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Alicia Vita jones, lead actor - Star of 100's of episodes of Degrassi. Reign

alicia"I am so

grateful to have Walter Alza as my acting coach."

"Act with a winner"  - Liz Braun -The TORONTO SUN






ALicia Vita jones, lead actor - talks About Walter Alza

Did you know Alza Acting Studio was featured in MTV?  


Congarts Trisha 3 gigs and a new agent in one week.

Congrats Danielle Aarssen! Walter, I have three films shooting in the next 5 weeks. Every piece of encouragement has truly helped me get here and I can't tell you how happy I am to be at this point in life and belonging to the studio :)


marcoCongrats Marco just got cast in a film!




ALicia Vita jones, lead actor - talks About Walter Alza

Did you know Alza Acting Studio was featured in MTV?  


Walter Azla; Stanislavski worked on his craft until his last days.  He was well over 70 years old.   He was a great actor, director and acting coach.  Devoted to the craft

The truth concerning the passions, verisimilitude in the feelings experienced in the given circumstances, that is what our intelligence demands of a dramatist. ”
—Pushkin's aphorism, 1830

To be a successful actor you really have to have a passion for the craft and the patience to wait for the big break. Although being an actor is extremely rewarding, finding work can be a challenge. The profession requires great commitment and fortitude.

Great actors study their entire live

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"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish Walter Slavic" - john doyle, globe & mail

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"Canada's very own bad boy" - ctv eTALK Daily


Our Other Selected Studio Guests & orWorkshop Instructors conducting with Walter Alza are Brian Levy - Casting Director (blackbird) Casting Director Millie Tom (Hulk). Head of Casting director’s society in Canada Marsha Chesley (the Weight),
Casting Director Jenny Lewis,

Casting Director Ron Leach
Casting Director Julian K. Casting Director Majorie LeckerEmmy Award Winning Director Ron Murphy. Guest Director Award Winning Director-GAIL HARVEY-(The Weight). Paula Smith -- Producer/Writer Metropia
Casting Director & Author Marsha Chesley ( "Little Mosque on the Prairie"this is wonderland) Agent Stephanie Porter from The Porter Group  Tonya Lee Williams - - Actor/Producer/ Reel World Film Festival Founder Coming Up Guests: at the Studio: Producer Director Bill Marks Paraside Lost, Casting directors Juli Ann Kay, Marcha Chesley(the Weight) Millie Tom (Hulk)

Past and Coming Up Guest Speakers :Emmy Award Winning Director Ron Murphy. Casting Director: Deirdre Bowen. Casting Director: Millie Tom Producer/Writer Paula Smith (Metropia, Paradise Falls) Gemini Award Winner Casting Dir. Jenny Lewis, Sara Kay Lisa Parasyn(Actor/Producer/Reel World Film Festival founder) Tonya Lee Williams, Producer) (Agent, Porter Group) Stephanie Porter. Agent/Producer Angela Argento- David Krae Producer/Director (The House), Gangster Exchange (Prod.)- Writer and assistant to Multiple Academy Award nominee and Winner Jim Sheridan, Renata Radamidov.

“After knowing him for a while I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed.” Stephanie Porter, Porter group agency.


"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role." Shari Quallenberg Agent/OWNER AMI Artist Man agement Inc.

SEE WHY ACTORS, AGENTS AND THE MEDIA LOVE ALZA ACTING STUDIO Check Walter Alza's Television & Newspapers Reviews


At The Alza Acting Studio We believe that what one can accomplish, another thousand could accomplish as well. It is our mission to develop each actor’s truth, body, soul, voice and make your dream become reality.

Let the journey begin




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"Alza is the changing face of television" The Mississauga News.




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Our award-winning faculty has over 50 years of combined experience in Film Television and Theatre ready to give it to you first hand.



5 WEEKS 6 - 930PM (319)

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Welcome to Walter Alza Acting Studio -Home of the crafted (tm)- (ALZA- means RISE In Latin).


Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS The Acting Studio Association, where Walter Alza serves also as a marketing advicer.


Need a Agent? Walter also conducs a few times a year the Agent showcase at casting workbook with a great % of actors landing an agent


Our classes

are regarded as one of the most in depth and fun acting classes in Toronto for all levels. A Studio with zero Attitude, at The Alza Acting Studio we are all about the work, passion, motivation and having fun. All classes are shot with Multiple cameras with the highest technology in Canada and review on large HD screens, our work mirrors what you do on set, not the cold audition room.

Our acting worshops and career planning are ideal for the experienced, emerging actor and or crossing over from Theatre to Film or other disciplines or you simply have the ACTING BUG! Why not? We see month after month how ordinary people become great actors and great actors become crafted actors.

The goal remains the same: to become Crafted, to let you express and to get cast more. We also train individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing and business professionals.

YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals, multiple time award winning actors and directors who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill and talent to take you to the next level and help building your confidence with a new set of skills.



