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.
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.
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
3 Month course Begins Wednesdays May 3 7-11 pm All students work every class! Learn to apply acting tools taught only by Jentzen, who developed these effectivetechniques over years of coaching both actors and singers. Overcome the fear of intimacy with your audience...read more
An in-depth conversation into Aubrey Peeples process as an actor and her journey in acting.read more
An actor reached out to me recently and asked for "any exercises for listening we can do at home or anything if we dont have the money for class right now and need to stay sharp?" Here's my response: Yes, I do. Here is a an exercise -- many more can be found in my...read more
LEVEL 3 - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TECHNIQUE AND SCENE STUDY, COLD READING on Tuesdays from 7–11 pm will now be held at the Zephyr Theatre, located at: 7456 Melrose Ave. Hollywood 90046 Click here for directions. Contact us for more...read more
I'm so excited to share this film with the world - it's coming soon... Millions read her Diary... yet she never knew the impact her private thoughts would have on the world. With an exquisite performance by Aubrey Peeples (Nashville, Jem and the Holograms), the period...read more
In order to prepare for her upcoming role in the fantasy-drama musical Jem and the Holograms, Aubrey Peeples is getting down to business in the best way possible - by watching an extensive amount of movies. No stranger to hard work, Peeples has twice-deferred from...read more
A large budget can enhance the quality of the filmmaker’s story, but the budget has nothing to do with the actor’s talent to deliver the performance. In acting, it’s not about the venue, it’s about the freedom within to access character and emotion. You can put an...read more
The Objective is one of the most important power tools for an actor because it provides a starting point in the analyzing stage of any scene. So what is the actual definition of “the objective”? Every character is attempting to “get” something in every script and...read more