Master Your Craft
with The Jentzen Technique
You are a unique instrument. I can help you tune your skills and enrich the depth in your work.
Whether you are a beginner actor, or a seasoned pro seeking a fresh approach, my greatest gratification comes in witnessing the breakthroughs that will develop your mastery in acting.Kimberly Jentzen
We are thrilled to announce that Anne Frank Meets God has been officially accepted into Louisville's International Festival of Film! This is our first festival and our Kentucky premiere. Anne Frank Meets God screens Sat, Oct, 13th at 2:15 pm in the...read more
Once in a blue moon I do something to test myself. I test how strong I am, or my fearlessness, or this time, my ability to still do what I teach. I think testing is good for the soul. And when you test, you are looking to see if you are capable of something. And it’s...read more
Julie Gale (associate CD on Grey's Anatomy, The Middle) shares her insights from the casting director's chair. She stresses how important it is to be well-prepared and put in the work. We believe that great acting that books roles begins way before your actual...read more
Professional training classes in scene study, cold reading, audition technique, on-camera training, character tools, script breakdown and improvisation, with an emphasis on individual attention. Classes range from beginners to masters. Also the popular Cold Reading Weekend Intensive and Essence Weekend Intensive.
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I initially wrote my book, Acting with Impact Power Tools to Ignite the Actor’s Performance, for actors. That was the natural progression after more than twenty years of watching my techniques get actors working in the industry. Since the book’s release I have realized that so many other disciplines also benefit by deepening the truth in their communication. Directors, Writers, Producers, Human Resources, Managers and Teachers have also added new dimension to their disciplines through the Jentzen Technique, and that makes me extremely proud!
I have lived and worked on both sides of the camera. My experience as an award-winning teacher, writer and director has provided me invaluable industry contacts who frequently audit my master classes and hold Q&A sessions for my all of students. Agents, casting directors, managers, directors, producers and writers have come to appreciate the level of quality work they can expect in my classes. It is not uncommon for students to get representation or even bookings as a result of that exposure.
I invite you to look at these materials to get a better idea of who I am and how I work. You can view videos gathered from actual classes to give you a sense of the process I take students through. You can also view trailers from my directorial work and stills from set and other events. I know how important it is for you to feel confident in the guidance I can offer and safe in the environment I create for my students to explore their potential in. I honor that desire and am committed to your success.
Follow Kimberly Jentzen:
''I can honestly say that without Kimberly, I would not only not be the same actor, but I wouldn’t be the same person. Every time I’ve done a scene with Kimberly, no matter how many times I’ve done it or felt I “got it right,” I’ve discovered something new.''
''Within her classroom she creates an atmosphere of collaboration and free-spirited energy. It is an environment of judgment-free discovery. Kimberly provides actors with personally handcrafted Power Tools designed to mold the character and sculpt the scene. I worked with Kimberly before shooting a feature and she really helped me discover my character.''
''Kimberly understands each individual actor, so that our work is tailored in our own personal direction. Kimberly absorbs what will propel each of us to that next level, then helps us zero in on those issues and conquer them.''
Murder in the First
''The work in class can’t help but spill over, empowering all areas of your life. In a business that can be challenging at times her work transforms your mindset for success. I wish I found her right when I moved to Hollywood!''
All My Children
''After doing the intensive along with reading her book Acting With Impact I finally felt I had a technique that I could easily understand, connect with, and apply to whatever role or script I was working on. Studying with Kimberly has led me to book many lead roles in TV and film If you are for looking for an acting coach that’s really going to get you to connect to the work and achieve the acting goals you want then look no further!''
Brienne La Flair
Masters of Sex
''Immediately after I started working with Kimberly, I utilized one of her techniques in an audition – and booked it! Kimberly offers an environment where you are free to fly. Always emphasizing exploration, risk taking, and of course, fun, Kimberly allows the actor to shine.''
Kayla Mae Maloney