  • Award Winning Team

  • We mentor actors not just teach
  • Beginner to professional actor level Acting classes

  • Walter Alza directs a monthly agent showcase for those in need of getting an agent

  • Effective Actor's Career Planning

  • Top guests Casting Directors, Directors, Producers

  • Specific method that will change your work and path

  • The highest Technology in Canada

  • All classes have multiple cameras

  • Playback in all classes

  • Family oriented acting studio

  • Zero Attitude

  • Diversity

  • Easy to get to us, we are located at Yonge and Bloor

  • Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS (The Acting Studio Association)




Walter Alza and our award winning team have over 50 years of combined professional working experience in film, television and theatre ready to give it to you first hand. Alza Acting Studio offers some of the most inspiring acting classes in Canada, effective private coaching, career planning. We teach Acting Classes ideal for those searching for Acting Classes for Beginners that work, for the experienced actor that wants to take things to the next level, emerging actor, aspiring actor, for those crossing over from Theatre to Film & Tv, for individuals who want to expand from other mediums such as dance, singing, business professionals, Individuals searching to work in their confidence, need life skills, for speakers and more. It is our mission to develop each individual's truth, body, soul and voice no matter their level of experience.


The Alza Acting Studio has been operating for more than 10 years at Yonge and Bloor and was founded by Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/producer/director/writer Walter Alza.  A leading and crafted character actor with a career spanning over 20 years and hundreds of hours on the big and small screen in drama and comedy. Some of his more memorable roles include as The King Pin Raoul in drama produced by Paramount Pictures Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Iron Man); guest starring in the series Flashpoint; and co-starring in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel , Gangster Exchange and in Metropia. Look out for Walter Alza in Netflix “Special Correspondent” with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, Star Trek), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), and America Ferrera (Superstore)


Our Actors/Students are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivals around the world. The studio has helped shape the career of many successful Canadian actors who have gone on to star, co star and play principal roles  in films & series such as The Americans, Bitten, Degrassi, CrackedFlashpoint, Rockie Blue, Lost Girl, Blackbird (winner at tiff), What we have (winner at TIFF Inside Out) Hannibal,  HBO’s Transporter,  The Strain, Nikita to name a few..


Walter Alza is one of the few coaches in Canada who actually teaches what he does.  Walter Alza’s objective is to do for students what great teachers like Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee strasberg, Chekhov and Stanislavski did, these great masters were directors and or actors before they become teachers". When selecting a private studio/school look for those who do what they preach”.


Studio Director

Walter Alza

Award Winning-artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach. Check Walter Alza's Television & Newspapers Reviews

walter alzaWalter Alza (Get Rich or Die Trying, Flashpoint, Metropia) was educated in two different countries, originally from Argentina (The nation of the wine, Tango and great Meat) came to Canada in his teens. Walter's work spans for more than 20 years of with hundreds of hours of screen time in the big and small screen, His ability to artfully portray characters from diverse nationalities in over 40 films, television series’ and movies of the week has garnered him rave reviews in the U.S., Canada and in

Some legends that Walter Alza has worked with include John Candy, Edward Woodward Oscar Winner director Robert Wise(West Side Story), Robert Loggia (scarface) Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano) Leslie Nielsen (The Naked gun), Christopher Lloyd(Back to the Future) Robert Stack, Charles Bronson, other actors, and directors include Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Ricky Gervais, Omar Miller, George Wendt (Cheers) Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance) Katherine Ohara (home alone), Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle) John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers, Thriller Michael Jackson), Director Ken Finkleman, DANNY WELLS. Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)David Carradine, (Kill Bill) Don McKellar,Maury Chaykin, Martha Henry Paul Gross (Due South, Men with Brooms) CARLO ROTA (24) Callum Keith Renni (Memento)Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard) Rick Schroder (NYPD) John Vernon Yasmine Bleeth 90201, Catherine Robertson (902101, Scary Movie 3) Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy), John Stamos (Full House, Fuller House) Nick Campbell. READ MORE ABOUR WALTER ALZA


alza_flashpoint.jpgThe Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/filmmaker  Walter Alza. Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the big and small screen, and titles such as Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man).  You have seen Walter in Flashpoint; in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes). As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN, Rogers where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy.

Look out for Walter Alza o Netflix's Special Correspondent with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, and Star Trek). Kevin Pollak (The usual Suspects), (Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore).Walter Alza is also currently developing various films and web series.

Walter is regarded as one of Canada’s most complete and crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now.

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities), at Equity Showcase and leads the agents showcase at casting workbook a few times a year.

“When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a beast in him, Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan Get Rich or Die Trying(Dream House In America, In the name of The father)

Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed" - Stephanie Porter - Porter Group Agency

"Most people quit because they get discouraged. True warrior's don't get discouraged." I love this quote! Thank you Walter.

Our Mission

We are passionate about the craft and we want to share that passion with you. Our work has been out there for 10 years now. We offer you the chance to develop your instrument and nourish your craft to work on film, television and theatre. In each of Alza Acting Studio’s classes, it is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. We pay respect to our history, to the great legendary teachers  Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors.  

People say Walter Alza and our Award winning faculty are rare passionate, actors, directors and acting coaches who genuinely love working with actors. We have the extraordinary ability of bringing the best performance out of each actor. More info please visit us at  If you want to be crafted, take your passion to the next level and learn to use effective tools, if you need to be motivated all the time, we are the right studio for you.

Finally, do you want to be set apart from the rest?

-If you don't put the work, you just give the opportunity to someone else to succeed-