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“Kimberly has so much dedication and love for her actors that it is impossible not to grow from her teachings. Her masterclass is personal but very professional. I can see a huge change in my work as an actor. Kimberly pushes you and finds the beauty in your work both as a human and as an actor. These classes have truly changed my perception of the industry and myself as an artist. I can confidently say that my craft has leveled up because of her classes. I would recommend these classes in a heartbeat!”

– Tina Rizzo

“Kimberly is an incredible acting teacher who gives working actors a variety of practical tools and techniques that all helps elevates everyone’s work right before your eyes.”

– Ben Hicks

“A casting director suggested I study with Kimberly and I’m so happy I did. Her coaching has allowed me to stretch my talent and abilities in ways I never imagined. From her improvisation exercises to scene work to script analysis and script development, she is a passionate and driven coach who will catapult your career to wherever you always hoped it would be.”

– David van den Berg

“Kimberly is an amazingly insightful teacher. She has the ability to sense what you need to release your artistry and take the next step in your career. For me as a writer her techniques for character development have been invaluable. When I first began studying with her back in the eighties I was incredibly unsure of myself but she creates such a nurturing environment of respect and mutual support among her students that you can really stretch and put yourself out there. When I stepped back into her studio after living and working in Europe for 25 years it felt like coming home.”

– Victoria King

“There are not many people you can trust with the inner workings of your artistry, and I’m so happy that I can say from personal experience, Kimberly Jentzen is a creative force you want on your team! IF you are serious about taking your art to a higher performance level, I highly recommend Kimberly Jentzen!!”

– Nirav Bhakta

“Kimberly Jentzen is able to pinpoint specific aspects to make each individual actor grow and has a wide range of tools to do so! She is passionate about and dedicated to her career and constantly creates new strategies to improve her clients’ work. I particularly enjoy her App LIFE EMOTIONS and would warmly recommend Kimberly as a coach!”

– Anaïs Dahl

“Being an actor during quarantine is tough. But Kimberly’s Zoom classes have made the experience so much better! Her weekly virtual classes have pushed me to break through my quarantine slump and reach depths in my acting that I didn’t think possible. Acting virtually has given me the ability to form a deeper connection in scenes with my fellow actors and Kimberly fosters a beautiful environment to strengthen those connections. The zoom lessons that Kimberly has taught have given me the tools and confidence to be a better actor in person.”

– Madison Spear

“To begin, Kimberly’s technique is beyond compare. I’ve seen amazing changes and progression in people every week, and have noticed it in myself. Not only do I feel more prepared to take on a character, I am also more confident walking in to auditions and on set. Kimberly helps us understand the industry, our inner artist, and is a wonderful resource for advice! I feel lucky to have found her class!”

– Nicole Murray

“Kimberly Jentzen is a GEM! I’m so blessed to have found her thankfully early on in my journey as an artist. I have studied with numerous acting coaches and with Kimberly it’s so different and she peels back the layers until it’s you! Her book “Acting with Impact” has revolutionized my craft and freed me to be true to my inner essence and trust it! Kimberly literally has an intuitive ability and will pull the best version of “You” out of yourself!”

– Bozana Cavar

“Kimberly’s class is by far the best class I’ve taken. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants an actual change on their acting skills! So show up, listen, redirect yourself, learn and enjoy the journey. Acting with Love!”

– Moses Neri

“Kimberly’s been a major supplemental addition to my growth as an artist. It’s as if she speaks a universal language which is capable of speaking to a dimension of who you are, outside of your own awareness. Whenever I’m around Kimberly I walk away with expanded depth. She’s an honest coach and an incandescent artist.”

– Cody Laper

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!

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8-WEEK FOUNDATION COURSE

Train in the Jentzen Technique

Online or in-person

A direct technique with extensive individual coaching by an award-winning director, teacher and acting coach that includes professional advice for the working actor in the competitive film and television industry. The Foundation Course is designed to give you the necessary skills and tools to fortify your acting. Whether you are pursuing a film and TV career or want to be on Broadway… training with Kimberly Jentzen will get you results.  Each class brings power and clarity to the actor’s preparation and process. Jentzen provides a solid foundation for the actor to build confidence and skill.

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Intermediate & Master Classes

Online or in-person

Every actor needs to harness their skill with consistent scene study and technique. Scene study affords the actor the opportunity to discover their strengths and work on their challenges. The actor gains insight into scene breakdown technique and character development tools. The work in class 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 Kimberly’s ongoing scene study class provides a home that keeps the actor prepared, ready, and on their game.

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Private Coaching

Online

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.

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Script Analysis Workshop

Online

Script analysis 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 and strengthen a skill set that is essential for success in the biz. Kimberly has discovered that those who attend this Workshop grow exponentially in their craft. You will gain understanding of characters, execution of powerful scripts and why they work, genre and writing styles. Incorporating the script analysis lessons allows each actor to harness and secure a solid technique.

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Essence Weekend Intensive

Online or in-person

Within you is a light that is the “essence” of who you are and embodies your spirit and creative expression. The Essence Intensive is designed to awaken the fire that lays dormant. It’s designed to effect breakthroughs in the work. And its objective is to bring about an awakening that will free you to grow exponentially. The Essence Weekend Intensive pushes each actor past fear and into an experience of depth and discovery. For more than 30 years as one of LA’s top acting coaches developing and training actors, Award-winning acting coach, Kimberly Jentzen masterfully guides actors in strengthening their presence, energy, fearlessness, and creative courage.

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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.

Acting Lessons from Beginner to Advanced

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.