and Theatre. Born in Scotland, Shaun came to Canada as a child. He has performed at nearly every major Theatre from coast to coast and in the US, and internationally. He has appeared in numerous television series and films. He currently portrays NHL Legend Theo Fluery in "Playing With Fire", a one man show performed entirely on skates, that has garnered over 20 Awards and nominations across the country. 

On screen Shaun starred in two J.J Abrams, Bad Robot production's; FRINGE and Almost Human. He played Alice's Father, Edwin in ABC's Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.

Other film and television credits include, The Killing, Arrow, Witches of East End, Murdoch Mysteries, Supernatural, Three to Tango, Relic Hunter, and two seasons of Pit Pony, the story of the coal miners of the East coast of Canada.

Onstage Shaun has performed leading roles at the Stratford Theatre Festival, Canadian Stage, Crow’s Theatre, Buddies In Bad Times, Young People’s Theatre, Necessary Angel, Centaur Theatre, Grande Theatre-London, Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, One Yellow Rabbit, Globe Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Neptune Theatre. Walt Disney Theatre Los Angeles,

Shaun is the recipient of Best Actor, Betty Mitchell Award, and Calgary Critics Award. Two time winner of the Stratford Festival Tyrone Guthrie Award, He has his BFA from the University of Alberta. Shaun has also studied acting with Joseph Chaikin, Simon McBirney and Uta Hagen,