CLASSES

One of the most acclaimed acting coaches in Los Angeles, Kimberly Jentzen is an award-winning director/writer/coach and a multi-winner of Back Stage Reader’s Choice Awards: “Favorite Acting Coach,” “Favorite Acting Teacher” and “Best of: Acting Coach.”

What you will get from working with Kimberly:

  • Immediate and truthful feedback, and coaching
  • You will get grounded in the depth of the work
  • Learn to tell the truth in the work and trust it
  • Learn how to breakdown a script and develop a character
  • Feel excited about your acting again
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the foundations of acting
  • Harness the power of your imagination
  • Learn exercises to practice and improve your craft
  • Learn how to eliminate fear
  • You will learn how to make strong choices

You will receive a very specific and clear understanding of technique in an environment that is a safe place to learn, create, express and work!

You will get things you have never learned in any other class

Acting With Impact Course: A Foundation Course for mastering the Jentzen Technique

A direct technique with extensive individual coaching by an award-winning director and acting coach that includes professional advice for the working actor in the competitive film and television industry.

This three session plus one-month of Ongoing Class is designed to ease the actor into the Ongoing Class. Each session is complete with new techniques from Kimberly’s book, Acting with Impact: Power Tools to Ignite the Actor’s Performance. The Jentzen Technique brings power and clarity to the actor’s preparation and process and provides a foundation so that the actor can enter ongoing class with confidence.

Ongoing Classes: Scene Study, Cold Reading, Technique

Every actor needs to harness their skill with consistent scene study technique. Scene study affords the actor the opportunity to discover their strengths and work on their weaknesses. The actor gains scene breakdown technique and character development tools. It refines the actor’s talent so they can step onto the set or stage with the knowledge and confidence that they are primed to deliver an inspired performance. Many find that their ongoing scene study class provides a home that keeps the actor prepared, ready and on their game.

The Essence Course

Within you is a light that is the “essence” of who are and embodies your spirit and creative expression.

The Essence Course is designed to awaken the fire that lays dormant. It’s designed to effect breakthroughs in the work. And it’s objective is to bring about an awakening that will you as an actor to grow exponentially. The Essence pushes each actor past fear and into an experience of depth and discovery.

Script Analysis / Script Development Workshop

This class provides tools and insights for actors, writers, directors and producers to develop the essential skills for breaking down scripts and insightfully making creative choices based on what is on the page. Analyzing great film scripts, TV scripts, plays and pitches, prove to stimulate an understanding with material that will strengthen a skill set that is essential for success. Kimberly has discovered that those who attend this class grow exponentially. They gain understanding of characters, execution of powerful scripts and why they work, different writing styles, all while breaking down material with an insightful group of industry professionals.

Live Online Classes

Kimberly offers her award-winning Jentzen Technique to students who are unable to attend class in-person, whether they be on location, or halfway around the world. Using a webcam, she can workshop an important audition with you, coach you while you’re on a job, provide career insight, or simply work on  Technique.

Private Coaching

Kimberly has been involved in the entertainment industry on virtually every level for over 30 years, and has helped her students achieve their dreams, including starring roles in major studio feature films and series that air worldwide.

Kimberly Jentzen offers Private Coaching to former and current students or by industry referral. Sessions focus on a variety of professional needs.

A direct technique with extensive individual coaching by an award-winning director and acting coach that includes professional advice for the working actor in the competitive film and television industry.

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The Jentzen Technique

Kimberly Jentzen has been featured in numerous publications and voted “Favorite Acting Coach” in Los Angeles multiple times by Back Stage West. With more than 20 years capturing the essence of artistry, incorporating Chekhov, Adler, Strasberg and Meisner, Kimberly Jentzen is the expert in artistic creation.

She is the creator of the inspiring Jentzen Technique, a series of essential Power Tools designed to cultivate the master level actor. Jentzen’s approach helps build a necessary foundation, instilling within an actor the motivations and needs of authentic characters.

Jentzen’s focus is to guide students of all levels to find their artistic fuel and constantly challenge themselves. “To master skill, an actor must find the fire to make strong, active choices for performance consistency,” says Jentzen.

Classes concentrate on helping actors discover how to OWN IT, eliminating fear, creating an honest character from beginning to end. In her class, one’s craft is continuously molded and applied. Jentzen’s studio has become one of the most creative environments for an actor to grow. Her students regard her as one of the best acting coaches and rate her studio as one of the top acting schools in Los Angeles.

Professional training classes are offered 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. Jentzen also holds her popular Cold Reading Weekend Intensive, as well as her Essence Weekend Intensive.

Her new book, Acting with Impact,  is available at Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood. Actors are accepted by interview only.

Private coaching available.


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