Education

After over 30 years in the entertainment industry, Curtis Andersen has learned a thing or two and has been trusted to impart that knowledge to those either interested in entering the entertainment industry or use performance skills to increase their productivity. He has worked as an acting coach and taught classes for all ages with over a decade of coaching experience in both Southern CA and now Portland. Curtis’s students work! Former students can be seen in National commercials, Network Sitcoms, Feature Films, Short Films, Disney Shows and more!

Curtis currently has a group class in NE Portland and also accepts students for private coaching sessions in person and on-line via Skype.

Improv Audition and Cold Reading Class- Monday nights 7-9 pm in NE Portland. $200/month 
Commercial auditions are changing. More and more the sides that we used to see are vanishing, replaced by simple improv instructions that are open to interpretation. Add to that being sent in with a group of strangers and you can see why being prepared with proper improv and cold reading techniques can mean the difference between a call back and a “thank you”. This class aims to train your brain for these auditions. We cover how to build a fast rapport with your partner/ group, establish character with and without speech, and to work together to form a coherent “scene”. Each class will include audition sides/instructions pulled from real auditions and everyone gets up and works in each class!

Group Seminars 
Curtis also offers group seminars that help explain the entertainment industry to parents and young actors who are new to the industry or how to use improvisation techniques to enhance your performance and creativity.

The current seminars available are:

  • Entertainment 101 – 30 years of experience condensed into two-hours focusing on vocabulary, expectations on the working actor, and the casting process. This program is constantly updated to make sure you are getting the most up to date information.
  • Think Fast – In the modern business world thinking on your feet is a valuable skill. This highly interactive seminar uses activities and group exercises to build up the attendee’s ability to Think Fast! Great for anyone in any profession, this program can work for as few as five people or as many as 500! Activities can be customized to fit your organization.

For class information, public speaking, corporate events or to be your wedding officiant please email: Curtis@CurtisAndersen.com

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