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, Independent Films, Disney Shows and more!

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

  1. Actor Lab – Monday & Tuesday nights 7-9 pm on ZOOM $100/month 
    The entertainment industry is changing. The competition for roles keeps getting tighter. We offer a lab to help you develop and sharpen the tools in your actor toolbox! In each class we use sides pulled from real auditions to work your skills.  Everyone gets up and works in each class. Instruction is specific to your needs and all skill levels are welcome. The goal is to help you work more by making sure that you feel confident in your abilities and giving you a safe space to “get the suck out.”
  2. Intro to V.O. – Thursday 7-9pm on Zoom $100/month
    If you’ve ever been interested in learning voice over then this class is for you. Learn the basics and practice with real world material.

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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