MEET THE TEAM
Train with currently working actors.
Instructor (Film & TV), Founder
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and currently a Recurring top-of-show Guest Star on Ryan Murphy's "9-1-1: Lone Star" on FOX. Graham is a working actor with professional experience spanning over 20 years. A celebrity acting coach in Los Angeles, Graham coaches Series Regulars and up-and-coming actors alike. Graham himself was a Series Regular on Syfy's fantasy psychological thriller OLYMPUS, a Recurring top-of-show Guest Star on AppleTV+'s TRUTH BE TOLD, HBO's TRUE BLOOD, The CW's ARROW, and Disney XD's comedy LAB RATS, and has booked over 30 network Guest Stars including most recently Paramount+'s Taylor Sheridan CIA drama LIONESS and CBS All Access' STAR TREK: PICARD opposite Sir Patrick Stewart. Graham has also appeared in major Hollywood blockbusters: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and YES MAN opposite Jim Carrey. His theatre roots are reflected in his regional theatre credits: The Mark Taper Forum (directed by Tony award-winner Brian Bedford), South Coast Repertory (world premiere by Howard Korder, creator of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE), California Shakespeare Theatre, and the Yale Repertory Theatre. Graham has shared the screen and stage with Oscar award winners Holly Hunter, Marrcia Gay Harden, and Anna Paquin, and numerable Tony and Emmy award-winners.
YAN-KAY CRYSTAL LOWE
Instructor (Film & TV, Mastermind & Demo Reel)
Current Series Regular, Rita Hayworth, on Hallmark's SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED, Crystal has been a professional actress for more than 20 years--not only as a captivating rising star but also as one of Hollywood's most in-demand Scream Queens and sought after Sci-Fi heroines! With a strong history of credits, her most recent include WONDER opposite Oscar-winner Julia Roberts and Syfy's PRIMEVIL: NEW WORLD. Her extensive experience as an actress has given her opportunities behind the camera as well: her directorial debut, the short film BECOMING SOPHIE, was accepted into the Cannes Short Film Library and won the Award of Merit from Indiefest. Her latest production, THE CURTAIN, was accepted into 25 festivals worldwide with numerous wins including the Matrix Award at the Vancouver International Women's Festival, as well as a nomination for Best International Director at the Portland Film Festival.
Instructor (Film & TV, Scene Study)
Selina Kaye, raised in Buffalo NY, fell in love with acting at the age of 11 after performing West Side Story in her front lawn with her sisters. In college, she began pursuing her passions while attending Buffalo State College. Selina soon moved to Los Angeles where she could pursue her dreams of TV & Film.
Since wrapping her Lead role in a Tubi film, a recurring Guest Star role on BET+'s BRUH, Guest Starring on CW’s Dynasty and Guest Starring on CBS's NCIS, Selina is becoming a recognizably distinct actor. Before Recurring on BRUH, Selina Recurred on BET+’s RUTHLESS, Guest Starred on Paul Feig's FRANCES 2.0, Dr. Dre's VITAL SIGNS on AppleTV+, STITCHERS on Freeform, and MARRIED on FX. Most recently her coaching clients have booked a Series Regular on STARZ's B.M.F., top-of-show Guest Stars on NCIS, LAW & ORDER SVU, CSI:VEGAS, SHAMELESS, BOSCH, ALL RISE, POWERBOOK FORCE & more.
She attests her life changed when she met teacher & mentor Graham Shiels.
Instructor (Film & TV, Teen, Mastermind & Demo Reel)
Originally from Great Britain, Alex is well known for his versatility as a performer. He holds a Bachelors in Music from Oklahoma City University, and spent the last year on Broadway as the Standby for Elder Price in the smash hit BOOK OF MORMON. Before his Broadway turn, Alex was a top-of-show Guest Star on NCIS LA, and acted along side Kelli Giddish in Law & Order: SVU. He was featured alongside Adam Driver and the star studded cast of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, and spent 3 months living on an army base shooting all 8 episodes of the award winning miniseries The Long Road Home for Nat Geo. This fall Alex will be featured on a brand new AppleTV+ series as well as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Other credits include roles on Revolution (NBC), Queen of the South (USA) , Salvation (Pilot NBC) and Dallas (TNT). Regional highlights include the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center where Alex has taken on roles in Sense and Sensibility, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As a coach Alex has worked with a variety of young performers and helped them garner coveted roles on network television, full scholarships to top acting and music programs across the nation and even titles in the Miss America Competition.
Instructor (Film & TV)
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brendan cut his teeth as a young actor in regional theater. After relocating to Los Angeles at age 18, he quickly landed a major role on the hit T.V. show “Pretty Little Liars,” which ran for seven seasons on ABC Family/FreeForm. He has also had top-of-show, recurring guest star roles on “Weeds” and “Good Luck Charlie,” and top-of-show guest stars on “Bones,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Cold Case,” and “Review.” In features, he was most recently seen in a supporting role in Michael Bay’s “Ambulance.” Brendan also starred in the independent feature “Feels So Good,” and had supporting roles in “The River Why,” and “The Do-Deca Pentathlon.” He starred in the CW Seed’s “Beerfest: Thirst for Victory,” the sequel to the hit movie of the same name. As a producer, Brendan currently has several film
and television projects in active development at major studios.
Instructor (Commercial Workshop)
John has filmed over 75 commercials for companies like Amazon, Disney, Chrysler, Toyota and Geico. He’s currently in new national campaigns for Zelle and Wonderful Pistachios and this fall he’ll star with Terry Bradshaw for Fox Sports. After hosting his first show MUST LOVE CATS on ANIMAL PLANET, John has been a consistent force in the commercial world and has studied with Graham since 2013. Since he was a kid, he’s loved commercials and is beyond excited to bring a fun take with serious devotion to the craft of advertisements.